Over the past month or so, I've spend a whole lot of time looking online for prom dresses and as a result have accumulated a large number of links to beautiful dresses! As I've been lucky enough to find mine already, I thought that I could put together some of these links to help any of you who are on the hunt for their perfect dress this coming prom season.The dresses range from roughly £20-£300 and I've tried to find a selection of all different styles and colours so hopefully there should be one or two that take your fancy whatever your taste, body shape or budget! I recommend clicking on their links to have a close look - the ones in the 'lights' section especially have some with beautiful details that don't show up too well unless enlarged. Enjoy...
I had my heart set on a metallic prom dress for a good while - I actually ordered the silver pleated one, but it didn't end up suiting me. The material was beautiful though - it felt almost vintagey and was more 'burnt' looking than it looked online, which I thought was a good thing. I love all these dresses to pieces and I think they're nice and unusual too - a but of individuality is always nice for prom!
Aside from the printed ones, these are all the same dress just in different lengths, and I love them! I think the pleats are beautiful and timeless but at the same time slightly edgy for a prom dress. I love the printed dresses too - again, I think they're pretty edgy despite one being in very girly colours. From what I've seen, patterns are definitely very unusual for prom, so you're guaranteed not to match anyone!
I adore all of these - they feel very simple and classic. A lot of these have silver accents/details,which would look amazing with a silver clutch and heels - my favourite colour of shoes and bags! I ended up going with a white/cream dress myself - it feels very girly and summery which I thought would be nice for prom. The only trouble with going for a white/cream dress for me is that I'm going to struggle to wear it elsewhere - weddings for me seem like the perfect place to rewear prom gear but wearing a white dress to a wedding probably isn't the smartest move! A lot of these dresses are so beautiful though that I wouldn't mind buying them just for one occasion.
Looking through all of these shops, I noticed that there weren't many examples of any of the dresses on curvy girls, which is a huge shame. The lovely Louise of Sprinkle of Glitter (google her) often shows items in hauls etc from the Asos 'Curvy' or 'Plus Size' ranges, and so I decided to see if there were any prom suitable dresses in the range. I found a good few - I think these are beautiful! I can imagine Grecian style dresses looking amazing on curvier girls - I think the drapey, Grecian one here looks beautiful!The lace v-neck dress I also love.
I hope you took some inspiration from these or even found one to buy! For me, online shopping was great for ideas but trying on different shapes and styles in shops was incredibly valuable - I'd recommend trying stuff on to see what suits you and getting an idea of your ideal dress, and then finding a similar one online! A lot of places have some beautiful dresses at great sale prices, too, so it's definitely worthwhile having a hunt around before purchasing.
Let me know if you like any of the dresses or leave me links if you've got yours! I'd love to see what you'll be wearing if you've got a prom/school dance coming up soon. xxo
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