Prom Dress Trends for 2016
Prom season is here, and that means hunting for the perfect dress for that special night. Read up on this year's prom dress trends, and find "the one." Most dresses featured here cost under $150 — so there's room in your budget for cute shoes, too!
Dresses that resemble a top and skirt are a hot pick in 2016. Customize this look by choosing a dramatic ballgown-style maxi or midi skirt, and pairing it with a fun halter or modest crop top.
Captivating Cap Sleeves
The cap sleeve trend is all the rage for both bridal and prom dresses this year. Sheer or sequined cap sleeves offer a cool way to feel a bit more covered-up on prom night.
These pretty party dresses are a great look for just about anyone. The structured top and flowy bottom will be comfy all night on the dance floor.
Stunning in Studs
Want to make a fierce fashion statement? The bejeweled bodice trend continues this season, with bolder-than-ever sequins and studs adorning the tops of gowns.
The cut-out trend is still super popular this year. Designers now offer the cut-out look in more modest styles that don't show nearly as much skin as cut-out gowns you've seen on the red carpet. (Just be aware of your school's dress code for prom night.)
So Many Sequins
Bring on the bedazzling! All-over sequins in all different metallic shades are an eye-catching look for prom. Pair a sparkly sequin gown with solid accessories and minimal jewelry.
Tiered ruffles look beautiful in any hue. You'll find both long and short dresses with this layered look this prom season.
Can't decide on a color? Shades of ivory and white stand out in the sea of black and bright colors on prom night. Be sure to pick a unique style that's not-too-bridal.
Look great from every angle! Dresses with different backs — from racerback to keyhole cut-outs — are all the rage.
If a dress isn't your teen's style, a jumpsuit could be the perfect alternative. Choose red, black, or another classic color, and add fancy accessories to step up the look for your formal affair.