Say no to stereotypes. Whether it’s long gowns, no gowns, pants, or minis, prom is our time to show uniqueness and let our personality run wild. If your search for prom dress ideas is falling a little flat and you’re yawning over black-tie assumptions, we have three words for you – alternative prom dresses. Check out our top picks of prom outfits for the unapologetic outcasts. Think cute co-ords, androgynous tailoring and swoon-worthy metallic hues. Prepare to be inspired – we’ll see you on the dancefloor.
Prom Suits for Women
Enter the suit. We’re talking sharp tailoring, boxy blazers and intricate details. Our favorite? This dreamy purple metallic combo. With wide-leg pants that drape from the hips, say goodbye to restrictions on getting down and dirty on the dancefloor. The cropped boxy blazer teases a hint of the stomach, and the balance of icy, shimmer hues adds a formal finish. The tie sleeve detail that wraps around the cuffs completes the look. Androgynous prom outfits are a major trend for 2022, FYI. (But shhh, keep it quiet.)
Two Piece Prom Dresses
For the individualists. A 2 piece prom dress can deliver drama like no other. Whether showing off a little midriff or playing with layering pieces, a two-piece combo not only shakes up the traditional but helps to dress down a formal look. This halter top and maxi skirt co-ord made with elegant, plush satin hugs the body’s natural curves and exposes the shoulders and back. To dial up the black-tie factor, pair with diamante drop earrings. Another stylish take on a two-piece prom dress is to drape a shirt over a matching mini. Keep the fabric to satins, silks, and sequins for a picture-perfect finish.
A luxe prom jumpsuit is a failsafe throw-on-and-go option. Whether you’re opting for conservatively covered or brazenly skin bearing, a prom jumpsuit stands out in a sea of gowns. This hot pink jumpsuit skims the leg, gradually flowing out from the knee, while its long sleeves and fitted top showcases your silhouette. Ideal for bodies that tend to have a smaller bust and waist and gorgeously curvy hips, as a wide or straight leg jumpsuit balances out proportions for a flattering fit. Because the best prom outfits leave you feeling comfortable, even when everybody’s looking your way.
Mini Prom Dresses
Not a total wild card, but prom shouldn’t translate to long gowns only. If your legs are your favorite feature, rock a statement mini that hits the thigh and elongates the look of the legs. Deliver the sparkle with elevated embellishments. Exhibit A. The multi-colored sequins mirror the light and leave you (literally) glowing. Plus, the subtle camouflaged belt cinches in the waist, enhancing or alluding to a heavenly hourglass figure. Mixing different prom dress styles with your girl gang helps your prom pics to pop too.