Five Popular Prom Dress Styles

What to wear? What to wear indeed! When it comes to choosing a prom dress, there is so much choice out there. Here we take a look at some of the most popular choices for prom princesses.

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Do Your Research

The first thing we recommend you do is to make sure you know the various styles and types of prom dresses available; this will not only save you time but confirm your favorite choices.

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High Five

In essence, there are five main types and styles of prom dresses:

A-Line Princess or Ballgown

These styles are similar to each other although there are some differences. The ballgown style incorporates a corset bodice and a sweetheart neckline. The A-line version – check out for some of the hottest styles – has less underskirt chiffon and comes in different lengths, unlike the classic ballgown.

Mermaid or Fishtail

This fabulous dress really helps to show off curves as it fits snugly on bust, waist, hips, and thighs. It is the perfect dress for the hourglass figure and is beautifully feminine. It comes in various different guises too, Bardot, V-neck, halter neck, sweetheart, as well as backless styles.

Empire Waist

Reminiscent of a Greek goddess, this dress style has a high waist which fits just below the bustline. Generally, chiffon is the material used for the skirt. It is the perfect choice for a hot evening and is less formal than other styles.

High Low

The high low style – sometimes called asymmetric – of the prom dress is a popular choice amongst party goers. It has a fabulous zig zag hemline, long at the back and shorter at the front. Perfect for those who like to dance!

Baby Doll

This short number has a tutu style skirt and is tight across the waist. Fun and flirty, it gives the look of longer legs especially if worn with heels.

Your Call

We hope this article has provided you with all the essentials you require to get you started on your prom dress purchase. Now you know of the main styles out there it is time to decide which one will best suit you, your figure and the occasion. The fun is just about to begin! It’s time to go shopping with your friends – what are you waiting for?