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 short prom dresses here.