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What to Put in a Prom Clutch


As girls, we tend to pack everything under the sun in our bags, and it is safe to say we all have a little Mary Poppins in us. While we do use our purses as a security blanket, going to prom with our over-sized, over-filled hobo bag, just isn’t going to cut it.

Here at Faviana we are here to help you pack your prom clutch so you will be prepared for any fashion emergency without overpacking. Here is How to Pack The Ultimate Prom Clutch!

1. Mint

With your prom day starting at the crack of dawn and not ending until the late evening, breathe mints are an essential to any and all clutches. Fresh breath is a total must. 

2. Stain Removal Stick

Unfortunately, you can’t wear a huge bubble around you during your prom endeavors, so keeping a stain stick on hand is the next best thing. Whether your date accidentally flings pasta sauce onto your prom dress, or makeup decides to wander into unwanted territory, a Tide To Go stick can save you from a prom disaster. 

3. Bobby Pins

Yes, we know that you will most likely have 100 bobby pins in your hair if you are sporting an epic up-do, but having extra is always a plus in case of a hair emergency. Trust me, when you start dancing your perfectly placed curls will inevitably come undone no matter how much hairspray you have in your hair. Having a few spare bobby pins stashed in your bag will make a quick bathroom run to fix your hair a breeze. 

4. Deodorant 

The dance floor can be a crazy place. Lots of bodies, lots of movement, not much fresh air. To freshen up during your night pick up a travel sized deodorant, this will give you some peace of mind.

5. Perfume

Signature scents leave a lasting impression. Find a travel/sample size of your favorite scent to tosh in your clutch. Want to try something new? Pick out a perfect prom parfume and have it be a memento of your night.  You can always pop in to Sephora, and ask them for a tester of your favorite scent.  That will be enough to last you through the night without taking up space in your clutch.

6. Blotting Papers

When you are wearing a full face of makeup and running around all night, there tends to be some inevitable issues. Make sure your beautiful face of makeup stays in place by using blotting papers. Blotting papers keep your foundation in place while soaking up all of the undesired oils and shine, keeping you looking stunning all night long. This is also a perfect alternative to packing powder in your clutch, when you don’t have the space for a compact.

7. Long Lasting Lip Color

Having a lasting lip color is an essential item for your prom clutch. With all the events that will happen during the evening, from dinner; to pictures; to dancing; keeping your lip game strong is a must. Having to reapply 1-2 times all day and night is so much better than reapplying after every other snap story. Spend less time in the ladies room retouching and more time killing it on the dance floor. Tip: if you want your lip color to last you longer and your lips bold, use a matte shade and lipliner to keep your color in place.

8. Safety Pins

You may not need them, but if you do you will be so glad you packed them! They hardly take up any space and you will be ever-so-grateful if you find yourself needing to make a last minute repair. In the event that you or your friend have a dress malfunction, these babies will come to the rescue!

9. Tampons

Hey, we’re all ladies here. In this department being prepared is a must, for yourself or to help out a friend. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

10. Band-Aids

We all know that you will be wearing those beautiful shoes you gawked at for months in the store. The thing is, they probably won’t be leaving the box until prom night. These band-aid will help you out when the shoes, no matter how pretty, get the best of your feet.

11. Fold-up Flats

This is for when band-aids aren’t cutting it, and you want to give your feet a rest. Fold-up flats are the perfect solution to tired feet when you are limited on clutch space. These will keep you going all night long, and make the walk to your car much easier at the end of the night.

12. Phone

You will want to take tons of pictures of every moment of prom and keep your social media up to date all night, so bringing your phone is essential. The key to bringing your phone is having a case that will protect it. Companies such as Otterbox make cases that are cute, durable, and compact, giving you peace of mind. Make sure you pick up a case before prom, and avoid having a shattered phone ruin your night!


We hope you loved our ideas for packing the ultimate prom clutch! Do you have some prom night tips? Show us by posting photos on Instagram and tagging our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, or Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana and Twitter @FavianaNY!


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