- With hundreds of styles to choose from, finding something to wear to prom can be overwhelming.
- To help you get started, Google and global fashion search platform Lyst shared the top prom-dress styles people have been recently searching for with INSIDER.
- Fashion retailer PromGirl also compiled a list of the top-selling styles of the season so far.
- In 2019, expect to see many off-the-shoulder gowns, metallic glitter, and statement-back designs.
- Many people will also channel celebrities on the red carpet, wearing trends like hot-pink dresses.
As winter comes to a close, prom season is officially upon us.
While you have some time to find an outfit, the search can quickly get overwhelming. After all, there are hundreds of options out there, from glamorous ball gowns to trendy suits.
To help you get started, Google and global fashion search platform Lyst shared the top prom-dress styles people have been recently searching for with INSIDER. Fashion retailer PromGirl also compiled a list of the top-selling styles of the season so far.
Here are 15 prom trends you’ll see everywhere this year.
Expect to see many off-the-shoulder prom dresses this year, according to Google.
Off-the-shoulder dresses topped Google’s list of the top five prom-related search findings in the US under Google Search’s fashion & style category from March 1 to March 7.
Lyst also reported a 20% increase in searches for off-the-shoulder dresses since January.
Long-sleeved off-the-shoulder gowns will also be a popular choice.
This particular silhouette was fourth on the list Google shared with INSIDER.
People are searching for one-shoulder designs as well.
One-shoulder dresses took the second spot on Google’s list of top prom-related search findings.
Pair this glamorous style with a pearl hair clip, one of the biggest accessory trends of 2019.
According to Lyst, searches for hair clips have been increasing steadily this year, up 28% since January. Similarly, searches for hair bands are currently up 32% since the beginning of 2019.
Get ready to see more “boho”-style dresses.
Bohemian-style dresses landed in the third spot on Google’s list. To wear the trend, look for loose-fitting, flowy silhouettes; colourful prints; and lightweight fabrics.
People will channel celebrities on the red carpet.
According to Google, red carpet-inspired dresses took the fifth spot on its list of top prom-related search findings.
This recent awards season was dominated by several trends, including sheer dresses, suits, and metallic gowns, to name a few.
At the 2019 Oscars, for example, stylish stars like Jennifer Lopez, Amandla Stenberg, Brie Larson, and more dazzled in sleek silver dresses.
You can expect to see similar styles at proms all over the country this year.
Searches for hot-pink dresses have spiked, Lyst said.
According to Lyst, searches for pink dresses have been increasing steadily this year, with a significant spike – an increase of 528% in 24 hours – after the 2019 Oscars. As fans may recall, numerous celebrities attended the event in voluminous pink dresses.
Since December 2018, Lyst has also seen a combined 58% increase in the use of words like “bright,” “hot,” “fuchsia,” and “neon” alongside searches for pink dresses.
Mauve will be another popular colour for prom this year.
PromGirl predicts that mauve dresses will be one of the biggest trends in prom fashion this year, based on the retailer’s 20 top-selling styles for both junior and senior prom so far.
According to PromGirl, these top 20 styles represent 14% of all of its prom sales from January 1 to March 8.
You’ll likely see a ton of burgundy, too.
Both silver and gold jewellery pair well with this rich, deep-red hue – which, according to PromGirl, is expected to be a big trend this season.
Yellow is having a major moment in fashion.
PromGirl also predicts that yellow dresses will be a big trend this year.
People are also gravitating toward blue designs, according to PromGirl.
If you want a red carpet-inspired look, opt for light-blue or periwinkle shades, which popped up several times at the 2019 Golden Globes.
Expect to see many dresses with statement-back designs.
Almost all of PromGirl’s 20 top-selling styles so far feature some type of statement-back design, including cutouts, low V-backs, open backs, and more.
A-line gowns will be a go-to silhouette for many.
A-line designs are sleek and flattering, perfect for a variety of formal occasions.
V-neck dresses are set to be a big trend as well, PromGirl said.
Consider wearing delicate, layered necklaces to complement this type of statement neckline.
Metallic glitter is having a moment in the spotlight.
There are numerous ways to wear this trend, according to PromGirl.
And sequined dresses will be everywhere, according to PromGirl.
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