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2023 Prom & Grad Dress Trends


As prom and graduation season quickly approach us, everyone is searching for the perfect dress to make them feel confident and beautiful for their special occasion. With each passing year, prom dress trends are evolving and changing, with 2023 being no exception. 2023 promises to be a year of unique and awe-inspiring trends that will make prom night and graduation unforgettable!

Here are some of the 2023 dress trends that have a hold on the fashion world right now:

The Glitter Effect – One of the top trends for 2023 special occasion dresses is glitter! Glitter and sequins will be spotted everywhere and will add a dazzling effect to any dress. We’ve also seen a number of dresses sporting tonal beading, which is beadwork that matches the color of the dress, adding a nice shine rather than a ton of sparkle. Whether you opt for a floor length glitter gown or a delicate sequined dress, this trend will make you shine brightly during your special event!


Clean & Classic Silhouettes – Classic silhouettes like the ballgown, mermaid, and sheath are set to dominate the 2023 prom and graduation season. These silhouettes have been staples in the formalwear industry for years and present themselves as timeless and elegant styles. A ballgown dons a voluminous skirt giving off solid princess vibes, where a mermaid is fitted through the hips and begins to flare out at the knees, empowering you to show off those curves!  A sheath dress is fitted at the waist, having a skirt that flows straight down to the ground.


Summery & Strappy – Straps can really define your special look as they are the closest piece of dress to your face. So in a way, they present your lovely noggin! There are two strap styles that are dominating the prom dress world right now; spaghetti straps and off the shoulder straps. Not surprisingly, spaghetti straps are thin straps, representing the shape of a spaghetti noodle. Off the shoulder straps can be more fitted to your arm or they can romantically drape off your shoulder onto your arm. No rocket science here!


Of Corsets Back in Style! – The corset bodice is really making waves in the style department this season while providing some solid support in the midsection. The corset bodice is often seen flaunting its boning structure in a style called exposed boning, adding a bit of spice to the ensemble. This bodice style has been sighted on a variety of different silhouettes and paired with a plethora of fabrics; satin, tulle, charmeuse, etc.


Suit Up! – We are absolutely thrilled to see the jumpsuit and pantsuit reenter the fashion scene! In fact, you might say that we are “jumping” with joy! From totally sequined numbers to the clean and iconic crepe suit, more and more options are popping up!


Whatever style you choose, it’s most important that you feel like your best self during your important day! So, have fun with it!

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