Fab Five: Best Blue Prom Dresses
We’re about to dive into a sea of blue for this week’s Fab Five. If you are considering a blue-hued design for prom 2017, get ready for some eye candy. Blue makes for a flattering prom dress color that compliments almost every skin tone no matter what the shade. Choosing a blue gown is a surefire way to find prom dress success, and you’ll definitely find one that suits you among our list of favorites.
Stuck on what hue is the one for you? When picking out your prom dress, try this color-proofing tip: double-check if the color flatters you by holding the dress and draping some of the main material around your neck. When the fabric is close to your face you can check if it clashes or complements the natural tones of your complexion. While you shop and try some options on, take a few dressing room snaps so you can re-examine your favorites later if you have any doubts before you buy. Finally, make sure you make your final decision after seeing the dress on in good natural light. Now that you have some tools & tricks for identifying the best shade of blue, check out our favorite blue prom dress picks.
Dress #1: Blue Sleeveless Jersey Prom Dress JVN26666
Light up like fireworks in this unique sleeveless prom dress. The bodice of this dress is sheer with gold embellishment detail, while the skirt is composed of super comfortable jersey fabric. The gold beading of the bodice continues down into the skirt, contrasting beautifully with the bold blue hue of the skirt. Also featuring a sexy thigh-high leg slit, this dress perfectly fuses a rich blue shade and shimmering gold to make you feel like a glam goddess.
Style this look with a pair of gold heels to match the gold embellishment on the bodice. Adding one piece of statement gold jewelry would complete this look in an understated way. Opt for a bracelet and wear your hair loose and down, or go for chandelier earrings and wear your hair in a bun or half-up style.
For makeup, opt for a natural ‘no makeup’ inspired look with a bronzed sun-kissed complexion and nude glossy lips. Finish your prom look with a touch of gold to your eye-makeup with either a gold eyeliner or gold eyeshadow on your lids.
Dress #2: Navy Empire Waist Prom Dress JVN27139
This strapless navy prom dress is so classic. If your focus is on looking timelessly elegant, this gown is the one for you. The pretty heart-shaped bodice is created from twisted fabric which knots in the center, creating a subtle detail that is very vintage-inspired. The waist is accented with a belt of crystal embellishments including some crystals in different blue shades. The simple long skirt is beautifully draped to loosely hug your figure with gentle pleats that naturally flow. The soft jersey material also means you can easily move around in this dress while you bust a move on the dance floor.
Style this gown with a sparkling silver clutch, a plaited hair crown and silver shoes. The strapless neckline also means you can add a short necklace or on-trend choker without worrying about the dress getting in the way too.
You can take your makeup look in a few different directions: this dress would look striking with a bronze or plum lip and smoky eyes, or go retro with a beautiful red lipstick and cat-eye flicked eyeliner.
Dress #3: Blue Sleeveless High Slit Dress JVN33391
This light aqua blue dress has us dreaming of summer days on the beach. The bodice has a nude layer with embellished panels, creating a striking invisible look that makes this dress modern and original – and it’s one of the reasons why it has earned its place on our list this week.
The jersey leg slit skirt is equally sexy and comfortable. You’ll look gorgeous posing for photos and can dance effortlessly, while the back of the skirt has a short train to add to the glam.
Style this with fashion-forward nude accessories: a pair of gladiator sandals in a nude tone would add to the beachy vibes we’re feeling. You can also add loose waves to your hair and highlight your complexion with sparkling shimmer, a matte nude lipstick and a smoky eye in whatever shade best suits your eye color. Keep jewelry minimal, but a bracelet or a ring set would look gorgeous with this dress.
Dress #4: Navy Cap sleeve Beaded Waistline Prom Ballgown JVN51158
This prom ballgown is your Cinderella moment waiting to happen! There are so many stunning features that make this one stand out. The cap sleeve design has a plunging v-shaped neckline which has a corset-inspired closure running across it. A floral/leafy pattern is featured all over, while sparkling beads mean this will look especially beautiful when it hits the light. A belted waistline and a sheer layer over the skirt half of this dress makes it really in a class of its own. Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget that this prom dress comes in the super flattering midnight blue shade, which is going to suit anyone who wears it.
For accessories, you could go really bold and add some jewels to your prom hair. An embellished clip, mini-tiara/crown hairband or even some white flowers would look amazing. Complete your outfit with a pair of simple shoes and a bag – you could match this one up with black velvet for a sophisticated and alternative spin.
Makeup can be as toned down or dramatic as you wish – a navy or metallic eyeshadow and rosy lip would make you look perfectly polished.
Dress #5: Royal Blue Two-Piece Embellished Dress JVN33698
Two-piece prom looks are increasingly popular – and with good reason. They look awesome and are a little different from the usual dresses too. For us, there’s something extra amazing about this royal blue two-piece dress. The top is covered in embellishments and also has a sheer panel and bejeweled neckline – this option has details galore.
The beading continues down the skirt, snaking down to a statement mermaid skirt that’s composed of sheer tulle. This dramatic two-piece is the ultimate head-turner. You can style this up with metallic prom accessories to match the beading, silver smoky eyes and a pretty pink lip.
More Prom Choices
That wraps up this week’s Fab Five – but there are plenty of other prom dresses out there and you have so many options to choose from. If you’re a girl who prefers pink, be sure to check out on our previous countdown of the best pretty pink prom choices. If you’re trying to figure out how to find a perfect plus-size dress, don’t miss our plus-size prom styling guide. Happy Prom Shopping!