I may be long past my prom days, but that doesn't mean that I don't still appreciate all the fun and excitement of prom season – mainly because the dresses are so fierce compared to what they were in the way-back days of the long ago time. I wore an unfortunate, offensively purple dresses to my prom. It was all sparkled overlay. I am not proud. If I could do it all over again, I'd go for a grungy punk princess prom look – like one of these epic ensembles.
1 Combat Boots and Tulle
Is there a better combination? Honestly, I think combat boots and tulle are ideal for day-to-day wear. Love this look!
2 Lace and Fishnets
This is a show-stopper. Who's thinking about wearing something like this to prom? 'cause you should definitely do it.
3 The Corset Dress
Comfortable? No. Flattering? Universally.
4 The Darkest Fairy
I have fallen in love with a dress. Actually, the whole look is gorgeous, the makeup and hair complement the dress perfectly, but I am all about the dress.
5 Denim and Tulle
The jacket needs a few more buttons, I think. Everything else is absolutely on-point for a punk prom, though.
6 Mad for Plaid
Emma, admittedly, was not going to prom, but her look here is easily copied and ideal for a polished punk look.
7 A Little Victorian
The dress, the sleeves, the shoes, the knee socks! Love, love, love it!
8 Gothic Punk Rock
This dress is actually a work of art. Pure props to the designer. The bodice, the skirt, the accents – all flawless.
9 Those Tights
The dress is fierce af, too, but those tights definitely add to it. I love that dark purple hue, as well – very dramatic.
10 Ruffles on Ruffles on Ruffles
Admittedly, this is more goth than punk, but who cares? She is serving and we can all have a slice.
11 Blazer and Tulle
Clearly, pairing tulle with something unexpected is a winning idea here. This reminds me of early '90s Courtney Love.
12 Simple but Not Plain
This is chic, sleek, and sophisticated, but although it's just a little black dress, there's nothing plain about it. Absolutely nothing.
13 Go for Some Glitter
Not a lot, you don't want to overwhelm your look with lots of glitter and sequins, but something like this with the right jacket and boots? That could work.
15 Striped Perfection
I adore this. Again, it's a bit more goth, but it reminds me of Tim Burton, so I'm a fan.
16 Sassy Ombre
I love this. I really love that she combines the brighter, lighter dress with dark tights and shoes.
17 A Softer Side of Punk
This is more punk-inspired than actually punk, but it's so pretty!
What are you wearing to prom this year?