Modest prom dresses 2021: the ultimate guide

Modest prom dresses 2021: the ultimate guide

So Prom 2021 is all about high slits and plunging necklines but what 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. We're talking floral print dresses and pastel shades - the perfect spring/summer look!

Here's how to get the 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 you a nice shape but still keeping it modest.

If you want some inspiration, 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 you can never go wrong with! If this a look you're interested in, then take a look at our Pink floral dress with flared sleeves - 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 

Nothing says queen vibes like an extravagant ball gown and thanks to Bridgeton, they're back on trend. The best part? Ball gowns generally look a lot more classy with a high neckline and long sleeves.  

More recently, there's been hype around ballgowns with pockets! I mean not worrying about carrying a handbag and having easy access to your lipstick and phone sounds like a win-win situation to us!


modest prom gown


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 WOW. Wearing an embellished prom dress gives the fun, glam look that compliments any dress type. 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 in 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