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Depending on your body type, personality and if you want to show off your toned legs, a short, flirty frock for prom might be the perfect choice. We’ve done some serious style sleuthing and have come up with a few fashionable options for leg-baring prom dresses you’re sure to love.
Say it with sequins
Prom is a night where you want to get noticed and you’re sure to turn more than a few heads in this short strapless dress with a black sequin bandeau top and high waist chiffon skirt (asos.com, $84). The sweetheart neckline is flattering on most body types and the gently pleated skirt will create movement as you work it out on the dance floor.
We absolutely love the summer-ready dark mint hue of this silk chiffon Rebecca Taylor mini dress with a cinched waist and ruffled skirt (net-a-porter.com, $295). The color alone is enough to wow your date (and make your BFFs jealous), but add some metallic accessories and sky high platform pumps and you have the ultimate prom look.
Stand out from the crowd with this gorgeous Y-back, blouson dress in a sumptuous shade of plum (aliceandolivia.com, $297). The shoulder-baring style features a sheer layered skirt and flattering V-neck and we love the open back with straps in a unique Y-formation. Pair with glittery, get-noticed heels and a statement cuff for on-trend party-perfect style.
Make it metallic
No prom dress list would be complete without a metallic option for anyone who really wants to stand out from the crowd. We like this short, fitted dress woven with all over metallic shimmer for a truly prom-worthy look (urbanoutfitters.com, $109). Pair this stylishly structured frock with black or bold (coral perhaps) accessories.
Crisscross and cut outs
Dress to impress in this scoop neck mini dress featuring crisscross straps at the back making for a cute cut out design we love (shopbop.com, $208). There’s light ruching at the waist and another feature we always look for in a dress – pockets. You just never know when they’ll come in handy. Pair this sophisticated frock with chandelier earrings and strappy heels for a chic yet youthful look.
Embrace your colorful side and look effortlessly elegant in this bold-hued striped strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and full, flirty skirt (lilypulitzer.com, $188). Pair with wedge peep-toes and a statement necklace and you’ll be more than ready to strut your stuff on prom night.
Watch: Prom for all
The cost of going to prom can really add up... tickets, limo ride, flowers, and of course, the dress. Donate your gently worn formal dresses so that everyone can have an awesome prom. Hayden Panettiere is donating hers!