Ways to wear the hottest prom trends!
Lace: High Neckline
Let pretty lace details highlight your face! For a sweet, feminine vibe, find a dress that’s all one color, like this light blush. If you’re going for a more dramatic look, choose a dress with contrasting lace and fabric colors, like black and white.
Alyssa's Pick: A-line High Neck Short/Mini Lace And Tulle Cocktail Dress, $180, lightinthebox.com
Sequined: Embellished Bustier
Don’t go overboard with the embellishments this year! Instead of all-over sequins, find a dress that keeps the emphasis on top. A bustier is super-flattering on your midsection and bust, and minimal sparkle assures dress doesn’t steal your prom night spotlight!
Alyssa's Pick: Nicole's Limited Edition Holiday Dress, $600, freepeople.com
You don’t have to be body conscious with a peplum layer, because it gives you a shape to show off! In addition to highlighting your amazing legs, peplum creates a pretty hourglass shape.
Alyssa's Pick: Make the Sky Blush Dress, $125, nastygal.com
Curvy: Asymmetrical Neckline
Go for details that are slightly unexpected. Asymmetrical straps won’t change your look dramatically, but will definitely add a pop that flatters your curves. Plus, you don’t have to worry about wearing a strapless bra all night!
Alyssa's Pick: Elegant, Vintage Knee Length Dress, $119, buybuydress.com
Vintage: 1920s Flapper
Channel one of the liveliest eras in America with a flapper dress that has pretty details and fringe! It’s totally vintage, and totally fun.
Alyssa's Pick: Blush Beaded & Feathered Pearl Fringe Homecoming Dress, $598, unique-vintage.com
Flirty: Mesh Cutouts
What could be flirtier that a few peek-a-boos of unexpected skin? Just be careful not to buy a dress that shows off too much.
Alyssa's Pick: In Dreams Dress, $215, nastygal.com
Strapless: Chiffon Layer
Elongate your favorite party dress with a chiffon layer. The longer overlay takes this gown from night-club-chic to elegant formalwear! Try a high-low or illusion skirt—either style is completely on trend, and perfect for your big night.
Alyssa's Pick: Off-White, Chiffon Strapless Hollywood Starlet Prom Gown, $88, unique-vintage.com
Budget Friendly: Lulus.com
Lulu’s has plenty of prom-worthy dresses that are completely affordable, like this simple-yet-stunning high low gown!
Alyssa's Pick: Sail Away Cream High Low Dress, $44, lulus.com
Ombre dresses are your chance to go for fun color on prom night without the crazy prints! Similar colors, like pink and purple or blue and green, create a romantic vibe, while contrasting shades like black and red, are perfect for an edgier style.
Alyssa's Pick: Fuchsia Ombre Chiffon Embellished One Shoulder Sweetheart Prom Dress, $350, unique-vintage.com