Along with all things that reference the ’90s, halter necks have returned back into fashion. Thankfully, this gorgeous neckline is flattering and still quite timeless. Although it became popular back in that era, its return has seen it become a wardrobe staple as it graces everything from simple casual tops to formal gowns.
For prom 2018, the halter neck has been given an ultra glam spin to create a red carpet inspired look. This hot favorite for the approaching season is very wearable. It can include a plunging or high front and is especially gorgeous as it often allows for an open back, wrapping gracefully around your neck.
The best part is that many different prom dress style options are still waiting for you with halter necklines. If you love fitted designs, you could opt for the hourglass highlighting mermaid dress. This style offers a curve-boosting silhouette that is still so sophisticated.
Look no further than a classic ball gown shape with a halter neckline for the wanna-be modern princess. This will place a focus on your waist while adding plenty of drama to your look with a full skirt – and for a really royal entrance – choose a design with a long train.
There is a huge range of choices, from minimal simplicity to glittering embellishment. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to help you on your prom dress quest! Here are some of the best halter dresses you can choose for prom 2018.
Halter Dresses for Prom 2021
Red halter Neck simple Long Prom Dress 42843
This romantic red dress wraps gracefully around the waist with a ruched bodice. The gorgeous red color creates a romantic look, and the plunging neckline drops down to the waist, adding a sexy twist. The skirt half of this dress has a mermaid tail end but also includes an over-skirt that adds dramatic volume with an abundance of pleated fabric.
This dreamy dress is backless from behind, showing off some skin in a very elegant and subtle way. This amazing long prom dress has so much to offer. The shape is unique but will also be flattering to many body types. It has a classic, simple final look that still stands out.
Wear your hair in a polished chignon bun with a smoky eye or matching red lip to style this dress. Beige heels and a clutch are neutral finishing touches. Add a bracelet or ring set for some additional sparkle.
Black Fitted Plunging Neckline Sleeveless Dress 51455
This fitted black velvet dress is an instant classic and has such a stunning fit. This dress is jaw-dropping with a deep plunging neckline that is held together with a sheer panel. The gown is streamlined with a beautifully fitted look that will show off your figure. This includes a halter neck that wraps seamlessly around your neck, making way for a statement feature on the back – a cross-over strap open back.
The skirt half of this gown hugs every curve, flaring gently from below the knee to allow an easy moment and create a fishtail end to the look. Simple and so sophisticated, this design lets the gorgeous velvet fabric take the focus with some beautiful additional features.
Complete this outfit by adding loose side-parted hair, bronze makeup and some metallic gold heels, and a clutch. The plunging neckline will allow you to wear a necklace if you wish to add an extra glittering touch.
This glitter fabric dress is the ultimate choice for the girl who loves to truly sparkle! With a deep plunging neckline and simple halter shape, this fitted gown has a beautiful feminine silhouette that will make you feel at your best. It includes a plunging open back from behind and a fitted skirt that flares into a train at the end.
The stunning wine color is a popular choice for prom 2018. The glitter-flecked fabric takes everything up, making for such a glam look with a red carpet feel. It may be simple in design, but this sparkling dress will instantly catch the light.
Style this with muted gray or nude heels and a clutch. All the accessories you need are a gold clip for your hair or a bracelet. Opt for a charcoal smoky eye, or add a touch of bronze highlighter to your beauty look.
Metallic fabrics are another huge trend this prom season. This classic ball gown style gives the traditional shape a modern twist with silver and gold hues. With an added halter neck, this dress ticks many trends off in one look.
The neckline plunges to the waist with a fitted bodice and low open back. From the waistline, the dress flares outward in pleats. This creates volume and shows off your narrowest point. It even includes a cute side pocket which can come in so handy on prom night – and looks great in photos!
Style this dress with black velvet heels and a clutch. Wear your hair sleek and straight, adding fresh-faced natural makeup that focuses on that dewy barely-there look.