You can find two-piece styles, Y2K inspo, and jumpsuits on this year’s lineup.
By Amber Rambharose
Prom season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to stop doom-scrolling and commit to a prom look. Lucky for you, regardless of the theme, dress code, or vibe of your specific prom experience, the prom dress trends of 2022 are stunning and more inclusive than ever. There’s a major “go big or go home” feel to this year’s most in-demand styles and an even wider range of inspo behind the trends. What’s even better is you can snag any of 2022’s top prom dress (or suit!) trends for less than $100.
If you want to *go big*, suits are having a major moment — both two-piece suits and jumpsuits are showing up all over, featuring embellishments like pearls and beading on luxe fabrics like satin and velvet. If suits aren’t your style, you’ll be happy to hear that those fabrics are also taking familiar prom dress silhouettes like mermaid cuts and ball gownsto new levels. Either way, there will be no *going home* for you until the big night is long over.
The Y2K mania taking over fashion and beauty right now has also gotten its hands on 2022 prom trends. While styles are leaning more toward the strappy silhouettes of the ‘90s, you’re going to be seeing quite a bit of Y2K inspo in the colorways of this year’s prom dresses. Think neons, along with the kind of metallics that would make Y2K Princess Paris Hilton proud.
There’s also a very “to thine own self be true” vibe taking over prom trends post-lockdown. Want to let your inner goth flag fly? Awesome. The same goes for vintage-inspired looks, menswear turned on its head courtesy of oversized tuxedo jackets, and glitzed up everything. We’re talking stacks on stacks of sequins.
Ahead you’ll find 18 dresses that are guaranteed to feel fresh AF at prom this year, along with tips from fashion experts on how to style them. And, let me repeat, they’re all under $100. Happy shopping!
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The hottest prom dress colors for prom 2022 are neon pink, emerald green, and rose gold! While these three trendy hues are making a special debut on the prom popularity charts this year, some classic colors are still very popular every year, like shades of blue, red, and black.
2022 Style & Color Trends - Trendy homecoming dresses this year are tight, fitted styles that feature one-shoulder straps, sheer corsets, sequins, and/or strappy back designs. You'll also see a lot of hoco dresses in emerald green, neon orange or bright pink, and rose gold.
But how exactly do you dress Y2K in 2022? The early-aughts style revival is alive and well at brands like Maisie Wilen, AREA, Miaou, Mirror Palais, and Simon Miller in the form of baby tees, pleated miniskirts, bandage dresses, and flares with '00s-inspired details like lettuce-hem trim.
Remember to choose a dress in a color that complements you and makes you feel good. If you're a redhead, you might select a prom dress in shades of green, blue, and purple, while blonds look great in reds, blues, pastels, and bold colors. Girls with dark hair can usually wear almost any color.