Prom season 2018 is here, and if you haven’t yet found your perfect dress, don’t overlook the growing trend for short prom dresses. A short mini or knee-length look can still offer you all the glamour and style of a full-length design. All while showing off your legs and chosen footwear.
Short dresses have many positive aspects – they’re easier to wear on prom night, and if you’re a petite girl, you don’t have to worry about the front length is too long. The short prom dress styles on offer are just as formal as long dresses with many rich details. This means you don’t have to sacrifice style or look less formal just because you choose a shorter length.
Details can include opulent bead-work, set stones, embellishment, and embroidery. Short prom dresses can have a high fashion and couture look. You’ll also find a large variety of necklines including beautiful off-the-shoulder looks, strapless and halter.
Short dresses for prom are also available in many on-trend colors for 2018. This includes delicate blush-colored pieces with tulle and chiffon. You can find deep shades of emerald, burgundy, and navy. Light tones include stylish silver, gold, and champagne.
To inspire your formal style, we’re looking at the top 5 short prom dresses for this year’s prom season. This includes all of the most popular trends and details to wear on your special night.
Short Prom Dresses 2018
Metallic dresses are a big trend for prom this year, which includes glittering silver and gold colors. This opulent long sleeve dress perfectly displays this powerful trend, covered in glittering silver sequins with a simple nude underlay.
With a gorgeous v-shaped neckline and short mini length, this dress is a sexy and glamorous option for prom. Its details are so vibrant and fashion-forward, creating a luxurious feel for your prom night. This can easily be teamed up with a dramatic makeup look and matching metallic or nude accessories.
This short dress for prom will make you feel like a star on your special night. Metallic short dresses have a high end and designer feel, which translates well into a formal look. This makes you feel dressy and on-trend.
When shopping for short prom pieces, make sure you try on your chosen design and that you get the perfect fit. This is essential for both long and short styles!
Red Lace Bell Sleeve Two Piece Short Dress 45895
Red is a favorite color for prom and this romantic lipstick red shade is just gorgeous on almost every skin tone. With statement (and on-trend) bell sleeves that calls to mind the ’70s (fashion’s favorite era!), this two-piece has many amazing features.
Covered in delicate and classic red lace, the crop top has a high neckline with dramatically flared sleeves that make a big fashion statement. There’s a sizable gap between the top and shirt, allowing you to show off your midriff. The simple fitted skirt continues the red lace, perfectly highlighting your figure with its body-skimming shape.
A two-piece is a good way to wear a shorter look on prom night. This fashionable choice is increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. It’s comfortable, makes a big impact and allows you to choose an option that reflects your taste. This red lace two-piece is definitely giving us some boho vibes that can easily be styled with unique accessories to further personalize the look. You could also wear this is an informal quinceanera dress!
Off White Two Piece Embroidered Short Dress 46800< Another striking two-piece look makes our top 5 list! This design includes a sleeveless crop top with sheer overlay, paired with a flared matching skirt. The two-piece is a flattering off-white color and covered in delicate floral embroidered tulle. Fit and flare dresses are always worth trying on if you're not sure what will flatter your body type. This style is famous for suiting many different shapes. It includes a fitted bodice and a flared short skirt. This can come as a two piece or whole dress. This two piece option has a pretty and floaty feel despite being short. This is a great way to feel like a princess while still opting for a shorter length look. Pair this two-piece up with trendy blush or metallic accessories to add a dash of color or catch the light!
Black Beaded Spaghetti Straps Fitted Short Dress 52188
A little black dress is another hot choice that need not be plain or boring. This black spaghetti strap design is covered in crystals with a sheer panel at the midriff and hemline. The plunging sweetheart neckline ensures sexiness, while the color and details bring plenty of sophistication.
This unique look is sure to stand out at prom. It features couture level detail with its sheer layers and sparkling crystals. The gorgeous fit is created to highlight your natural curves oh-so-subtly.
Team this with simple minimal white heels and a clutch to keep your style timeless, or make a big impact with velvet accessories. A matte red lipstick or daring makeup look will also work perfectly with this dress.
Silver and Nude Beaded Halter Neck Short Dress 53094
The Great Gatsby is a theme that has become unshakable for proms and parties over the last year. This flapper 1920s inspired style has been revamped to look modern, sophisticated and stylish. To include this trend in your prom outfit, opt for colors such as blush, champagne, silver, nude and gold. Look for details like all over bead-work, fringe and glittering fabrics. Sheer layers and plunging necklines add further glam!
This silver and nude beaded halter neck dress perfectly encapsulates what this trend is all about. It includes a plunging v-shaped neckline and amazing silver embellishment placed on nude fabric. The end of the dress is crafted from fringe. From behind, an open back shows off some more skin.
Luxurious, modern and formal, this short look is a gorgeous option for prom. This will set your look apart and raise your status to trend-setter!