10 Stunning Embellished Dresses for Prom 2020

If we're being honest, our fave part of prom is planning our looks for the big night.

We know—we should say we like spending time with our dates and having a night to remember. But truthfully? We're all about the outfit. Since our pictures will live on forever, why not go all out? If you're looking for some dress inspo, look no further. We spoke with Sage McEquin, Senior Styling Director for JCPenney, and she gave us the lowdown on the embellished dresses that will be all the rage.

1. City Triangle Off The Shoulder Embellished Ball Gown

Is it just us, or is this dress giving major princess vibes? We're obsessing over the detailed embellishments all throughout the garment. It's sparkly and will surely look incredible in photos. Plus, the silver sash along the waistline is the perfect addition as it cuts at your waist at the perfect spot.
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2. Speechless Sleeveless Party Dress

Calling all dancers! If you're known to bust a move on the dance floor, you need a dress that'll give you ample room to show off your skills. This high-low dress will do just that. Plus, in such a stunning shade of red, all eyes will be turning your way.
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3. My Michelle Prom Sleeveless Fitted Gown

Sage let us in on a little fun fact—the halter neckline is going to be the go-to look this year. The way this particular dress is structured is seriously catching our eyes. Not only is there a thigh-high side slit, but there's rhinestone detailing, too! If you're typically hesitant to wear sparkly things, prom is the one night a year you should go for it.
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4. Jackie Jon Sleeveless Ball Gown

Opting for a strapless dress is always a good call when it comes to prom night. This sweetheart neckline is structured in a way that will perfectly accentuate your assets, while providing ample coverage. The baby blue embroidery looks amazing against the white backdrop of the dress itself, too! Plus, the backside of the dress features a lace-up detail. It's understated and super trendy.
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5. Social Code Sleeveless Embellished Ball Gown

Tiered ruffles are by far our fave embellished look this prom season. Sage agrees, as she told us we'll be seeing lots of ethereal and ruffled looks come prom. The mocha blush color of this particular dress is a stray from what you're probably used to, but it's worth the risk! We love the ombre effect the dress gives off as well, as it goes from a darker shade on top to a lighter shade on the bottom.
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6. Jump Apparel Sleeveless Scroll Sheath Dress

If your major goal of prom night is to walk in wearing a killer dress, you need this stunner. The floor grazing skirt is perfectly tailored and would look good with sandals or heels, depending on what look you're going for! The sparkly designs and details make for one head-turner of a dress. Plus, the v-neckline is modest enough to dance the night away in.
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7. Trixxi Short Sleeve Embroidered Dress Set

Who said your prom dress has to come in one piece? This pretty two-piece set comes in a deep burgundy color and looks great on all skin tones. We especially love the off-the-shoulder look, and recommend applying highlighter to your collarbone so it really pops in pics! The embroidery and detailing on the skirt ties the entire look together.
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8. by&by Sleeveless Floral A-Line Dress

Feel like making a bold statement? Opt for a brilliant shade of white, like this beautiful a-line dress! Detailed images of roses are plastered throughout the entirety of the dress in a shimmery silver color. We love the dimension it brings, as it elevates a simple white dress from ordinary to extraordinary.
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9. City Triangle Sleeveless Applique Embellished Ball Gown

Where to begin with this masterpiece of a garment? Not only is this dress in a stunning emerald shade (aka, on trend), but it's also full of sheer tulle and ruffles. A satin ribbon ties the dress together above the waistline, perfectly capturing your curves in the best way. Our fave part of this little number is the sheer aspect, so make sure to wear a killer pair of heels!
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10. DJ Jaz Sleeveless Embellished Sheath Dress

For those who are into a classic style, this halter dress is your best bet. With a bedazzled neckline turning into a sheer panel, it's truly a piece of art. This complicated number then turns to even more detailing in the bust area, with silver lining. We must say, though, that the eye-catching aspect of this dress is the huge slit going up the side of the leg. Perfect for pics!
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