Top 10 Prom Dress Trends for 2022, According To Pinterest

With new trends emerging and endless decisions about what style, color, and length of the dress to wear, finding the perfect prom dress can seem like a daunting task. In fact, demand for ‘prom dresses’ has increased dramatically with search volume increasing by 212% on Pinterest. 


Thankfully, the research team at WeThrift has uncovered the top prom dress trends dominating Pinterest over the last few months, based on search volume increase. 

Top 10 prom dress trends for 2022: 

  1. Strapless Prom Dress – 39% increase 

Topping the list we have the strapless prom dress, which comes as no surprise, as it’s a widely popular style of dress for events and weddings. 

Wearing a strapless dress is a great way to accentuate your other features by using accessories to help bring the look together. For example, a classic hairstyle and jewelry piece can transform your prom look from simplistic to glamorous.

  1. Emerald Green Prom Dress – 39%

Emerald Green is another popular prom trend this year, with a matching search volume increase of 39%. We have seen this color dominating the fashion industry for quite some time now, whether it’s on the catwalk or on social media it looks like emerald green is here to stay. 

Perhaps the growing interest in this color is the idea that emerald green represents luxury and richness, so wearing it to prestigious events like prom seems very fitting.

  1. One Shoulder Prom Dress – 28%

This style of dress showcases a subtle yet sophisticated look, wearing an asymmetrical dress is a simple way to stand out. Whether you choose to wear a one-shoulder or a single strap, this style will guarantee a flattering look that will make you stand out from the crowd. 

  1. Hot Pink Prom Dress – 28%

Wearing bright and bold colors has become a huge trend this year and the same goes for wearing these colors at formal events such as weddings, gatherings, and prom. 

This prom season we can expect to see a lot of people wearing hot pink and since prom isn’t a casual event, it’s only right to embrace the bolder tones that will make your dress stand out from the crowd.

  1. Two Piece Prom dress – 26% 

Choosing to wear a two-piece as your prom dress is not only a bold decision but a smart one. It’s not ludicrous to think that most of us will never wear our prom dresses again, despite the efforts we make to find the perfect dress, it is only for one night. Once prom is over you can choose to mix and match your two-piece dress with other complimentary tops or skirts. 

  1. Embellished Dress – 25%

An embellished dress is a fun and vibrant look to sport at prom, making you stand out in the best way possible. You can go subtle with the embellishments or go all the way with a glittery assortment of sequins and gems.

  1. Tulle Prom Dress – 23%

We might have popular aesthetics like ballet core and regencycore to thank for the resurfacing of the tulle dress. Though a princess-like style the tulle prom dress is one of the most versatile fashion trends, you can pair it with stilettos or combat boots, even a shirt and leather jacket to town down the look in an effortless way. 

  1. Short Prom Dress – 19%

With the resurgence of mini dresses and skirts to embrace the widely loved Y2K aesthetic, it looks like short prom dresses are starting to resurface. Short dresses bring out a free look, there’s something about showing your legs at prom is quite a refreshing look as we’re so used to seeing figure-hugging dresses that showcase our silhouettes. 

  1. Corset Dress – 18% 

Corsets have become popular recently due to the regencycore aesthetic, which we can credit the television show Bridgerton for. There are multiple reasons why the corset dress is so popular, with the timeless look creating a curvy, flattering look. 

  1. Black Prom Dress – 12% 

Black dresses are slowly becoming a norm to wear at prestigious events. In fact, black wedding dresses have been seen on the likes of Christine Quinn, Kristen Bell, and Chloe Sevigny. Though it is far from traditional, many are now embracing the idea of wearing a black prom dress.


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