Prom season is near, and 2019 trends are taking shape. What will your girls be wearing this season? Cutouts, criss crosses, sparkles and pockets are all in right now, and Apricot Lane has elegant choices that incorporate each trend in a way that you won’t mind your daughter flaunting in public.

For those of us who don’t want to think about how long ago our prom really was, these would also be beautiful for a formal wedding or special event. Here’s what’s trending.

Cut Outs Bodices and Open Backs

Exposed back is for today’s youth what cleavage was to ours, and their lack of back fat is the only reason it works. Styles like this are a way to let them show a little skin while they’re still enjoying the youthfulness that makes it possible.

These dresses also allow her more flexibility on how to wear her hair — she can get away with an up or down do, depending on how she styles it.

Crisscross Detailing

The only thing more fun than an open back dress is one with a fun pattern – the only flattering “business in the front, party in the back” scenario possible. Plus, red looks great with so many skin tones and hair colors. She’ll want to pair this look with an updo and some fun earrings.

Off the Shoulders

A classic off-the-shoulder dress is that you could really wear on any formal occasion, but show stopping enough that she’ll still feel extra special and elegant on prom night. We love these two options: The grey looks so elegant and if you and your 16-year-old are the same size, you can even borrow it for something down the road. The black elevates a sweetheart heart neck with some sparkle that screams “I’m here to be seen.”

Off the shoulder dresses are perfect for girls who insist on wearing their hair down, or with a cute half up/half down style and a great necklace.

Showing Extra Skin, Even Though They’re Not

Dresses that give off the illusion of being a little scandalous are a fun way to raise your dad’s blood pressure a little until he takes a second (closer) look. This give a modern look to a classic black dress.

Sequins Galore

Sometimes even the simplest styles and colors are the most gorgeous dress when they have the right sequin detailing. That’s your baby, and she will never be outshined by a disco ball — they still have those at prom, right?

Shop these looks and more at Apricot Lane Southern Pines.


This post was created in partnership with Apricot Lane. 

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