10 standout prom dresses for 2021

Whether your prom's over Zoom or in-person, you'll want to turn heads in whatever dress you wear. Finding a dress is easy in theory (there's *so* many options!) but when it actually comes down to it, it's majorly difficult (there's *too* many options). Let this list inspire you for what gown you want to wear. 


Lulus, $128
This princess-y number is sure to stand out in a sea of jewel tones. 

Strapless stunner

Macy's, $149
Thanks to the sleek silhouette and stand-out appliqués, this gown stays classy while also being incredibly fun. 

Slip dress

Urban Outfitters, $79
Slip dresses are having a *moment* right now, so what better trend to hop on for prom 2021? Not only will it look super cute, but the simpleness of it will make it super easy to dance in. 

One-shoulder number

David's Bridal, $250
This green gown is totally giving Greek-goddess realness.

Pretty in pink
Windsor Store, $49
This flowy tulle dress will leave you looking like an absolute princess on the dance floor. 

Cottagecore cute

Mango, $120
Live out your best woodland fairy dreams this spring in a flowy floral maxi dress. Who says prom dresses have to be super fancy?

All over embellishments

ASOS, $261
A bandeau-style gown will leave all eyes on you. Opt for a more neutral pair of shoes to give your dress the spotlight.

Classic coolness

Boohoo, $60
Got a strict dress code? With a high back, long skirt, and cap sleeves, this dress will please even the pickiest of dress codes, without seeming boring. 

Romantic realness

David's Bridal, $190
This pleated gown is totally giving us Victorian vibes, especially with the gilded pattern. 

Lucy in the Sky, $67
Pair this velvet dress with strappy heels and shimmery makeup for a prom look that's fun and flattering.

Now that you've got the perf dress, it's time to glam up. Check out our fave beauty products for spring HERE. Also, tag us in your prom pics with @girlslifemag!

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by Serena Sherwood | 4/15/2021