10 No-Fail Looks To Wear To Prom—Or Really Any Big Spring Party

From cool classic gowns to playful pantsuits

It’s getting warmer outside, and you know what that means: Prom season is approaching!

This will, without a doubt, be a night to remember. In fact, probably one of the most exciting—and well-documented—evenings of your entire high school career. You’ll want to look your best (to avoid any future cringing down the road), which means you definitely don’t want to wait until the last minute to pull it all together.

Not sure what you’re wearing yet? Don’t worry, we put together 10 no-fail (and definitely not typical) looks to wear to your party of the year. Whether you’re a classic gown kinda gal or looking to go the suit route, there’s a little something for everyone.

This way you can focus your time and energy on more important things, like planning the after-party.

Photos courtesy of Tate NY, Sam Edelman, H&M, Net-A-Porter, and ASOS

The classic gown
The classic gown will always remain on trend for prom, but it calls for a modern twist. Pair an ethereal tulle frock or textured ruffles with quirky accessories (a birdcage clutch, anyone?) for a look that’s timeless, elegant, and, more importantly, unexpected.

1. Tate NY, Perle Earring, $75, available at Tate NY; 2. Sam Edelman, Patti Ankle Strap Sandal, $100, available at Sam Edelman; 3. H&M, Long Mesh Dress, $129, available at H&M; 4. Alice McCall, Best Of You Metallic Silk-Blend Jacquard Midi Dress, $520, available at Net-A-Porter; 5. ASOS, Birdcage Clutch Bag, $51, available at ASOS.