LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If a junior or senior high school girl examines her parents' prom photos from the 60s or 70s, she may giggle over the somewhat conservative dress styles; loose-fitting garments with long sleeves extending to the wrists, hardly flattering to a girlish figure. In any case, the days of unbecoming or cookie-cutter prom dresses are over. Now, young ladies not only aim to outfit themselves in the most modern prom dresses 2013 has to offer but also long for couture dresses as opposed to the limited selection of mediocre gowns from the local department store. For the young woman preparing for a winter formal, wedding reception, or needing a prom dress for 2013, New York fashion house Jovani's latest designs in evening wear assuredly break the mold, separating the debutante from peers who dress all too commonplace. The prom dresses showcased on Jovani's official website are so eclectic that ladies dressing for other black-tie events (engagement parties, wedding anniversaries) should peruse the current selection for various formal occasions. With a Jovani prom dress, the schoolgirl is not just preparing for a high school dance; she who wears a Jovani dress reinvents herself as an utterly sophisticated young woman about to break onto the scene. Whether or not she makes the yearbook Hall of Fame, the Jovani girl is, indisputably, the "best dressed" in her graduating class. Jovani 1560 is an example of a designer gown that is both classically gorgeous and completely original. The strapless bodice of this particular gown is richly beaded in a swirling silver design, attached to a softly-pleated, neutral-colored skirt. The young lady will be svelte and statuesque in this beloved chiffon gown with its high empire waist. Another current top-ten Jovani style is a strapless pink and silver gown featuring a silk underlay and shimmering jewel details from the top of the bodice down the length of the skirt. If the partygoer is looking for something truly unique, Jovani offers a black prom dress with a skirt that reaches to the floor in the back, while rising above the knees on the front side. With glimmering flower appliques that run down the front and back of the bodice, the prom guest or party attendant will stand out in the most classy, cutting-edge manner. While a winter formal may be on the horizon for Jovani's younger customers, there is plenty of time to select a beautiful dress for prom. Like every year, Jovani will continue to offer a sumptuous selection of prom and evening dresses as the months progress. The powerhouse designer monitors the ever-changing interests of the fashion world to continually produce new couture collections that win the hearts of the most elegant dress-lovers.