Finding the perfect prom dress isn’t just about selecting a flattering style. It’s about singling out the ideal color to complement your skin tone, hair color, eyes, accessories, and sometimes even your date’s outfit. These colors have rocked the prom runway every year, but this year, they’ve secured their spots as the most popular prom dress colors of 2018.
Most Popular Prom Dress Colors
Coming in at number one is blue. This classic hue has been one of the most popular prom dress colors for several years, and it’s easy to see why. Thanks to a spectrum of shades, there’s a blue out there that looks great on everyone. Its versatility also means this color bounces easily between decades and styles. Going for a classic look? Try on something in navy. Want a more modern style? Go cobalt. Leaning toward vintage? Baby blue or powder blue may be the right choice for you. For a sneak peek at some of the hottest blue prom dress styles, check out this collection from Seventeen Magazine.
Whether you slip into a sultry beige gown or hit the dance floor in a bold, bright white prom dress, this color continues to be one of the most popular prom dress colors. Its popularity is in part thanks to its ability to float flawlessly between classic glamour and bolder, modern styles. It pairs well with black accessories, pops against richer skin tones, and looks great when bedazzled with gemstones. Still not convinced? Just check out some of the white gowns and nude sheath dresses that made it onto the best-dressed list from the Grammys. If Lana Del Rey and Cardi B can rock this color, so can you!
Red will forever be a classic. It’s sultry, sexy, sophisticated, royal, and downright stunning. It looks fabulous whether your skin tone is porcelain, caramel, or mocha, which is why it continues to be one of the most popular prom dress colors year after year. Just check out this gorgeous lace Jovani Prom dress. We love the power behind this hue – it’s perfect for a girl who wants to stand out!
You can’t go wrong with black. This is one color that will always be both sophisticated and sensual thanks to stars like Audrey Hepburn and Rosemary Clooney, who helped make the LBD (little black dress) a fashion staple. One of the perks of a black gown is its ability to hide little imperfections. Black can make your waist appear slimmer and your bust larger depending on the cut and fit.
Why limit the bling to your jewelry? You might fall in love with a dress in a metallic hue, such as gold, silver, bronze, or even rose gold. With their gorgeous sheen and luminosity, metallic dresses will highlight your figure and help you stand out. You could also find a gown with metallic features, like sequins, beading, or a belt.
Yellow has been one of the most popular prom dress colors for the last few years. Though it can be harder to match to your skin tone and hair color, yellow has returned to the prom runway time and time again. There’s something fun and whimsical about this hue. Take this two-piece Jovani Prom dress, for example. With its fluted sleeves and fitted skirt, this gown looks like it was made for the dance floor.
These feminine hues have made waves the last few years and proven they’re here to stay. From light purple and ice pink to mojito green and coral red, pastels provide a fun and flirty touch to the classic prom look. Pastels are even making their way onto floral prints like this Jovani Prom ball gown.
Nude-tone dresses have been a hot choice for years as well. You can choose from an array of shades, including champagne, eggshell, blush, and taupe. Our stylists can help you select the perfect nude hue to complement your skin tone. Depending on your choice, a nude gown can be elegant and classic or sexy and stylish.
For a more dramatic and sophisticated look, slip into a jewel-tone gown like burgundy, emerald, navy, or deep purple. These darker, romantic colors have long been popular on the red carpet and on prom night. The deep hues have a way of making every skin tone shine. The best way to find which jewel tone looks best on you is match it to your eye color. If you have blue eyes, try on navy or cobalt. If you have hazel or darker colored eyes, try on a ruby or merlot colored gown. Green eyes? Go for an emerald gown.
To find the perfect prom dress in the perfect color, stop by the Normans showroom in downtown Springfield, Missouri. No appointment is necessary, and we have 16 fitting rooms, so you won’t have to worry about lengthy wait times. Not only will our talented consultants assist you in finding your dream prom dress, but they will also help you assemble your full prom look from shoes to accessories. Peruse our selection of prom dresses anytime, day or night, on our website, or follow us on Instagram to see live updates on inventory. And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 417-866-9800. Our team is always happy to help.