70+ Prom Dress Ideas to Pick One as Per Your Body Type and Skin Tone

Prom events are beautifully arranged to portray all you women in beautiful prom dresses. It’s the time to flaunt your style and make a bold fashion statement. Whether you wish to look cute, glam, or want to sport a vintage look, we’ve got you covered. If finding a perfect prom dress has left you stumped, read through the tips and explore the gallery with unique prom dress ideas. A glittering prom gown might look awesome on your best friend, but not on you. Yes! You need to know what the right choice is for you.

Prom Fashion Trends That Are Timeless

The last year has attracted people with the trending prom outfits, like the off-shoulder dark colored dresses giving a grunge look, the printed tapestry sketched gown with simple jewelry and the glamorous designer evening gowns giving a vintage look. These prom fashion trends are here to stay.

While selecting you prom outfits, some more points to look at are given below.

Points To Keep In Mind While Purchasing a Prom Dress

  • Comfort: The prom dress should be made of a comfortable material and the fabric should be smooth such that it doesn’t give way to any wardrobe malfunction.
  • Vibrant Colors: The dress should essentially be attractive and stunning, the look and color of the dress should be dynamic. More importantly, the color choice of the dress should depend on your skin tone, the color of your hair and eyes too.
  • Well-fitted: The dress should be well-fitted and shouldn’t hang loose on the body as that would spoil the glam look. Pick the style as per your body type by going through the below-mentioned tips.

Prom Dress Types

Some of the most popular prom dress types include:

  • A-Line Prom Dresses
  • Halter Neck Prom Outfits
  • Ball Gowns
  • Empire Waist Dresses
  • Celebrity Inspired Gowns
  • Cocktail Dresses
  • High Low Style
  • Casual Frock Style Prom Dresses

Which Prom Dress Should You Wear As Per Your Body Type?

Know your body type i.e. apple body, pear body, rectangle figure, or hourglass and then make the selection. Dressing as a prom star means downplaying the problem areas of the body while accentuating the assets.

If you are busty i.e. have narrow hips and large bust, try and draw attention to the face with perfect makeup. Pick dresses that add curves to the hip area and create a balanced/defined waist. If you have beautiful legs, show them off, but do not pick a very short dress. While slender girls with a thin frame should choose belted waist, slits, asymmetric necklines etc. that accentuate the lean and long physique. For a petite body, narrow cuts are recommended with pleated/wrapped bodice so as to successfully create an illusion of beautiful curves.

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  • Best Prom Style for Hourglass Body Type: Hourglass body type women should prefer slim-fitting prom dresses. Since the hourglass shape ladies have a naturally proportional figure, they have a perfect figure to flaunt. Virtually all prom dress styles look wonderful on such ladies. Check the gallery for figure-flattering dresses. V-necks, pencil cuts, form-fitting dresses would help you attract eyeballs. Avoid round necks or baggy dresses completely.

 

  • Best Prom Style for an Apple Shaped Body: When most of your weight is in the middle part of the body, it is an apple shaped body type. If shorter undefined waist and slimmer legs is what defines you, choose an empire waist dress with an embellished top which attracts attention to the upper half of your body. Avoid ruffles and fussy dresses and choose simple cuts. Prefer an A-line prom look with a full skirt, V neckline that hides the bust part and gives a longer look to your neck. Wear a dress that can camouflage the middle section of your body – say a dress with embellished ruching. Show-off your legs with a high-low prom gown or a designer short dress, if you love the shape of your legs!

 

  • Best Prom Style for Pear Shaped Body: When you have a defined waistline with hips larger than the bust, your body is pear-shaped. In this case, flaunt your waist! Add volume to upper half of the body in a way that accentuates the petite waist and downplays the lower half of the body. A-line skirt with a strapless top or fitted open neckline is the best choice for the pear-shaped Spaghetti-strapped dresses or open back gowns to let onlookers admire your upper part is our recommendation. Avoid shift prom dresses strictly.

How to Choose the Prom Dress Color Based on Your Skin Tone and Color of the Hair/Eyes?

Prom dresses look most stunning in warm shades like ivory, rich brown, orange, gold, champagne etc. If you are not fair, avoid extremely bright shades like true black, clear white etc. as that might draw attention to yellow skin tone. However, some universal colors have been ruling the prom fashion since time immemorial i.e. the shades in purple and camel color. No need to take a quiz on prom dress color anymore. Read on to make your selection as per the color of your eyes, hair, and skin.

  • Fair-Medium Skin and Light Eye Blonde Hair Girls: Choose pastel blues, mints, and pale pinks. More like the Disney princess or Cinderella ball gown colors. Picking lighter hues accentuates the natural features and lets you look fresh and don an ethereal prom look.
  • Pale Skin Complexion, Brown Eyes and Red Hair Girls: Dramatic contrast can let you highlight the striking color of your hair. Make your impressive features rule the prom night with warm hues like peach or contrasting shades like emerald green.
  • White Skin tone, Piercing Eyes and Dark Medium-Long Hair: Play up your party look with signature deep black. You can choose cool pure white with bright red lip color or solid turquoise shade too for a striking look.
  • Olive Skin, Dark Eyes and Hair: For the olive-skinned beauties, the best colors to choose are coral, navy, mustard yellow, salmon pink and of course olive green. With deep features, these bright colors would add to your beauty.

With our suggestions, get ready for an alluring look in a gorgeous prom dress. For the most trending prom dress ideas, check out the gallery with a variety of long dresses, short dresses and plus size prom dresses too.

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Explore Amazing Prom Dress Ideas

Adorable Mermaid Burgundy Lace Prom Outfit

Adorable Mermaid Burgundy Lace Prom Outfit

A-line Red Off Shoulder Satin Gown With Box Pleats for Prom

A-line Red Off Shoulder Satin Gown With Box Pleats for Prom

Alluring Crystal Studded Mermaid Party Dress With Sweep Train

Alluring Crystal Studded Mermaid Party Dress With Sweep Train

Amazing Sheath Prom Dress in Black

Amazing Sheath Prom Dress in Black

Awesome Mermaid Styled Gown With Ruffles At Bottom For prom

Awesome Mermaid Styled Gown With Ruffles At Bottom For Prom

Baby Pink Off Shoulder A-line Gown With Crystal Decoration

Baby Pink Off Shoulder A-line Gown With Crystal Decoration

Beaded Back Ivory Gown For Prom

Beaded Back Ivory Gown For Prom

Beige Deep V-Back Prom Gown With Floral Embroidery

Beige Deep V-Back Prom Gown With Floral Embroidery

Black Off Shoulder Long Front-Slit Gown

Black Off Shoulder Long Front-Slit Gown

Blue And Silvery Strapped A-line Gown To Slay The Prom Look

Blue And Silvery Strapped A-line Gown To Slay The Prom Look

Box Pleated High Low Prom Gown In Pink With Sweetheart Neck

Box Pleated High Low Prom Gown In Pink With Sweetheart Neck

Bright Red Off-Shoulder Lacy Cocktail Prom Dress

Bright Red Off-Shoulder Lacy Cocktail Prom Dress

Cape Off Shoulder High Low Gown Or Short Tube Dress In Black For Prom

Cape Off Shoulder High Low Gown Or Short Tube Dress In Black For Prom

Charming Black High Low Prom Outfit

Charming Black High Low Prom Outfit

Classic Red Satin Floor-Length Gown With Box pleats

Classic Red Satin Floor-Length Gown With Box pleats

Criss Cross Strap Aqua Gown with Open Back and High Slit

Criss Cross Strap Aqua Gown with Open Back and High Slit

Crystal Studded One Shoulder Beige Gown To Complete The prom Look

Crystal Studded One Shoulder Beige Gown To Complete The prom Look

Dark Beige Netted Gown With Studded Bodice

Dark Beige Netted Gown With Studded Bodice

Dazzling Ruffled Mermaid Gown For A Picture Perfect Prom Look

Dazzling Ruffled Mermaid Gown For A Picture Perfect Prom Look

Deep Blue Flare Tulle Gown with Halter Neckline

Deep Blue Flare Tulle Gown with Halter Neckline

Digital Printed Two piece In Dark Blue For prom

Digital Printed Two piece In Dark Blue For Prom

Elegant Burgundy Open-Back Prom Outfit

Elegant Burgundy Open-Back Prom Outfit

Emerald Green Satin Stylish Gown with Deep Neckline and Back Pattern

Emerald Green Satin Stylish Gown with Deep Neckline and Back Pattern

Fairy Pink Off Shoulder Crystal Studded Gown For A Perfect Look

Fairy Pink Off Shoulder Crystal Studded Gown For A Perfect Look

Floral Decoration At Thr Neck With Black Off Shoulder Gown

Floral Decoration At Their Neck With Black Off Shoulder Gown

Flowing A line peachy Gown For Prom Girls

Flowing A-line Peachy Gown For Prom Girls

Fresh Purple Embroidered Gown For Prom During Spring

Fresh Purple Embroidered Gown For Prom During Spring

Full Lacy Off White A-line Gown To Get The Princes Look

Full Lacy Off White A-line Gown To Get The Princes Look

Full-Satin Off Shoulder Gown for Eye-catching Presence at Prom Night

Full-Satin Off Shoulder Gown for Eye-catching Presence at Prom Night

Goddess look With This Studded Maroon Gown For Prom

Goddess look With This Studded Maroon Gown For Prom

Halter Neck Maroon Gown With Laces On The Bust

Halter Neck Maroon Gown With Laces On The Bust

Heavily Beaded Top Maroon Gown For From In A-line Pattern

Heavily Beaded Top Maroon Gown For From In A-line Pattern

Highly Ruffled Purple High Low Gown For Prom

Highly Ruffled Purple High Low Gown For Prom

Jewelled One Shoulder Gown In Light Blue

Jewelled One Shoulder Gown In Light Blue

Knotted At Bust Aquamarine Strap Shoulder Flary Gown

Knotted At Bust Aquamarine Strap Shoulder Flare Gown

 

Light Green Two piece Satin Dress For Prom

Light Green Two piece Satin Dress For Prom

Long Prom Dress with Side Slit and Deep V-neck

Long Prom Dress with Side Slit and Deep V-neck

Metallic Blue Prom Dress Designs

Metallic Blue Prom Dress Designs

Metallic Blue Prom Dress Designs

Metallic Blue Prom Dress Designs

Navy Blue Detailed Embroidered Bodice Prom Gown

Navy Blue Detailed Embroidered Bodice Prom Gown

Navy Lacy High Low Prom Gown To Rock The Party

Navy Lacy High Low Prom Gown To Rock The Party

Neat And Well Designed Maroon Sleeveless Gown

Neat And Well Designed Maroon Sleeveless Gown

Off Shoulder Vibrant Red A-line Gown To Wear For Prom

Off Shoulder Vibrant Red A-line Gown To Wear For Prom

Open Back A-line Lacy Gown To Nail The Prom Look

Open Back A-line Lacy Gown To Nail The Prom Look

Perfect Prom Gown In Maroon With Off Shoulder

Perfect Prom Gown In Maroon With Off Shoulder

Perfect Prom Look with Sequin Short Backless Dress

Perfect Prom Look with Sequin Short Backless Dress

Pink And Black One Shoulder Cocktail Dress To Get The Teen Look

Pink And Black One Shoulder Cocktail Dress To Get The Teen Look

Plus Sized Purple Side Slit Gown With A Touch Of Silver

Plus Sized Purple Side Slit Gown With A Touch Of Silver

Princess Gown In Red To Wear At Prom

Princess Gown In Red To Wear At Prom

Printed A-line Gown In Gray With Tied Back

Printed A-line Gown In Gray With Tied Back

Sapphire Blue A-line Gown With Silvery Straps To Get The Gody Look

Sapphire Blue A-line Gown With Silvery Straps To Get The Gody Look

Sapphire Blue A-line Gown With Silvery Straps

Sapphire Blue A-line Gown With Silvery Straps

Satin Two Piece In Pink To Give The Elegant Prom Look

Satin Two Piece In Pink To Give The Elegant Prom Look

Sequin Embellished Halter Neck Lacy Prom Gown With Satin Lining

Sequin Embellished Halter Neck Lacy Prom Gown With Satin Lining

Shaded In Blue And White Flare Prom Gown

Shaded In Blue And White Flare Prom Gown

Sheath Gown In Peach With Glittery Bust

Sheath Gown In Peach With Glittery Bust

Shimmery Maroon A-Line Gown For Prom To Get A Different Look

Shimmery Maroon A-Line Gown For Prom To Get A Different Look

Shining Colorful Heart Neck Gowns For Prom To Try

Shining Colorful Heart Neck Gowns For Prom To Try

Short Black Tulle Prom Night Dress in Gold

Short Black Tulle Prom Night Dress in Gold

Silk Red Gown With A Heart And Arrow Waist Accessory

Silk Red Gown With A Heart And Arrow Waist Accessory

Silvery Ruffled A-line Off Shoulder Dress With A Crystal Waist Belt To Enhance The Silhouette

Silvery Ruffled A-line Off Shoulder Dress With A Crystal Waist Belt To Enhance The Silhouette

Simple Heart Neck Off Shoulder Red Prom Gown With A Waist Detailing

Simple Heart Neck Off Shoulder Red Prom Gown With A Waist Detailing

 

Sky Blue Satin And Netted A-line Gown With White Embroidered Flowers

Sky Blue Satin And Netted A-line Gown With White Embroidered Flowers

Sleeveless Satin Turquoise Prom Gown

Sleeveless Satin Turquoise Prom Gown

Stitched And Stretched Red Strappy Gown

Stitched And Stretched Red Strappy Gown

Stylish Back Pink Satin Cocktail Dress For Summer Prom

Stylish Back Pink Satin Cocktail Dress For Summer Prom

The Prom Queen Look With This Maroon Off Shoulder Gown And Accessories

The Prom Queen Look With This Maroon Off Shoulder Gown And Accessories

Touch Of Gold On White High Low Prom Gown

Touch Of Gold On White High Low Prom Gown

Twinkling Blue Fairytale Gown With Unique Sleeves

Twinkling Blue Fairytale Gown With Unique Sleeves

Two Piece Maroon Prom Dress With A Strappy Top And A-line Long Skirt

Two Piece Maroon Prom Dress With A Strappy Top And A-line Long Skirt

Unconventional Green Prom Outfit To Look Different

Unconventional Green Prom Outfit To Look Different

Unique Burgundy Off the Shoulder Prom Dress

Unique Burgundy Off the Shoulder Prom Dress

Variants of Red Off Shoulder Prom Gown

Variants of Red Off Shoulder Prom Gown

Varieties Of Halter Neck A-line Prom Dress Ideas

Varieties Of Halter Neck A-line Prom Dress Ideas

Velvety Royal Blue Off Shoulder A-line Gown To Look Classy For Prom

Velvety Royal Blue Off Shoulder A-line Gown To Look Classy For Prom

Vintage-style Off Shoulder Gown with Embroidery At The Waist

Vintage-style Off Shoulder Gown with Embroidery At The Waist

V-neck A-Line Prom Dress with Beading

V-neck A-Line Prom Dress with Beading

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