I’m so excited to share some of my favorite major trends for the 2016 season. Crop Tops and Two-Piece Dresses . Long Prom Dresses 2016 Of all of the trends popping up in the 2016 season, the crop top formal gown has to be my absolute favorite. I always feel ultra feminine and glamorous when I have a bit of my midriff revealed, and I can understand why this trend is showing up in every designer’s collection this season. Rachel Allen’s crop top prom dresses are particularly stunning, and offer some fun prints and embellishments to really make this look stand out. Be sure to take advantage of this trend while it’s still relevant—who knows how long it will stick around for?

Long Sleeves Slit Royal Prom Dresses 2016 Beaded Sherri Hill 50209 Two-Piece

Long Sleeves Slit Royal Prom Dresses 2016 Beaded Sherri Hill 50209 Two-Piece

Floral Prints. I’m loving the bold floral prints that are emerging in this year’s formal wear collections, with gorgeous red, blue, and fuchsia flowers on voluminous skirts and bodices. Some of these remind me of Mexico City and Frida Kahlo—feminine, dramatic, super unique, and definitely unforgettable. Be sure to check out Sherri Hill and Rachel Allan for some particularly breathtaking prints. Unique Beading. While beading is almost always seen in every season of formal gowns, 2016’s prom line is very unique, in that there is a lot of geometric and tribal-inspired patterns, as well as edgy silver metallic beading and vintage pearl beading. Rachel Allan’s line has a lot of unexpected pieces, with fully beaded bodices and matching two-piece beaded crop ensembles.

Periwinkle Sherri Hill 50454 Beaded Halter Cutout Open Back Prom Dresses 2016

Periwinkle Sherri Hill 50454 Beaded Halter Cutout Open Back Prom Dresses 2016

Want to draw attention away from your waist? Or want to look a little taller on your prom night? or maybe you want to keep your jewelry young and simple? What dress can do all of this? An embellished one-shoulder prom dress! Keep the sequins and the embellishments to the shoulder strap to draw the eye up and get that bling feel without all the jewelry! Add an A-Line cut to your one shoulder dress to fit and flatter any shape. Or choose and empire cut to let your gown fall effortlessly and hide a multitude of sins! Long or short, sequin or plain, these shapes and cuts will have your one shoulder prom dress fitiing you like a glove.