The academic year’s nearly ending, and with summer approaching so does prom season! It’s time to start preparing for your prom with researching trends, ideas and blogs. To make it easier for you we’ve put together a prom edit with trends, colours, materials and prom dresses that we just know you’ll adore. Whether you’re into evening gowns, black prom dresses or you’re afraid you won’t find any plus size prom dresses, this edit will guide you through some of this season’s best prom dresses.
Prom Edit: All the prom dresses
Let’s start with the most important thing: you must feel confident in your dress. Confidence will make you stand out, not necessarily the dress!
Now, the basics of prom dresses:
Choose the right length: whether you go mini, midi or maxi, make sure it fits your body type. As a petite, better go for mini or maxi and avoid midi at all costs. But if you’re tall, please do try a few midi dresses.
Choose the right colour: Blondes - go for warm, red tinted colours. Brunettes and black-headed - pick a cool blue or green. Gingers - try violet for a change.
Choose the right material: Silk, satin and cotton are your best friends. Stay away from nylon, suede and leather at all cost.
Black evening gowns vs black prom dresses
Luckily, black’s for everyone. Always the classic and safe option - if you end up opting for black don’t feel bad, there truly isn’t any better dress than the little black dress, right? Anyhow, if you want to go all out definitely go through black evening gowns to find your perfect one. But if you rather go somewhat smaller, check out black prom dresses for your dress.
Embellished cape gown4More details
Off the shoulder ruffled mini dress8 12More details
- Farfetch£1,760.00Marchesa Notte
Rose appliqué gown12 14 16More details
- Farfetch£9,173.00Vera Wang
Lace flared frill4 6 8 10More details
- Farfetch£275.00Three Floor
Vibrancy dress4 6 8 10 12 14More details
Ruched v2More details
All the plus size prom dresses you’ll ever want
Did you think we would forget about you? No way! We get it, sometimes it can be hard to find dresses that will fit you 100%, but here’s a little secret: no dress ever fits everyone 100%. Their secret is a seamstress. So, find something that fits you more or less, and get it fitted with someone. That way, with your plus size prom dresses you’ll shine just as well as any other girl at prom.
- Amazon£195.00Vera Mont
Women's Kleider Maxi Cocktail Sleeveless Dress8 10More details
Women's Cocktail Sleeveless Dress6 (Manufacturer size: XXS) 8 (Manufacturer size: XS) 10 (Manufacturer size:S) 12 (Manufacturer size:M) 14 (Manufacturer size:L) 16 (Manufacturer size: XL) 18 (Manufacturer size: XXL)More details
- Amazon£151.60Vera Mont
Women's Cocktail Short Sleeve Dress - - 1414More details
Women's Nett Bow Gown Dress8 14 16More details
Women's 0031/4825 Cocktail Dress - Blue - 16UK 6 UK 8 UK 16More details
- Amazon£13.81Dorothy Perkins
Women's Luxe Satin Sweetheart, Cut Out Back Party and Evening Dresses12 14More details
Women's Luxe: Bardot Belted Midi Prom Party Dress6 8 10More details
£54.88My Evening Dress
Women's Emily Knee-Length Plain Halterneck Dress6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20More details
£59.11My Evening Dress
Women's Marlene Party6 8 10 14 16 20 22More details
- SALEJohn Lewis£63.00
Sparkly Pleated Party Dress8 10 14 16More details
£275.00Needle & Thread
Embellished Tulle Gown - Ivory1UK4 UK14 UK16More details
Louise Herringbone Silk-jacquard Gown - IvoryIT36 IT38 IT42 IT44 IT46More details
The accessories you need
Skyfall Starburst Signature ring in Gold3 4 5 6More details
Envious Evil Eye ring5 6 7 8More details
- Farfetch£59.00KASUN LONDON
Crocodile ringM L KMore details
- Vestiaire Collective£901.14NON SIGNÉ / UNSIGNED
White gold EarringsOne sizeMore details
- SALEVestiaire Collective£342.83
Metal NecklaceOne sizeMore details
- SALEVestiaire Collective£280.00
Pearls NecklaceOne sizeMore details
- Vestiaire Collective£1,670.92Tiffany & Co.
Yellow EarringsOne sizeMore details
- SALEVestiaire Collective£1,528.09
Leather Clutch BagOne sizeMore details
- SALEVestiaire Collective£325.29
Patent leather Clutch BagOne sizeMore details
- SALEVestiaire Collective£121.28
Leather Clutch BagOne sizeMore details
- John Lewis£28.00Large Faux Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Hair CombMore details
- John Lewis£12.00Cubic Zirconia Leaf Hair Grips, Pack of 4More details
The shoes you need
There’s no other option here, your heels are your second best friend during prom! Either go for platform heels, wedge heels or for your good old pair of pumps. If your dress is sparkly, leave the glittery heels behind, but if your dress doesn't have much glamour, do go for a pair of sparkly heels.
With this edit we’re sure you’re making a good start to your prom dress hunt! Do not hesitate to go through our categories and search for a particular item: we’ve got filters ready to help you out. Good luck with finding your prom dress!