Modest prom dresses 2021: the ultimate guide

Modest prom dresses 2021: the ultimate guide

Sadly due to the pandemic, most young people around the world were not able to experience the joys of prom. Prom is an event most young people anticipate throughout high school - the big transition into adulthood. 

The beauty of prom is that the only struggle you have during that time is deciding what to wear but when is the perfect time to prom shop? 

The ideal time to start the hunt for your perfect modest dress is at the beginning of the year - around Jan/Feb. This gives you plenty of time to make a few alterations to make sure it is full tailored to you, and also to make sure the little details go as planned. As a teen girl, we all go through a indecisive phase -  getting your modest prom dress early means you can then spend the rest of the time figuring out what shoe, jewellery, purse, hairstyle , makeup and flower would complete your look in the way you've always desired.  

So Prom 2021 is all about high slits and plunging necklines but what about if you only wear modest clothing? 

Let's take a look at modest prom dress trends!

Romantic Prom Dresses 2021

The focus seems to be on cute and romantic style dresses. This means flower print dresses and pastel shades - and truth be told, a girl can never have enough flowers! This style is the epitome of the perfect spring/summer look!

We've summarised the few pivotal details that are key to creating the romantic look:                                                           

  • Embellishments are mandatory for the romantic style - we/re talking details such as embroidery, lace and ruffles! 
  • Colour Palette - For a classic romantic style look, we'd recommend going for any shades of light hues, but pastels and warm neutrals also work really well! 
  • Fabrics such as cotton and linen fall effortlessly giving the easy.
  • If you want some inspiration then take a look at Keira Knightley's red carpet looks as her style has predominately been depicted as romantic and classic. She's all about dresses with collars, embroidery, nipped-in waists, delicate buttons, full skirts, frills and ribbons. All the details that you could never go wrong with! If this a look you're interested in then take a look at our Pink floral dress with flared sleeves as it is a perfect combo of romantic flirty and modest. 

    Keira Knightley wearing Valentino Couture to the opening night gala screening of The Imitation Game during the London Film Festival in London, October 2014. 


    Ball Gowns for Prom Queens 

    You've been trapped at home due to months of lockdown? Well you must be a princess! Best way to showcase this is to wear a modest ball gown. So what is it about ball gowns that makes us feel like a queen? We think it's the wide skirt with layers of tulle which immediately gives the fairytale look.

    The prom game changed the moment Hilary Duff arrived in a huge ball gown to her high school dance in A Cinderella Story! it was the biggest trend for almost a decade and then slowly died down as more simple and bodycon's, high-lows and short dresses took lead. However, since the Bridgerton Netflix Series has released and is trending, we believe it will make a  reappearance with a touch of contemporary and also MODESTY. 

    Ball gowns including pockets are the new functional trendy feature -  perfect for young girls that are not bothered to carry around a purse for just their lipstick. Also you no longer have to wear that shawl, cardigan or scarf on top of the strapless ball gown as there's now modest options out there! ball gowns are already so dramatic so majority that you find in the market are sleeveless in order to keep the top-half minimal, however since Modest Fashion has taken over fashion industries, Designers have created phenomenal pieces to cater to their modest audience. 


    Sequins, Glitter and all the Embellishments 

    Sequin are predicted to make a reappearance for prom 2021! Perfect touch to give your modest prom dress that extra bit of WOW. Wearing an embellished prom dress gives the fun, glam look that compliments any dress type they adorn. If you're looking for a simple modest prom dress, then you can go for a touch of beads! You can opt for subtle beading or a modest dress with beaded bodice and sleeves. This will make sure to set you apart from the crowd.

    We've got a collection of modest sequin dresses perfect for a modest prom night - take a look at our Faux feather Modest Dress with sleeves


    Brown is the new black   

    Brown has always been overlooked as other dark neutral colours such as navy, black and grey have dominated the fashion world. However it seems brown has taken over this 2021! All our instagram feeds are filled with images of influencers, friends and families flaunting their brown outfit of the day. In contrast to other dark neutrals, it's quite easy to combine different shades of brown so this means you wouldn't have issues finding the perfect hijab colour to match your dress.

    We predict brown will be highly sought in modest dresses soon too, it's the perfect colour If you're looking minimalist fix from alternative neutrals other than black.

    Modern pastel trend 

    And if you're not looking to go for a dark neutrals and minimalist prom dress look then here’s your opportunity to make a bold fashion statement by slaying your prom day in vibrant colours that scream fun! Also most after this tough lockdown year, it makes sense to want modest prom dresses to lift everyone's spirit. Modest prom dress in irresistible candy pastel colours is definitely the new big trend that modest influencers are experimenting, we hope to see more of it in prom dresses. 

    Whether it's a modest sequin dress or an extravagant floral dress, there's no doubt that Shimmi will have a range of modest prom dresses to choose from for the upcoming season. Our biggest advice is to hunt for a dress that best suits your style, personality and silhouette which will also guarantee you at least a decade of comfort and ease when looking back at pictures taken. To shop for our latest selection of modest evening dresses, visit Shimmi Dresses