Top Prom Dress Trends for 2016

As the season changes from winter to spring, it means that prom is just around the corner! This major milestone is an exciting one in your high school career. The night’s events will be documented with tons of pictures, tweets and Snapchats, of course, but the most important part for any prom-bound girl is finding the perfect dress! While many will choose to buy a dress online or at the mall, you may feel like the right dress for you just isn’t out there. Don’t pick something that’s good enough for this major event – why not have a custom dress tailored just for you? At Fabrictopia, we can help you find the perfect fabric to inspire your creativity and make your dream dress come to life. When envisioning your dress, here are some 2016 style trends to help inspire your own design ideas.

Prom DressesShort & Sweet

Although prom is typically known for long dresses, it is OK to strut your own style in a short dress. Make your prom dress eye-catching by featuring a solid-colored, silk fabric, perhaps in a pure white, baby pink or midnight blue shade. You can even doll it up with rhinestones and a jewel trim. Want to really shine? Deck the dress top to bottom in sequins!

Cropped Tank & Skirt

Instead of a dress, why not go to prom in a cropped tank with a long, asymmetrical skirt? Show your personality by choosing a fabric with a texture or pattern like florals or watercolors. If you are a girl who is always looking to sparkle, create a white and silver sequin bodice with a solid royal blue skirt. Adding your own style to a popular trend is sure to make you stand out in a crowd.

Long Ombré

Right now, ombré is hot! Start with a classic black or deep shade of your favorite color at the top of your dress and shimmer down to a brighter color, like bright purple or pink or a stunning green or blue. Create a one-shoulder strap for a modern twist, or go strapless with a sweetheart neckline for a beautiful classic. Feeling curvy and proud? Add an empire waist!

Illusion Necklines

Use sheer, mesh fabric in nude shades at the top of your dress to create an illusion neckline. Neutral dress colors like nude and cream are timeless and flattering. Dress up the fabric by adding a floral applique or small ruffles that trickle all the way down to the bottom of the gown. Add a satin belt in the same color as your dress as the perfect accessory to emphasize your waist.


Another short dress trend, the trumpet has a close-fitting bodice with a flared skirt. Choose a pattern that represents your personal style, like small polka dots or a lace overlay in baby blue or rose pink to show off to your friends. Feature your favorite pair of heels or make it country themed by wearing a pair of cowboy boots to prom.

Color Block

Sharpen your long, A-line gown with two-toned fabric. Choose two bold colors – one for the top and one for the bottom of the dress – to make your gorgeous gown pop. Both strapless and halter tops are a favorite for this type of dress, and you can make it all the more unique with supportive boning and a notched straight neckline.

Classic Chiffon

You can’t go wrong with the always-trendy long, silk chiffon gown. This classic dress usually features a sweetheart neckline with off-the-shoulder straps or strapless fits. For the girly girl, add rhinestone jewels at the neckline or a beaded bodice for a bit of sparkle. It is easy to add your own flare for a chic edge.

From light satin to chiffons to laces, Fabrictopia offers a variety of high-class fabrics in rich colors that are perfect to make you and your dress shine on your prom night. Committed to excellent service, we are happy to help you shop! For questions about fabrics, come visit us at our shop or call us at 713-977-0747.

February 23, 2016 3 tags (show)