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The Hottest Prom Dress Trends for Prom 2024

Image of three women standing next to each other outside wearing prom ball gowns and the first one is light blue, then red, then light pink.

Searching for the latest news on the best prom dresses for 2024? You’ve come to the right place! PromGirl has explored thousands of new dresses from all of the top designers this season, so it’s time to give you an insider’s peek at the most popular 2024 prom dress trends. From necklines and colors to styles and features, there’s a lot of chic styling going on among the hottest prom dresses this year. Let’s dive right in and take a look at the current fashion faves.

Top Prom Dress Necklines for 2024

The most popular necklines for prom this season are all about baring the shoulders! One-shoulder and off-the-shoulder are top neckline styles among the hottest 2024 prom dresses. One-shoulder styles offer an edgy, asymmetrical look, while off-the-shoulder gowns are the perfect blend of flirtatious sass and timeless charm. While each neckline has a very different effect visually, they are both incredibly flattering designs, so it’s easy to see why they are favorites this year. So, check out both before you decide which is the neckline for you. Shop PromGirl's one-shoulder prom dresses here. Then, shop PromGirl’s off-the-shoulder dresses here.

Hottest Prom Dress Colors for 2024

The hottest prom dress colors this year can be summed up with one word: pastels! The current favorites are sage green, lilac purple, and light blue, so tap into that fresh spring vibe and choose a light-color prom dress to be on trend this year. Shop PromGirl’s pastel prom dresses here.

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Most Popular Prom Dress Silhouettes for 2024

Mermaid prom dresses and ball gown prom dresses are both flying into people’s carts this season. Since the silhouettes are exact opposites, it feels like an epic battle is raging on between the sexy prom dress trend and the classic princess prom dress trend, and so far neither style has come out on top! Prom goers who love to show off their figures can’t resist strutting their stuff in the form-fitting bodycon silhouette that the mermaid shape provides. If this is you, shop PromGirl's mermaid prom dresses here.

On the other hand, there are plenty of teens who just love to feel like royalty, taking up as much space (literally) as possible in the poofiest ruffled ball gowns they can find. For that princess vibe, shop PromGirl's ball gown prom dresses here.

Whether you crave a snug and sultry fit or a classic princess silhouette, you’re sure to find something to love about the two most popular 2024 prom dress silhouettes. 

Best Prom Dress Features for 2024

From ultra-girly to super sultry, the trending 2024 prom dress features offer chic styling that’s sure to please. Here are the top 4 trends for prom dress features this year:

  1. Ruffles: Frilly and feminine, ruffles can take your look to a whole new level. For just a dash of cute flutter, go for prom dresses with ruffles along the neckline or accenting one-shoulder or off-the-shoulder straps. Of course, prom goers this year seem to be taking ruffles to the max by going for ball gown skirts with layers and layers of ruffles! Really though, if you’re going to go for a princess prom vibe, why not pull out all the stops and ruffle it up?
  2. Removable Features: Nothing’s better than being able to customize and switch up your look, which is why prom dresses with removable or detachable details are hot right now. Some favorites include gloves and puff sleeves that can be added or removed. There are also versatile straps that can be draped off the shoulders, secured over the shoulders, or removed entirely for a strapless style, so you end up with multiple looks all in one prom gown!
  3. Sequins: Prom is a time to shine, so it’s no wonder sequins keep popping up as a popular prom trend. Whether you want to be decked out in sequins from head to toe, show off a stunning sequin print design, or go for a dash of dazzle with a sequined bodice on your prom dress, you’ll still be on trend. Want to sparkle at prom? Shop PromGirl’s sequin prom dresses here.
  4. Sheer Corset Bodices: This is by far the most daring of the 2024 prom dress trends. Leaving the midriff bare (with the exception of some perfectly placed embellishments like lace, beadwork, or sequins), sheer corset bodices have boning for support and offer a flirty peek-a-boo style. Like the idea of wearing a sheer corset dress to prom? Shop PromGirl’s corset prom dresses here.

Whether you want to flaunt some of 2024’s hottest prom dress trends this season or you’re looking for a style that’s classic, PromGirl’s got a style for every girl on any budget! Explore PromGirl’s extensive collection of the best prom dresses online to discover your dream gown. Ready, set, shop!

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