Style Features

Prom: What’s Trending

Prom season is quickly approaching, and high school girls across the area soon will be on the hunt for the gown that makes them stand out for all the right reasons. This year, trends are following many seen on the fall runways for spring fashion, like embellishments, orals and soft, natural colors. To get the inside scoop, we asked Parkway North sophomore Maddie Sass for her expertise on what will be found on the dance floor.

prom authority: Maddie Sass, sophomore at Parkway North
style: At school, I definitely prioritize comfort, so you’ll catch me in leggings and sneakers. On the weekends, I love wearing denim, anything yellow and big fuzzy scarves.
activities: Ballet, Mock Trial, Sophomore VP and acapella group Treble in Paradise



(blush, pink, mauve, nude)
“I love the soft and subtle look of pastel prom dresses. It is a great opportunity to bring out some fun accessories and rockin’ shoes!”
Xscape halter gown, $325

two pieces

“This trend has been really big the past couple of years. Two-piece dresses in bright colors and prints are definitely going to be everywhere! Not only is this trend super cute, it is also super flattering.”
Sequin Hearts two-piece gown, $139


“Embroidered details on bodices are gorgeous and will definitely make any dress stand out! It’s a super classic look that you can pair with dainty jewelry and pulled-back hair.”
Mac Duggal beaded gown, $528

short dresses

“Short dresses are an option if you want to make a statement and break the mold on prom night! (This probably isn’t a great choice for the traditionalists out there.) There are so many options that can make a shorter dress look just as formal (and just as cute) as a traditional floor-length prom dress.”
Bardot Paris lace dress, $129

All photos courtesy of Nordstrom