25 Prom Dresses Perfect For People Who Hate Prom Dresses, Because Some Of Us Just Aren't Made For Flounce And Sparkles
The trick to finding the perfect prom dress is forgetting everything you think it *should* look like and making your own rules. Throw away tired stereotypes of pink fluffy cupcake skirts, crazy complicated straps, excessive sparkles, and pageant-worthy ruffles — unless that's your thing, in which case you should absolutely go for it. But if the thought of wearing a bejeweled pink gown to the floor with matching shoes and an updo makes you nauseous, fear not. Your prom should be an excuse to buy a dress that you genuinely love and might not otherwise be able to justify. It should be totally you, comfortable, and make you feel like a princess — even if your idea of a princess is more Kristen Stewart on the red carpet than Cinderella.
These 25 picks are a little less than traditional, but still completely prom-worthy. From pretty minis and modern maxis to unexpected separates or even pants, your perfect prom look is out there if you're ready to step outside the box.