PARTY QUEEN / Apr 19, 2022
FIVE HOTTEST PROM STYLES AND TRENDS THIS YEAR
If you consider yourself a trendsetter year-round, then you know that prom is no exception. It's one of the biggest nights to make a statement.
So what are the fashion trends this year, and how can you incorporate them into your prom dress? That's a question we're exploring today.
Get ready, fellow fashionistas. From prints and fabrics to silhouettes and cuts—we're covering five on-trend prom styles that are hot, hot, hot!
1. Textured fabrics
Gone are the days when prom dresses are plain. This prom style is all about adding dynamic detail to your dress.
Instead of choosing a dress with one simple fabric, we encourage you to add some texture. Think glitter, sequins, jewels, ruffles, lace, appliqué, and feathers.
You can go as light or heavy on this trend as you want! Add detailing to the bodice or the skirt, or choose a dress completely textured! Don't be scared to mix and match different materials and fabrics. You can rock sequins, jewels, and embroidery, all in one look!
If you really want to stand out from the rest, walk the runway in a dress with feathered sleeves. Now that's a prom style that will make you turn heads! If you’re going to a Great Gatsby-themed prom, this look is perfect.
2. Floral details
The floral trend is here to stay, and it's perfect for your prom look. For the whimsical prom queen, this prom style will be up your alley.
Floral embroidery and patterns are two great options for your prom dress. If you choose one with floral appliqué, you can also add texture. (And just like that, you've hit two of this year's hottest trends!)
Your bodice is a great place for adding florals. To add a romantic vibe, find a gown with a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves.
What color matches well with this prom style? Florals look great with pastel hues, like rose, gray, mint, and lavender.
3. Bright, bold colors
Bright hues are making a comeback in fashion this year. Ladies, if you're looking to make a statement, this is a prom style for you.
Here is a list of bold colors that are perfect for your prom dress:
- Hot pink
- Tangerine orange
- Emerald green
- Periwinkle blue
Don't stop here. Pair up these hues with a fun shiny fabric like lamé, which is completely made up of, or interspersed with, metallic fibers.
When it comes to this prom style, go bold or go home! You'll be sure to turn heads in a prom dress like this.
4. Unique sleeves
Yes, sleeves are a practical part of any outfit. But what we're seeing in the fashion world is a fresh, fashionable take on sleeves—and we're loving every minute of it. If you're looking for a chic prom style, it's time to update your prom dress sleeves!
There are several ways to hit this trend. Our favorites? Off-the-shoulder tied sleeves, cut-out sleeves, and one-shoulder sleeves. (Show off those collarbones, ladies!)
This is also a great opportunity to embrace your curves and add drama to the silhouette. Layers of chiffon create volume and accentuate the hourglass shape.
5. Drapey fabrics
Perhaps the pandemic had something to do with it, but fluid fabrics are coming at us full force this year—and not just for casual wear. If you're looking for a chic yet comfortable prom dress, you'll love this prom style.
Loose and drapey fabrics, like chiffon, are perfect for nailing this trend. It falls over your body in a flattering way and gives you all the room for dancing the night away.
Now that doesn't mean this prom trend is boring. You can use the above trends, like adding texture or bold colors, to keep this look from falling flat.
Another way you can add some spice is through detachable layers, like a mesh skirt or sleeves. Don't worry—once the dance party begins, you can take them off and let loose!
Find the dress that fits your favorite prom style
Now that you know these five prom styles, which one best speaks to you? Once you've answered that question, take a look at our full prom dress catalog to find your dream gown.
Or, take a look at these blog posts for more inspiration:
- • French and Fashionable: Five Outfit Ideas for a Parisian-Themed Prom
- • Stylish Dress Ideas for Any Prom Theme
- • Hollywood-Themed Prom Dresses: Walk the Red Carpet Like an A-Lister
- • What to Wear to a Fire and Ice Themed Prom