Prom is one of the most important events in a young person’s life and it often comes with a lot of stressful planning: from getting the perfect dress to planning the perfect evening, everything must fall into place and run smoothly. But preparing for prom also involves checking out dresses and finding the right one. After all, it’s a one-night-only event that will forever be etched in one’s memory, so finding the perfect outfit that you’ll feel beautiful yet comfortable in is key. Here are some great tips on how to pick out the perfect dress.
- Determine your body shape and decide which neckline suits your body shape the most. Ensure that it feels as comfortable just as much as it looks good.
- Check out how the dress fits you. You want a dress that is comfortable and looks good. You don’t want a dress that may restrict your movement, especially if you intend to dance the night away.
- Choose a color that suits your skin tone and makes you look and feel like you’re glowing!
Here are some elegant dresses to wear to prom this season. Check them out!
1. Mac Duggal Scoop Neck Gown
Go for a classic Hollywood glam this prom season with this piece from Mac Duggal, which features a scoop neck, sleeveless, gown silhouette. It features straps with a shimmer and a low back and back zip closure. It’s easy to layer with a shawl or worn on its own with your favorite glamorous accessories. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Tulle Corset Essential Gown
Designed for a dramatic floor-length look, this gorgeous piece from BCBGMAXAZRIA, which features a ruffle-trimmed straight neck and back, slightly stretchy bodice and a fixed waistband, adjustable shoulder straps, inner grip trims, boning in the bodice, semi-sheer corset-style bodice, tonal contrast satin waistband, full tiered-ruffle skirt, and concealed back zip with hook-and-eye closure. Its design calls to mind Wednesday, the titular character in the popular Netflix series which dance moment went viral on the internet. Capture that vibe with this dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
3. AQUA Mikado Strapless Midi Gown
Featuring a youthful sweetheart neckline paired with a fitted bodice and seamed waist, this gorgeous dress from AQUA features a full midi skirt that is higher at the sides and pleated at the top, and a fit-and-flare silhouette. The best part of this dress is that it features side pockets, which are handy for keeping your phone while you dance the night away at prom. Exclusively available at Bloomingdale’s.
4. STAUD Spiral Dress
If you’re going for an unparalleled look for prom, try the Staud spiral dress, which features a high neckline, tie at the neck back, side zip closure, tiered hem, and a sleeveless style. This uniquely head turning dress is perfect for making a statement at prom. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. AQUA Floral Applique Gown
Breathtakingly gorgeous, this floral applique gown from AQUA is a true head-turner. It features a V-neck, sleeveless, fixed shoulder straps, padded bra inserts, mesh inserts at the sides, a banded waist, left front vent, and floral appliques at the skirt that makes it look whimsical. With a body-skimming fit through bust and waist and relaxed fit through hips, this floor-length dress also features a chic slit. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
1. AQUA Cowl Neck Gown in Emerald
You can never go wrong with an emerald piece if you’re aiming for jewel tones this season. This cowl neck gown from Aqua features a sleeveless style with fixed spaghetti strap and a seamed waist with a mermaid skirt. It’s a classic look that never goes out of style with its gorgeous hue. Exclusively available at Bloomingdale’s.
2. Mac Duggal Pleated Lace Up Back Gown in Chartreuse
Turn heads with this gorgeous goddess-like look, with a plunge V-neck paired with flutter cap sleeves. This piece from Mac Duggal features skinny lace-up straps at the open back and crossover front waistband, completed with an A-line silhouette for a look fit for deity. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
3. Aidan by Aidan Mattox Twist Front Mermaid Gown in Navy
Be regal in this gorgeous piece from Aidan by Aidan Mattox, which features a body-skimming fit through the bust and waist, relaxed fit at the hips, and a design made for a floor-length look. It features a V-neck, sleeveless, adjustable spaghetti straps, concealed back zip closure, twist detail at the bust, and an on-trend cut-out at the midriff. The look is completed with a flounce skirt and left side slit. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
4. Mac Duggal Ruched One Shoulder Gown in Berry
Here’s another piece fit for deity: the Mac Duggal ruched one shoulder gown, which comes in a deep berry color. It features an asymmetric one-shoulder neckline, sleeveless style, ruched front, and draped skirt with a side slit that’s perfect for showing just enough skin. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. AQUA Metallic Lamé Cutout Gown in Fuchsia
If you’re looking for a jewel-tone colored dress for prom, check out this piece from AQUA, which features a gorgeous plunging V-neck with fixed shoulder straps, keyhole bodice with criss cross overlay, banded waist, front left slit, strappy cutout back with hook-and-eye closures, and an allover shirring with a metallic lamé fabric that gives you just the right amount of shine so you can sparkle on the dance floor. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
Pretty, Dainty Pastels
1. Cult Gaia Raisa Feather Embellished Cutout Silk Gown in Azalea
Created from non-stretch fabric for a floor-sweeping look, this Cult Gaia piece is fitted at the bust and waist and relaxed through the hip. This dress features a deep V-neck, fixed spaghetti straps, triangle cups, on-trend cutouts at the sides and back, a retro feathered embellished hem, and elasticized back strap with concealed hook-and-eye closure. It’s perfect for turning heads on the dance floor at prom. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Tulle Corset Essential Gown in Orchid
This romantic piece from BCBGMAXAZRIA is fitted through the bust and waist and offers a generous fit through the hips with its slightly stretchy bodice and fixed waistband and an overall style that is designed for a floor-length look. This gorgeous dress features a ruffle-trimmed straight neck and back, adjustable shoulder straps, inner grip trims, boning in the semi-sheer corset-style bodice, a tonal contrast satin waistband, and full tiered-ruffle skirt. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
3. Jason Wu Crossover Tiered Tulle Dress in Pale Pink
Turn up the romance with this piece from Jason Wu, which is designed for a floor-sweeping look. It features a front crossover bodice, cutout above front seamed waist, tiered skirt with ruffled rim, and a partially open back. It’s perfect for adding a youthful, Romeo and Juliet vibe to your prom look. Made in the US. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
4. BRONX AND BANCO Megan Lace Gown in Lavender
Here’s another romantic piece that would make anyone fall in love: the Bronx and Banco Megan lace gown, which is fitted at the bust and waist and relaxed through the hips. This whimsical dress is designed for a relaxed fit and features a V-neck, A-line silhouette, and a magical allover lace in lavender. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
5. AQUA Foil Fleck Crinkle Mesh Gown
Get ready to take on the dance floor with the fleck crinkle mesh gown from AQUA, which is designed for a floor-sweeping look. It features a plunging V-neck with illusion mesh inset, rhinestone-embellished fixed spaghetti straps, pleated bodice, rhinestone-embellished waist, shirred flared skirt, high front left slit, and foil-flecked crinkled mesh for that extra shimmer. Shop at Bloomingdale’s.
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