Can y’all believe it? Prom is already here, which means it’s time to start scoping out your favorite stores for the perfect dress. But, hey, you’re not alone! Whether you’re looking for a flowy floor-length gown or short flirty frock, we’ve rounded up the best dresses on the interwebz so you don’t have to. The best part, though, is that they’re all under $150! Pretty awesome, eh? All right, enough talk—let’s get down to business.
PRETTY AND PASTEL
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What screams “spring!” more than a gorge pastel dress? Um, nothing, duh. If you’re looking to go the girly route in an above-the-knee frock, we’ve got three stellar options that won’t break the bank. First up, a vintage-inspired pale yellow number ($141) that features super glam beading and sequin detailing along the front (including flowers!) and a pleated overlay skirt. The keyhole in the back adds an extra touch of edginess. This. Teal. Polka. Dot. Dress. Is. So. Cute. ($62) If you’ve ever wanted to try the cut-out trend, this is the time to do it! The classy number features metallic dots on a sheer overlay and shiny trim around the waist with a peek-a-boo back. Perf! If you want to go ALL OUT girly, we highly recommended this layered pink chiffon dress ($140). The top is decked-out in white, silver and pink beads that create a faux bustier. On the bottom, it’s layers upon layers of the fluffy pink stuff!
MOODY AND METALLIC
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Pastel colors not your thing? We’ve got tons of dark and daring metallic pieces that’ll be sure to make the boys (and girls!) swoon. This gold metallic dress ($74) with a super cool fan pattern makes us want to find a prom date ASAP just so we have a place to wear it! You can cinch in the waist as much as you like thanks to a customizable polka dot strap that ties in the back. We’re obsessed with embellished bustiers, so obviously we LOVE this navy jewel-encrusted frock ($96). This chiffon gown features clear and gold ornaments on a sweetheart bodice with an exposed zipper in back. For something a bit more edgy (but still prom appropriate!) we suggest this fierce black and gold structured animal print frock ($100). We’d sport this with bright red lipstick and call it a day, er, night.
SOFT AND ROMANTIC
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For the romantics at heart, we have tons of stellar, floor-sweeping gowns to make that oh-so-breathtaking entrance. We love this classic, ruched chiffon dress ($148) that you can really bring to life with the right accessories. For the boho chic girl that really wants to show off her flower child side, we think this one shoulder, pleated pink gown ($89) is a stunning option. The rosettes really add a feminine touch without going too over the top. Trendy girls would know that this season is ALL about the mirror print, so when we spotted this strapless floral gown ($99) we almost flipped out! This strapless white dress features head-to-toe flowers on a fitted silhouette, which would look perfect with a soft chignon and bold red pumps. Pretty meets princess in this lavender ruffled sweetheart gown ($85)—the bodice features rhinestone embellishments, pleating, and even a little bit of lace. Ooh la la!