Friday, March 24, 2017

Short Prom & Spring Formal Dresses

As promised in yesterday’s post I am back today with more prom dress options for y’all! While girls at my high school have always worn long dresses to prom I know that it varies from school to school and wanted to make sure that I wasn’t neglecting anyone when putting together prom posts for y’all. If you haven’t seen yesterday’s post featuring SO many long prom dresses, including one I own that would be perfect for the occasion and is under $100, be sure to find that here.

Considering I am in college I don’t exactly have proms to prep for anymore so long dresses aren’t really needed for anything aside from deb balls. That’s why I found making this post for y’all so much more fun since I shop for short dresses much more frequently. Even if you don’t have prom to plan for there are always formals, weddings, and parties that fun cocktail dresses are essential for especially in the spring.

When I found this lilac dress on Asos for under $60 I thought it would be great for events coming up this spring. Ideally, I wish it were an inch or two longer but I love the ruffle detail and overall simplicity of the dress. I paired it with some thicker heels which are super comfortable. The nude color will make them work with a variety of outfits and the style should make them wearable for a number of seasons. To complete the outfit, I put on a pair of Lisi Lerch White Tassel Earrings to add a bit of something extra. I’ll probably be wearing something very similar to this to a fraternity formal I have coming up but will still be on hunt for something else for my own formal in April. As for hair and makeup, I always chose to do my own for prom. I was too nervous that I wouldn’t like what someone else had done so I tried to keep it relatively simple but a bit fancier than what I do everyday.

dress (under $60) // earrings (c/o) // shoes (c/o) // bracelets ( 1 & 2 ) // gold and white bracelets 

I found so many great options when looking for items for this post and I know that even more will be released in the months to come if your proms are not until a bit later. Here are some of my favorites that I found and as always I've included the links to shop these dresses below the graphic!

under $75 row 1: left // middle // right
under $75 row 2: left // middle // right
under $100 row 1: left // middle // right
under $100 row 2: left // middle // right
over $100 red row: left // middle // right
over $100 white and blue row: left // middle // right
over $100 cool color row: left // middle // right
over $100 pink and purple row: left // middle // right
over $100 dark blue row: left // middle // right
over $100 pale pink row: left // middle // right
over $100 blue row: left // middle // right

And since I mentioned Rent the Runway yesterday, they have equally great short, cocktail dresses to rent as well. My one tip when renting a short dress from there is to make sure you don’t spend more money renting it than it would cost you to buy a different dress that you like and could wear over and over again. They offer you the option to rent for four or eight days and send multiple sizes and even let you select a backup dress which gives you a lot of options! Here are some of my favorite of their cocktail length dresses: 

blue asymmetrical hem // navy lace // cobalt full skirt
white asymmetrical hem // green lace // green side ruffle 

I hope this has helped y’all out as you are shopping for more formal events in the coming months! Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!


  1. I actually went the safe route and wore a black short dress at my high school graduation ball. I so regret it now, it was a good opportunity for a long gown. Oh well!

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  2. What a unique dress


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