Live out your high-school prom queen dreams this year, whether you’re going to prom or your chance happened decades ago. There are plenty of reasons to wear a formal dress at varying ages. This post will call out prom trends, but these styles stem out much further. If you need ideas for black tie weddings, formals, pageants, proposals, or any other formal event, then you’re in luck!
When it comes to popular prom styles for this year, it’s all about picking a silhouette that makes you feel good from every angle. First up, the mermaid style, which is a popular style for wedding gowns, is all about accentuating the curves with a body-skimming bodice and a floor-length skirt that flares at the knees. Similar to everyday fashion, there is a growing number of dresses catering to more modest silhouettes, including dresses with capes, high-necklines, and high-low hem designs. Shows like Euphoria and Bridgerton are also playing a role in popular prom styles this season, from tight one-shoulder dresses with cutouts to corset gowns complete with silky a-line shaped skirts or flowy ball gown style skirts.
Colors for prom are not always concrete, so I recommend following the same colors trends for the corresponding season. However, there is one color you can count on: Very peri—the Pantone color of the year— is a vibrant blend of purple and blue and many blue variations are sure to find their way into many prom styles this year. Pastels for spring are a given, so they’re a safe bet when picking your dress color(s). If you dare to get a bit bolder, shades on the more neon spectrum, like bright pink or lime green are also great options.
Fully embrace simple silhouettes and intricate designs with the help of beaded and embroidered fabrics complete with lacy floral appliques. For a glam look, dresses with sequins, feathers, etc., are often considered when choosing formal gowns, and this still rings true for prom and similar events. Choosing a statement fabric for a prom dress is always in style, especially if it’s in tandem with a timeless silhouette to complement the fabric.