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LHS Prom Dress Trends ‘24

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Miranda Mangru
Prom dress trends at LHS!!!

As the school year comes to a close, chatter about prom is prevalent amongst seniors. Here are some of LHS’s favorite prom trends this season.

“Brunch” prom dresses have been trending this year. Senior Dea Pulatani explained, “The idea is that girls wear simplistic dresses that resemble a dress you would wear out during the daytime.” Senior Amelie Duch added, “The trends for this year’s prom dresses that I’ve seen on social media are more floral and flowy maxi dresses; they assumed the name of “Easter dresses” all across social media.” However, this trend is quite controversial as some feel the brunch dresses are not fancy enough for prom. “Originally, I thought the idea was cute, but I personally am not a fan. But I feel like prom is a place to showcase what you like. If you like the brunch prom dress, wear it!” Pulatani said. 

On top of this, fitted dresses are trending. Senior Elena McDonald expressed, “I like these dresses because it’s hard to dance with a big skirt, and it’s hard to handle. My dress is a fitted dress with some cutouts, and it’s royal blue. I knew I didn’t want beading because those dresses feel really heavy, and I didn’t want to feel weighed down.” 

The Class of 2024 as a whole has collectively chosen more traditional and formal dresses for prom with the most popular colors being red, blue, and green. Senior Kailey Dunne shared, “I’ve seen a lot of red colored dresses. I feel it’s cute and a lot of people can pull it off.”

Corset dresses have been popular. Duch recalled, “I have seen more dresses this year with a corset or more fitted and shaped top than I have seen with the dresses in years past, so I would also say that is a clear trend for the 2024 prom dresses.” Corset dresses are prevalent because of the fitted look they create. “I am a big fan of the corset top look because my prom dress has that, and I really love how the structured top of the dress looks on my dress as well as the other dresses I’ve seen with the similar top,” Duch added. 

In addition, beaded, sequins, and sparkling dresses are trending. “My dress is silver, and I chose it because I felt the most comfortable in it and really liked it,” Dunn described. 

Pastels are also trending. Duch explained, “My dress for prom this year is a periwinkle La Femme dress that I got from Luxe in Rockville Center. The dress has a sparkly and fitted corset top with a low and strappy back. I chose this dress over winter break when I went dress shopping with my mom. I originally had thought that I wanted a hot pink dress, so I tried on the first hot pink dress that I saw and absolutely loved it but wanted to try on other styles and colors to make sure it was the one I wanted. The lady at the dress store told me she had the same dress that I had on in pink, in a very pretty periwinkle color that she thought would bring out my eyes. I tried on the same style of dress but in the periwinkle color and absolutely loved how it made my blue eyes pop, so I decided that was the one I wanted.” Pulatani also spoke about her dress: “My prom dress is a beaded dress that’s silver and blue. I used Albanian designers as inspiration and had it made there.” 

Ultimately, trends have been circulating throughout various social media platforms, most commonly TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. Viewers are influenced by the media to follow certain fashion movements. In regards to these trends, Duch explained, “I personally really love how my grade wasn’t only wearing the more casual and floral patterned dresses. [While] I think those are very flattering, I do prefer the more traditional prom gowns, and it is difficult to go against the grain when it comes to a prom dress style. So I am glad we did not follow the prom dress social media trend for this year.”

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Katy Gottlieb
Katy Gottlieb, Editor
Hi, my name is Katy Gottlieb, and I am a member of the Class of 2025. I am currently an Online Editor-in-Chief and served as an A&E section editor for two years. I am also a part of the LHS soccer and lacrosse team and a student in the Science Research program.  Furthermore, I serve as the Key Club Vice President and District EA, NHS Treasurer, and partake in S.T.A.R.T. Club, Varsity Club, and Women in Stem. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and writing.
Miranda Mangru
Miranda Mangru, Online Editor-in-Chief
Hi! My name is Miranda N. Mangru. I am a member of the Class of 2025 and fulfill the role of Online Editor-in-Chief '23-'24 and '24-'25. I am delighted to write for our school's newspaper. Other extracurriculars I partake in include Student Diversity Council, ASL Club, DEI Committee, National History Day Club, and Speech & Debate. I am also president of the National Honor Society '24-'25 chapter. Outside of school I take pleasure in listening to music, watching films, and spending quality time with my family. I hope you are enjoying all of Horizon’s great content!