Black Prom Dresses

The 2024 Jovani prom dress collection redefines elegance with its array of black prom dresses, ensuring a timeless, sophisticated look for any formal occasion. This diverse range features everything from classic corset bodices and organza skirts with unique, handmade embellishments to chic velvet ensembles highlighted with vibrant fuchsia or pink draping and intricate beading. Key designs include ruched bodices, form-fitting jerseys with delicate rosette details, and layered skirts beautifully accented with black beaded lace. Choosing a black prom dress from the 2024 collection will make you look and feel like a star.

  • Jovani 22841 Black Embellished Open Back Jumpsuit

  • Jovani 06164 Black Sequin and Feather Fitted Dress

  • Jovani 09593 Black Jersey Embellished V Neck Romper

  • Jovani 22346 Black Gunmetal Off the Shoulder Sequin Dress

  • Black Fitted High Neck Racer Back Dress 51680

  • V Neckline Fitted Jovani Gown 00512

  • Red Mermaid Bridesmaid Gown 32602

  • Jovani 07917 One Shoulder High Slit Special occasion dress

  • Jovani 08531 Blue sexy Embellished Net Prom Dress

  • Jovani 07948 Green One Shoulder Illusion Dress

  • Jovani 07068 Strapless High Slit Sequin Gown

  • Jovani 06426 Floral Bodice Dress

  • Jovani 07297 Hot Pink Backless V Neck Dress

  • Jovani 07138 Red High Slit Couture Dress

  • Jovani 07948 Green Beaded One Shoulder Dress

  • Beaded Jersey Jovani Dress 67101

  • Jovani 09462 Black Fringe High Slit Prom Dress

  • Jovani 05960 Off White Gold Jersey Tie Back Dress

  • Black Embellished Mermaid Long Dress 23546

  • Black Embellished Bodice Feather Skirt Gown 37435

  • Black Spaghetti Strap High Slit Dress 25990

  • Black Off the Shoulder Illusion Dress 23834

  • Black Strapless Contemporary Jumpsuit 23150

  • Black Off the Shoulder High Waist Jumpsuit 09726

  • Black embellished High Slit Gown 37036

Back to Black: The Prom Dress Color That Never Goes Out of Style

There’s a reason everyone knows that ‘LBD’ means ‘Little Black Dress.’ The black dress is culturally ubiquitous. From date night to prom night, from weddings to red-carpet events, women will often choose a classic black dress, whether it’s a simple dress or an extravagant dress.

Check out our collection of little black dresses.

Why? Because any black dress is elegant yet effortless. When you put on a beautiful black dress, you look instantly put together without all of the hassle or worrying about matching tones. It’s a timeless color that suits all skin tones, and its simplicity draws all eyes to you…not just to what you’re wearing. Plus, we all know how black is slimming and figure-flattering.

Black dresses are also versatile and able to be dressed up or down or worn for different events. That’s right, even a black bridesmaid dress could live a second life because it’s just that classic. They can be styled so many ways, monochromatic, with nude accessories, or a pop of color. Try pairing a statement heel with a black tie event dress or a colorful, strappy sandal with a little black dress for a fun cocktail party! Anything goes, and you might already have the perfect accessories in your closet. you just need the perfect Jovani black dress to wear them with!

Black Prom Dress Styles

But if everyone loves a black prom dress, does that mean it’s a boring choice? No way! It is because black dresses are so popular, classic, and timeless that there are endless options to choose from. No matter which shape, style, length, or material you’re looking for, there’s sure to be a black dress for you.

A long black dress is the classic choice for prom, black tie wedding, and formal event. Nothing says ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ like a long black gown. Slip into a slimming black dress to flaunt your unique figure and feel like a runway model at your event. From sexy mermaid silhouettes, to romantic ball gown looks there is always an option to fit and flatter every figure with a black dress.


Looking to show off your curves? Look no further than a figure-hugging mermaid style. A black mermaid prom dress will always do the trick when you want a good fit but some flair. These dresses fit snugly on the whole body from bust to hips and flare out around the knees to show off all curves. Some dresses even come with sheer mesh panels on the sides, which give the illusion of an even smaller waist. A snatched waist dress will help keep your top secure but also gives that influencer effect of a small waistline. For an added dose of drama, these styles often come with stunning trains that are perfect for your pre-prom photos or flaunting your gorgeous gown at the event of the season!

A Line

If you’re not interested in a tight fitting black dress, try an A-Line dress instead. These dresses fit through the bodice but flow gently away from the waist. They’re the perfect style if you want to camouflage your hips or tummy area or if you just want something with a little more movement. If you’re looking to spend your prom night on the dance floor, an A-line style gives you the freedom and comfort to dance the night away. You can always count on an A-line dress for that effortlessly flowy look.

Ball Gown

Those who want to feel like a princess without a tight fit should consider trying a black ball gown for prom. The ball gown style is the perfect way to dress up in a fun way, while the black color can add a more modern and sophisticated aspect to the style you’re going for. There are also so many varieties to fit and flatter different frames, and they’re equally stunning on petite and plus sizes. Choose an empire waist ballgown to emphasize the bust or a princess style to snatch your waist.

Other Dress Styles

All of these silhouettes also have tons of different necklines and bodices to ensure that your black prom dress is uniquely you.


Corset style tops are a great choice for smaller busts, and can help lift and enhance what you have. And some with fuller busts may appreciate the support that boning, underwires, and lace up backs can provide them. With a fuller skirt, a corset bodice offers a nice contrast and gives the effect of a small waistline. If you really want to stay with the trend, try a black pointed neckline dress.


To add a romantic touch to your black prom dress, try an off the shoulder style. This style emphasizes the shoulder, neck, and decollete. It draws the eyes in and up towards your face, which makes it perfect for that updo you’ve been dreaming up.


For something sultry, you can’t go wrong with a classic plunge neckline, especially for a black prom dress. Not only does it show off the bust, but it draws the eye inwards and gives an illusion of a more narrow waist–which is why it’s common on mermaid silhouettes. Some even feature mesh panels to keep the bust contained while still offering that sexy look.

Short Black Dresses

For more semi-formal occasions like Homecoming (and some proms, too), black is still the perfect dress color. Just opt for a shorter look! Black dresses make for the perfect cocktail attire outfit and could be the perfect statement piece if it’s an embellished or sparkly dress.

Materials and Fabrics

It doesn’t stop there: black prom dresses also come in tons of materials, so you can find your perfect look with a comfortable feel. From the sparkle of sequins and glitter tulle to plush velvet to airy chiffon or even vegan leather– there is something for everyone.


Some of our most popular prom dresses year after year are made of sequin fabric– especially in black. Prom is the best time to go out with sparkle and shine, so sequins are always a top choice. There are solid options, ‘liquid’ sequins, and so many patterns to choose from. Your sequin dresses can run the gamut from classic Hollywood glam to Art Deco, to abstract, to floral– there’s truly something for everyone! It’s also made to show off your curves. Stretched sequin fabric has amazing stretch for your perfect fit, while the embellishment can disguise any lumps or bumps you may not want to show off.


For sleek and simple, you can’t go wrong with a satin style. Available in stretchy and non-stretch varieties, satin prom dresses offer a subtle sheen. Not looking for a simple style? Satin may still be for you! It’s the perfect base for other embellishments like stones, ruffles, or rosettes, which can amp up the style. Dress up for any occasion in this fabric. Black dresses with a satin finish are elegant, classic, timeless, delicate, and sexy.


Chiffon is also popular for simpler styles and has been one of the top trends for 2024! It’s lightweight and airy, making it perfect for warmer weather. For black prom dresses, chiffon is a great way to create softness out of what could be a harsh color. The thinner material lends itself to trends such as pleating and rosettes. Chiffon also comes in glitter or metallic varieties for a subtle sheen. Plus, it can also be an accent on dresses made of other materials.


If you’re looking for a black ball gown for prom, you should definitely consider tulle. It layers beautifully and can even hold its own shape, which means extra volume for your ball gown. It’s the perfect material for layered skirts, ruffle tiered skirts, or even a dramatic overskirt on a tighter style.


A more unconventional choice would be black velvet, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. It’s plush and thick, which makes it a more common option for cooler weather (a great choice for Homecoming). The plush velvet material can help suck you in and also has a great stretch.

Velvet fabric tends to absorb light, especially in black, but that makes it the perfect background for stones and beading. Because the fabric doesn’t reflect as much light, the rhinestones have extra sparkle in comparison. This is actually why it’s a popular choice for pageants and ballroom dance– the effect is incredibly eye-catching.


A black lace prom dress can have two different impacts, depending upon the styling and the girl wearing it. It can be soft and romantic in an off the shoulder ball gown, with dainty jewelry and a romantic updo. Alternatively, it can be the perfect option for someone with a more gothic or alternative style. The lace applique on black dresses can give it a trendy vintage feel while still presenting a sexy style.

Amp it Up with Embellishments.

No matter the shape or material of your dress, there are even more options to choose from. Black prom dresses, because of their understated classic color, are the perfect choice for added embellishments or beautiful stoning. From rhinestones to sequin, there are so many extra elements that add some glamour to your prom look.

Rhinestones and Beading

You can’t go wrong with rhinestones or beads on your prom dress. There is no better time for extra sparkle and shine than prom. The embellishment can vary from small but impactful accents to all-over shimmer, especially when it comes to a black dress. Depending on the style or fabric, they may be sewn or glued on for the desired and high-quality effect.

Ruffles and Pleats

There is something so girly about a ruffle! This is why they’re perfect for your black prom dress. Instead of choosing a more feminine or bold color, you can stick to black and add a feminine touch with ruffles on the straps of your dress or in the skirt.

Rosettes and Bows

Want to incorporate your coquette aesthetic into your prom dress? You’re in luck! Bow and Rosette details are trending for Prom 2024 and will be continuing into 2025 as well! You can find them on straps, at the hip, or at the dip in your sweetheart neckline. Add a bow to your hair and a cherry lip stain, and you’ll have the full look!

Applique and Embroidery

Appliqué and embroidery create captivating visual contrast against the solid black fabric, making them a popular embellishment choice for black prom dresses. Whether framing the neckline, trailing down the bodice, or scattered about the skirt, appliqué adds an extra special something to any look. These can also feature rhinestones and beading and can offer context for that extra sparkle.

Cut Outs and Slits

Amp up your sexy style with cutouts or a slit. Slits in prom dresses are popular year after year because they allow you to show off some extra skin. They also help add comfort and freedom of movement in tighter mermaid styles. Plus– we all want that Angelina Jolie leg pop moment. You can also show off some skin with other cutouts in the bodice. Some are lined with mesh for extra security, while others are true cutouts for the daring.

Choosing the Perfect Black Prom Dress

When picking out your perfect black prom dress, there are 4 things to consider to ensure you have the best shopping experience and an even better prom. They are:

  1. You
  2. The Event
  3. The Budget
  4. Your Shopping Style

The Right Prom Dress for You

The first thing you need to consider is you: your body type and personality are equally important. You want your prom dress to feel like you but elevated. Girls dream for years about their perfect prom dress, but sometimes that dream version doesn’t align with their reality. Dress to impress, choose your unique style, and feel your best in whatever you choose to wear on your special day! If you are a person who likes to dress more simply, you probably won’t want to wear a fully sequined dress or a voluminous ball gown. Or maybe you dreamed up a simple style, with a clean girl slick back hair do, but you’re a maximalist in reality.

This is why it is also important to consider your body type. While anybody can wear anything, you want to make sure you feel your most confident and comfortable. For instance, most fuller buster girls may want to choose styles that support their chests, but some may prefer a style that is more covered up. If you prefer to show a little more skin, a daring style is always a bold statement to attract attention! Girls with larger hips may opt for an a-line style that flows away from the body, while others may want to show off their curves in a tight fitting mermaid. Think about your own body and what you want to accentuate. Choose a style that works best for your specific needs.

The Right Prom Dress for Your Event

The next thing to consider is your event. Is your prom more formal, with everyone wearing full-length gowns? Or is it more casual, and short dresses are encouraged? Maybe something in between? Definitely consider your area and your school and choose a style that matches the formality.

This also includes dress codes and restrictions put in place by your school (and yes, sometimes your parents). If your school does not allow plunging necklines, low backs, slits, or cutouts, try to avoid trying on styles that have them. Also, feel free to close a slit until it’s at a comfortable and suitable height for you. Fall in love with the dress you choose so you can celebrate a magical moment in it!

The Right Prom Dress for Your Budget

Lastly, you need to consider your budget before even stepping into a store. It is recommended that you begin researching dresses online early in advance. This way, you can get an idea of the prices of the style you want and set a realistic budget. Then, when you go to try on dresses, be upfront about your budget with the sales associate or stylist. They want to make sure that you find the dress that you love! There may be similar styles at a more affordable price point that will still fulfill all of your dress dreams and requirements.

Where to Shop for Your Prom Dress

Finding a black prom dress is easier than ever, whether you shop online or at your local boutique. Online shopping can be a great option because you can do it any time or day. It allows you to browse the widest selection of dresses because you aren’t limited to what can be displayed in a brick-and-mortar store. It’s also a great option for anyone with social anxiety or who feels nervous about trying on a ton of dresses.

However, finding the right dress can be tricky because you can’t try the dress on. It’s recommended that you thoroughly research styles by looking at reviews and customer photos before deciding on a dress. Then, make sure you take careful measurements of your bust, waist, and hips to find the right fit. Don’t just go with your usual dress size, as this can be different from your prom dress’s sizing. You may want to ask someone else to help take the measurements and ensure the tape is level to be extra sure that you have everything correct. Also, be sure to double-check the website’s return policy if you need to.

For the classic prom dress experience, you can’t go wrong with visiting a local boutique! They are there to help you find a dress that makes you feel your best. Staff are specially trained to suggest the most flattering styles and sizes and can take your measurements for you if you need to order a special size. You can use the store locator to help find a store near you!

Accessorizing Your Black Prom Dress

One of the best things about choosing a black prom dress is that there are so many options for accessorizing because almost anything will match. You could go all black and monochromatic, sleek with nude or metallic accessories, or add a fun pop of color.

For jewelry, a classic black dress is nicely accentuated with dainty gold or silver pieces (depending on your preference and skin tone) or classic pearls for an Audrey Hepburn look.

For shoes, the sky is truly the limit. A strappy heel works just as well as a classic pump. Black heels and nude heels add a perfect classy touch. You could go more trendy with a bold metallic or bright color as well. Choose a handbag or clutch that matches to tie it all together.

For makeup, choose one feature to accentuate to get that classic Hollywood glamor, such as a smoky eye or a bold lip. A black dress and a red lip will never go out of style… Sometimes a classic, old-money style is key!

Black Prom Dresses for 2024

Choosing a classic black prom dress doesn’t mean you have to forgo being trendy! You can find all of the latest trends in black. Rising trends include sleek, simple styles, along with frills and fabric manipulation on the other end of the spectrum (think pleats, ruffles, bows, and rosettes). Just remember, trends can vary depending on location, cultural influences, and individual preferences, so don’t be afraid to choose a prom dress that reflects your personal style and makes you feel confident and beautiful.

A black dress, long or short, is classic and timeless but never boring. If you want something sleek and sexy, something chic and classic, or something out of the box, there is a black prom dress waiting for you. There are endless options, so make sure to start looking now to ensure you find the dress you’ve been dreaming of!