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Prom feels like the biggest night of your life, which makes choosing a dress almost as hard as your geometry final. We know the look you want: eye-catching sophistication with a touch of sexy and a touch of quirky (you know, for that you factor). What’s great for you is that prom dress trends have evolved — and we’ll say thanks to a Kardashian or two — well beyond the short, full skirt, strapless styles in wild colors of years past.
You now have your pick of elegant, chic and Insta-worthy gowns that’ll have you feeling like you’re heading to the Grammys with your up-and-coming, pop singer boyfriend. When we sifted through the prom dress options for 2017, we found one trending style that’s sure to be a hit this year, and that’s the two-piece dress.
Two Pieces Trending
Two-pieces have already taken over your everyday spring wardrobe and they’re not pumping the brakes when it comes to formal wear, either. That means this prom season is about to show some skin and get some edge. From classic ballgown styles to slinky beaded numbers to short and sassy styles, the two-piece set is making an appearance on some of the best dress of the year. Here are four picks we love, all for less than $100.
Two-Piece Prom Dress Picks
The Crop Top + Skirt
The two-piece dress is not new to formal wear. After all women have been pairing shells and skirts, corsets and skirts, etc., etc., for centuries. But this time around, these babies show off a cool sliver of midriff skin. Crop tops teamed up with high-waist skirts ensure you’re showing off just the right amount, at the smallest part of your torso. This combo is available in a range of necklines, hemlines and skirt silhouettes, so there are options to flatter every figure.
The Choker + Dress
A second take on the two-piece is the dress with attached collar. From the front, it looks like a two-piece set, and from the back, you’re showing off a halter style. Two dresses in one? What could be better?
Lace Overlay + Dress
We’re used to seeing lace in the prom section, but an off-the-shoulder overlay is an all new iteration. Contrasting colors and fabrics highlight the two-piece structure of this style, and long sleeves make it a perfect choice for outdoor venues or cooler climes.
What do you think about the two-piece prom dress trend? Let us know!
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