2018 Prom Style Trends

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It’s prom season! Time to book the limo, plan the afterparty and, most importantly, choose the perfect dress and tux. It’s a daunting task considering how many styles are available. Every year the trends change. Luckily, Lord & Taylor keeps its finger on the pulse of prom trends and stocks its racks with the most popular styles.

This year, off-the-shoulder looks are big for the ladies, as are sequins and ruffles. Lace has made a comeback for dainty looks, while sleek formfitting numbers have never gone out of style. Two-piece dresses are also an option for those who want to show some skin in an unconventional area.

Men’s fashion doesn’t seem to fluctuate as widely as women’s fashion does, but there are quite a few directions to go in. There are many floral options out there, as well as metallic fabrics for those who want to stand out. Velvet can project a sophisticated James Bond image, while you can never go wrong with a classic wool jacket. To add a little pop without being over the top, consider a geometric pattern.

Don’t forget to coordinate color schemes with your date. Coordinate doesn’t mean match. Select complementary colors, or repeat the dress color in the hue of the tie. It’s those small details that will make your Instagram photos look fab.

Tip for both the guys and the girls: pick something comfortable as well as visually appealing for an unforgettable night of dancing and partying.

Here are several dresses and tuxedos available at Lord & Taylor that are on trend this year.


Dress the Population
Plunging Scallop-Lace Mermaid Gown in White and Black, $320


Blondie Nites
Two-Piece Floral Embroidered Skirt and Halter Top in Navy, $279


Aidan by Aidan Mattox
Cold Shoulder Dress in Navy, $245


Aidan by Aidan Mattox
Cutout Halter Jersey Gown in Black, $195


Aidan by Aidan Mattox
Sleeveless Beaded Mesh Gown in Nude, $262


Tallia Orange
Classic Wool Jacket in Burgundy, $350


Tallia Orange
Metallic Shawl Lapel Sportcoat in Gold and Black, $350


Tallia Orange
Metallic Shawl Lapel Sportcoat in Gold and Black, $350


Tallia Orange
Two-Tone Velvet Blazer in Purple, $350


Tallia Orange
Slim Fit Medallion Dinner Jacket in Blue, $350

Find these formalwear pieces and more at www.lordandtaylor.com. Lord & Taylor has locations in Garden City, Manhasset and Huntington Station.

Kimberly Dijkstra
Kimberly Dijkstra is the web editor for Anton Media Group, a writer for Long Island Weekly and recipient of several Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) and New York Press Association (NYPA) awards.

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