It’s never too early to begin searching for the perfect prom dress. The Jovani 2018 collection is now released, and there so many beautiful gowns to choose from! Today, we’ll check out the top 5 trends to watch out for at prom 2018.
From glittering metallic fabrics to jaw-dropping open backs, these dresses are beyond beautiful. Traditional prom silhouettes are colliding with red carpet glamour and high fashion details. This creates a star-worthy look that is also very fashion-focused.
The Jovani collection is all about borrowing from catwalk color trends. This includes pretty pastels and muted tones such as blush and champagne. On the other end of the spectrum, look out for hot pink, a deep verdant green and romantic reds.
It’s also all about couture level details. Prom dresses are no longer just simple layers of tulle. For 2018, look for figure-skimming silhouettes embellished with intricate sequins and beads. Spaghetti straps and original cutouts mean dresses are more diverse than ever.
Without further ado, feast your eyes on the delectable offerings for prom 2018.
Top 5 Prom Dress Trends for 2018
Trend #1: Metallic Magic
Metallic shades have set the red carpet alight with glittering tones of gold, silver and bronze. This striking celebrity trend is elegant, modern and so flattering. After all, it’s a breeze to accessorize and make your own, too.
Jovani’s metallic tones include icy shades of steel and silver, as well as sunny gold and bronze. Taken up a level with embellishments and sequins, this trend is opulent and elegant. Within this trend, you’ll find a range of dress styles – from ball gown to mermaid.
You’ll also find dramatic clashes – mixing gold with nude or red, and silver with a splash of black or blue. Add a plunging neckline or leg split, and red carpet glam is ensured. There’s also a metallic look to suit every skin tone and shape, so it’s really accessible and flawless.
Complete a metallic look with a classic smoky eye or red lipstick. Take your hair inspiration from the red carpet with loose waves or a clean bun. Add chandelier earrings and nude heels to finish your prom look effortlessly.
Trend #2: The Open Back
Take the plunge in a whole new way. The open back is the most beautiful and on-trend way to show off some skin for prom 2018. The best part is that it’s also conservative and not too flashy.
The open back comes in an array of options. This steel glitter dress has a scoop back that’s still closed at the top, making it easy to wear. You’ll find other open back styles on strapless or short-sleeve prom dresses, too.
With a vintage inspired feel, this unique back cutout adds a dash of sophistication to any dress its featured on. It is spotted frequently on our favorite best dressed stars, and has transitioned to become a hot prom look too!
The key to the open back is to highlight it! Wear your hair brushed to the side or in a bun to make sure it gets you noticed. Don’t forget to take a backward facing photo.
Trend #3: Soft Pastel
There’s a rainbow of ice-cream-y shades waiting for you to choose from! Soft pastel hues continue to trend and it’s branching out from the always trendy blush color. Look to lilac, mint and pale blue for even more color options.
Additions of lace, silver embellishments and unique bodices give this soft trend a fashion-forward feel. Mixing the sweet shades with body-conscious silhouettes adds a sexy and bold twist. Elevating the trend further, layers of lace add a playful pattern into the mix.
While blush has been on trend for several seasons, we see the look expand into other unique shades. Lilac is such a gorgeous color that suits almost every skin tone, with such a pretty and feminine touch. This can be played up or down through clever styling.
To accessorize with further soft elements, add beige heels, loose sleek hair and bronze makeup. Alternatively, go high glam with silver accessories and a studded choker. A high bun will give your look a 90s twist.
Trend #4: Cutouts & Strappy Details
Jaw-dropping cutouts and criss-crossing spaghetti straps enhance simple silhouettes with unique structuring. No longer is a plunging neckline the only way to flash some flesh. Side cutouts and panels make for original additions to any dress style.
Spaghetti straps always have a ’90s vibe, which is very on trend for the prom 2018 season. Instead of simply being used as a shoulder strap, they’re also crossing over bodices, at sides and from the back. This makes for a dramatic re-boot of this vintage inspired touch.
Sheer panels are being used to make the most daring, gravity-defying cutouts become a reality. These hold the dress together but allowing the wearer to dramatically show off their sides, midriff or back. The best part is that the dress is still easy and comfortable to wear.
Let your cutout dress do the talking. Keep accessories refined and all one color. Add one piece of jewelry and one statement makeup feature (eyes or lips). A sleek, straightened hairstyle is the perfect finishing touch.
Trend #5: Velvet
Soft to the touch, iridescent under the light, is there anything velvet can’t do? This top fabric migrates from the catwalk to bring you an elegant, timeless look for prom. It bridges the gap between the old and the new – from vintage looks to modern classics.
When choosing a velvet prom dress – color is key. The Jovani collections have several amazing color options (as well as styles). This includes hot pink, a deep emerald green and a regal navy blue.
This hot pink dress keeps things minimal with a triangular neckline and flared end. For the girl who seeks even more, you’ll find velvet mixed with metallics or further glitzy detailing. There’s also more traditional silhouettes available in velvet, such as the classic ball gown or mermaid shape.
If you’re working with a strapless or low neckline, add a short silver/gold necklace. Complete your look with a matching clutch and heels. Side-part your hair and add a coordinating clip, then go for a bold lip shade.