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Sydney's Closet Plus Size Prom 2023 Dresses

Prom 2023 Dress Trends

What is the most popular Prom style for 2023?

Who best to ask about the hottest trends for Prom 2023 than the Fairy Godmother of Plus Size Prom Dresses, a.k.a. Designer Phyllis Brasch Librach. 

For almost two decades she’s been helping curvy teens look jaw-dropping gorgeous in unique plus-sized Prom gowns from Sydney's Closet and Tease Prom Collections.

Now, with a wave of her magic wand, she gives you the fashion scoop on what the trendiest teens will want to be seen wearing at the big dance this year. 

What better way for a fashion savvy teen-age girl to get a head start than by knowing the most popular dress trends before you start shopping online or in stores for the Prom gown of your dreams.  

The Fairy Godmother urges you not to wait another second. Afterall, she knows  that the coolest girls are already shopping and even buying their 2023 Prom gowns.

What styles are trending for 2023 Plus Size Prom dresses?

Going Hollywood Glam Trend

Prom 2023 gives you the once-in-lifetime chance to have your red-carpet moment following in the footsteps of your favorite celebrities. This is the night for you to turn out looking head-to-toe glam. Think nothing short of a formal floor-length fitted evening gowns in sophisticated designs. For a show-stopping look, it will be worth your time to find a Prom gown  with dramatic design details. Think chiffon capes and scarves or organza overskirts that make for a grand celebrity-like entrance. 

Sparkly Sequin Dress Trend 

On a night like Prom when you want to shine, nothing sparkles like a glitzy sequin long formal dress. For 2023, count on seeing a sea of sequin gowns in solid colors for a timeless head-to-toe glam look. 

But keep your eye out this year for the most attention-getting sequins. Think iridescent designs, colorful florals, intricate tone-on-tone patterns and multi-color palettes that instantly pump up the party look.  There's no question that sequins in all colors, sizes and shapes will be a must-have fabric trend for Prom 2023 gowns.

For a high shine look that's super sophisticated, opt for a long sleeve formal dress in sequins in an elegant jewel tone like burgundy, forest green, navy or onyx.  

Even if you plan on wearing a short frock to the Junior Prom, a sequin short Prom dress  guarantees you’ll make a glitzy splash - even if the hemline is above your knee.

Not ready to pull off a gown drenched in overall sequins?  Take note that even a sequin trim on a plain dress can dazzle the crowd.

Plus size sequin prom dresses by Sydney's Closet


Corset Prom Dress Trend

No bones about it, a top trend for Prom 2023 will be sexy dresses designed with a corset bodice that exposes boning instead of hiding it in the lining.  The overall look is a very up-to-the minute take on a classic  lingerie design detail.  

Watch for exposed boning on a wide  variety of Prom silhouettes from classic A-lines to fairy-tale ball gowns to curve-hugging Mermaids.  Why not! The bodice design pairs well with any style skirt on a formal dress whether it’s a slim, sheath style or a poufy design with layers of crinoline underneath.

Corsets don’t just look trendy. They also work magic for a very flattering fit on any style of Prom dress whether it’s an Aline, ball gown, Mermaid, Trumpet or Fit and Flare. The bones, when carefully designed in the right place and angle on the bodice, shape your upper body and in your waist. . Best of all, you get the added bonus of giving your bust line a big boost.


Cut-Out Dresses Trend

Keep an eye out for more daring dresses at Prom 2023 with unique-shaped cutouts that let you show off a little skin in the midriff, sides, bodice and back.  

Not quite ready to reveal your skin with swatches of fabric missing? You don’t have to pass on the cut-out trend. Just shop for Prom dresses with cutouts that are lined in nude netting or embellished with stones or beading for dots of coverage and you will still stand out in the crowd.

And be sure to check your school dress code to make your the cut-out dress you want to wear doesn't reveal so much you get cut out of the dance..  

Mermaid Prom Dress Trend

Here’s the chance to show off your fabulous curves wearing a body-con style that hugs your bodice, waist and hips then flares out into an Aline-shaped skirt below the knees. Mermaid gowns make the perfect choice for curvy teens who want a glamorous look on Prom night.

Want to double dip by wearing two sexy trends that are all the rage? Then shop for a sleek Mermaid dress with a one-shoulder neckline. 

What is the hot Prom color for 2023?

Purple, a hit for Prom 2022, will reign again this year in every shade from a soft pastel lilac to a deep jewel tone violet. What better hue to wear to be crowned Prom Queen!

Credit the popularity of purple for Prom with Periwinkle being the Pantone color of the year. With a purply blue lavender tone, the must-have color works perfectly for Prom because it’s fresh, fun, young and oh-so vibrant for Spring when most Proms take place across the USA.

You don’t have to stick with Periwinkle to be on trend. You’ll still turns heads if you opt for a gown in any shade of purple including these favorites of the Fairy Godmother’s favorites: lavender, orchid and lilac.

Bold, Bright Colors Trend for Prom 2023

The best-dressed girls that rock Prom 2023 colors will be heading over the rainbow in eye-popping hues guaranteed to kick up the fun factor.

What better and faster way to boost your party mood on the big night then by opting for a Prom gown in bold, bodacious, bright Barbiecore colors that for sure will pack a powerful fashion punch.

Watch for these knockout colors to be all the rage for the must-have Prom 2023 palette: Hot Pink, Papaya Orange and Luscious Lime.  

If you prefer to go for less attention-grabbing hues, shop for a Green prom dress. For 2023, Hunter and Emerald dresses are trendy statement color choices in classic jewel tones. For more of a Spring look, opt for a fresh mint green gown maybe in chiffon, satin or sequins. 

What fabrics will be hot for Prom dresses?

You’ll have lots of trendy fabric options to kick up your look for Prom 2023.  Watch for the fashion focus to be on dazzling fabrics: elegant shimmering satins, rich opulent velvets, modern body-con Lycra and sparkling sequins.

Don’t miss the chance to make a fashion impact with unique fabric trims like feathers on straps, skirt slits and sleeves. These design details add texture and interest to transform a simple Prom dress into an elegant and  sophisticated evening gown for a very formal look. 


Still stumped on what dresses the trendy teen-age girls will wear to Prom 2023. Just ask the Fairy Godmother. She’ll be happy to personally answer your questions.