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50 Dream Prom Dresses

Not to get all hyperbolic here, but prom is quite possibly the pinnacle of the high school experience. In addition to being a pretty old tradition, it's also one of those times you can maybe afford to go all-out with an over-the-top dress, accessories and beauty look. Well, at least until your wedding day rolls around.

So disregard your pesky prom budget and click through to see some truly showstoppin dress options from many of our favorite labels. Whether you're considering shelling out something special or simply drawing inspiration for the big day, these gorgeous gowns are sure to impress.

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A slice of key-lime pie for prom.
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A chic silhoutte in classic basic colors.
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The middle purple pleats are perfectly slimming.


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Channel your inner Molly Ringwald with this pretty pink dress.
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Be your prom's very own Wonder Woman in red, white and blue.


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Color blocking in geometric shapes makes this dress subtly chic.
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The long slit reveals just the right amount of leg.
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Make them melt in a mint green embroidered gown.


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Salmon stripes and a sweetheart neckline make this dress sophisticated.


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Fabulous for any occasion.


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Stunning is an understatement.
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A flared skirt-bottom instantly minimizes your waist.
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Make a statement with a bodycon dress in red.
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Just the bright coral color is charming enough.


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Dance all night in this silky, fun dress.


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Edgey and delicate all at the same time.
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White pleats and a gold accented bar gather the dress to frame curves.


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Something we'd see on Greek goddess, or prom queen.


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You can never have too much mesh.
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The high bejeweled neckline is prettier than any necklace.
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This dress mixes just the right amount of punk and femininity.
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Sweet and lacey without being racey.
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White and gold never looked so bold.


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Pleats and leather go so well together.
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With such a detailed dress, simple heels and a clutch will do.


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This silver cocktail dress shares the shape of a ball gown, but its length makes it more fun.
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Floor length floral looks great on any shape.
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Copper tones will have you glowing.


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Neon accents complement navy lace nicely.


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Can you say Caftan?
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Step out of an impressionist painting and into prom with this water color printed dress.


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The halter top is ultra forgiving.
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The deep V and hidden slits in this purple gown are shocking in the best way.
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A delicate hand-painted and well-worth it addition to your closet.
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Sashay into prom with this ruffled short dress.


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Light pink looks angelic with a lovely embellished belt and ruched bodice.


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The sequin sleeves and back give an otherwise simple dress a beautiful twist.


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A ball gown for prom? Definitely.
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A vintage little black dress that you can recycle and wear again, long after prom.


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Wear this silk and tulle dress with gold accessories and strappy sandals.
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An elevated poof gives this garden-esque dress structure.
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Dainty and punchy pink, this dress will surely turn heads on your special night.


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Business in the front, lace in the back.


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Wear this dress with long metallic earrings to complement its shimmery mesh.
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A simple gown in an audacious color is bound to get you noticed.
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A flawless shade of powder blue for spring.


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It's all in the detailed beaded-flower shoulders.
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Wear it with tall gold heels to match the eye-catching belt.


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Yin and yang never looked better.

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