Short and Sweet: 7 Unconventional Prom Dress Outfit Ideas

Picking the right dress for prom might be a tough task. If you decided that you want to wear a shorter dress - and look amazing in it - keep reading to find out what dresses made it to our top 7 and how to wear them.

When it comes to choosing what you want to wear for prom, you should be careful about a few things. Your dress should be elegant, comfortable and it should fit you perfectly.

Long dresses can look very elegant and sophisticated, but shorter dresses are more comfortable for walking and dancing. Here’s a list of 7 amazing short prom dresses and outfit ideas.

Outfit Idea 1

The color of this dress will definitely make you stand out. It is a wonderful shade of blue that goes amazing with silver and grey – that’s why it looks great paired with silver strappy sandals and a matching clutch.

blue prom dress with silver strappy sandals outfit combination

  • Warehouse Cross Bodice Prom (
  • Silver Sandals (
  • Glam Geo Hardcase Clutch (

Outfit Idea 2

This outfit is perfect for all romantic girls that like to wear light pink and nude shades. The chiffon dress looks great paired with matching T strap platforms. Accessorize this look with a pale pink clutch and shiny earrings.

light pink prom dress with T strap platforms outfit combination

  • Warehouse Chiffon Tapework Prom Dress (
  • Steve by Steve Madden Shoes – Angels T Strap Platform Pumps (
  • Alexander McQueen Skull Clutch in Pale Pink (
  • Ileana Makri Pink Gold and Diamond Mirror Stud Earrings (

Outfit Idea 3

Passionate, confident girls could definitely pull off this amazing outfit. Its key piece is the super hot red dress. It looks amazing paired with sky high Louboutins and golden accessories – a clutch and a statement necklace.

red prom dress with golden accessories outfit combination

  • Silk Prom Dress (
  • Metal Clutch Bag (
  • Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian Mini Dagger Collar Necklace (
  • Christian Louboutin 120 Patent Leather Pumps (

Outfit Idea 4

The peplum is one of the hottest trends this season. This dress will undoubtedly make you stand out in the crowd. The color combination is amazing and very effective, so you should keep the shoes and the accessories simple.

peplum prom dress outfit combination

  • Jason Wu Belted Cocktail Dress (
  • Diane Von Furstenberg Lytton Small Embossed Lizard Clutch (
  • Melissa Louise Earrings (
  • Giuseppe Zanotti Peep Toe Pumps (

Outfit Idea 5

This pleated cotton blend dress is very flattering. Its neutral color gives you a wide variety of possibilities when choosing the rest of the outfit. It looks great with black and red necklace, and a wide studded necklace, and a pair of red peep toes that give the outfit a pop of color.

pleated cotton blend prom dress with red peep toes outfit combination

  • Roksanda Ilincic Agnes Pleated Cotton Blend Dress (
  • Reed Krakoff Minaudiere (
  • Bettye’s Fancy Wide Black Crystal Studded Necklace (
  • Casadei Peep Toe Pumps (

Outfit Idea 6

This dress would look amazing on brunettes! Its amazing color will make your outfit memorable, whatever you decide to wear it with. A good idea would be to match it with shiny details: silver sandals, a silver leather clutch and shiny pearl and diamond earrings.

green prom dress with silver sandals outfit combination

  • Monsoon Emerald Prom Dress (
  • Lipsy Silver Snake Sandal (
  • Blue Nile Classic Akoya Cultured Pearl and Diamond Earrings (
  • Kotur “Morley” Silver Crinkled Leather Clutch (

Outfit Idea 7

Black is always a good choice, especially if we’re talking about a hot black dress. Pair it with one of a kind pumps, a matching clutch and some shiny jewelry.

black prom dress with black pumps outfit combination

  • Elise Ryan Metal Trim Prom Dress (
  • Alexander McQueen Studded Cage Pumps with Horn Heel (
  • Alexander McQueen Leather Box Clutch (
  • Mesh and Gold Look Mix Bangles (
  • Kate Spade New York Colored Stone Stud Earrings (

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  • I am in love with these striking party wear dresses…. Amazing patterns, fabulous colors…I am really going to fill my closet with all of them. Whether its prom night or cocktail party, these dazzling dresses are perfect to adorn in to mesmerize everyone with your oozing charm and sensuality.