The Biggest #Prom Dress Trend: Go Viral or Go Home.

The Biggest #Prom Dress Trend: Go Viral or Go Home.

I love to follow trends as much as any fashionista. But I gotta tell you, there isn’t anything better than shopping for the perfect party dress, and also nothing worse than shopping at the same prom dress stores and websites for the same boring prom dresses that other girls are going to be wearing. Some girls won’t go to a prom or bridal chain store simply to avoid an embarrassing night of wearing the exact same dress as someone else. I have seen this happen with many teens in smaller towns who have limited options. I designed a prom dress for a girl 10 years ago and she told me all of the girls at her school swooned. I’m not gonna lie, she was stunning. Here’s the dress:

Many teens choose to sew their own dress, or have their dress custom made. I think this is a great idea if you want something totally unique and all your own. Picking out the fabric is probably my favorite part!


Celeste ‘s amazing pale pink prom gown was made by her mom. Her evening was as unforgettable as her dress, though, when she and her best friend/prom date were crowned homecoming queen and king, and to top it off, Justin Bieber showed up!
No kidding.

I have seen some fabulous custom made dresses, as well as a few re-made prom dresses (No, I’m not talking Pretty in Pink style) I honestly love you, Molly, but that dress. SRSLY?

Well, it did have that cold shoulders thing going for it, tho’.

If you are crunched for time, and you definitely want something different, special and unique, try some stores unlike the typical David’s Bridal or Prom stores. You never know what you’ll discover. And the whole idea is to look your best. If it’s a simple gown, it can be easily dressed up with the right jewelry.

Honestly, if I were going to do it all over again, my pick would be something elegant and memorable. I’d have to go Hollywood and do it red-carpet style. I mean, prom only happens once in your life. Make sure the dress is on point 😉

The girl who made her prom dress go viral

Faith Thigpen wanted something so unique, she opted out of the classic prom dress and went for a jaw-dropping $1,995 Angel Brinks jumpsuit that went viral and shut it down. I have a feeling she totally raised the bar for young ladies everywhere. I can’t wait to see who wears what next.

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FYI: these are the most searched types of prom dresses on Google:

1 Two piece prom dresses
2 Short prom dresses
3 Long sleeve prom dresses
4 Mermaid prom dresses
5 Long prom dresses

Here are the top trends for prom season right now, mixed with some red-carpet styles to make jaws drop and Instagram accounts blow up. Whatever dress you decide to wear, I know you’re going to look gorgeous. Most of all, have fun and …Here’s to going out with a bang (and I hope to see your prom dress pic go viral!)

2-Pc. Prom Dress Styles

Two piece prom dresses are definitely in! In fact, they are the #1 searched for dress this season. The high neck halter style tops take the trend into prom season with bare midriff and natural waist skirt.


Create a stylish edge with this black studded two-piece gown from Say Yes to the Prom, $189 Macys


2-pc Baby blue prom dress features rhinestones, soft chiffon add a lot of sweet! By Say Yes to the prom, $179 Macys


2-pc Sapphire Blue ballgown with beaded top


La Femme burgundy 2-pc showstopper dress, Nordstrom $568

Short Prom Dresses


Art deco style gold mini dress, $195


Adelyn Rae wispy black lace dress with illusion neckline, $108

Bohemian, Ethereal Maxi Dress Styles


Princess Ariel skirt and matching Matching King Crop Top by MuMu is an equally perfect dress for weddings, dances, balls and proms. Be a Princess.


Floral sheer boho prairie dress, by Lurelly $565

Blush and Nude Colors


2-Pc runway-ready nude colored prom dress $169


Beaded neckline goddess prom dress in pale blush, $79


Rory Beca Hampton Gown, $150

Pink Needle & Thread evening gown

Needle & Thread Daisy Embroidered Gown, $500 (sadly, not cheap) I’m kind of obsessed with Needle & Thread dresses right now. They are absolutely gorgeous and the details are amazing.


Adrianna Papell embroidered floral lace gown

Deep Red, Vintage Bombshell & Mermaid Silhouettes

Monique Lhuillier Red Floral Lace Gown with long sleeves, On Sale $417


Marchesa, on Sale $597 Yikes


Rachel Zoe Red Lace mermaid gown with cap sleeves


Sequined metallic mermaid style gown, Lulus $96


vintage 40s style Amsale one-shoulder dress with chiffon overlay, $190


What kind of dress are you wearing to prom??? Share a link or let us know in the comments below! 🙂 

2 thoughts on “The Biggest #Prom Dress Trend: Go Viral or Go Home.”

  • Shops that sell prom dresses keep a computer file registry of schools and dresses bought, so that shoppers are told if someone else from their school already purchased the exact dress. Prom dresses, unlike wedding dresses, are considered limited editions, so that it is really hard to wear the same dress as another student.

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