Starting this year on July 14, the proms will begin and the dresses will come out. If you’re not ready, then it’s time to start worrying, because you don’t have too much time left, but wait! We have a list of the prom dresses trends that are coming out, front and center this year. You might just find yourself wearing one of these on the dance floor. Some of these styles are brand new, and some of them are deeply rooted in the past, while adding a brand-new element for us to enjoy, of course. Take a look at the collection of the prom dresses we’ve put together and change the way you view prom forever.
Asymmetrical Prom Dresses
This is quickly becoming a trend, and we saw it a lot in 2016. Asymmetry is a style in which one side of the dress differs from the other; a few popular examples would be a dress in which the hem of the gown is at an angle so that one side covers the leg while the other does not. Then again, you could have one where the setting is different on one side than the other. Asymmetrical gowns are intended to give the wearer distinction and even a sense of class. It’s sure to draw attention on the dance floor. Some of the most popular styles come from Zimmermann, J. Crew, J.W. Anderson, and even Louis Vuitton.
Okay, we admit it, when you think of corsets you’re probably thinking of something from the 1800’s, and we can’t blame you on that one. They’re making a comeback however, and they’re much more comfortable than they were in the Victorian days. Let’s get one thing straight: this isn’t your grandma’s corset. Right now, trend is picking up traction, and in our opinion, corsets look absolutely fabulous when they match the outfit perfectly.
We might be living in 2017, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live like it’s 1985, especially at prom. Even if it’s not a themed prom, there is absolutely no reason for you to NOT to go dressed in the garb of your favorite era. Some dresses, for example, do a great job of accentuating the squared shoulders and the poofy sleeves, though to be honest they bring so much more to the table. Single shoulder dresses and body-con style waists are definitely in style, so consider one of these pieces the next time you’re heading to prom. It might be a few decades too late but it’s never out of style – or out of the question.
Tulle Prom Dresses
Tulle dresses come in many different styles, particularly when it comes to the setting, but they almost all feature that multi-layered flowy gown that really does a great job of bringing out the personality. Tulle dresses can be either maxi or medium, giving the wearer a choice in what kind of style they want to represent at the next big event – especially prom!
Shirt Prom Dresses
There are some who despise this new trend but honestly, we love it. Hey, if you’re going to go to prom to enjoy yourself, you might as well be comfortable, right? Shirt dresses come in so many different styles, long sleeved, short, cinched waists, long hems, and all manner of others. It really is one of the greatest trends out there right now, and if you’re looking for something a bit more interesting, you could always go for something off the shoulder. You can look classy and rock the prom still, all while wearing a shirt dress. Now, isn’t that quite the concept?
Off the Shoulder Prom Dresses
This is actually an example of an asymmetrical dress and one that we love very much. The cool thing about this, is that you can opt for a long sleeve on one side, or a short sleeve. The opportunities are nearly endless, and for extra points, wear an asymmetrical top with an asymmetrical skirt. Going off the shoulder is the ultimate way to make bring that 80’s style while keeping true to yourself and bucking tradition.
Side Slit Prom Dresses
Side slits aren’t anything new, but some are definitely coming into the scene with a more modest cut. No matter how the slit is placed, however, we’ve seen some that do an outstanding job of showing off the legs. Slits are also great at complimenting some of the more fun settings, like the plunging neckline, among others.
Plunging necklines have been around for the last few years, and they are often compared to v-necks. The only difference between these and v-necks however, is that they REALLY tend to take the plunge. The setting dives along the length of the torso, leaving absolutely nothing to the imagination, and typically accompanying a flattering tight-material that really shows off the body. We’re going to see a lot of this in 2017, and they really do bring a whole different dimension to the runway, and to prom. To put it quite simply, 2017 is an outstanding time to be alive.
Cut out dresses are different; at least in our opinion. These feature strategically placed cuts in the dress that do an outstanding job of showcasing maximum beauty. Honestly, there are some parts of the body that really shouldn’t be hidden, and in our opinion, this is an outstanding way to showcase it while remaining tasteful. The only problem, is that sometimes it can be taken too far, at least as far as the fashion side of it is concerned. The skirts that go with these can be sleek, they can be fluttery, they can even be asymmetrical. This is one trend that can be truly customized to what you want, and it’s one that you’re going to want to try out for yourself.
While mini prom dresses are definitely making more and more appearances, there are still many who prefer the knee length skirt for many different reasons. Some people think it is more fashionable, and then there are those who simply prefer the modesty. Knee length dresses can encompass any of the styles that we mentioned above whether it’s an asymmetrical, a shirt dress, or even a Tulle dress. To put it quite simply, the fashion possibilities are virtually endless. It’s really no wonder the knee length is becoming one of the top styles in the industry.
Okay we’re going to admit right now that this isn’t really a style so much as it is a color trend, and sometimes this really does a great job of hearkening right back to the 80’s. The metallic style can extend to dresses, to pants, and even tops. Quite frankly, it’s hot and it’s something that everyone should try at least once. A common misconceptions is that metallic only encompasses silver, but really, it can be bronze, deep blue, or virtually any other color. We’re living in the future, embrace it by wearing metallic.
There are a ton of different trends of prom dresses right now, right here, in 2017. Some of them are way out there and some of them are deeply rooted in the past. Figure out which direction you want to go this year, but most importantly, pick one from a great designer. Finally, we want to do our part to remind you that these styles of prom dresses aren’t the only ones out there. There are a ton of new styles in 2017, and it won’t be too long before you find one that fits you perfectly. Hey, it’s time to change it up and we’ve given you a spectacular starting point.
Prom Dresses Under $50
Little Mistress Lace Overlay Bandeau Prom Dress • Little Mistress • $46
ASOS WEDDING Hollywood Midi dress • Asos • $45.50
Maya Cami Strap Midi Dress with Tulle Skirt and Embellishment • Maya • $45
ASOS Kimono Sleeve with Lace Insert Maxi Dress • Asos • $44.50
ASOS Woven Cami Maxi Dress With Pleated Skirt • Asos • $44
ASOS Crepe V Back Cowl Front Maxi Dress • Asos • $43
ASOS Crepe Cross Back Asymmetric Midi Dress • Asos • $43
Elise Ryan Scalloped Lace Maxi Dress with V Back • Elise Ryan • $43
ASOS Embellished Waist Maxi Dress • Asos • $42
ASOS WEDDING Chiffon Midi Bandeau Dress With Detachable Corsage Belt • Asos • $40.50
ASOS Drape And Waterfall Skirt Dress • Asos • $40.50
ASOS Halter Neck Maxi Dress • Asos • $40
Elise Ryan Sweetheart Maxi Dress With Eyelash Lace Trim • Elise Ryan • $40
ASOS Satin Bandeau Prom Dress • Asos • $39
ASOS WEDDING Lace Top Pleated Maxi Dress • Asos • $39
ASOS WEDDING Midi Dress With Rouche Panel Detail • Asos • $38
ASOS Pencil Dress with Knot Front Detail • Asos • $38
ASOS Occasion Mesh Ruffle Maxi Dress • Asos • $36.50
ASOS Occasion Pleat Wrap Dress • Asos • $36
ASOS Maxi Dress With Crochet Waist Detail • Asos • $35.50
ASOS Lace Top Satin Pleated Midi Dress • Asos • $35
True Violet Pleated 2 in 1 Midi Dress • $35
ASOS WEDDING V Front Ruched Front Midi Dress • Asos • $34.50
ASOS Tall ASOS TALL Lace Mini Prom Dress • $34
ASOS Twist Front Mesh Sequin Midi Dress • Asos • $34
True Decadence Petite Lace Bardot Midi Prom Dress • $34
ASOS 90’s Sequin Cami Strappy Back Midi Dress • Asos • $32
ASOS One Shoulder Scuba Crepe Bardot Pencil Midi Dress • Asos • $30.50
ASOS Double Layer Textured Mini Pencil Dress • Asos • $30.50
ASOS Dobby Mesh Midi Lace Skater Dress • Asos • $29
Maya Petite Embellished Waist Cami Maxi Dress • $28.50
Paper Dolls Petite Prom Dress With Tonal Lace Overlay • $28
ASOS Strappy Midi Bodycon With Seam Detail Dress • Asos • $28
ASOS Mesh Skirt Embellished Hotfix Midi Prom Dress • Asos • $28
ASOS Halterneck Embellished Drape Front Maxi Dress • Asos • $28
ASOS Pleated Satin Caftan Midi Dress • Asos • $27
ASOS Tall ASOS TALL Embellished Waist Midi Bodycon Dress With Open Back • $26.50
ASOS Textured Pencil Dress with Lace Waist Panel • Asos • $26.50
ASOS Open Back Maxi Dress • Asos • $26.50
ASOS Side Cut Out Maxi Dress • Asos • $25.50
ASOS Drop Armhole Casual Maxi Dress • Asos • $23.50
Boohoo Petite Lace & Tulle Prom Dress • $23
ASOS WEDDING Crepe Cross Back Midi Dress • Asos • $23
ASOS Tall ASOS TALL Lingerie Soft Top Scuba Midi Dress • $22
ASOS Occasion Lace Skirt Pencil Dress • Asos • $21.50
ASOS Open Back Midi Dress • Asos • $19.50
TFNC Prom One Shoulder Dress With Corsage Detail • TFNC • $19
ASOS Midi Skater Dress With Frill Detail • Asos • $17
ASOS Halter Strappy Back Maxi Dress • Asos • $17
ASOS Double Strap Wrap Midi Dress • Asos • $16
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