Prom Dress Trends 2012

by Angel

The trends for Prom dresses this year cover many styles, colors, and designers. Take a look at some great picks representing what is trending right now.

The trends for Prom dresses this year cover many styles, colors, and designers. There are many of the same trends that have carried over from last year to make this years trends hotter than ever. This is the year of Bling Bling. The embellishments, embroidery, beading, and feathers all add that sparkle Barbie touch to the dresses and are ever so popular this year. Ruffles, mermaid styles, and short dresses are the styles that are shining.

Popular Prom Dress Styles

The poufy fairy tale dresses are out. The mermaid style is in. Along with the long sleek styles are the short and sassy looks. The good thing about the shorter dresses are that it is possible for them to be worn again to other events. Dresses that flair out at the leg or that go straight to the floor are this years style trend for the longer dresses. The one shoulder dress is hot along with strapless and sweet heart necklines. Believe it or not, ruffles are still very popular and are considered part of this years trend as well.   

Popular Prom Dress Material

Materials like Jersey, Chiffon, Taffeta, Satin, and Tulle are very popular this year.

Embellishments – The More the Better

Embellishments such as beading, feathers, sequins, and embroidery are all ever so popular for 2012. I have seen where this year has been called the year of Bling Bling. Let it shine! The more the better.

Popular Prom Dress Colors

Colors this year are Bold. Bright purples, electric turquoise, teal, red, and raspberry are all very popular. The nude, black, and white dresses are always considered in and are so for this year as well. Animal prints have also made their way to prom dresses. Look out!

Metallic Peacock Embellished Dress


Stunning metallic peacock embroidery and bead work is layered on a short mesh dress.  It has a lightly padded bust.  Junior and Junior Plus Sizes available.

Metallic Peacock Embroidered Holiday Party Prom Dress Junior Plus Size

Stunning peacock metallic embroidery and beadwork on layered mesh short dress, lined, quality construction formal dress, lightly padded bust. Junior and junior plus sizes.

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Beaded Sequin Mesh Mini Prom & Party Dress


This is a really flirty style.  There is sequin bead work across the bodice.  It has a satin waist with a layered mesh skirt.  Fully lined and boned bodice.  Lightly padded bust.  Junior and Junior Plus Sizes available.

Beaded Sequin Mesh Party Mini Dress Prom Holiday

Flirty style with sequin beadwork encrusting the bodice, satin waist, layered mesh skirt. Fully lined, boned bodice, lightly padded bust. Junior and junior plus sizes.

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Goddess Beaded One Shoulder Mesh Prom Dress


This dress has a satin layered mesh gown with a gathered bodice.  Jewel encrusted strap adds that Bling Bling to the dress.  It hits just above the knee.  The bodice is boned and fully lined.  The back zips up.  Bust area is lightly padded.  Junior and Junior plus sizes available.

Goddess Beaded One-Shoulder Mesh Party Dress Prom Gown

Gorgeous sexy satin and layered mesh gown has gathered bodice, jewel-encrusted shoulder strap. Hits above knee, boned bodice, fully lined, zip back, lightly padded bust. ...

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Bebe One Shoulder Taffeta Gown


This taupe and black gown is so very elegant.  It has that extra Bling on the shoulder strap with rhinestone and feather embellishment.  Great shoulder detail.  The bust is lightly padded.  There is a hidden zipper in the back of the dress.  The interior is fully lined.  

bebe One Shoulder Feather Taffeta Gown

Two tone design with elegant pleating, rhinestone-embellished shoulder detail with dramatic feather detail and flared skirt give this bebe evening gown center-stage status. ...

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Beaded Strapless Satin Full Length Formal Gown


This dress has a satin boned bodice with handcrafted beading.  It is made of chiffon and satin and full formal length.  Glass beads, sequins, and crystals make up the embellishment on the bodice.  There is a slight train in the back.

Beaded Strapless Satin Full Length Formal Gown With Side Ruffle Prom Dress Junior Plus Size

Stunning hand beadwork encrusts the satin bone bodice of this chiffon and satin full length formal dress. Glass seed beads, sequins and prong set crystals. Slight train in ...

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Beaded One Shoulder Chiffon Long Goddess Prom Dress


The bead work on the asymetrical single strap and bodice is stunning.  It is a light and airy chiffon gown that is fully lined inside.  The bust is lightly padded.  Junior and Junior Plus Sizes available.

Beaded One-Shoulder Chiffon Long Goddess Gown Prom Dress

Gorgeous beadwork on the assymetrical single strap and bodice of this airy lined chiffon gown. Quality construction formal dress, fully lined, lightly padded bust. Junior and ...

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Strapless Layered Ruffle Dress


Ruffles are back!  The ruffles on this dress are all in the right places.  Fully lined and strapless.  Junior and Junior plus sizes available.

Updated: 03/12/2012, Angel
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Angel on 03/15/2012

Hi Brenda - they are all so beautiful. I know what you mean about a date. We could just go and crash the party. Eat all the food and do a little dancing. Wear one of these pretty dresses. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. Much appreciated!

BrendaReeves on 03/15/2012

Those are so pretty! If only I had a date.

Angel on 03/13/2012

Katie - These are gorgeous. I wish prom dresses looked like this when I was a junior and senior in high school! I really like the short peacock dress so much. Sooooo cute. Thanks for stopping in and checking out the latest prom dresses. Do you have one ready for prom? I couldn't remember how old your oldest is...

katiem2 on 03/13/2012

WOW what a great collection of prom dresses. Jaw dropping gorgeous!

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