Fab Five: Sexy Red Prom Dresses
Turn up the heat – this week’s Fab Five focuses on our favorite sexy red prom dresses for 2017. They say red is the sexiest color and these dresses definitely prove that theory. With cut-outs, embellishments and figure-skimming shapes, these prom dress options are sizzling hot. The warm colors of these designs suit so many skin tones, and are easy to style with accessories, hair and makeup. Seeking some prom look inspirations? You’re in luck – we’ll be sharing our favorite tips on how to pull these looks together to complete your prom styling, too.
Dress #1: Red Plunging Neckline Prom Dress JVN22575
Take the plunge in this daring red prom dress with a striking neckline. The secret to this prom dress is its sheer panel which keeps its deep v-neckline in place, so it’s easy to wear. The bodice features double seam detailing that adds structure, while the back is completely open, so it makes this dress look just beautiful from behind too.
The skirt has a thigh-high leg slit and is composed of a jersey lining, so it’s easy to freely move around. This dress strikes a great balance between being figure-highlighting and fluid.
Wondering how you can style this look for prom? Glam this dress up with some diamonds (or pretty faux-diamonds!). A pair of dramatic earrings, a hair clip or bracelet with diamond studs would look really gorgeous. For your shoes and clutch, opt for silver to match your styling. So many hairstyles would suit this dress – if you want to show off the open back, opt for a loose bun hairstyle. A smoky eye or a dramatic eyeliner would finish this prom look off effortlessly.
Dress #2: Burgundy Halter Neckline Prom Dress JVN41442
Want a dress with more sparkle? This halterneck design has a unique sheer embellished lace bodice that flatteringly shows off your arms with its gorgeous cut. The center of the bodice features a sheer red panel which curves around your figure and looks so feminine. The skirt of this dress is made from a light mesh and is pleated, so it’s got great movement and will make you feel comfortable all night long. We love this darker burgundy shade – it’s a color that looks stunning on anyone.
Style this up with some gold to add even more richness and to complement the deep red shade. Add a stack of gold bracelets and a pair of gold heels to complete the look. You can also add gold to your beauty look; try out gold highlighter on your cheeks to create a glow that will coordinate with the rest of your styling. Complete your prom makeup look by adding a rose-tinted matte lip. For hair, some loose waves would work perfectly – sweep them to the side and change up your hair part to make it a little different from your usual look.
Dress #3: Red Jersey One shoulder High Slit Prom Dress JVN47768
If you’re looking to bring some red carpet glam to prom, this dress is as sexy as it gets. With one shoulder strap, this dress snakes around the body to create a daring silhouette that is curve-hugging. The side of this dress is open with embellished loops holding it together, creating an attention-grabbing feature that is going to stand out. The open side also means there’s a long leg slit on one side, while the skirt flares gently to the ground. We love how this dress is body-conscious but still so elegant and refined.
Pair this red prom dress with skyscraper heels and add some classic pearl earrings if you want to pack on the glamour and sexiness. You could also try adding a red lipstick with this look, but keep your eye makeup subdued with just a contour shadow in fleshy tones.
Wear your hair up or down with this dress: a half-up style that leaves some strands loose is the perfect in-between and is a very popular prom hairstyle option.
Dress #4: Red Halter Neck High Slit Prom Dress JVN49352
The ’90s are definitely back – and if you want to channel this current fashion trend, look no further. This red halterneck prom dress has a modernized spin on the look – it’s a fresh take on the ’90s. The halterneck doesn’t just tie around the neck, but it also ties up at the sides too, leaving the back completely open. The narrow straps provide us with that vintage throwback, but the cut is updated and original. The skirt of this dress has a leg slit and flares at the end to include a train which will trail behind you all night long.
How to complete this burgundy beauty? Try adding a brown matte lip tint, dark smoky eyes and nude accessories. Minimalist nude sandals (with just one toe/ankle strap) and a similar toned clutch are fashion-forward ways to complete this prom look. If you want to add something unique to your hair, you could add a braided hairstyle such as a row of braids or even a fishtail braid or crown!
Dress #5: Red Two Piece Jersey High Slit Dress JVN49602
Shake things up in a two-piece for prom. This look includes an embellished cropped sleeveless top paired with a high leg slit skirt. The top is covered in bright blue embellishments, which are also around the waistband of the skirt. The gap between the top and skirt shows off just a little flash of skin in a flattering area of the waist, while the skirt is figure-skimming around the hips and moves outwards with the leg slit.
If you want to go bright, you could accessorize this look with shoes and a bag that match the blue shade of the embellishment on this dress. Add a sleek ponytail or hair-bun to polish off your prom-ready outfit.
More Prom Options
Whatever you’re looking for, there are so many dress options for prom and that includes alternatives like two-pieces and jumpsuits too – think outside of the box if you want to stand out! Prefer to wear blue? Don’t forget to check out our previous Fab Five picks of the best blue prom options. We’ve also put together some of our favorite makeup looks for prom on Pinterest – take a look at our boards to get inspired.