Trends to Watch
• Colors: Gowns in red, white, black and nude are big.
• Embellishments: Sparkle is at a restrained level this year—look for sleek lines and understated beading instead.
• Silhouettes and hemlines: High-low hemlines are phasing out while crop top and classic mermaid-style gowns continue to be huge. Look for ball gowns to play an increasingly big role at this year’s prom.
Sparkly black trim pairs with soft pink to give this dress its modern edge.
Luxe Redux Dress; $65, modcloth.com
Soft blush is flattering on virtually every complexion.
Sequined Chiffon Maxi Dress; $30, forever21.com
A perfect LBD made better with just-right gold accents.
Fitted Dress; $40, hm.com
We love this dress' pretty halter top.
Tricks of the Trade Maxi Dress; $68, lulus.com
The sweet floral details will compliment her corsage.
Strapless Beaded Waist Dress; $99, davidsbridal.com
Here's a crop top that's modern and tasteful.
Two Piece Cap Sleeve Print Dress; $79, promgirl.com
A mermaid silhouette gets even prettier paired with lace.
Strapless Lace Mermaid Dress; $99, promgirl.com
This ethereal gown has the most beautiful movement.
Always Charming Strapless Maxi Dress; $80, lulus.com
We love the unexpectedness of a bright blue.
Sleeveless Scoop Neck Dress; $99, simplydresses.com