PARTY QUEEN / Mar 17, 2023


What's the perfect shade for your prom dress?

That's a great question! And while there are trending colors every year, we also can't help but go back to these sexy hues: red and black.

Red and black prom dresses are naturally striking. In the fashion world, these colors convey boldness, power, and sex appeal. If you're looking to bring that energy to prom, these shades are perfect for you.

❤️ Red and Black Prom Dresses: Three Styles You Have to See 🖤

Today, we're showing you three styles that pair perfectly with red and black prom dresses. (Yes, that means you'll get to see six of our favorite dresses!)

1. Asymmetrical mermaid dress

Asymmetrical dresses are very trendy right now. We're seeing them everywhere—and prom is no exception! Pair this slanted neckline with red and black prom dresses to create a fiercer-than-ever look.

This style is all about accentuating shapes and angles, which is why we recommend trying on asymmetrical mermaid dresses. The mermaid silhouette hugs your body and highlights your womanly figure—and will further accentuate those curves.

Because mermaid dresses are form-fitting, you'll see many with a slit in the skirt. Why? If you're rocking a mermaid silhouette, you're down to dial up the heat—and the designers totally know that. But it also makes walking and dancing more comfortable. (Yes, it's multi-purpose!)

Lastly, with this style of red and black prom dresses, it's important to consider your fabrics because they can impact the vibe of your outfit.

Looking for something sexy? Satin, as you can see below, creates a seductive look. With gold embroidery on top, you can create a luxurious feel too.

Want to make a fashion statement? Mixing and matching fabrics is super trendy right now. Sequins, velvet, mesh, feathers—why not wear them all? (All the fashion girlies are doing it!)

❤️ Red

burgundy satin prom dress

Get the look: style GL3125 | Strapless Sheer Bodice Glitter Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Ruched Back

🖤 Black

black nesh prom dress

Get the look: style GL3160 | Ruched Bodice Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ One Long Mesh Sleeve

2. Mermaid dress with corset bodices

If you're looking at red and black prom dresses, you're probably comfortable strutting your stuff, right? Well, this style is all about that—show off what you got, ladies!

First, let's talk about the silhouette. As mentioned, mermaid dresses hug the body down to the thighs and then flare out to create a "mermaid tail" shape. Some "tails" are more accentuated than others, of course. 

With this particular style, it's all about creating an effortless allure. So instead of rocking a dramatic mermaid shape, we recommend something more subtle. Choosing a slinky fabric, like rome jersey, will ensure that your dress drapes naturally over your curves.

Now, about those corset tops. Corset tops are hot, hot, hot right now in the fashion world—and were practically made for red and black prom dresses, don't you think? With off-the-shoulder sleeves, you balance out the sexiness with a feminine, romantic feel. (Yes, you can be both!)

Because the bodice takes center stage with this style, we recommend sprucing it up with embellishments and embroidery. Glitter, beads, lace, applique—these are all fabulous options.

❤️ Red

burgundy mermaid prom dress

Get the look: style GL3082 | Straight Across Neckline Mermaid Long Dress w/ Sheer Bodice

🖤 Black

black mermaid prom dress

Get the look: style GL3162 | Glitter Sheer Bodice Off Shoulder Mermaid Dress w/ Sheer Slit

3. Mesh A-line dress 

While we clearly love mermaid dresses, we have a soft spot for A-line silhouettes. Why? They make everyone look and feel their best! How could you not love that?

This style is for you if you're searching for red and black prom dresses that will make you feel like a modern-day warrior princess.

A-line silhouettes, of course, will make anyone feel like royalty. They feature a tight bodice, cinched waistline, and a flared skirt, which is ultra flattering and accentuates your hourglass shape. The skirt becomes more voluptuous with mesh layers, creating a dramatic effect while making your waist look even smaller. (No wonder the royals liked this cut!)

While the silhouette makes you feel like a princess, these colors scream power woman. Yes, with this style, you can have the best of both worlds.

If you want to lean into the royal vibe, look for regal touches like gold embroidery. If you prefer to dial up the spice, jump on the cut-out trend! These peek-a-boos of skin add just the right amount of sex appeal.

❤️ Red

red aline prom dress

Get the look: style GL3152 | Flower Applique Sheer Front Cut-out Side Mesh A-line Dress

🖤 Black

black aline prom dress

Get the look: style GL3020 | Sequin Embellished Bodice V-Neck A-Line Prom Dress w/ Leg Slit

Want to See More Prom Dress Options?

To see more red and black prom dresses, look at our full catalog. You can easily filter to browse all the red and black options! Or, check out this blog featuring more black prom dresses:

If you’d like to explore other colors and styles, find must-see prom dress inspo in these blog posts:

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