Finding the perfect prom dress can be easy once you know exactly what you want. By getting to know the latest trends, you can easily combine your personal style with what’s hot for a gorgeous look on prom night.

See the hottest prom dresses trends 2014 and you’ll be able to make the right choice. From the most popular colors to styles of trendy dresses and even advice for the perfect corsage, here are the biggest trends of the year when it comes to prom fashion.

Best Colors for Prom Dresses 2014

While the key to a trendy prom gown this season is intricate embellishments, colors are just as important. The delicate detailing on your dress will be even trendier in pastels or neutrals. 

Prom Dress Color Trends

Anything from nude shades to soft pastels like blush and mint is right on trend. Black and white are other great choices this year.

Backless Dresses

Backless Prom Dress
90360 dress from Tarik Ediz

If you want a truly dramatic look for prom night, backless is the way to go. One of the biggest prom dresses trends in 2014, backless dresses are taking over with teens willing to show more skin while still getting a sophisticated look for prom night. If going backless is too dramatic for your style, opt for cut-ins at the back, they’re just as trendy.

Embellished Backs

Embellished Back Prom Dress
6352J dress from Terani

Another way to draw attention to the back of your dress in a cool way is by making sure it sparkles. Go for straps with embellishments. You can go for either sequins or beading, as long as you make sure that the back of the dress will get the attention it deserves. If you’ve already bought your dress, you can add this cool detail by layering a necklace on your back instead of the front, just like Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards.

High Low Dresses

High Low Prom Dress
21084 from Sherri Hill

While they already made a big splash last year, high low dresses are still among the prom dresses trends in 2014. The key to pulling off a look that’s current is to mix this trends with one of the others. Try a dramatic back or opt for lace or sheer paneling to give a dress with a longer back the edge it needs to be trendy.

One Shoulder Dresses

One Shoulder Prom Dress
Prom dress by Blush

A cool way to show off your back without going strapless is the one shoulder dress. Just like high low dresses, they’re not the latest trend, but they’re still going strong. Pair a one shoulder dress with pumps or sandals in cool metallics and you’ll be able to look very current on the big night.

Sheer Panels

Sheer Panel Illusion Dresses
Rihanna dress by Tarik Ediz

The sheer illusion effect is one of the most important prom dresses trends in 2014. Allowing you to create the illusion of skin with nude stretch mesh, sheer panels are coolest when they’re under corsets to highlight your waistline or all over the bodice. If you’re not going backless, choose the sheer illusion effect for the back of your prom dress.

High Slit Dresses

High Slit Prom Dress
64678M dress from Mac Duggal

Sophisticated but still young, high slit dresses are another important trend this year when it comes to prom dresses. If you want a daring look, you can’t go wrong with a high slit dress in one of the trendiest colors of the year for prom season.

Skirts with a Sheer Overlay

Sheer Overlay Beaded Prom Dress
P3135 dress from Terani

Another cool way to include sheer fabrics into your prom dress is to opt for a shorter skirt and a sheer overlay with embellishments. It’s a very sexy look and it will allow you to show off your legs while still rocking one of the biggest prom dresses trends in 2014.


Lace Illusion Prom Dress
Lidia dress from Tarik Ediz

Combining the sheer illusion trend with delicate lace is definitely a winner look this year. Forget about small lace accents and go for the big and bold if you’re looking for a prom dress that’s both on trend and sexy. Go for an elegant look with lace and you won’t regret your prom fashion choice.

Gowns with a Peplum

Peplum Prom Gown
P3185 and P3155 gowns from Terani Couture

Peplum detailing on your waistline is the perfect way to go for a very elegant and feminine figure. While a peplum with a lace neckline can get a little busy, try it with a simpler look, preferably strapless and you’ll be wearing one of the best prom dresses trends in 2014.

The Perfect Corsage

Corsage Prom Trends

Wrist corsages should always match the dress, but one of the newest trends in prom fashion replaces the white elastic band with a bracelet. With a corsage build around a bracelet, you’ll also have a beautiful memento from prom that you can wear anytime.

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