You might not have even encountered the idea of a corsage until it came to planning your prom look, but they’re a traditional part of a prom. A corsage is a small arrangement of flowers traditionally worn pinned to your dress or on your wrist.
We’ve all seen the films where the prom date rocks up with a corsage – usually beautifully coordinated with a buttonhole arrangement, but even if you’re going to the prom without a date, there’s no reason why you can’t have a gorgeous corsage – why not coordinate with your besties?
We’ve rounded up the best prom corsages from Instagram – they are literally the reason the heart-eye emoji was invented!
Dark Red Prom Corsage
This cute, dark red hued corsage by @bunchofwords.lab on Instagram is designed to be pinned to your dress – if you do have a prom date, you could definitely go for matching ones. We love the splash of gold coming from the yellow blooms – ideal if you’re planning on gold prom accessories.
Pink Rose Prom Corsage
If you’re a romantic, you’ll love this pink rose corsage from @flowillo, which even comes with glitzy gold adornments. This traditional style of corsage would suit any style of prom dress so why not take this picture to a florist near you and get a quote?
Summery Pin Corsage
This prom corsage from @rose7828 is so gorgeously summery, we can’t stop staring at it. Why not go for a bright and colourful arrangement if you have a black prom dress as it will add a welcome pop of colour to your look.
Red Ribbon Corsage
Obviously it’s easy enough to pin a corsage to your dress, and you can wear a wrist on one elastic – but have you considered a beautiful ribbon-tied corsage? We are obsessed with these by @flowillo, featuring beautiful red ribbon ties to secure them to your wrist – an essential if you’ve already picked out a gorgeous red prom dress and now need the wrist candy to match!
Blue and White Corsage
This Instagram snap from @comolafloral illustrates pure relationship goals – a matching corsage and buttonhole for prom! We love the bold pop of blue against the crisp white flowers. And of course, if you need some blue prom dress inspiration, we are here to help.
Large Wrist Corsage
They say that bigger is better right? What could be better than this fabulously oversized wrist corsage, by @guelderroseflowers? It’s definitely a great choice if you’re not really a fan of jewellery but still want to make a statement with your prom accessories.
Nothing says squad goals like you and the girls all having matching wrist corsages for prom. Be inspired by this picture from @el.jardin.de.flora featuring gorgeous orchids and a coordinating colour palette of pinks and purples forming the perfect backdrop for the large white blooms.
Map Themed Corsage
Fresh flowers might not be an option for your corsage, especially if you have allergies, but don’t worry! Luckily @mycottonbranch shows how you can still have a corsage with fabulous paper or fabric flowers. This cute creation features a map as the centre flower – ideal if you love travelling – framed by bold and bright blooms and a lace ribbon. So cute!
Corsage with Greenery
Greenery is a huge trend in the florist world, and this corsage from @flowersbyalicedesign features lots of it, making it a super chic choice for your wrist adornment. The rich green of the leaves is perfectly offset by the pale pink flowers – we’re mesmerised.
Coordinated Corsage and Buttonhole
Just how cute is this set from @civil_alchemy? It’s the perfect choice if you have someone special to pair up with at your prom – or if you and your bestie want to coordinate without being too matchy. The purple against the blue would look so stunning against a blue prom dress.
Pink and Gold Corsage
If you have picked the perfect pair of glittery prom shoes then it makes sense to pick a corsage on a glamorous gold band to match, like this one from @chicgirlflowers. The gold perfect offsets the pretty pink and white flowers used.
Matching Group Corsages
We just can’t get enough of these cool pictures showcasing the whole squad and their corsages, like this one from @xmissdiazx. We are big fans of how these girls have offset their blue prom dresses with stand out, contrasting colour corsages instead of going for matchy-matchy ones.
A Corsage with a Twist
This elegant white corsage pictured by @vani_wic caught our eye as we scrolled through Instagram, and not just because it’s of the delicate band featuring pretty white flowers, but because of how it’s beautifully presented alongside a personalised jar of Nutella. Now, that’s a dream prom-posal if we ever saw one!
If you still haven’t chosen your prom dress yet, don’t panic. We’ve got the ultimate guide on how to choose your prom dress so you can make sure you pick an outfit that’s perfect for you…Then come back and find your dream corsage to complete the look!