Cute And Classy Prom Dresses Inspiration

prom dresses 2016


Chic and Cute Prom Dresses

Spring semester is about to start in full swing, and you know what that means — Prom season is upon us! Save yourself the headache and heartache of finding a dress last minute and get a head start on your shopping with our Prom Dress 2016 guide! Whether you’re going for a luxurious ball gown or a sparkly minidress, sweetheart neckline, sequins, feathers or tulle – whatever your style, have fun expressing yourself on your special night with our handpicked dresses.


1Black Dress with Spiral Tulle Skirt

Take ballerina tutus to the next level with this unique tulle skirt! Channeling the fun of hi-low dresses, the outer skirt falls spontaneously around the inner skirt, showing off your legs through asymmetrical screens of tulle. A departure from the typical princess gown, we love the artsy feel of this black dress!

2Strapless Pink Prom Dress with Sweetheart Bodice

The detailed flower embroidery evokes traditional Eastern Europe designs, while the structure of the dress is cutting-edge and modern. It might not be your wedding day, but we love this idea of mixing something old with something new. And how clutch are those pockets! Perfect for slipping in a lipstick for discreet touch-ups. Match your shoes and jewelry with your dress for an endearing look or mix it up by matching them with the color of the embroidered flowers.

3Strapless Sweetheart Evening Promgirl Gown

Are you ready for your red carpet close up? This elegant and simple dress, dazzles without being over the top and tacky. We love how the strapless sweetheart neckline shows off your shoulders and collarbones! The sparkly accent gently cinches the waist and lets the fabric drape softly down. In addition to Black this dress comes in Midnight, Turquoise, Blue Coral and Red. This piece looks great with dangly earrings and a sparkly clutch.

4Illusion Halter Short Dress

Channel Latin American vibes with this fiery and eye catching graduation dress. The illusion halter adds an air of mystery and we can’t get enough of the sparkly accents on the chest and waist. The open back is an incredibly unique look, it almost looks like you got an intricate back tattoo just for the night. The flared tulle skirt adds a girly flair, not to mention, it’ll be very comfortable to dance all night in.

5Short Floral Print Dress with Sweetheart Neckline

Pop out from the crowd with the summery sweetness of this floral printed dress! The warm orange hue of this cocktail-style dress look great with tanned and darker skin. Accessorize subtly with gold pieces like a pendant necklace or chunky bangles. The full skirt with pleats and pockets (!!) add dramatic glamour to this sassy and sweet dress.

6Plunge V-Neck Feathered Gown

Are feathers more your thing? Go all out with this Moulin Rouge esque ball gown that pulls out all the stops. The bodice is artfully sequined with flower-inspired designs that add subtle elegance to the daring, plunging v-neck of the top. The full, feather-topped skirt is so lavish you might need someone to carry your train all night! 😉

7Sparkly White Crop Top Dress

Two piece prom dresses are all the rage this season! Try this white prom dress that is edgy and new while remaining classic. The top piece has fully beaded pearls lining the sleeves and neck, while the bottom jersey skirt falls down into a graceful train. The sheer top gives off a barely-there illusion without the discomfort of an actually revealing top.

8Floral Print Illusion Two Piece Dress

This piece combines brings two trends together: floral prints and 2 piece prom dresses! The illusion midriff is perfect for those who are just flirting with the two piece trend and aren’t ready to commit just yet. 😉  The full and silky floral skirt embraces the spontaneity of spring while staying fresh, current and sophisticated.

9Keyhole Back Mermaid Prom Dress

Show off your curves with this slim fitting mermaid dress! Floral-inspired beadwork hugs your body on the top half, while the bottom explodes in a beautifully layered tulle skirt. A keyhole back shows some skin while adding subtle drama to this gown. This dress is also available in Ivory, Red, Blush and Turquoise. This dress is so glamorous on its own, it doesn’t need much accessorizing!

10Long Sequin Dress

Translating the old school fun of disco balls to modern day 2016, this sparkly floor-length gown, quite literally, dazzles the eyes. Two straps and a v-neck make this an easygoing dress you don’t have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions with. The criss-crossing cut out on the back and high side slit add sexy flair. This piece also comes in Midnight and Red.

11Choker Evening Gown

This stained glass window inspired back design steals the show in this one-of-a-kind Sherri Hill dress. A thick choker neck and demure keyhole on the front show an excited preview to the dramatic low back. Remember, black looks good on everyone while also maintaining its reputation for class and sophistication.

12Strapless Embroidered Mini Dress

We love the baroque embroidery details, they add a layer of intricacy to the simple shape of this strapless mini dress. Delicate touches like a tulle underskirt, flared skirt and low back put this short dress a cut above the rest. Bold without being too revealing, this dress is perfect for making a statement while being classy AND comfortable.

13Mint Strapless Peplum Gown

Channeling the class and sartorial heights of women in power, this dress shows off peplum and metallic detail with flair. We imagine this is how a woman CEO would dress on a rare evening off. The cool mint shade looks great on any skintone and the folded trim elongates the waist. The slinky length of this dress demurely shows off your curves!

14Lace Applique Corset Dress

Reminiscent of lace crop tops from boho music festivals, this sexy prom dress takes that summery trend to the next level. The illusion lace applique corset hints at sensuality while contrasting nicely with  the pale buttercup yellow shade of the dress. The soft chiffon skirt falls in voluminous pleats that move gently with you as you stroll through the dance floor. Highlight this piece with a few gold pieces of jewelry.

15Grecian Chiffon Dress

Toga-inspired pieces are timeless, and evoke grace and fluidity. The jeweled illusion neckline (big for 2016!) gives an updated look to this greek goddess inspired piece. We love the intricate beading detail on the waist and back! The ruched bodice adds nice texture and contrasts with the sweeping folds of the skirt. Wear your hair long and loose, or tied half up with braids to channel your inner goddess!

16One Shoulder Gradient Royal Blue Prom Dress

This beautiful blue evening gown looks like it’s been dip-dyed in hues of royal blue. The subtle gradient of the skirt evokes the depth of famous paintings like Van Gogh’s Starry Night. The one shoulder is a comfortable alternative to strapless styles, and the rhinestone detailing on the strap and waist look like stars on an inky sky.

17Long Sleeve Lilac Dress with Open Back

Think a long sleeve dress is prudish? Think again. This lace and tulle dress is hot, hot and hot. The top part of the dress fits snugly, think bodycon, with an open back and barely there lace detailing. Thigh down the skirt flares out in a beautiful tulle train with lace flowers. This dress is stunning and eye catching, so be prepared for the stares!

18Black & White Boho Prom Dresses

If you’re more into the Boho chic style, this 2 color black and white Boho summer dress is perfect for prom night! The high waistband has a slimming effect and the Silk chiffon maxi skirt with 2 slits on the front gently sweeps down. An elegant and gorgeous look, perfect for those trying for dramatic glam.

19High Neck Two Piece Evening Gown

A beautifully intricate bodice with silver beading shows off this stunning princess ball gown. The high neck with regal designs looks straight out of an Arthurian court, while the two piece style is right in step with the times. The nude/ivory hue of this gown shows us that you don’t have to be colorful to be stunning.

20A Line Prom Dress with Satin Ribbon

For a dress that looks like it came straight off the runway, try this high fashion, A line dress. The big bow and strong pleats have the dramatized look of runway pieces. Go for light, natural looking makeup to channel your inner runway model, with maybe a bright pop of color like red or fuschia lips.

21Boho High Neck Jewel Prom Dress

Last but not least another Bohemian style two piece dress. The high neck top piece and the white long lace skirt complete each other with beaded blue stone jewels. A totally chic and sexy look!



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