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6 Dress Trends for Prom 2019

May 16, 2019

Looking for a last-minute prom dress? Here are popular prom looks and where to shop for dresses locally.

By Ellie Rothstein

After four years of school dances, one would think that finding the perfect outfit for senior prom would be a no brainer. However, dress shopping for prom has become the complete opposite. For the past three years, I’ve let school dances take me by surprise, with a busy spring schedule forcing me into a last-minute corner. Between homework and sports, I never had time to dedicate to seek out my perfect look. This year, I finally decided to get ahead of the game and dive head-first into the mess that prom shopping can be. From trendy to traditional, everyone is looking for something different. No matter your school’s take on prom, here are six looks perfect for prom 2019.


For a simple look, this deep purple gown stays true to prom with its long silhouette. The cutout details around the waist offer a flattering twist, modernizing the look and giving it more personality.

trends for prom 2019

SHOP: Saks Fifth Avenue, $264

This dress takes on the sweeter side of prom, with a classic mid-length silhouette. The high-low detail at the bottom gives the dress a more modern hem, but the color and neckline stay elegant and simple.

trends for prom 2019

SHOP: Neiman Marcus, $395


For a more eye-catching look, these bright colors nod to neon, one of the hottest trends of the season. The bright pink and blue take a more bold approach to prom style, while the shorter lengths relax the looks.

trends for prom 2019

SHOP: Intermix, $498

trends for prom 2019

SHOP: Guys N Gals, $395


To stand out, jumpsuits and rompers offer a great option. While pants are typically considered more masculine, the ruffled straps on this jumpsuit give the look a feminine touch, perfect for prom.

trends for prom 2019

SHOP: Intermix, $325

trends for prom 2019

SHOP: Revolve, $98

Ellie Rothstein is a senior at Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills. Next year, she will be attending Duke University with a planned major in markets and management. In addition to her interest in politics and art, she hopes to be involved with the growing fashion community on campus. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her friends and playing tennis.

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