PARTY QUEEN / Mar 27, 2022


We've seen our fair share of prom themes. One of our favorites? Parisian-themed proms. They're romantic, whimsical, and classically chic.

If you're headed to a Parisian-themed prom, you'll need a prom dress to match.

The stakes are high, but that doesn't mean you need to wear something bright and bold. French fashion is known for being effortlessly cool. So well-fitted gowns, subtle embellishments, neutral colors, and carefully-selected accessories will do the trick.

Don't worry, we'll walk you through the perfect silhouettes, necklines, fabrics, and colors for your Parisian-themed prom dress. Let's get started!

1. Dusty rose satin dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves

Your Parisian-themed prom will bring all the feminine, romantic vibes. You'll fit right in with this dusty rose prom dress.

Dusty rose is very on trend this year—so not only will it fit the theme, but it'll be oh-so-fashion-forward. (French style icons would certainly approve!) To add a touch of glamor, choose a satin fabric.

For Parisian-themed prom dresses, you should always look for features that will bring out your femininity, like off-the-shoulder sleeves. (Show off those collarbones, ladies!) You get bonus points for unique additions, like these tied ribbons.

Parisian women love dresses that emphasize their natural curves. A mermaid dress, like this one, will do just that! Plus, it has a gathered bodice, which will further enhance your womanly shape.

parisian inspired satin dress

Get the look: style GL3059 | Gathered Bodice Satin Mermaid Dress w/ Straight Across Neckline

2. Champagne mermaid dress with a detachable layer

Did you know that France is the only producer of champagne? Yes, the French drink is as exclusive as it is luxurious, making this color perfect for your Parisian-themed prom dress.

Your posh outfit doesn't stop here. Choose a champagne gown with embellishments, like beads, jewels, or sequins, to add some subtle sparkle. With a deep-V neckline, you can also wear a delicate necklace.

As we said earlier, Parisian outfits are effortlessly chic. How can you convey that for your own prom dress? Add an airy mesh detachable layer to your skirt! It's a simple addition that immediately adds elegance to your look.

Keep your hair down in loose curls or a half-do to show off your beautiful face! If you dare, rock a red lipstick to complete this look.

rose gold parisian-inspired prom dress

Get the look: style GL3069 | Beads Embellished Mesh Mermaid Dress w/ Detached Mesh Layer on Waist

3. Velvet sweetheart gown with jewel embellishments

Romantic, elegant, timeless—this prom dress checks off all the boxes for your Parisian-themed prom.

First, let's talk about that sweetheart neckline. Not only does it celebrate your curves, but it also elongates the neck and torso. It's flattering on multiple levels! And it pairs perfectly with mermaid silhouette.

We've talked about subtle touches of glamor before. For this outfit, it's all in the velvet. As the jewels brighten on waist, it creates an elegant effect. Isn't it stunning?

While this dress creates a perfect canvas for a necklace, you could also leave your collarbone bare. When it comes to Parisian-style outfits, sometimes less is more! Instead, wear your favorite earrings.

illusion sweetheart black velvet mermaid long dress

Get the look: style GL2559 | Jewel Accented Waist Line V-Neck Velvet Dress w/ U-Back

4. Yellow A-line dress with mesh skirt

Do you want to feel like Belle when you walk into your Parisian-themed prom? Look no further. This light yellow A-line dress will definitely make you feel like a modern Disney princess.

A-line dresses feature a tight bodice and flare out at the waist, creating an hourglass shape. The A-line silhouette can be as dramatic as you like. If you're looking for a dress fit for a princess, opt for a skirt with some extra layers of mesh or tulle. A full skirt is certainly more fun on the dance floor!

Whenever you can, find ways to add some sparkle. Of course, you can choose a dress with embellishments, like beads and sequins. Or, you can do so through your accessories, like your purse, shoes, or jewelry.

champagne rose gold parisian-inspired prom dress

Get the look: style GL2983 | Beads Embellished Bodice V-Neck Mesh A-Line Prom Dress w/ Sheer Back

5. Black embellished dress with cut-out back

What's a Parisian-themed prom without a black dress? Parisians love black outfits. The color is timeless, chic, and hey—also slimming. (Win-win-win.)

Just because you wear a black prom dress doesn't mean your dress will be boring. There are many ways to create an eye-catching look. Here, we love the cut-out back and unique straps. So many prom dresses have beautiful fronts and totally neglect the back—not this one!

It also features a deep-V neckline and high slit in the skirt. For the ladies that want to add some sex appeal, this dress is for you.

There's something effortlessly bold about keeping this a monochromatic look. So if you want more texture and sparkle, choose a dress with black embellishments.

black rose gold parisian-inspired prom dress

Get the look: style GL3050 | Sequin Embellished Embroidered Mermaid Dress w/ Cut-out Back and Slit

Want to see more Parisian-themed prom dresses?

These five dresses are just the tip of the iceberg! If you haven't found what you're looking for, take a look at our full catalog to find the perfect Parisian-themed prom dress for you.

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