The Best Red Carpet Inspired Dresses for Prom 2017
With the Oscars still fresh in our minds, we’re in the mood for some red carpet glamour. And what better time to dress up and feel like a star than for prom? Prom dresses are increasingly inspired by red carpet trends and our favorite celebrities.
You may not be the kind of girl to go for a big princess dress. This is the perfect alternative that has a sleek and sexy look. For our Hollywood-inspired prom dress roundup, we’ve selected the dresses that would be right at home on the red carpet or at any major award ceremony.
These gowns will look just as great when you arrive at your prom. That means you can enjoy having a red carpet moment of your own. You’ll be bringing some Hollywood glam to your high school.
These designs take their cues from star-studded style. We’re including figure-hugging dresses that feature leg slits, plunging necklines and sparkling details. They’re not for the faint of heart!
Take your styling inspiration from the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival (for that French girl ‘je ne sais quoi’) or the Oscars (ultimate Hollywood glam). Pair up your prom dress with further trend-inspired finishing touches: bronze contoured makeup, a statement manicure and nude accessories.
Embrace celeb style from head to toe to complete your formal ensemble for your prom night.
Best Red Carpet Inspired Dresses for Prom
Gunmetal Spaghetti Strap High Slit Beaded Dress JVN36793
Gunmetal is a very popular and flattering color trend right now. It has been making frequent appearances on the red carpet. This plunging spaghetti strap gown features the most beautiful, intricate bead-work and a high leg slit.
Sophisticated and sexy, this perfect prom dress is effortless and easy to style. Just add nude minimal heels, a sparkling silver bracelet or ring set and a loose hair style. Get even more Hollywood glam by adding a braided crown. A
great choice for prom 2017, you’ll look sophisticated, graceful and elegant in this design. Steal further red carpet inspiration for your makeup look. Opt for a rose lip and that gorgeous minimal makeup look with a strong eyebrow and dewy skin.
If there is one thing that celebrities make look so effortless on the red carpet, it’s that glowing barely-there makeup look. That makes them look radiant and naturally beautiful.
Black Jersey Embellished Neckline Prom Dress JVN45253
Highlight your curves in this shapely embellished jersey dress. This prom gown is cut to create a sweetheart neckline on sheer fabric. It is loaded with embellished details.
The scrolled silver beadwork sweeps around to the sides and back of this dress, creating the appearance of an open back. The simple black hue and glittering details is what makes this dress so red carpet ready. You can easily imagine it on any celebrity at a big premiere or awards show!
It has a slight vintage and timeless feel that makes it a ‘forever’ piece that you can wear again and again. Style this sexy prom dress with a dramatic lip color – red, plum or chocolate. Keep eyes bare save for a flash of bold black mascara, and add bronzed/highlighted cheeks.
Some loose curls in your hair will echo the gown’s vintage vibes in a subtle way. Match your nail color to the lip shade of your choice for a pretty pout. Finish your look with a pair of sparkling silver high heels and an embellished clutch.
This fun ’90s-inspired halter neck dress is super sexy and on-trend. It looks like a design right out of a movie. We love how figure-skimming this piece is!
It’s a great prom night pick for girls who want to embrace their curves. It features multiple strings that tie the top half of this dress together uniquely. The back makes just as much of a statement.
The front is fairly simple, but the high leg slit takes it from ho-hum to va-va-voom. The beautiful deep red color immediately calls to mind the glamour of the red carpet. Team with a pair of sparkling chandelier earrings and nude strappy heels.
For makeup, a matte peachy lipstick and a half-up hair style to look red-carpet ready. You can also give this dress a personalized spin for prom 2017. Experiment with unique jewels on your ears or fingers.
Opt for a pair of attention-grabbing heels that will be visible thanks to the high leg slit. What often makes celebrity style stand out is the original twist they put on a dress. Feel free to let your personal prom style get you noticed.
Black and Nude Sheer Lace Applique Prom Dress JVN33488
Mixing simple black with attention-grabbing sheer nude lace, this prom dress is simply unforgettable. The gown takes the current trend for nude and illusion accents and puts a fresh twist on the look. It injects it with plenty of Hollywood glam and red carpet touches.
This figure-hugging silhouette is all about flaunting your figure. It features side cut-outs that flash some skin in perfect balance. You have the option to pair this up with either nude or black accessories – or a mix of both.
A pair of black velvet heels will add an old Hollywood feel to this look, while patent nude will create a fashion-forward vibe. Add some gold jewels and a side-swept hair style to complete this look for prom.
For your makeup look, a flattering pink lip (there are so many shades of pink out there and at least one will suit you – try some samples until you find your ultimate shade). A smoky dark eye will perfectly play up the Hollywood glamour.
More Red Carpet Inspired Ideas
If you’re still struggling to pin down the perfect red carpet prom dress, take a look at more celebrity style photos on the red carpet. See what style of dress you find yourself attracted to. What colors you love, whether the dress has cut-outs or a leg slit, and what other features does it have that you are drawn to.
Once you narrow down that ‘x’ factor that you love about a dress, you’ll easily be able to find one with a similar style in Jovani’s prom dress selection. Don’t forget to make the look your own by infusing your personal style statement through your accessories, makeup and hair.
The defining factor in a truly pulled-together look is that personalized and creative finishing touch that makes it unique.
Need more prom inspiration? Take a look at these stunning two piece gowns. Two piece prom dresses are another major trend for prom 2017, and are another sexy option to consider on prom night.