PARTY QUEEN / Apr 12, 2022


There are a few moments in every woman's life where you want to make a statement. Prom night is one of them.

It's not a day to fly under the radar—it's a day to rock a unique prom dress that will steal the show.

Are you ready to turn heads? From statement cuts to show-stopping embellishments and fabrics, here are four unique prom dresses that'll make you stand out on prom!

1. Silver and Nude Embellished Dress with Feathers

One hot tip for finding a unique prom dress is to look for unique embellishments. One embellishment we don't see very often? Feathers!

Now we don't mean you need to wear a dress covered in them. Small feather additions to the sleeves and skirt are all you need to make this a showstopping look.

Metallic colors, like gold and silver, are a great way to sparkle on prom night—but you'll see many girls wearing gold and silver. Pair these metallic hues with a nude prom dress, and you've created a look totally unique from the rest. (Plus, it's super sexy!)

To turn up the heat even further, choose a dress with a mermaid silhouette and an illusion deep-V neckline.

Don't forget some bold accessories to complete your look. A pair of big, dazzling earrings will do the trick.

nude pageant prim dress

Get the look: style GL1983 | Feather Embellished Sleeveless Glitter Mesh Prom Dress w/ Sheer Back

2. Green Lamé Dress with Short Layer Skirt

When picking out a unique prom dress, look for striking bold colors. An emerald green dress will definitely make you stand out in the crowd.

This green hue stands out even more on a sparkly or glossy fabric like lamé. Lamé is either entirely made out of, or interspersed with, metallic fibers. So when the light catches your dress, you're sure to shine!

Another way to make your prom dress unique is through the bodice. We don't see a pleated, ruched bodice often. Plus, it creates a super flattering effect because it cinches the waist. (Win-win!)

Lastly, we're all about high-slit skirts. To make yours different from the rest, find a dress with a short layer underneath. And with your shoes on display, don't forget to rock a sexy pair of heels to elongate the legs even more. 

green satin prom dress

Get the look: style GL2927 | Pleated Bodice Metallic Lame Long Dress w/ Leg Slit

3. Metallic Appliqué Charcoal Dress with High Neck

On prom night, you'll see many dresses with embellishments and embroidery. To make your prom dress unique from the rest, choose a dress with appliqué.

Appliqué is a textile art form in which one fabric is decoratively stitched on top of another. Because of the cut-and-sew technique, it tends to be more bold and graphic. In other words, it's just what you need to make a statement!

Choose a pattern that accentuates an hourglass figure to create a flattering effect. Paired with a mermaid silhouette, you'll have curves for days!

While black is a classic choice for prom, charcoal is not. A simple change in the hue will make the color of your dress stand out. Add silver appliqué, and all eyes will be on you.

What to do with your hair? This look is super sleek, so we recommend doing the same with your hair. Keep it straight and pin it behind your ears for a polished effect. Don't forget to add some shoulder-grazing silver earrings!

charcoal mermaid prom dress

Get the look: style GL2677 | Metallic Applique Embellished Mermaid High-Neck Long Dress

4. Red Two-Piece Mermaid Dress with Embroidery

Are you ready to push the boundaries with your unique prom dress? Then you should try a two-piece dress! This type of prom dress is for the ladies who really want to make a bold statement.

You can choose a two-piece dress that shows off a bare midriff or create the illusion of a two-piece through sheer material, like mesh.

Two-piece prom dresses aren't for the faint of heart, and neither is the color red. Paired together, you have an unstoppable duo.

Add some gold embroidery and jewels at the bodice, waist, and bottom of the skirt to draw attention to your curves. Can you feel the heat? Because we can!

burgundy mermaid prom dress

Get the look: style GL2338 | Mock Two-Piece Embroidered Jersey Long Dress

Looking for More Unique Prom Dress Inspo?

Now that you know what makes a prom dress stand out, you can find many more unique dresses in our prom dress catalog.

We've also got some great articles dedicated to prom themes, which you can find here:

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