19 Stunning Prom Looks That Don’t Require A Dress
Yes, dresses are practically synonymous with prom, but that doesn't mean you have to don a gown to be the belle of the ball. Try these non-traditional prom looks and you'll be dressed to impress, just not in a dress.
Jovanna Sequin Set, $250
Ever wanted to turn into a literal disco ball? With this sequin set from Free People, you can finally become the ’70s dance symbol.
To buy: Free People, $250
B. Darlin High Neckline Two-Piece Jumpsuit, $77.40
Finally, you can get away with wearing a halter top to prom! This bedazzled jumpsuit is just what you need to dance the night away in some hot pants.
To buy: Dillard’s, $77.40
Motel Corsica Backless Sequin Slip Romper, $79
Thankfully for us, prom season begins in spring, which means it’s totally acceptable to wear a sequined romper, right? Right.
To buy: Urban Outfitters, $79
Scalloped Top Two-Piece Dress, $149.95
Okay, so this might technically qualify as a dress, but this two-piece dress is far from traditional. Plus, once the night is over, you can wear the pieces separately and create different looks!
To buy: David’s Bridal, $149.95
Lilac Tuxedo jacket, $64.99
Badass celebs like Evan Rachel Wood have been rocking menswear on the red carpet, so obvs you should take that attitude to prom. This strong, sharp tuxedo jacket comes in a soft lilac color that will definitely fit in your prom festivities.
To buy: H&M, $64.99
Get Free Jumpsuit, $110
Blush is definitely a trendy color this season, and we think it looks best in jumpsuit form. Plus, did we mention is has pockets?!
To buy: Revolve.com, $110
Trysta Black Lace Bolo Tie Long Sleeve Romper, $68
When your LBD just won’t cut it for the year’s biggest shindig, try a little black romper instead. Glam it up for the night, and dress it down all summer long.
To buy: Tobi.com, $68
Topshop Cutout Jumpsuit, $110
Take your typical jumpsuit up a notch (or add one) with this cutout one-piece. This whole ensemble comes complete with pockets and pleats to die for.
To buy: Nordstrom, $110
Silky Way Plunging Jumpsuit, $128
Slide into this jumpsuit if you want to make everyone super jealous of your easy, breezy and beautiful ensemble. Definitely give this look a go if you have long legs!
To buy: NastyGal.com, $128
ASOS CURVE Jumpsuit In Scuba with Cape Detail, $68
We have to be honest here: This jumpsuit is so fierce. With the fluttering shoulders and the keyhole backside, you’re sure to be named Prom Queen.
To buy, ASOS.com, $68
Montage By Mon Cheri Pantsuit, $398
A lightly bedazzled pantsuit is the perfect anti-dress look for the biggest dance of your life. Plus, those billowing pant legs won’t stop you from dancing all night long!
To buy: CoutureCandy.com, $398
Lace Sleeveless Peplum Playsuit Red, $63
This playsuit may be short, but that doesn’t mean it lacks style! No one will be able to keep their eyes off of you, and some girls will wish they weren’t being dragged down by long gowns.
To buy: Missguidedus.com, $63
Strapless Peplum Jumpsuit, $38.99
Try not to blush in this ponte knit jumpsuit. With the plunging sweetheart neckline and tapered pants, you’ll be the talk of the ballroom!
To buy: Charlotte Russe, $38.99
Purple Satin Trim Tie Waist Cigarette Trousers, $45
These fitted trousers bring a whole new meaning to the term “hot pants.” You can wear them to prom, and you can also wear them at any formal event you have for the rest of your life.
To buy: Missguidedus.com, $45
Two-Piece Gown & Shawl, $398
Yes, this two-piece gown could indeed classify as a dress, but is it really? You can easily disassemble the lace crop top and fitted black skirt to create different looks outside of the big night!
To buy: Nordstrom, $398
Sequined Jacket, $79.99
Slay the menswear look with a glam touch in this sequin blazer. Pair it with skinny black trousers and a crop top, or go full androgyny stylish with a button-up shirt and fabulous tie.
To buy: H&M, $79.99
ASOS Jumpsuit With Velvet Tux Plunge Detail, $83
It’s finally acceptable to wear white in public again (okay fine, we never stopped), so this jumpsuit will definitely make you stand out in the crowd. Again, as we’ve said before, it also comes with some bomb AF pockets.
To buy: Asos.com, $83
Zig Zag Crinkle Jumpsuit, $80
Nothing says party all night quite like a metallic jumpsuit, right? If anyone questions your wardrobe choice, you’re already giving them the cold shoulder.
To buy: Topshop.com, $80
Plus Harriet Long Sleeve Double Layer Playsuit, $35
Come on, this lavender playsuit comes with a literal cape. People will think you’re wearing a dress from behind, but once you turn around they’ll be completely starstruck by your badass look.
To buy: Boohoo.com, $35