2020 Prom Dress Trends

What are the prom trends for 2020?

  1.       Vintage with fancy sleeves
  2.       Bold red carpet styles
  3.       Sparkly jumpsuits
  4.       Romantic ball gowns
  5.       Animal prints
  6.       Metallic hues
  7.       Eye-catching color blocks
  8.       Understated floral prints

Prom is just weeks away after the cold, dreary weather comes to an end. OK, so it’s months away, but it’s never too early to start preparing!

Trends are as fleeting as time itself. We’ve rounded up the ones that will endure well into next year.

From snakeskin prints, metallic shades and feminine ball gowns to snazzy jumpsuits, prom dress trends have never been more diverse. To top it all off, the 1920s are coming back!

Designs and Styles to Watch for in 2020

We’ll start with delightfully girly puff sleeves. To balance out the top volume, opt for a short dress. Puff sleeves are the centerpiece of an outfit. One-shoulder and off-the-shoulder are also in. Overall, 2020 is about fun shoulder detail.

Tasteful Vintage

The 1920s are coming back, exactly a century later, so vintage is in. To nail the look, choose a classic, simple silhouette rather than one embellished by puff sleeves. Details should be opulent and glitzy – think sparkling beadwork or dazzling sequins to reflect the light.

Bold Red Carpet Gowns

Let yourself be inspired by major awards shows and red carpet events. The bold red carpet look is all about flaunting what you’ve got. We’re talking bodycon, figure-hugging silhouettes with daring V-necklines, spaghetti straps, and thigh-high slits. Still, inquire about your school’s dress code before committing to a purchase.

Daring Jumpsuits

Jumpsuits will reign in 2020. They are glamorous, powerful, and daring. Some girls just don’t like dresses and if you’re one of them, jumpsuits are here to your rescue. The prom jumpsuit looks just as appropriate and formal as a gown, but it is very elegant and stylish in its originality.

There are various jumpsuit styles for different preferences and body types. One-shoulder cut, 70s-style jumpsuits are a great way to combine two major trends.

Layers of Tulle

While “cupcake” gowns are not in this year, you can opt for an updated tulle version. Tulle tiers look trendy and chic and add drama. Styles in sequins or cool ombre dye demand attention.

The Romantic Ball Gown

If you won’t feel comfortable in a jumpsuit or a fitted dress, don’t fret – classic ball gowns are in too. Prom 2020 will be aflutter with conventional A-line silhouettes across the country. This pretty, romantic style will make you feel dressed-up and formal, just like a queen.

Trending Patterns and Colors

Snake print, zebra, tiger, leopard, and other animal prints may well dominate the Prom 2020 scene. If this is your thing, go for a midi or short dress, black shoes and accessories, understated jewelry, and light makeup. Animal prints are busy and can overwhelm easily.

Snakeskin is a neutral print, so it can seem boring head to toe. We recommend a neon tint for a bit of edge if this is your choice.

Two-Tone Blocks of Color

Two-tone is in, especially in combos like red and pink. If you’ve been watching red carpet events over the past few months, you’d know this. Dresses in these color expressions are ethereal works of art.

Metallic Hues

Another thing prom 2020 is going to be about: holographic; delightful, shimmery hues of rose gold and turquoise as well as classic grey and black. This is not the first prom season, in which metallic dresses are going to be a hit. This glamorous, super-modern look is about expressing your unique personality.

Other popular metallic color tones include gunmetal, silver, and gold, but you won’t go wrong with any other shade. You’ll see ruby red, royal blue, and many other colors as well as diverse embellishments and fabrics this season.

The red carpet has been overflowing with “naked” dresses for quite some time, but not all prom dress codes allow them. If you love the see-through style, definitely wear a slip liner underneath.

Jumbo Florals

3D floral prints can be as overwhelming as animal prints. Make sure you are wearing the dress and not the other way around. We recommend understated, beaded floral blooms accessorized with statement jewelry.

Top 2020 Prom Designers: Jovani and Andrea & Leo

Jovani has a dazzling collection of sheer prom dresses and jumpsuits this year. The jewel-encrusted stunners are about showing off your body in a stylish and tasteful way. Dresses like these belong at big Hollywood events. If this style appeals to you, seek out unique and glamorous elements such as fringe or shoulder ruffles.  

This designer also features dazzling, metallic, figure-hugging styles with fitted silhouettes and strapless bodices. If you choose a metallic dress, we recommend pairing it with simple accessories in nude, white, or black.

Andrea & Leo has a ravishing collection of trendy, colorful, stained-glass evening gowns. Sheer, slender sleeves line the generous scoop neck. The lines create a sculpted fit along the bust and midriff. A wide, contrasting band encircles the waist. The A-line skirt ripples down to full length.

These and other designers, whose 2020 prom collections New York Dress has the pleasure of carrying, have a large variety of sequin prom dresses in line with the metallic trend. These embellishments can give any silhouette a unique twist. There are iridescent, reversible, gradient, or pattern looks. The options are practically endless. A sparkling design will look trendy, opulent, and luxurious.

Our top designers’ patterned sequin prom dresses are the quintessence of style and modernity. There are different patterns and embellishments to choose from.

You can add even more glamour to your prom look with metallic accessories. Complete your outfit with loose waves or a chignon bun.

Final Thoughts

Thank you for reading our recap of everything you need to know about the top 2020 prom dress trends. We described the hottest fabrics, colors, patterns, styles, silhouettes, and designers as well as the most suitable accessories. Those who want to learn more can do so by visiting NewYorkDress’ blog and tapping into our expert knowledge of prom trends.

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