The skirt on this silhouette resembles that of an uppercase A. This type of prom dress is narrow at the waist and flares out to the hemline.This dress is flattering on just about every body type and is perfect for girls who want to camouflage their hips.
The ball gown is the most classic style of dress for proms and pageants. Their shape has not changed very much since their creation in the mid nineteenth century. Ball gowns feature every neckline possible from its traditional off the shoulder, to halter, to one shoulder, or strapless both horizontal and sweetheart. These dresses either zip up or feature a corset back with a modesty panel. Ball gowns have an A-line silhouette with layers of tulle under the full skirt. They are embellished with lace, sequin, embroidery, pearls, and/or ruffles. Just picture the perfect Cinderella dress.
This gorgeous fabric is made from silk and has a satin finish.This fabric is extremely soft and catches the light brilliantly. This fabric looks its best when it is draped. Charmeuse was historically a luxury for the wealthy, and is still commonly used on more expensive prom dresses.
This type of fabric is light, thin, and sheer and is usually made from cotton, silk, or other synthetic materials. This gown looks absolutely breathtaking as it flows while you walk, which makes this type of fabric especially popular for the use on pageant gowns.
Dresses that feature cut outs have a very sexy appearance. The cut outs can be on the sides or along the bodice of the dress. They are always strategically placed so that the girl wearing the dress will feel sexy, but sophisticated at the same time.
This dress silhouette has a waistline that falls at, or close to the hips. This dress became most popular in the 1920’s. Just think of the sequined flapper girl dresses. This dress is very flattering on a lot of girls, but works best for those with a small waist and long torso.
This very popular prom dress style has a waistline that is is positioned above the natural waist and usually has a loose fitting skirt. This classic silhouette cinches the waist perfectly which helps add the illusion of a smaller waist and torso.
The halter neckline is a revolutionary neckline that accommodates the support needs of the bustier girl, but at the same time super trendy. These dresses are meant to alleviate the annoyance of constantly having to adjust your dress at prom. These dresses have a deep v-neckline with straps that connect at the nape of the neck. These prom dresses typically feature a plunging neckline and a low back. Dresses with these type of backs lay somewhere within the small of your back to right above the top of your tailbone. These dresses are elegant with a splash of sex appeal.
High-Low dresses are the sassiest style of dress to be worn to prom. Wearing a high-low dress is like having the best of both worlds. They are short in the front so you can show off your stunning shoes, but long in the back to add drama and elegance. High-Lows can come in the form of a short skirt bottom with a thin long fabric overlay; or on some dresses this fabric can be detached. They can also have a short front that flows into the longer trained back.
Jersey is a knit, breathable fabric that is made from cotton, or a blend of cotton with other synthetic materials.This fabric is very stretchy and soft which makes it super comfortable. You can dance the night away, while having the same comfort of being in your pajamas in this wonderful fabric.
The mermaid style dress has the most elegant silhouette. Mermaid dresses are fitted from the bust to the knee or calf, then flare out to the hem to create the illusion of a fishtail. To create that flared look at the bottom, the dress has layers of tulle under the skirt. Depending upon how severe of a mermaid effect you are looking for, the layers of tulle under the skirt vary from a few to an immense amount. These dresses are ideal for any girl, because if you have a curvier body shape it enhances your silhouette. However if you don’t have a curvy body shape it creates the illusion of that perfect hour glass silhouette.
One shoulder dresses are the style that took the fashion runways and the Hollywood red carpets by storm. This trendy style features a one strap or sleeve; with either a diagonal or sweetheart neckline. These dresses commonly have embellishments or sequins along the strap. Shows off some skin, while still having the support of a strap.
Organza is a sheer lightweight material that is very crisp and durable. This shiny material is as strong as cotton, but is more thin and transparent.This fabric is stiff, but feels nice on the skin.
This fabric is a very shiny, smooth, and lustrous material that is shiny on one side and dull on the other. Satin is most commonly made from silk, but can also be made using other materials such as polyester and nylon.
This type of prom dress is a simple, fitted, and straight gown with a defined waist which usually has a slit to make walking easier. This type of silhouette has the straight effect of an A-line dress, but is more fitted in the bodice to skim your waist and beautiful figure.
Short dresses are the most versatile dresses to wear to prom. They usually have a hemline that is above the knee, or just at the knee. They can be worn for just about any occasion; from prom, to a girl’s night out, or a college sorority ball. Short dresses can either be straight and body hugging, or flared in the skirt. They can have any neckline from off the shoulder, to halter, to one shoulder, to strapless, or even have sleeves. Short dresses allow girls to show off their legs and shoes without the worry of their dress being stepped on.
Before the fashion scene became so open to mature elegance, a dress without straps and sleeves was completely unheard of. However, young ladies today have made strapless dresses the most popular style of dress to be worn to prom. What these dresses lack in straps they make up for in sophistication. These dresses can feature a straight horizontal or a slightly dipped neckline. The sweetheart neckline is definitely the most popular choice for prom. The neckline of this dress has arches over the bust with a small “v” dip in the middle to resemble the top of a heart.
A fine shiny woven silk that has a stiff and crisp texture. This fabrics’ ability to hold its shape makes this dress perfect for ballgowns. Taffeta is also often used for the laces of corset backs because of its flexibility and strength.
This is a fitted gown that flares out at mid thigh down to the hem.This gown is very similar to a mermaid except it is less dramatic and the flare is more gradual.This dress silhouette is perfect for the girl who wants a classic look that is both simple and elegant.
This fabric is a very fine sheer netting. Tulle is often starched to make it stiff, layered and used as and underlay to add extra fullness to the skirt of a ball gown. Tulle is also used as an overlay for some dresses to add fullness texture. Tulle is also a great material used to make petticoats or crinoline skirt which really add body to an already full ballgown skirt.