Congratulations! The lessons and midterms of school life are over. It’s time to move on to a new level. So what is this new level? Of course, a party should be given now that mornings are over for grueling lessons and exams. Our new level is “graduation”. After all worries like “Will I be able to complete the course successfully?”, “Will I pass the exams?” over, the next level of concern is, of course, “What will I wear to graduation?” will be. Fashion is a very open field for innovation. The pieces that used to be in fashion can re-enter our lives. The biggest example of this can be the 90s Fashion. 90s fashion has made a comeback in clothing, accessories even haircuts. That’s why I’m going to talk about 90s prom dresses in this article. Maybe you want to carry a piece of the 90s fashion at your graduation.
Before start reading this article, I want to share other related prom category articles in case you need some extra inspiration about prom dresses, hairstyles, and makeup!
- Prom Makeup Ideas
- Red Prom Dress Ideas
- Emerald Green Prom Dress Style Guide
- Prom Dress Types
- Black Prom Dresses
- Long Sleeve Prom Dresses
- Prom Hairstyles
- Prom Dress Suggestions According to Places
Long Prom Dresses
Our first title in the 90’s prom dress category is long dresses. When I examined the long dresses in the 90s, I saw that they were in most colors, but dark colors were dominant. Examples of these are generally colors such as brown, burgundy, and blue. I found that the deep slit was also quite popular. In addition, there were plain, satin dresses, as well as embroidered, beaded, or glittery shiny dresses. I also tried to choose long prom dress suggestions from 90s festivals and red carpets in general. Let’s check out these dresses!
Blue 90’s Prom Dresses
Firstly, I wanted to choose a velvet model blue 90’s prom dress. Velvet was one of the indispensable fabric types of 90’s fashion. Also, the snowflake embroideries on the dress can add a sparkle to the night! In this photo, actress Halle Bery attends the ‘Losing Isaiah’ Hollywood Premiere in 1995. I think it’s a piece that could be a 90’s prom dress.
Secondly, I chose a velvet blue dress photo again. This dress with a drop neckline and side slits has floral embroidery details. The fact that it has slip straps also makes the dress look very noble. It can be a very stylish choice for the graduation ball. Another dress has a slip strap model. It can be a sweet prom dress with a different shoe instead of transparent shoes.
Red, Burgundy, and Brown 90’s Prom Dresses
In this title, I wanted to show the dresses of close tones together. Let’s start with the color red first. One of the 90s prom dresses that can be worn in red tones can be Jennifer Aniston’s red strapless dress. I think it would be the perfect prom dress for someone who likes to be stylish and eye-catching but doesn’t like to overdo it with sequins and beads. Another suggestion is red satin dresses! You can turn a dress as you see in the photo into a stylish graduation dress with accessories that are not exaggerated. The best detail for me was the tulle shawl that matched the dress.
A burgundy V-neck dress would also be a model I would like to choose because it shows that you can be stylish with just one piece, and I really liked it. The brown straight collar and strappy dress are also very stylish. Again, we see a patterned shawl that completes the outfit, but this time. In the 90s, a dress and a shawl worn to complete the dress were very fashionable.
Pink 90s Prom Dresses
The color pink has always energized me! That’s why I wanted to complement the long dresses with the color pink. The dress I chose first consists of light pink, dark pink, blue and yellow pieces. The slit in the middle of the dress is also very cute! I love this dress. Another is pretty bright! If you like attention, this dress will be a shining star for a 90’s prom.
90’s Midi Prom Dresses
Our second title is 90’s midi prom dresses. Apart from the prom parties, midi-length dresses have always been the savior pieces. You can be very stylish by choosing a midi dress for daily life, special events, invitations, and even birthday parties. But besides all these, there is also a negative feature. Obviously, these length dresses were more difficult to find than long and short dresses but you don’t have to be afraid of it! I think the models I found reflect the 90’s vibe very well.
Pink 90’s Prom Dresses
As my first midi-length dress, I wanted to give an example of Kirsten Dunst’s iconic outfit. This photo was taken at a movie premiere in 1997. First of all, the color pink would be a really bold choice. Also, you can be noticed at the prom party by everyone as it is a very bright color. If I go back to mention about the dress in the photo, when you examine the dress alone, you may think that it is a dress suitable for daily use. I think so too. Because the fabric of the dress is not glitter. It has a fabric that is more like daily wear. So why am I showing this dress like a 90s prom dress? That is because her hairstyle definitely made this dress so much cooler.
I wanted to sample my second 90’s prom dress proposal from someone very iconic. Sarah Jessica Parker from Sex and the City! I really liked the dress with a sweet vibe and floral patterns. Finally, I wanted to choose a satin gray patterned midi 90’s prom dress. What I absolutely love about this dress is that it looks very plain while it’s very ornate.
Black 90’s Prom Dresses
Secondly, let’s continue with the indispensable color of the dresses, black! In this category, we will see Kirsten Dunst’s 90s outfits again. First off, I fell in love with this black dress! With this dress, you can look great using shoes and a bag that will be suitable for your prom party. The black dress you see on the right is a strapless, baggy model. I guess I could call it an A-cut dress. Lace detail has been added to the lower part of the dress. I don’t think this outfit will look great. However, I loved the style created with these clothes.
Blue 90’s Prom Dresses
Blue color has always been heartwarming. I think it would be a nice color choice for 90s prom dresses. The first photo features a velvet midi dress. I can’t say that I love this dress, but I wanted to show it to you because I think it belongs to the 90’s. I absolutely love the second dress. First of all, the blue tone is very beautiful. Secondly, the fact that the dress has straps and a loose collar makes the dress look very stylish. Third, of course, the sparkles on the dress! The selection of shoes, bags, and hairstyles also looks very good. I would definitely prefer this outfit as a 90’s prom dress.
Mini Prom Dresses
The third 90’s prom dresses title that we examine is that mini 90s prom dresses. I think mini dresses always look great. Mini dresses are suitable almost everywhere like midi dresses. For instance, you can wear a mini dress for daily use, special events, other parties, and so on. So, I would definitely choose a short dress for my prom if I didn’t like another long or midi model very much. So what would be your choice?
Black 90’s Prom Dresses
There are many types and models of dresses that can be shown as 90s prom dress. I’m going to start reviewing these first with the black mini dress in the photo. This mini dress has stone details on the neckline. This dress can be called “LBD” in the words of 90’s fashion (Little Black Dress). Another dress is a classic black strappy mini dress. This dress model was very fashionable in the 90s fashion. Today, almost everyone still has such a dress in their closet.
Red 90’s Prom Dresses
I wanted to dedicate the red dress section to Cindy Crawford because while I doing photography research, I realized that she loves the color red and uses it a lot in her clothes. I think this first dress is the red version of the black dress I mentioned. With the shawl worn around the neck, the dress was much more elegant and had a 90’s feel. The second dress has a strappy model with a heart neckline. I think this dress can be a more elegant alternative for the prom party.
Brown 90’s Prom Dresses
And another strappy mini dress! The collar looks a little different this time. I think the dress could be a prom dress with matching pieces of jewelry and a nice hairstyle of 90’s fashion. You can see the second brown mini 90s prom dress on the right. This model looks a little more casual. However, you can give it the necessary elegance and shine with your creativity!
Grey 90’s Prom Dresses
I chose slightly brighter and more flashy models in gray mini 90s prom dresses. I did not like the outfit of this first dress with pantyhose. However, I think it would look very nice if combined otherwise. On the other hand, I want to show two more dresses that are much brighter. I especially love Naomi Campbell’s dress.
Blue 90’s Prom Dresses
Guys, I love this blue dress. I think this dress with strapless, mini, and satin fabric can be a nice 90’s graduation dress. Maybe a modest necklace can be worn. There is no need to overdo it because the dress is flashy. Another dress looks more flamboyant than the previous dress. I especially love the glove detail. It looks exactly like a Euphoria girl dress.
90’s Prom: Hairstyles
On a prom night, the hairstyle is very important as well as the prom dress. So, after talking about 90s prom dresses, it would be helpful to talk about 90s hairstyles. I chose the hairstyles used by celebrities in the 90s for you. I divided these hairstyles into many categories such as bun hairstyle, ponytail hairstyle, half up, half down hairstyle.
90’s Prom Bun Hairstyle
First, let’s take a look at the 90s bun hairstyles! According to my observations, the bun hairstyles of the 90s have a glamorous and resplendent look. I think the hairstyle in the first photo would look good with a patternless dress. Already, the celebrity in the photo preferred a black dress without a pattern. The second photo has a less glamorous hairstyle than the first photo. Two strands of hair falling in front of the face look very cool.
90’s Prom Straight Hairstyle
Second, we can take a look at straight hairstyles. A straight hairstyle is a timeless savior hairstyle that can be used both in daily life and in invitations. So, can we use the straight hairstyle in different ways? Of course! If you want, you can part your hair in the middle like Jennifer Aniston. Or, instead of parting it in the middle, it would be a great idea to separate the hair from the side.
90’s Prom Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle
Third, we can take a brief look at half up, half down hairstyles. The semi-bulk hairstyle is one of my favorite models. So what are our options? You can braid the front of your hair as in the photo. On the other hand, another suggestion can be the hairstyle you see on the side, made with small rubber hairpins.
90’s Prom Ponytail Hairstyle
Our last title among 90’s hairstyles is ponytail hairstyles. I especially loved the ponytail model in the first photo. They fixed the front of the hair to the side and preferred a ponytail model for the rest of the hair. In the second photo, what do you think the two strands of hair falling in front of the face I just mentioned look like? I think it’s pretty cool!
90’s Prom: Makeup
What do you think could be next after dresses and hairstyles? Of course makeup! Makeup is the most important tool to complete the hairstyle. So, we can also take a quick look at 90s makeup styles. Since this section will only be a brief overview, I recommend you to read the 90’s Makeup and Today’s Comebacks article to learn more detailed 90s makeup styles.
Eyeshadow Styles For 90’s Prom
Eye shadow is one of the most prominent make-up materials in 90s make-up styles. When you think of 90s eyeshadows, the first thing that comes to mind is pretty bright or blue eyeshadows. Besides these, purple eyeshadow and smoky eye makeup are also very popular. I think both eyeshadows in the photos would be appropriate for a 90s prom dresses.
Lipsticks For 90’s Prom
Another important make-up material is lipsticks. Lipstick colors in the 90s were generally dark colors such as brown, burgundy, and red. On the other hand, lip glosses are as important as brown, burgundy, and red lipsticks as well. Generally, the makeup is completed with the gloss.
In addition to these, overlined lips are of course a big part of 90s makeup style. Back then, almost every celebrity use a lip pencil to overlined their lips. In conclusion, it’s a thing in the 90’s!
90’s Movies’ and Series’ Prom Dresses
In this section, we will examine the 90s prom dresses through the scenes in the movies and series. Of course, these movies and series have scenes with prom parties. I think we can capture the spirit of the 90s prom party much more enjoyable this way.
Never Been Kissed
Never Been Kissed Before is a 1999 comedy film. In the movie, 25-year-old Josie Gellar (Drew Barrymore), who works as an editor for a magazine company, will write an article about high school. For this, she goes on a secret mission. Josie is a hardworking student in high school, and her friends always teased her. Now she wants to prove herself by going back to high school. You can take a look at the dresses in the graduation scene in the movie from the photos below.
10 Things I Hate About You
10 Reasons Why I Hate You is a 1999 romantic comedy film. In the movie, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is a girl who is popular at school and liked by everyone. However, she has never had a boyfriend. Because her family argues that Bianca shouldn’t have a boyfriend unless her older sister has a lover as well. Bianca’s older sister is not attracted to men. How will Bianca handle this situation? You can learn by watching girls. Meet me in the comments!
You can see Bianca in this blue dress in the prom scene of the movie. This scene is among the most important scenes of the 10 Things I Hate About You movie. I think she looks pretty cool.
Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210 is a youth television series that aired on FOX in the United States from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000. The series is about a group of high school students living in Beverly Hills as they step into college and adulthood. Also, these photos from the episode named “A Night to Remember” or in other words prom night.
When you look at the photos, you can see two different dresses that are very stylish. I wanted to choose it because I think the photos of this movie reflect the spirit of the 90’s prom dress very well. Which one was your favorite? Black and glitter or white and glitter? Choose your side!
Jawbreaker is an American comedy and crime film released in 1999. The plot of the movie is that 3 of the most popular girls in high school accidentally kill their best friend/prom queen with a jawbreaker.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
This is a 1997 American television series with a supernatural drama/horror theme. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the story of Buffy, who tries to fight vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness all alone. In the series, Buffy Summers is a young woman who has to fight evil spirits. However, her primary enemies are vampires. Although Buffy is tired. She wants to have an ordinary life. On the other hand, she cannot escape her destiny. Buffy, who is fighting against vampires and supernatural evils to save the world, and her friends try to do the world a better place to live.
She’s All That
She’s All That is a 1999 teen romantic comedy film. The internet says about the movie’s plot: “Zack, one of the most popular teenagers in school, has been dumped by his girlfriend. Unable to digest this, the young man sets out to find a girl for his graduation party. The lucky one is a strange girl named Laney.”
I would like to show you a short clip from this movie. You can watch the dances in the prom scenes of the movie She’s All That in the video below.
I hope you like and enjoy reading this article that I enjoy when I am writing. 90’s fashion is always full of enjoyment, miracle, and style to me. I think most of the people think like that. If you think like it too, you can check The Prom Dress Everyone Was Obsessed With the Year You Were Born article to see other 90s prom dresses.
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