Proms are the highlight of every teenager’s high school life; even kids in universities and colleges look forward to their own galas to have the times of their lives. For teenage girls and female young adults, a prom dress can make or break this essential experience that’s why it’s important to know which styles of prom dresses are suitable for you.

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5 Popular Styles of Prom Dresses in Malaysia

Prom dresses are no different than the formal dresses worn by celebrities and dignitaries to black tie events. The only exception is that prom dresses are targeted towards high school seniors (and sometimes college students) and they tend to have a more youthful design. One can choose between maxi dresses or mini dresses to wear to their prom. Here are some of the most popular prom dresses in Malaysia loved by teenage girls and young women on the way to their proms.

Mermaid Dresses

Mermaid dresses are exactly like what it says on the tin; resembling a mermaid, these dresses are fitting around the waist and the derriere before flaring out around the calves in a tutu-like silhouette. The tail of this dress can be made from tulle, mesh, or embellished with gems or other decorations. These dresses are recommended for those with a wider waist and quite unsuitable for women with a short torso.

Two-Piece Dresses

The two-piece prom dresses rose to prominence quite recently and they tend to be more comfortable than the traditional one-piece dresses. Two-piece prom dresses comes with a crop top and a high-waist skirt either in an A-line style, sheath, mermaid, column, or ball gown. This type of dress will leave a part of your torso uncovered so if you’ve been trying to get fit for your prom, this is the dress for you.

Off-The-Shoulder Dresses

Since off-the-shoulder tops are rising in popularity, off-the-shoulder dresses are becoming more trendy as well. However, prom dresses like these have been worn by many girls and women since the 1940’s or during the Old Hollywood era. This type of dress can often appear more elegant than the other types of prom dresses, especially when the dress has an A-line silhouette.

Cocktail Dresses

For those looking for a simpler and more comfortable dress, they can always opt for a cocktail dress. Cocktail prom dresses are mini dresses with intricate designs and various silhouettes, though the most popular silhouette is the mini ball gown skirt made with a tulle over-layer. Cocktail dresses have a more youthful design compared to the other styles of prom dresses and they’re perfect for petite, feminine ladies.

High-Low Dresses

High-low prom dresses also have a unique silhouette; the skirt of these dresses are high on the front and low on the back (hence the name). These dresses are perfect if you don’t want to keep stepping on your prom dress when you’re dancing the night away with your friends and your dates. High-low dresses are also easy to pull off and can be worn by women of all body types.