I love to go to Dillard's at prom time and look at the dresses. They have a large selection and are very reasonably priced. My prom was in 1973. I don't think I would have made my dress if I had gone but if I did I may have chosen this one:
I love the little attached caplet. Or perhaps this one:
Definitely the dress not the jumpsuit! If I went to the prom in the 50's I may have chosen this one:
I really like both of them, but the yellow one looks more 'prom' to me. If I was going to the prom in the mid-60's I may have worn this:
I love the simplicity of the black and white, understated elegance for the prom! Okay, I would never pick this dress but then the 80's didn't offer much in my opinion, so here's my choice:
Okay, the cream colored one doesn't look too bad. Here are a few modern picks I'd consider (if I was 18 and thin again!):
The halter and double strap versions would look good on anyone.
I must still be channeling my inner teen every prom season, I can't seem to stop daydreaming about what I would wear, then or now!