Good morning everyone, today’s post is on finding alternative Prom Outfit Ideas If You Don’t Do Dresses. Prom is the best excuse to dress up, but it doesn’t necessarily mean wearing princess-inspired ball gowns or sequined floor-length dresses. If you’re not comfortable in those, then there are many other prom outfit alternatives that you can opt to wear.


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One popular alternative to traditional prom dresses is a sleek jumpsuit. Find a chic design and you can enjoy a night of partying in one of the most comfortable and easy to move about outfits. Plus, you don’t need to worry about possible wardrobe malfunctions associated to the usual long formal dresses.

Look extra fabulous by choosing jumpsuit designs that flatter your figure best. A high halter neckline, a high back, and boot leg pants will be a comfortable outfit for dancing the night away. Turn up the glam factor with shimmery beadwork and going for a black and gold ensemble. Indeed, whether you go with off-shoulder, one-shoulder, sleeveless or long sleeves, the right prom jumpsuit for girls who don’t do dresses is definitely out there.

Tailored Suits

We’ve seen them on the red carpet so many times and women celebrities in dress suits are truly slaying it. So, yes, suits are no longer reserved for the males as suiting options for women have become widely available. There are bedazzled skirt suits that provide an extra feminine look. A vintage skirt suit set with sequins or in velvet would be interesting finds. Check out the 2020 prom dresses from Sherri Hill that feature fashion-forward statement prom wear alternatives, including eye-catching vest suits and sleeveless jacket styles.

If you are more comfortable with suits for men, then go ahead and find one that fits you. You can go for a feminine look with the sweet makeup and girly loose waves, or you can also go for the androgynous appeal and have your hair styled slick. The mixing and matching are limited only by your imagination. Besides, nothing makes an outfit look sexy and attractive than having a confident woman wear them. Comfort is a key factor when choosing what to wear, most especially since you’re already looking at non-traditional formal wear options.

Two-Piece Prom Dresses

Fast rising as a popular choice for prom wear are cropped tops and fashionable bottoms, usually maxi skirts, that you can wear as a pair or which can be mixed and matched with other clothing items too. Not only are they practical, but they also provide a gorgeous alternative prom wear for girls who want to stand out or stay away from the traditional floor-sweeping ball gowns.

Remember Bianca Stratford’s pink crop top and ballerina skirt outfit for prom in the 1999 hit film 10 Things I Hate About You? Well, of course you do, who doesn’t? Thankfully, modern designers have created more sophisticated looks for these, including Taylor Swift’s two-piece ensemble during the 2016 Grammys which seemed to be inspired by Bianca’s pink and orange combo.

A monochromatic couture beaded crop top paired with a sheer tulle skirt is an elegant choice for prom wear, but you can always go for dressy satin trousers, high-waist pants in lieu of skirts paired with an intricate top if you are more comfortable in them. Also, if you want to amplify the two-piece show, you can wear a sharp blazer on top of your crop top to make it look more formal.

Jacket-Style Dresses

Finally, in a sea of ball gowns, a sparkly jacket dress may just be the refreshing new look that everyone is waiting for. Find a jacket-style dress with colours that best complement your skin tone and you may just have won prom night.

So there you have it, some ideas you can try out if you aren’t into wearing a traditional ball gown for prom.


Thank you for stopping by to read by blog post. What would be your ideal prom outfit? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Lipstick: M.A.C Topped With Brandy




  1. Robin
    October 3, 2019 / 2:03 pm

    That is a stunning dress! I love the polka dots and how you styled it! You always have the most creative ways in making a simple dress not so simple! I love it!

  2. October 4, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Those are all great ideas for what to wear to prom if you don’t like dresses! A tailored suit would look great. And I love your polka dot dress!

    x Kara |

  3. October 5, 2019 / 1:02 am

    I love that dress! Looking back, I feel like my prom dress (while “in” at the time) has not aged well. I wish I had gone with something more classic like this!


  4. October 8, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    In love with those strappy sandalss 😍😍😍

  5. October 8, 2019 / 7:54 pm

    What a great and insightful post! I love that you’re showing there’s so many options!

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