Prom Dress Trends 2023: Classic and Contemporary Styles to Stock Right Now

Prom night is one of the most anticipated events in any high school student's life. It's a night to remember, where they get to dress up in their finest threads and dance the night away with their friends. As the year progresses, so do the trends.

In 2023, we'll see a mix of classic and contemporary styles that will make heads turn. Here's what to stock up on right now.

The Classic Styles

Prom dresses have evolved through the years, but some silhouettes remain timeless. Here are some of the most popular styles that customers will be on the lookout for:

The Goddess Dress

Characterized by a loose and flowy silhouette, dramatic draping, and a relatively high waist line, the goddess dress can make any average girl feel like a powerful goddess descended from the peaks of Mount Olympus. It’s a flattering style that looks great on almost everyone, accentuating the curves and masking certain flaws.

The Mermaid Dress

Designed to fit closely to the body before flaring out dramatically at or just below the knee, the mermaid dress is the perfect choice for a beach babe. It’s fitted through the bodice, waist, and hips, and then flares out to create a dramatic, sweeping skirt that makes a statement as the wearer moves.

The Off-Shoulder Dress

Girls have long reached for off-shoulder tops when they want to show off their collarbones, necklines, and shoulders. The off-shoulder formal dress is an excellent choice for customers who may want to cover up their arms a bit, while still showing off their best features.

The Princess Dress

Prom is a night full of enchantment, and many girls will want to feel like a princess. The princess dress or ball gown style remains one of the most popular options for customers who want to look and feel as though they’ve stepped out of their favorite Disney movie. It’s characterized by a fitted bodice, a full flared skirt, and a defined waistline. They also often feature intricate details such as beading, embroidery, or lace. It’s designed to make the wearer feel like royalty, and may improve the chances of her being crowned Prom Queen.

The Cocktail Dress

Not every girl wants to wear a floor-length gown to prom. Some of them may want a shorter option that will give them the freedom of movement required for dancing the night away. It’s always a good idea to stock cocktail-length dresses for these customers.

The Hottest Trends

All that glitters

Dresses covered in glitter and sequins have been popular prom choices for years. They can make any girl feel like a star, literally and figuratively. Popular celebrities such as Sabrina Carpenter and Sydney Sweeney have been spotted on red carpets embracing this particular trend, and customers will want to see those options on the racks. 

This stunning off the shoulder sequin gown from us here on Ladivine is one of the best wholesale prom dresses that you should stock right now. It’s available in blush, burgundy, champagne, emerald, English violet, and smoky blue.

Euphoric colors

HBO’s Euphoria has definitely left its imprint on today’s fashion. The show is lit and color-graded beautifully, mixing soft shadows with dreamy neons. The lighting, in particular, makes the cast’s outfits look more vibrant on camera, and now more celebrities are wearing bolder hues on the red carpet.

Zendaya is a big fan of this trend, and we can see a lot of girls emulating her style for their special event. This standout fitted corset gown from our catalog comes in a veritable kaleidoscope of colors, including classic black, fuschia, lavender, neon green, neon orange, neon pink, red, and royal blue.

Floral fantasy

Proms are usually held in the spring, and spring means florals. For the girls who want to feel ultra feminine on their special night, we have this off the shoulder 3D applique floral gown. It has a sheer boned corset bodice, an off the shoulder neckline, and is cut immaculately to hug the curves. Luxe dimensional floral appliques cover the dress, further emphasizing that woodland nymph aesthetic. It’s available in black nude, emerald, lavender, mauve, Paris blue, red, and royal blue. 

Gothic romance

Netflix’s Wednesday was a runaway hit for the streaming service, and the titular character of Wednesday Addams became a viral hit both for her impeccable gothic fashion and inspired dance moves. It’s always a good idea to stock a couple of black dresses for girls who don’t want to wear color and want to channel their inner goth. This glitter corset gown in black screams “Morticia Addams, but make it sexier”. It’s also available in champagne gold, emerald, fuschia, lavender, and red.

Here at Ladivine, we endeavor to offer the best wholesale prom dresses, wedding dresses, mother of the bride dresses, and other formal dresses for all of your customer’s special events. Visit our main page now to view our latest designs.