Top 5 Red Carpet Inspired Prom Dresses for 2018
With the release of the Prom 2018 collections, it’s time to start looking for some serious fashion inspiration. The prom season ahead is taking a big hint from the red carpet. Dresses have transformed into sleek, chic, jaw-dropping pieces.
Make like you’re about to hit up the Oscars, and find a red carpet worthy dress of your own. We’re running down our 5 favorite dresses that would fit in at any of the most prestigious awards shows. These beautiful designs would look right at home on the likes of Jennifer Lawrence or Gigi Hadid – so get channeling your favorite star.
If you aren’t a big fan of the traditional ball gown silhouette, these offer a suitably fashion-forward alternative that still fits in at any prom. They are form-fitting, but in an elegant and refined style. That means you’ll tick all of those dress code boxes.
As of late, the red carpets have been filled with quite minimalist pieces – ones that select just one detail or a statement color, such as statement gold prom dresses. This becomes a refined focal point that just looks so effortless and sophisticated. From muted taupe tones to vibrant red, the color choice remains up to you.
Prom 2020 will also embrace a high dose of glam. That may mean opulent embellishment, a bejeweled waist or neckline – or simply creative accessorizing. These crafty silhouettes are also amazingly comfortable thanks to their light, flexible and breathable fabrics.
Ensure you look ready to receive an Oscar as you arrive at prom 2020. These are our 5 top dresses to have you channeling some unbeatable star power.
This figure-flaunting navy gown has got it all. A sparkling choker style neckline means you only need to add minimal jewels. The plunging neckline and side cut-outs have a huge ‘wow’ factor.
Each cut-out is held in place with sheer fabric, meaning the fit remains flawless. It also makes wearing it a breeze, as you don’t have to worry about everything staying in place.
The skirt half skims your waist and legs, flaring gently (and flatteringly) out from the end. A short train will make you feel like royalty. The silhouette highlights an hourglass shape, and shows off your figure with so much sophistication.
To complete your prom look, opt for metallic silver heels and a matching clutch. A deep plum or brown-hued lip adds a vampy tone, while poker straightened hair will balance the ensemble.
Taupe is a big color trend for prom 2018. In fact, any shade of charcoal, steel or muted metallic. This beautiful color suits an array of skin tones and is so easy to wear. This particular off-the-shoulder design is cut to look amazing on a wide range of body types, too.
The off-the-shoulder straps are balanced out with thin shoulder straps, meaning you won’t spend the night adjusting. The clean, sharp silhouette begins with a plunging v-neck and ends in a dramatic leg side split. The muted color tone means these unique details really stand out.
If you want to go for a simple style that still looks on-trend and red carpet worthy, this one is a perfect option. It highlights the wearer and gives you the chance to personalize your look through accessories.
We recommend adding white/nude nails and flesh hued shoes with a matching clutch. Loose wavy hair will add a relaxed, boho feel.
Especially gorgeous on tanned or dark skin tones (although beautiful paired with fair skin too), this bright orange dress is all about being vibrant! The color takes center stage while the minimal, sleek style makes you look simply gorgeous.
Narrowing at the waist and with a deep plunging v-neck, this design creates a shapely, curve-enhancing look. Flaring slightly as it reaches the floor, this dress has an impeccable fit. The plunging v-neck is held safely in place with a sheer insert (no sticky tape or stylist tricks necessary!).
This dress looks timeless and refined. The color is also currently trending – especially on the red carpet. It combines artful fashion design with pure elegance.
To style the rest of your look, try out pairing statement white heels and a frill or fringe clutch. A pair of chandelier earrings or a bracelet is a must to add a touch of sparkle. A bronzed beauty look to give you a sun-kissed glow will team up perfectly.
Another taupe stunner (we clearly can’t get enough), this off-the-shoulder dress drapes around the body. In a classic wrap style, this has a touch of sexiness that is undeniable. The bodice wraps over in the center, creating a sweetheart neckline.
The fabric drapes so flatteringly from the waist, pleating outward to create some slight volume. That makes it perfect for the dance-floor! The side opens up, showing off a side leg split.
From the striking color to the timeless cut, this prom dress ensures you’ll look amazing on your big night – and when you look back on those photos for years to come too!
We love the idea of teaming this up with some striking black accessories. A vampy deep purple manicure or lipstick would create a bold contrast. Offset this with simple hair such as a tidy chignon bun.
Spaghetti strap detailing is currently really on trend – and this white high neck design puts it to unique use. The straps cross over the sides, creating an attention-grabbing cut-out feature. The high neck references the ’90s, another top trend for the prom season.
This fitted style beautifully hugs every curve and then flares from around knee length in gentle pleats. The skirt has a longer length that photographs so well. The focus falls purely on the side detailing and flared end – making this a balanced and fashion-forward look.
Complete your prom outfit with a touch of gold or any other metallic tone. Add glittering heels and a clutch, as well as one piece of jewelry. Side-parted hair will look great with this, just tuck one half behind your ear. A smoky eye adds a bombshell finish touch.