Prom Dress Style Guide short prom dresses

Here to Party: Short Prom Dresses

Short Prom DressWhen you think of the typical prom dress, what comes to mind? Likely a long, flowing gown, either simple or loaded up with embellishments, depending on your personal style, of course. But here’s a ‘lil secret: your prom dress doesn’t have to be the conventional long evening dress, especially if your school’s dress code is a bit more flexible.

If semi-formal attire is permitted, why not switch up your style with ::gasp:: a short prom dress? Perfect if temperatures are warm where you live or you’re just looking for something unique, a short prom dress is also more freeing for the dance floor (as in, showing off your best Beyoncé moves). Plus, it solves the dilemma of a sad dress sitting in your closet after prom, since a short hemline is versatile for future events, like a wedding or even a holiday bash. Ready to shorten up? Here’s a few things to keep in mind if you are considering a short dress for prom:

Check with your school’s dress code! Then, check again. You definitely don’t want to fall for the perfect style only to discover it’s not appropriate for prom night.

Consider comfort, always. Prom can take place in the dead of winter, but even a spring date can have unpredictable weather. Don’t find yourself shivering in a chic shortie! Feeling good = looking good, so if temps look warm for your prom night, go for a short style!
Ok, so your school allows it and the temps are on your side (hooray!) Now it’s time to talk style. Seeking something fun and whimsical? Try a fit and flare skirt, which gives a bit more volume to your look (check out the style above). Prefer something form-fitting? Show off your curves in a body con style that’s slim throughout. Either way, you’ll kill it on the dance floor.

Ready, set, shop! Browse all prom dresses here. Xo, Camille