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Top 8 Prom Dress Trends 2016

Top 8 Prom Dress Trends 2016

Posted December 26, 2016 | Filed under 2016 | Comments (0)
Prom season is here and all we can think about are long, beautiful gowns and gorgeous accessories to match! At So Sweet Boutique, we carry a range of different designers and styles with more arriving regularly, guaranteeing that your perfect 2016 prom dress is hanging around for you here on our shelves. Take advantage of our free layaway and dress registry to make sure that your dream dress is ready and waiting just for you!

Right now, we are finishing off our wildly popular “Be Our Queen” contest on social media, prepping for our Sherri Hill sale and carefully unpacking and steaming our latest shipment hot off the runway. However, in between all the hustle and bustle, we've managed to compile a list of top trends for prom 2016. Check out some of our favorite styles below:

Jewel Tones

1. Jewel Tones: Sherri Hill #1522GL0829A

Rich jewel tones are hot this year! From emeralds to navys, these deep colors are quickly becoming a favorite among the fashion world. Opting for a jewel toned dress gives you the opportunity to stray away from classic favorites like red and black and instead try something new like a cranberry or gunmetal. Ask your favorite So Sweet Boutique stylist to help you find a shade that compliments your skin tone.

Color Blocking

2. Color Blocking: Sherri Hill Style #50120

The color blocking trend looks just like it sounds. Dresses that literally have solid blocks of contrasting colors have become a favorite for this prom season. Unlike the uber popular, blended ombre looks of previous years, designs with color blocking create a clearly defined line between one shade and the next.


3. Chiffon: LaFemme Style #21130

Chiffon fabrics offer you that lightweight feel that is perfect for a night out dancing. The whimsical material not only makes you want to do a twirl, but it also looks incredible when doing so. If you're the type of girl who loves a subtle, romantic vibe then chiffon is exactly what you're looking for. Plus, if you like a little more glam and drama in your look, all you have to do is look for a style with lots of embellishment.

Satins and Tafettas

4. Satins and Taffetas: Sherri Hill Style #50295

Satin and taffeta fabrics splashed the runway this year offering girls an option that will make fellow prom-goers take notice. These fabrics have a rich texture that provides movement while you walk and dance and they are often made with a shimmery finish which photographs beautifully. For those looking for a more couture look that will make a major statement in prom photos for years to come, a satin or tafetta dress will give you the look you crave.

Stretch Jersey

5. Stretch Jersey: Sherri Hill Style #50154

Jersey material offers a denser, more durable finish which is perfect for extensive embellishments and built-in support for those who need it. Stretch jersey hugs your curves in all the right places, flattering your natural silhouette. If you're a fan of hand-stitched adornments, tons of rhinestones, or beading then this is the right choice for you.


6. Florals: Sherri Hill Style #50026

Florals were all over every designer’s runway at fashion week from high end couture to everyday casuals. What we love about the florals this season, is that they embrace everything from traditional colors and flowers like pink roses to unexpected cherry blossoms and other less prominent buds. You can also find florals for prom 2016 in practically every shade from navy blue and black to coral and lilac.

2 Pieces

7. 2 Pieces: Sherri Hill Style #32347

2 Pieces have been popping up all over the place in recent years and have only become trendier since Prom 2k15. A two-piece gown that shows off just the right amount of midriff will give you a sexy yet sophisticated vibe. Plunging necklines and extremely low backs have been replaced this year with this fun and fashionable alternative.


8. Embroidered: Sherri Hill Style #50080

Intricate embroidered patterns are a hot trend for prom 2016! You'll mostly notice this embellishment on traditional prom dress colors like red, navy or white. The detailed threading is typically done in shades that really stand out so your dress will definitely garner attention. Once you've decided on an embroidered dress, the tough part is choosing between the numerous different dress styles like 2-pieces, mermaids, or strapless.
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