There are so many factors to consider when shopping for that perfect prom dress. There’s flattering fit and color, this year’s trends, and of course price. One way to get more value out of your dress is finding one that you can wear again to a wedding, black tie event, or New Years Eve party.
Long gowns are fabulous of course but not likely to get as much repeat wear as a short cocktail dress. If you’re using awards ceremonies as inspiration, think more Teen Choice Awards than the Oscar’s. Check out these 4 cute short prom dresses for 2014, including one celebrity-approved option!
1. ASOS Fitted Dress With Stepped Hem And Ruffle – $103.50
Prom is the time to make a statement! This bold and sculptural dress is so something Samantha Jones would wear. It shows off the body without being revealing. A similar version is also available from the ASOS Curve line.
Ultra low cut dresses have been all over the red carpet recently but they’re not all appropriate for real life. This hot number takes a cue from that trend without going too far. This deep neckline is still best for less endowed ladies (beware of side boob!).
3. Sherri Hill Cocktail Dress with Sequined Bodice – $298.00
Known for fabulous sequins, beads, and feathers, Sherri Hill dresses are popular for all special occasions, even among celebrities. Zendaya Coleman from Dancing with the Stars wore this exact dress (that’s her pictured above) in aqua and silver. There’s also a similar dress minus the beating for only $69.99 from Target.
4. Couture A-Line Dress with Lace Bodice – $139.99
Elaborate patterns over netting has been another popular look on the red carpet. This is a Hollywood-ready dress that comes in on budget. Plus at Store Dress, every dress is custom made for your measurements (so be sure to order early!),