Black prom dresses are an elegant, timeless option for your prom night. Black may be a muted, neutral color – but these prom dresses prove that a black design can still serve up plenty of glamour, style and drama.
With stunning embellishments, feathers and gorgeous shapes, these prom looks are far from boring or understated. They demand attention and their details are worthy of every glance they command!
From red carpet inspired designs with sheer fabrics and bead-work, to traditional ballgown shapes with a high fashion twist, these black prom pieces are some of our favorites available for the 2018 season.
As recent awards shows have proven, wearing black can also bring an empowering message with it and certainly need not be dull. Teamed with a subtle print, a sparkling embellishment or simply a flawless cut, the black dress is taking the spotlight and speaking up!
This includes sexy dress styles with plunging necklines, cut-outs and backless features. Show off your figure with utmost elegance in these designer black gowns that will make you feel daring, bold and confident.
Without further ado, here is a look at 5 of our favorite black prom dresses for the 2018 prom season.
Black Prom Dresses 2018
Black Nude High Key Hole Neck Fitted Lace Prom Dress 54834
Pairing sheer black with a nude underlay, this fitted prom dress brings a high dose of glam. It features a large key hole neckline and is covered in detailed black lace. This beautiful sleeveless design flares at the end with a fishtail, creating that gorgeous mermaid silhouette that is famous for highlighting every curve so well.
To add even more texture, the lace is embellished, adding sparkle and shine. From behind, a short train brings another level of drama to this amazing gown. With so many layers and details, this gown is the perfect example of how gorgeous black dresses can be.
To complete your look for prom night, style it with a pair of nude heels and a matching minimal nude clutch. Let the dress do most of the talking by keeping the rest of your look natural and simple. A fresh-faced makeup look with a touch of gold or bronze is the perfect finishing touch.
Black and White Plunging Neckline A line Dress 55704
Go bold in this classic ball gown shape that brings its own fashion-forward twist. It may have a ball gown style tulle skirt but the rest of this design is blissfully modern and on-trend. It features a deep plunging v-shaped neckline and matching plunging back.
Covered in a gorgeous leafy white pattern, this design include sparkling embellishment and embroidery all over. The A-line skirt is such a flattering shape that will suit most body types and it packs a unique surprise – the skirt has side pockets! This is a great feature to use when pulling a pose, or can be used to store your phone or makeup on the big night.
This jaw-dropping dress highlights your waist at its narrowest point with a belted waistline. The plunging neckline is held effortlessly in place with a sheer insert, making it so easy and comfortable to wear. This gorgeous gown offers flawless prom style.
Black sweetheart Neck Long Couture Dress 61727
Transform into a glamorous black swan in this couture feathered black dress. Covered from head to toe in amazing feather detailing, this unique prom look will instantly make you the center of attention and has a red carpet feel.
With a classic sweetheart neckline and beautiful fitted shape, this dress is for those who wish to make a big fashion statement at their prom. Dramatic yet so sophisticated, this gown hugs every curve for a flattering look. It features a gentle flared tail that creates a curvaceous shape that will suit many figures.
To make the most of this look, try pairing it with a silver choker necklace and loose, side-parted wavy hair. For makeup lovers, experiment with a silver and charcoal smoky eye or a matte red lip to make this truly show-stopping and celebrity inspired.
Black Open Back Beaded Dress 55613
Teaming an open back with a high neckline, this beaded dress shows off some skin in unexpected places. Backless designs are hugely popular for prom 2018 and this beaded look is one of the most beautiful of them all.
The swirls of beadwork make an eye-catching pattern all over that also adds a slimming affect to the look. It adds another fashion-forward element into the mix with its black overlay skirt that flares out from the hips but doesn’t cover the front, meaning all of the details are still perfectly on display.
With sheer black lace beneath the beads, this layered up look has so many striking details that give it a couture, high fashion feel.
Black Fitted Plunging Neckline Sleeveless Dress 51455
For the girl seeking some sleeker with a simple look, try a black velvet dress. This design allows the on-trend fabric make the biggest impact. It wraps around every curve to create the most flawless shape. With a deep plunging neckline held together with a sheer insert, this dress is the perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated.
From behind, a low racer back cut-out creates a unique yet understated feature. Wear your hair up to show off this amazing design element. With a slight flare at the end, this fitted halter style will keep you feeling comfortable and stylish for your prom night.
To complete your outfit, add a splash of color. Opt for a dramatic lip stick shade or choose a unique clutch or pair of heels. As the dress doesn’t feature embellishment, you could also add sparkle via some metallic accessories or jewels.