Prom season is here! Every year, we strive to bring you the best prom dresses that encapsulate the biggest fashion trends and rise above all the others. Inspired by both the red carpet and the runway, these trend-driven pieces are some of our most popular and fashion-forward designs for good reason. They perfectly capture what’s hot – but in a glamorous and elegant way for prom.
Utilizing all of the season’s biggest color trends and with gorgeous sartorially striking details, these prom gowns are the top styles to wear for prom this year. It’s because they are so original while also referencing the best and most gorgeous trends in the fashion world. They stand out as unique and of-the-moment.
Blush Short Sleeve Embellished Mermaid Dress 47928
Blush is undoubtedly the biggest color trend of the year. Walk into any clothing store right now, and you’ll find shelves packed with nude and light pink tones for the Spring/Summer season. Blush is such a romantic and easy color to wear, while it looks modern and fresh too.
This stunning mermaid style is our favorite blush dress for prom. Mermaid dresses are hugely popular for formal events, with their amazing flared tails and hourglass-highlighting silhouette. These pieces flatter everyone and create jaw-dropping curves in such a gorgeous way.
This gown takes things up a level – it’s covered in embellishments and features sheer panels on the bodice, as well as a tulle tiered tail that becomes a train at the back. This candyfloss beauty is so gorgeous and on trend.
The embellishments just add to the magic. With couture-esque details, the bead-work curves to highlight your figure and create an attention-grabbing pattern. This blush design is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to look on trend for their prom night.
This strong and sleek beaded dress has it all. The beadwork on this white and nude gown is enough to make any head turn. Created with sheer nude and white fabric, this dress has that barely-there look that’s such a big trend for evening dresses right now, and calls to mind the red carpet with its couture level attention to detail.
If you’re looking for a prom dress that’s sexy and figure-flaunting, this dress ticks those boxes in just the right way. The nude fabric creates an illusion of flashing more fresh than what’s really on show, so it’s actually very easy and comfortable to wear too. This even has a slight Gatsby vibe that is another big fashion trend.
From the back, this form-highlighting dress has another feature we’re in love with – a cutout that creates an open back. This feature is coupled with a high neckline, which makes for such a sophisticated dress cut. The skirt gently flares at the bottom, making movement easy and allowing you to hit the dance floor in style too.
If you plan to wear this, opt for minimal jewelry and let the attention fall on the beadwork – just add nude heels and a clutch. Go for light pink and peach toned makeup to continue the theme. Add sleek straight hair or a simple ponytail to add balance.
Gunmetal Plunging Neckline Jersey Prom Dress 46756
Gunmetal is another trending color choice for prom this year. This minimalist gunmetal dress is all about cut and silhouette. With a deep plunging neckline, this gorgeous slate color gown does an amazing job of showing off your figure.
The skirt flares dramatically at the end to include a train at the back. This design is otherwise quite fitted, thus creating that coveted hourglass shape that is always desirable and a hot look on the runways right now too. It’s refined and sleek with attention to creating that shapely yet tailored fit.
Minimalist prom dresses are having a moment as girls gravitate towards red carpet inspired pieces for their big night. This simple piece has the best design with sheer panels at the side and a plunging back. It creates a daring silhouette.
Dress it up with just a few carefully selected sparkling accessories. This also provides the perfect opportunity to wear a choker necklace which is another top trend this year. Just choose one with crystal embellishments and team with silver matching heels.
Ivory Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Prom Dress 45894
This one is for all of the boho babes out there (which is secretly all of us). Referencing the hugely popular trend for all things ’70s inspired with its flared sleeves, this bohemian dream has a distinct Coachella inspired vibe that we can’t get enough of. It makes for a gorgeous alternative prom dress.
This two piece lace style features an off-the-shoulder neckline with cutout back detail, and is cropped with on-trend scallop edging to show just a small section of skin around your midriff in a very flattering way. The lace skirt has a short train and is lightly flared.
The whole design is covered in crystals that will sparkle and catch the light, so all you need to do is add minimal accessories. Calling to mind a vintage look but with a modern twist, this popular prom dress option is a unique way to stand out.
As a bonus, you can wear both of these pieces separately with other designs to create a low key look. Just wear denim cutoff shorts with the top and you’re ready for a music festival!
Burgundy Fitted Open Back Jersey Dress 47100
Burgundy is another trending color this season. Rich and highly sophisticated, this shade of wine is so complementary and warm. Splashed on this minimalist design and you have an unbeatable combination.
With a high neckline but plunging back and sheer sides, this dress is all about the amazing cut and color. Skimming your figure beautifully, this dress has a gentle mermaid silhouette that flares at the tail, with a short train at the back. Modern and so clean, the sweeping lines of this impeccably structured piece are nothing short of breath-taking.
Easy to team with your choice of neutral tone accessories, this chic style is effortless to accessorize and simple to wear. Composed from jersey fabric, you’ll also be able to move with ease and be comfortable all night long. We love this daring prom dress choice and this trending style is still so classic, calling to mind old Hollywood glam with a refreshed take on design.