Prom Dress Styles and Types – Buying Guide

With all kinds of formal gowns and dresses available, a lot of terms describe the length, design, neckline, and style of the prom dress. You may be surprised to find yourself talking to a sales clerk at a casual clothing store or shopping online for a prom dress. Below we’ve put together some helpful terms and definitions to help you become an informed buyer of prom dresses and other prom related items related to women’s interests.

Different Styles Prom Dress

Some of the prom dress styles you can see include ball gowns, A-line (princess), sheath, lace-covered, high-low, baby doll, chiffon, one-shoulder, castle, golden glamour, modest, and halter are.

Ball Gowns Prom Dresses

A ballroom gown has a large skirt that extends from the waist to the middle calf or ankle. It can have a fitted waist and top or a corset type top. The A-line or princess dress flares up to the hemline and is tight around the waist. It forms an “a” shape because it fits your body from top to bottom.

High Low Prom Dresses

Chiffon Prom Dresses with High-Low, Lace-Covered

Zigzag dresses are vertically on the hemline, so they are shorter in some places and longer in others. The sheath prom dress is the one that clings to the body and is not hiding anything about your figure. The lace-covered dress can be satin or satin-like material under the lace as above. Chiffon dresses look like a fancy night dress worn by Roman or Greek women. With a high waist, the dress is long and extends from the hips down to the ankles. This is great for almost any person or any figure.

Sleeveless Baby Doll Gowns

One-Shoulder, Sleeveless Baby Doll Gowns

Baby doll prom dresses are usually very short and beautiful. It usually fits at the top and flows down with a high waistline in between. The baby doll usually comes with a ribbon or belt around the abdomen to see the “baby dress”. One-shoulder prom dress has only one shoulder strap the other side is sleeveless. These are usually long and beautiful gowns. There are also formal gowns and prom dresses that are completely strapless. It can be worn with or without a jacket or wrap.

Gold Prom Dresses

Halter, Golden Glamour, and Modest Prom Dresses

The halter prom dress looks like a halter top in the sleeves and then flows towards the knees. It is usually no longer than below the knee and can look like a high-low dress with a hemline. Golden glamor dresses are usually shiny gold like “Hollywood” style apparel. The modest prom dress is beautiful, simple, and modest. It covers everything while giving the wearer touch of glamour and beauty.

Sleeves Types

Cape sleeves are short and cover only the upper arm and shoulders. Juliet’s sleeves are rolled up on shoulders and her wrists are tapered. Some sleeves start below the shoulders or appear to “hang off” the shoulders. Also, spaghetti straps are thin straps that do not have sleeves.

Prom Dress Necklines

Necklines are also important when choosing a prom dress. The empire neckline scoops out and then connected with a very high waistline. A cute necklace looks like the top of a heart. The neckline of the ornament is straight and round, just above the collarbone. The boat neckline comes in every collarbone, like a sailor’s suit.

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