Prom dresses & outfits: Everything you need for the perfect night

Taryn Davies
Published: March 23, 2017

Finding the perfect Prom dress, outfit or look can take months, there are some key elements that you need to take into account, so here we have everything you need for the perfect night.

If you really want to make a fashion statement, or you’re looking to follow the latest trends or play it safe with a timeless and classic look, we have everything you need for your perfect Prom night outfit.

Backless maxi dresses, a little black dress or a full prom skirt that’s paired with the perfect top, there are plenty of styles to choose from.

How to find the perfect prom dress

First of all, consider the location and the theme of the event, you don’t want to be overdressed or underdressed. Start from there and you’ll be on the right path to finding your ideal prom dress.

If the event calls for it wear a floor length gown that allows you to have a red carpet moment you’ll remember forever, but if it’s a little more of a casual event there’s no reason a dress with a shorter hem can’t make you feel extremely glamorous.

Another important thing to note, stay true to your original style. If you never wear prints or loud colours, then don’t wear them at your prom. Stick to what you know whether that’s wearing bright pink or a neutral shade. You’ll feel most comfortable wearing what you know and like, and that’ll show in your confidence on the evening.

This advice applies to the style of dress too, backless dresses look amazing, but if you know you won’t feel comfortable wearing it, then don’t.

Bardot dresses look classy and elegant, as do strapless gowns; these are timeless looks that’ll never date.

Choosing an alternative prom outfit

When you think prom, you instantly think dress, but a glamorous jumpsuit or skirt and top combination can look extremely stylish too. We particularly love top and skirt combinations because you can pretty much guarantee that there won’t be anyone turning up in the same look. Plus with these top and skirt combinations, you can create a look that’s very glamorous or a little more casual. Pair a full prom skirt with a simple cami for a prom event that’s keeping things unfussy, or pair your skirt with an embellished crop top for an event that’s a little more formal.

Styling your perfect prom look

Let’s start with the shoes, of course, you want them to compliment your outfit, but they need to be comfortable. You don’t want to have to sit down all even because you’re toes are crushed or the balls of your feet are in agony.

Choose a heel that’s not too high and is a little chunkier, a pair of stilettos won’t work in most situations. Plus, if you’re wearing a floor length dress, there’s every chance that a skinny heel could catch in the fabric and tear a hole in your gorgeous gown.

If your dress is embellished or patterned keep the rest of your look fuss-free with streamlined accessories that ensure your outfit is the focal point. But if you choose an outfit that’s a little plainer then add an embellished clutch, big earrings or even a choker necklace. True Decadence has some gorgeous options that are perfectly in theme with prom looks and definitely on-trend too.