Nine Seriously Stylish Black Prom Dresses

Published on 08 November 2017

Are you thinking of picking a black prom dress? Every girl needs a trusty little black dress in her wardrobe, and where better to start than with your prom dress? Black is a colour that will never date, which makes it an excellent choice for your prom attire. It will also go with anything in terms of accessories, is super flattering and will be wearable for years to come, which makes it a total bargain when you think of the cost per wear potential.

If you want to go for something a little more bold, why not check out our seriously stylish edit of red prom dresses for a scene stealing look?

Black Fish Tail Prom Dress - Debenhams

Go for a sexy, sleek look in this floor length black prom dress from Debenhams, which has a figure flattering fishtail hem and a V-neckline. The excellently cut shape of this gown will skim over your curves and make the most of your shape. Channel old-school glamour with an elaborate up do hairstyle, or if you want your hair down, why not style it all swept to one side? You can really make a statement with your accessories too as it’s such a simple dress.

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Black Tulle Prom Dress - Monsoon

If you love the tulle skirt trend, you’ll adore this dramatic floaty prom dress from Monsoon, which features a fashionable tulle overlay that will waft around you as you move. We love the wrap over detail on the bodice and the subtly embellished belt, which will define your waist and add just a hint of glitz to your look. The long, straight skirt shape will help to elongate shorter girls, and the delicate spaghetti straps are the perfect finishing details. Why not go for statement earrings to complete the look?

Halterneck Ruffle Hem Dress – Lipsy

Michelle Keegan never gets it wrong when it comes to style, so it’s obvious she was going to have some winning designs for prom in her collection with Lipsy, like this fun and flirty black halterneck dress, which has a gently ruffled hem made for the dancefloor. This simple dress is the perfect choice for the girl that wants a stylish and timeless prom dress but doesn’t want to go for all-out glamour with a floor-length gown. You can have fun accessorising this cute dress and then it can become a going-out staple after your prom.

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Black Ruffle Dress – Monsoon

That being said – sometimes only a dramatic floor-length gown will do! This ruffled, asymmetrical gown from Monsoon is perfect for prom princesses who want to add a dose of grown up gothic glamour to their prom day look. The angular draping is artfully designed to make the most of your shape and the cap sleeves are a flattering touch if you aren’t a fan of your upper arms. Pair this statement dress with an artfully messy up do, a vampy berry lipstick and lots of statement gold jewellery for a sexy prom look that is totally red-carpet worthy. No one will be able to take their eyes off you.

V-Neck Prom Dress – TK Maxx

You can always rely on TK Maxx to have a few hidden gems amongst their crowded rails of clothing, and this super cute black prom dress is one of those secret treasures waiting to be discovered. The full skirt and deep V-neckline will flatter all body types, and the gorgeous fabric makes it look super expensive – when actually it’s under £30! Go for fun, chunky heels and bold jewellery to dress up this flirty little number.

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80s Style Black Prom Dress – Miss Selfridge

If you have an edgy sense of style and you love all things vintage, you’ll have to take a closer look at this statement piece from Miss Selfridge which features amazing 80s-inspired puff sleeves. It’s perfect for girls blessed with perfect pins as the long sleeves make it all about the legs. Make sure you wear this with your hair up or at least slicked back at the sides to embrace the 80s vibe and let that shoulder detail do all the talking.

Petite Cami Black Dress –

Have you been searching for the perfect petite prom dress that won’t swamp your figure but will still look glamorous? This petite cami dress from Very is here to answer your fashion prayers. The floaty fabric will have a dreamy draping effect as you move, and the delicate straps won’t overwhelm your delicate frame. It’s also a suitcase essential for any post-prom holidays!

Lace Bodycon Dress – Lipsy

Lace will never go out of style and this elegant lacy LBD is ideal for girls who want a sophisticated prom look – it’s from Michelle Keegan’s Lipsy collection so you know it’s a fashion forward pick for prom. Channel Michelle’s flawless style with big hair, a glossy nude lip and dramatic smoky eye makeup for a sultry look.

Check out our round up of the best prom makeup tutorials to be inspired.

Lace Maxi Dress – Monsoon

Love the look of lace but want something a little bit more ‘classic prom’? Consider this elegant black prom dress from Monsoon which has subtle lace detail across the neckline, but a simple long black skirt with a knotted detail at the waist, designed to emphasise your waist. An up do will help to show off the neck detailing and strappy sandals will add to the glamour.

Once you’ve picked your perfect prom dress, make sure you arrive in style – we’ve rounded up the coolest prom car hire ideas to inspire you!