Short Prom Dresses Fashion Guide

Short Prom Dresses Fashion Guide

Scoring the Sweetest Short Dress

Sometimes it's best to keep things short and sweet. Here at PromHeadquarters, we adore short styles, from show-stopping short prom dresses to glitzy and glamorous options for homecoming and formal. Short formal dresses are a fantastic way to show a bit of skin and have a little fun at your next big special event. This year's short styles are all about sheer backs, beaded necklines and sheath styles. You can opt for a short, cupcake style if you like things sugary-sweet or go full-on sophisticated with a form-fitting short dress featuring a slim pencil skirt.

Choosing a Short Dress for Your Figure

With so many eye-catching styles to choose from, you're sure to find a flattering short formal dress in our shop. Because short dresses are all about the shortened hemline, they're ideal for ladies who love their legs. With that being said, the waistline and bust really determines whether a formal gown will be flattering or not, so there's not a body type that can't rock the shorty! Busty, apple, slim, petite, pear, hourglass - they're all well-suited for short dresses. It's mostly about your personal style. You can go glamorous and flirty with super short cocktail dresses or keep things classic and retro with tea-length formal gowns.

Tips for Sporting the Perfect Short Gown

  • Shoes, shoes, shoes! -Rocking a pair of dazzling pumps or strappy heels is a great way to ramp up your short dress. Showcase your personal style with show-stopping shoes.
  • It's all about the hemline -Short gowns need not all have micro-mini skirts. If you prefer a flirty skirt but don't want to bare it all, go for a mid-thigh or knee-length style. Traditionally speaking, short gowns follow this convention:
  • Micro-mini: 30 to 32 inches
  • Mini: 34 to 35 inches
  • Above-the-knee: 36 to 37 inches
  • Knee-length: 39 to 40 inches
  • Below-the-knee: 41 to 43 inches
  • Calf-length: 45 to 47 inches

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