Top Prom Dress Trends 2021

Jovani Prom Dress

The prom 2020 season is fast approaching. If you’ll be attending prom in the upcoming year, it’s never too early to start dreaming about dresses! There are many hot trends for the new season that you should be aware of if you’d like to look fashionable for this big occasion.

Prom dress 2021 includes some of the biggest fashion trends and there is something to suit all tastes and styles. As well as prominent colors and embellishments, there are several silhouettes that are set to become the next big thing for prom night.

Before you begin prom dress shopping, take a look at these upcoming trends to get ahead of the style game. Keeping these in mind will make it easier to include a top fashion look as you browse through what’s available in stores.

The Jovani collection is super diverse, offering a wide range of sizes and a full variety of styles to best flatter you. If your favorite isn’t in a store near you, you can ask that retailer to order it to be delivered. This makes it easy to get a trendy dress that is perfect for you.

With that in mind, here are our top 5 prom 2020 trends you need to know before you shop!


#1: The Prom Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits have seen a huge surge in popularity for prom, and 2020 looks to be their reigning season. Set out to slay prom night in one of these powerful, glamorous and daring one-pieces. The prom jumpsuit looks just as formal and appropriate as a dress but makes a very stylish impact and is still a little unexpected.

Jumpsuits can be found in a huge range of styles to best suit your taste and body type, including trendy colors and fits. Our favorites have a slight 70s vibe with a one-shoulder cut such as the above metallic prom jumpsuit. Style it simply with black velvet heels, a smoky black/grey eyeshadow, and slicked-back hair.

Jovani blush embellished prom dress



#2: Sexy Red Carpet Dresses

Take your inspiration from the big red carpet events and awards shows. This sexy red carpet look is all about being bold and showing off your figure. The silhouette in question is always figure-hugging and quite bodycon, often seen with a thigh-high slit, spaghetti straps, and a plunging neckline.

Details should be opulent and glamorous – think sparkling sequins and dazzling bead-work to catch the light. Sheer skirts or panels also add to the intrigue and can look so pretty.

This stunning jewel-encrusted blue prom dress is the best example of this top trend. The design is all about showing off your figure (without being too revealing!). You can easily imagine this dress at any music awards or big Hollywood event.

To steal this style for your prom night, look for streamline silhouettes that have glamorous and unique elements such as a shoulder ruffle, fringe or stone embellishment. Add accessories and makeup inspired by your favorite star to style it perfectly. See our range of fitted prom dresses to find your ideal match!


Jovani floral ballgown




#3: The Classic Ballgown

If wearing a very fitted dress just isn’t your vibe, there’s a trend to suit you too – the ballgown. This classic A-line silhouette is back in fashion for prom night. Much like a princess-style shape, this gorgeous style will make you feel very formal and dressed-up.

For prom 2020, the ballgown has been given a modern makeover and includes many stylish design features such as floral applique, sheer bodices, lace-up backs and more. No longer is the ballgown a dated or boring option – it can actually be just as sexy and unique.

This nude floral prom ballgown is all the proof you need. The muted nude shade instantly makes this design look really fresh and attention-grabbing. The v-shaped bodice includes thin spaghetti straps and stunning floral applique details. Feminine, girly and still also timeless, this prom ballgown will look beautiful when you’re looking back at your prom night in years to come.

Team this style up with loose hair, a statement pair of earrings or a choker necklace, and ivory heels. Add glowy makeup with a strong highlight that brings out your natural features.


Jovani gold bodycon prom dress




#4: Metallic Prom Dresses

Metallic prom dresses have been a hit for a few seasons and aren’t going anywhere for 2020. This ultra-modern and highly glamorous look is all about sparkling bright and standing out from the crowd. The most popular color tones are gold, silver, gunmetal and rose gold.

However, for the new season, you’ll find almost every color of the rainbow available in some kind of metallic fabric or embellishment such as royal blue and ruby red options. We love the classic gold styles in our new collection – they’re fashion-forward now but will continue to look stylish for many years.

This dazzling embellished gold prom dress has a beautiful figure-hugging shape with a strapless bodice and straight neckline. The fitted silhouette and simple design elements allow the metallic tone to be the biggest feature.

Wear your chosen metallic prom dress with simple accessories in black, white or nude. Keep makeup toned down, although a bold red or pink lipstick can add a gorgeous pop of color if desired.


Jovani one-shoulder sequin prom gown




#5: Sequin Prom Dresses

Going perfectly hand-in-hand with the metallic trend, sequin prom dresses are a hot favorite for the 2020 season. So glitzy and maximalist, this option allows you to feel like a pure diva as you strike a pose on prom night.

Sequins also have many different ways they can add a unique twist to any silhouette. They can include a pattern or gradient look, be reversible or iridescent. The options are limitless! Unlike a plain block color dress, a fully embellished design looks more opulent, luxurious and trendy.

This pattern purple sequin prom dress is a great example of how modern and stylish sequin gowns can be. It includes a unique ornate pattern all over, with a black base and shimmering purple embellishments.

To wear a sequin dress to your prom night, opt to amplify the glam even further with metallic accessories and matching jewels. A chignon bun or loose wavy hairstyle is the perfect unfussy hairdo to complete your outfit.