Short and Sweet vs. Hollywood Glamour—Our Top Picks for Prom 2021

Posted February 13, 2021 by in Fashion

With prom season around the corner, dress shopping is on every girl’s mind. With an overwhelming array of choices, it can be hard to know where to start! 

If you’ll be attending prom this year, here are some ideas on what to wear:

Long and Glamourous 

Traditional and sophisticated, long dresses for prom will be forever in style. If you’ve always wanted to look like a Hollywood starlet but don’t want to wear a gown to the mall, this is your chance! Prom is all about the glitz and the glam, and a long dress will fit the occasion perfectly. 

Suit Up 

Why not be daring and stand out from the crowd in a gorgeous, tailored tuxedo! If you’re not the girly type or just want to mix it up, a suit is a total power play. Pair with a sequined top tucked into wide leg suit pants or let a silk blouse flow over skinny trousers. Slick your hair into a low bun with a fierce smoky eye to complete the look! 

Woman wearing a three piece suit and hat.

Jump Around!

If you’re sick of dresses and longing for the freedom of pants, a jumpsuit is a great compromise. A classy jumpsuit provides you with the formality of a dress while offering comfort and modesty. Great if you want to show off your latest TikTok dance moves.

Short and Sweet

Flippy hemmed, shift, A-line or baby doll, there are many styles of short dresses, but all equally fun and flirty. If you want to up the glamour, choose a dress with embellishments such as sequined detailing, a bold pattern or a bright and beautiful colour. 

Midi…

Perfect for body contouring, a midi will show off your shape. If you’re shorter then look for a petite dress that cuts off just below knee length, this will make your legs look longer. If you’ve got a larger chest, opt for a midi wrap dress which will flatter all your curves.

A Classic LBD

You cannot beat a Little Black Dress. The colour that suits almost anyone and appears classy, elegant, and timeless all in one. No matter your body shape, there will be an LBD for everyone, you just need to pick your favourite style.

Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!

Once you’ve picked your perfect outfit, you need to find some pieces to compliment it. Consider the colour, cut, and shape of your outfit. If you’ve gone for a full length gown, pair with drop jewelled earrings and curled hair to complete the red carpet look.

If you’ve opted for an A-line halter neck dress, then think about tying your hair up to show off your shoulders. 

Fancy Feet

Shoes are super important to your outfit. Not only do you want to look good, you also need to make sure that you’re comfortable. You’re going to be spending a long time on your feet, so watch out for anything that will rub or cause you pain. You want to remember the incredible night you had, not your toes being in agony!

What sort of style will you be choosing this year? Sound off in the comments below! With plenty of other occasions coming up, we’ve got your outfits covered, Check out some Valentines top picks here!