Are you planning to rock a stunning red dress for your prom? Red is the hottest colour for prom dresses – you’ll stand out and have all eyes on you if you turn up looking red-hot in a red prom dress.
We’ve rounded up 11 gorgeous red prom dresses to inspire you as you search for the perfect scarlet gown for your prom. No matter what your style, you’re bound to find the ideal look for you here – and pick up some styling tips as you browse, too!
Before you commit to picking a prom dress, make sure you read our guide to choosing your prom dress to help you out.
Embellished Red Prom Dress – Little Mistress
This elegant, red prom dress from Little Mistress will make sure all eyes are on you as you arrive at your prom. The pleated, cross-over detail on the bodice will enhance your curves, and if you’re not all that curvaceous it will create the illusion of them at least. We love the glitzy embellished detail too – make sure you go for a stylish up-do as your prom hairstyle to show off the shoulder sparkles.
Read more: Seven Stylish Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair
Red Halterneck Prom Dress – Debenhams
Channel a glamorous Hollywood starlet in this striking red halterneck prom dress from Debenhams. If you’re a shorter girl and you want to elongate your body and appear taller, a halterneck like this is the perfect choice as it draws the eye upwards. Read more about which prom dress style will suit your body type before you buy one.
Red Mini Dress – Little Mistress
Don’t worry if you don’t want a floor-length prom dress – we got you! Well, Little Mistress has got you anyway with this gorgeously flirty red mini-dress, complete with glitzy embellished detailing around the waist and a fun, full skirt, balanced out by the beautifully detailed bodice which boasts a flattering deep V-neckline. This dress is the perfect choice for the girl who really wants to party at her prom!
Cut-Out Detail Jumpsuit – New Look
You might not want to wear a dress at all to your prom – and that’s totally fine, who says you have to? If you want to be bold in red but go for something cool and quirky, what about a jumpsuit like this awesome strapless one from New Look? We love the wide legged trousers and the cut-out detail around the midriff. Pair it with killer heels, statement jewellery and a sleek side bun for maximum style points.
Red Ruffle Maxi Prom Dress – Little Mistress
Is the dancing woman emoji your spirit animal? If so, you can steal her style in this fabulously ruffled red maxi dress from Little Mistress. The draped ruffles on the bodice will enhance a smaller bust and the split skirt will look amazing as you whirl around the dance floor. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to channel the dancing woman emoji when they’re out, and when better to do it than at prom?
Multi Strap Red Dress – New Look
If you want a more simple, sleek look for prom, consider something like this red midi dress from New Look. The streamlined style will skim over your figure and provide the perfect starting point for some seriously striking accessories. We love the unusual multi-strap detail too – not only could you rock this dress at prom but it could become a staple for classy nights out at uni too.
Red Ruffle Prom Dress – River Island
Party girls will adore this super glamorous, ruffled red dress from River Island. The shorter length means it’s perfect for petite princesses who want to get their legs out. Keep your accessories simple and style your hair to one side to let those scene-stealing ruffles get the attention they deserve!
Red Lace Prom Dress – Little Mistress
Vintage-loving ladies will fall head over heels in love with this elegant red lace prom dress from Little Mistress. We love the subtle oriental style of the lace – this timeless gown is the perfect choice for those who want to look elegant but not overly dressy at their prom.
Ruffle Neckline Prom Dress – Oasis
Who knew the dancing woman emoji would be such style goals, but she definitely is. This slinky red dress from Oasis is another number that would fit the bill for any dancing queen. Go for glamorous gold accessories to make that bright red shade really pop in your pictures.
Pleated Red Velvet Prom Dress – Debenhams
Channel the glamour of old Hollywood in this totally fabulous red velvet prom dress from Debenhams. The long, pleated skirt will elongate you, making you appear taller and slimmer. Keep your accessories simple with this stunner – it should do all the talking. To complete the look, try out a red lip and a vintage inspired prom hairstyle.
Lace Detailed Red Prom Dress – Little Mistress
If you loved the pleated skirt of the dress above but don’t fancy wearing velvet, make sure you take a closer look at this beautiful red prom dress from Little Mistress, which features a 1920s inspired pleated skirt, but in a more simple fabric, and a pretty lace-detailed bodice. This gown would work with almost any kind of hairstyle and accessories as it’s so simple with only the subtlest of details.
Once you’ve found the perfect red prom dress to suit your style and you’ve decided on your hair and beauty looks, you need to think about your prom transport. We’ve got a guide to choosing your prom transport complete with lots of fun ideas to help you on your way!