Traditionally, black has been the color of respect. It was worn to classy events to show a person’s sophistication and elegance. If something is labeled a “black tie” event, you can bet formal wear is required. If you want to show off your class, then wearing a black prom dress might be a good choice.

Black is back this year for prom season, and we've got the latest prom dress fashions in black at Prom Headquarters. Our designer black prom gowns include brands like Mac Duggal, Jasz Couture and other famous names in formal wear for prom.

Choose a sparkling black ball gown by Ellie Wilde with off-the-shoulder straps over a fitted bodice and a voluminous ball gown skirt. See our elegant black beaded prom dresses in figure-hugging styles with high-leg slits by Rachel Allan.

For Hollywood red carpet glamour, choose a sexy, lacy black prom gown with a pleated sheer black overskirt by Jovani. Or choose a short black prom dress by Alyce Paris. This versatile designer black prom dress has a black velvet corset bodice with a lace-up back and a black tulle A-line skirt. It's perfect for prom, a homecoming dance or a formal cocktail party.

Black is a universal fashion favorite for creating slimming silhouettes. It's a sultry color that complements countless other colors in shoes, jewelry and other prom dress accessories. A black dress will also show off your keen fashion sense and ensure you meet all the formal requirements of your prom.