The Top Prom Dress Trends of 2023

Spring break may be over, but there's something big on the horizon that's probably got you as excited as it does us: Prom.

Whether you're planning on attending prom solo or have already had the perfect promposal planned out, it can't be left unsaid that the dress you wear is a major part of the whole event. Like fashion in general, though, prom dress trends change over time. If you're looking for some inspiration or just want to see what everyone else might be wearing this prom season, check out our list of the top prom dress trends of 2023 below.

Go Bold (With Color) or Go Home

Set aside the understated tones this year, as 2023 is all about bringing on the bold. From Barbie pink to elegant cobalt blue and everything in between, there's no need to shy away from your favorite colors for prom.

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Shimmer, Sparkle and Shine

Heavy-duty shine is trending in 2023 overall, so it's only natural that this trend would carry over into the prom dress realm as well. Whether you prefer to sparkle across the dance floor in sequins or shine bright like a diamond in sleek silver, a little extra dazzle will be big when it comes to prom dresses in 2023.

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Corset Fits

Whether you blame the popularity of shows like Bridgerton or not, corsets are also back in a big way. No need to deal with the pain or discomfort of the real thing, though, as in 2023 this trend presents itself as more corset-inspired than anything else, with ribbed detailing and flattering bodice structures making their way onto our radars (especially when it comes to prom dresses).


Lovely Lace

Another vintage element that's becoming big again for 2023 is lace, and you'll surely see this ultra-feminine trend all over the dancefloor at your prom this year. Whether it's an entirely lace gown or one with a few key lace appliques, it's a delicate and elegant addition that's worth trying out this year.


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Fabulous Fit and Flares

Move over mermaid fits, it's time for fit and flare dresses to have their time in the sun. This style may not be for the faint of heart, but it's a gorgeous look that's worth giving a go. The best part about it is that you can combine it with other trends on this list, whether it be a bold and bright color, lace details, tons of shine or even all of the above.

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Ready to get shopping? If you need a bit more trend inspiration for 2023, just click HERE for our list of the top TikTok-predicted fashion trends to expect this year.