Schooled on Style: Prom 2016

Prom. It’s one of the most memorable nights of your high school career, and the event that you and all your friends have spent years looking forward to. Every detail must be perfect, especially the dress! A dazzling gown is the one item that will captivate everyone with your distinctive style. That’s why we’re excited to share the best prom styles and favorite major trends for the 2016 season. From crop tops to cutouts, you’ll love all of the fun elements in this upcoming season.

Here is a look at what you might wear to rock your prom:

Crop Tops and Two-Piece Dresses

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If votes were based on the prom dress alone, two-piece gowns and crop-top designs would take the lead. 2016 is definitely the year of the crop dress. If you want to reveal a bit of midriff in a ultra-feminine and glamorous way, this two-piece ensemble is perfect for you! There’s also a cool advantage: It can be repurposed beyond the big dance.

Shop This Trend: Paris Prom Dress (from left to right)   Style No. 116702Style No. 116710.and  Style No. 116715

Backless styles

Show off some skin in our smokin’ selection of backless dresses. Having long been a red carpet favorite, this season we’re taking tips from the stars and choosing our own backless numbers to ensure you’re the one turning heads. For after-dark glamour, let the dress do the talking and match with high heels and understated jewels.

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Shop This Trend: Jovani Prom Dress Style No. 74495 and Paris Prom Style No. 116716






Sheer Illusion

Beautiful, inspirational sheer illusion bodices with intricate beading interwoven into the mesh netting are all the rage. They make a stylish and romantic statement that looks like a second skin. There’s something about the combination of covered and sheer that makes them simultaneously demure and sexy — perfect for prom 2016. This look pairs best with an updo (you want to show off the extraordinary detail in these gorgeous backs).

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Shop This Trend: (Left to right) Jovani Style No. 78654Jovani Style No. 93071 and Morrell Maxie Dress Style No. 14795


Cutouts have ripped through the fashion runways and are as popular as ever – so much so that the sliced detail has reached prom style territory. Some are very modest, showing off just a bit of skin, while others are a touch more revealing. But what we love about this emerging collections is that no matter if these looks are sliced and slashed, they maintain a cool, lady like vibe. To translate the look into your own prom look, be sure to create a balanced look by covering up elsewhere—the term “less is more” really applies here.

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Shop The Trend: Paris Prom Style No. 116723B and Jovani Style No. 92151

Floral Prints

We’re in a garden state of mind with lush, colorful looks for Prom 2016. Bold floral patterns comes on strong this spring! Dramatic, super unique, and definitely unforgettable are the first adjective that come to mind for this petal power trend.

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Shop This Trend: Jovani Style No. 98891 and Paris Prom Style No. 116707

There’s no need to travel far and wide to experience the hunt for the perfect prom dress, shop at House of Brides today!


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