The night of the year

Five dress styles for prom

by Arie Shaver, Reporter

This year’s prom is right around the corner, and many girls are bustling around trying to buy a dress. However, for those girls who don’t have the first clue about what type of dress suits them the best, here’s a list of five dress styles that may be right for you. 

1. Mermaid

The Mermaid dress is one of the most popular prom dresses among girls. This dress is a sleek and feminine style dress that is elegantly form-fitting. The Mermaid evening gown follows the silhouette to the mid thigh or calf and then flares out at the bottom. For those looking to give off an upscale impression, this dress is the perfect fit. 

2. V-Neck

Many prom dresses can be found with this style around the chest. V-Necks can be flattering for all body types. They draw attention to the face, elongate the body, and show off the neckline. For those with small torsos, this dress can be the perfect fit to create a shapely look for prom. 

3. Ball Gowns

For those who want to remember their prom as a fairytale, this dress would make you the perfect princess. The gown has a signature flaring skirt which can be embroidered with ruffles, tulle, or smooth satin. Those who are the romantic type should consider this dress, especially if they want to stand out to a certain person. 

4. High-Low

Legs for days is the mantra of this dress. For those not afraid to show off a little skin, yet want to keep it classy in the back, this dress is the perfect fit. The dress provides a youthful yet classy look and is sure to add depth to the silhouette. 

5. Mother of the Bride

With a classic and elegant style, the Mother of the bride dress is the perfect dress for those looking to dress conservative for their prom. These dresses typically are the ones with long sleeves, however they still provide a cute youthful dress.