15 prom fashion trends that you'll see everywhere in 2019

RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty ImagesProm season is officially here.
  • 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.

PromGirlThis dress by Faviana also comes in wine red and navy blue.

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.

Find out more about Faviana’s Long Off-the-Shoulder Prom Dress on PromGirl >


Long-sleeved off-the-shoulder gowns will also be a popular choice.

PromGirlThis sequined lace dress retails for $US99.

This particular silhouette was fourth on the list Google shared with INSIDER.

Find out more about PromGirl’s Long Sequin Lace Off-the-Shoulder Dress here >


People are searching for one-shoulder designs as well.

PromGirlThis navy-blue dress features pleated ruffle detailing on one shoulder.

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.

Find out more about PromGirl’s Navy One-Shoulder Pleated Ruffle Long Prom Dress here >


Get ready to see more “boho”-style dresses.

AnthropologieAnthropologie’s Garden Party Dress retails for $US240.

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.

Find out more about Anthropologie’s Garden Party Dress here >


People will channel celebrities on the red carpet.

LulusLulus’s Moonlight Silver Sequin Maxi Dress comes in sizes XS to XL.

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.

Find out more about Lulus’s Moonlight Silver Sequin Maxi Dress here >


Searches for hot-pink dresses have spiked, Lyst said.

David’s BridalThis hot-pink dress by Speechless has a high-low hemline.

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.

Find out more about Speechless’ High-Low Strapless Mikado Fit-to-Flare Dress on David’s Bridal >


Mauve will be another popular colour for prom this year.

PromGirlThis dress by Simply has a thigh-high slit and open V-back design.

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.

Find out more about Simply’s Long Mauve V-Neck Prom Dress here >


You’ll likely see a ton of burgundy, too.

PromGirlThis mermaid-style gown from Intrigue by Blush retails for $US318.

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.

Find out more about Intrigue by Blush’s Designer Prom Dress on PromGirl >


Yellow is having a major moment in fashion.

PromGirlThis dress from Ellie Wilde by Mon Cheri features a beaded waist and side slit.

PromGirl also predicts that yellow dresses will be a big trend this year.

The bright colour also swept runways during New York Fashion Week in September 2018, making it one of the standout fashion trends of spring 2019.

Find out more about Ellie Wilde by Mon Cheri’s Embroidered A-Line Prom Dress on PromGirl >


People are also gravitating toward blue designs, according to PromGirl.

PromGirlThis chiffon dress by Dave and Johnny has a beaded, embroidered bodice.

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.

Read more: All the looks celebrities wore to the 2019 Golden Globe Awards

Find out more about Dave and Johnny’s Long V-Neck Prom Dress here >


Expect to see many dresses with statement-back designs.

PromGirlThis dress by Clarisse also comes in lilac, yellow, and wine red.

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.

Find out more about Clarisse’s Long Open-Back Designer Prom Dress on PromGirl >


A-line gowns will be a go-to silhouette for many.

PromGirlThis A-line dress features pockets on the side.

A-line designs are sleek and flattering, perfect for a variety of formal occasions.

Find out more about PromGirl’s Long A-Line V-Neck Prom Dress here >


V-neck dresses are set to be a big trend as well, PromGirl said.

PromGirlThis embellished dress by Elizabeth K has layers of tulle and satin.

Consider wearing delicate, layered necklaces to complement this type of statement neckline.

Find out more about Elizabeth K’s Long V-Neck Glitter Champagne Prom Dress on PromGirl >


Metallic glitter is having a moment in the spotlight.

PromGirlThis shimmering gown comes in rose gold and gold.

There are numerous ways to wear this trend, according to PromGirl.

Find out more about PromGirl’s Strapless Sweetheart Long Glitter Mesh Prom Dress here >


And sequined dresses will be everywhere, according to PromGirl.

PromGirlThis sequin-covered dress features a low-back design.

Find out more about PromGirl’s Long Sequin V-Neck Open-Back Prom Dress here >

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