It’s 2019, which thankfully means that archaic dressing “rules” have, for the most part, been abolished.

Gone are the days when girls are required to wear dresses to prom. In fact, we think some of the most sophisticated and stylish options out there don’t involve said dresses. Whether you’re the type who just doesn’t get down with dresses, or you feel more secure with a pant or coat, we got you.

Below, five totally suitable (see what we did there??) prom options await you for your big night.

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A Sleek Jumpsuit

TBH, we wish we wore a sleek jumpsuit to prom. Not only are jumpsuits undeniably chic, they’re also one of the most comfortable and freeing options on this list. Imagine dancing the night away without getting your dress stepped on. What a concept! The options are endless here, too—you can choose an off-the-shoulder, something with a plunging neckline, or even with or without sleeves.

A Suit

All hail the ladies in suits! No longer reserved for the boys, there are more and more women’s suiting options available. But if you struggle to find a fit you like (sometimes ladies suits can have weird darts and cuts), don’t shy away from poking around the boys section either. Topshop’s men’s department is brimming with uber cool options. If you want to make the look more fem, rock loose waves and makeup. Or play up your androgynous side and go slicked back with the hair and bold brows.

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A Skirt Suit

Okay, we know what you’re thinking—a skirt suit? Meh. But hear us out. If you’re a fashion girl, you can totally pull this off. Skirt suits have been inching their way back in vogue for quite some time and we think prom is the perfect place to debut said style. Extra points if you find a killer vintage set or one that’s draped in a great fabric like sequins or velvet.

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A Maxi Skirt and Top

Channel your inner ’90s Jennifer Aniston and rock a maxi skirt and top come prom. This look is totally on-trend right now and we like it best when done in one head-to-toe color and in a fun fabric like satin. It’s also the perfect backdrop for a gorgeous statement necklace or earrings.

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High Waist Pants and Top

For all the babes craving a ’70s moment, high-waist pants and an intricate top are the answer to your disco-loving prom dreams. How incredibly cool is the look below? You can also mix and match pieces and really play up the look with fun sparkly makeup and hair.

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Saint Mojavi pants and top

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Nervous about your prom shoe choice? HERE are six hacks to make your shoes more tolerable.