There are many different ways to dress for prom: you could wear a traditional gown or opt for something more fun and alternative like a prom bodysuit. As unconventional as it may seem, a prom bodysuit can provide benefits that other dresses don't. If you're the type to break out of the norm and try something new —not to mention dance your heart away at prom! — then this could be just what you need.

Breaking Tradition: Bodysuit Prom Gown as an Alternative to Dresses

Prom Bodysuits as an Alternative to Dresses

For many women, the idea of wearing a dress for prom is just not appealing. Maybe you've never been much of a girly girl, or you don't feel comfortable in dresses. For whatever reason, prom bodysuits are an excellent alternative to traditional options like gowns and cocktail dresses.

  • They're more comfortable than dresses. The best thing about them is how easy they are to wear! Whether heading out with friends or attending an after-party with your date, these pieces allow you to move around freely without worrying about tripping over your hemline or getting stuck in an uncomfortable position due to restrictive fabric on your shoulders (or elsewhere).
  • They're more affordable than dresses: Another benefit is that these suits cost less than full-length garments. Since they come in many colors and styles (including ones with sleeves), there's no need for additional accessories beyond shoes!
  • They're easy to care for. Unlike dresses, which require dry cleaning and pressing, men's suits are machine washable--so there's no need to worry about ruining them by accident!
  • They're versatile: While a tuxedo is usually reserved for formal events, suits can be worn in more casual settings, so you can wear your favorite one with sneakers and a tee shirt on the weekend or pair it with dress shoes for a night out!

    Prom Bodysuits for Every Body Type: Flattering Options for All

    Bodysuits for Every Body Type

    Choosing the suitable bodysuit for prom can be a transformative experience. As much as it's about expressing your style, it's also about understanding your body shape and keeping your proportions in mind. Whether petite, tall, curvy or anything in between, rest assured, there's a perfect prom bodysuit for you. 

    Knowing Your Body Type 

    There are five main body types: pear, apple, hourglass, rectangle, and inverted triangle. Let's look at each one in more detail.

    • People with a pear-shaped body tend to have broad hips and narrow shoulders.
    • Apple-shaped body types tend to have broader shoulders and a more prominent waistline than pear-shaped or hourglass figures.
    • Hourglass body shape: If your bust, hips, and waist are approximately the same size and you have a more petite frame overall than someone else who wears the same clothing size, then it's likely that you'll be considered an hourglass by others.
    • rectangular body shape is characterized by roughly equal waist, hips, and shoulder measurements.
    • An inverted triangle body shape features shoulders that are wider than the hips—and thighs and buttocks, if present at all, are on the small side.

    Note: You are unique, and so is your body. Stay focused on fitting into one particular category. These guidelines can aid in understanding what looks flatteringly fabulous on you.

    Your Height and Weight: Although height and weight are not primary determinants of body shape, they may play a role in choosing attire that accentuates the features you want to showcase. Lighter fabrics like silk or chiffon tend to look better on petite figures. On the other hand, heavier fabrics like brocade can make taller or curvier bodies seem more elegant.

    Proportion Matters: When choosing a bodysuit prom, your body proportions and how your figure looks in clothes are significant. You want to make sure that you highlight the parts of yourself that you like and downplay any problem areas.

    • Body Part
    • Bust

    A bodysuit with a deep V or sweetheart neckline will accentuate this area.

    Choose a high neck or straight-across-bodysuit design.

    • Waist

    Bodysuits that cinch at the waist or feature belted styles highlight the waistline.

    Opt for a loose, blousy bodysuit.

    • Hips

    Opt for form-fitting bodysuits to showcase the hip area.

    Choose a style that flares out from the waist to downplay the hips.

    Remember, the prom bodysuit that makes you feel comfortable and confident is perfect for you, regardless of any fashion rules. Have fun exploring different styles and silhouettes!

    Choosing the Right Color: What Your Prom Bodysuit Says About You

    Right Color for a Prom Bodysuit

    To choose the right color for your prom dress, you must ask yourself what message you want it to convey. Do you want your classmates, parents, and possibly future employers to notice that special someone in the room? Or do you want a pretty dress for another dance with friends?
    Once you have determined the mood and tone of your text, think about which colors will best convey these feelings. The Color Wheel is a great way to visualize how different hues make us feel.

    Accessorizing Your Prom Bodysuit: Jewelry, Shoes, and More

    Accessorizing Prom Bodysuit
    • Jewelry: A jewelry piece can be a great way to accessorize your bodysuit. You can wear a necklace, bracelet, or earrings that match the color of your prom dress.
    • Shoes: You want to ensure that your shoes will go well with your dress and body type. If you're tall or have long legs, then heels would be best for an evening event like prom; however, if short and petite, then wedges might be better suited for comfort purposes as well as making sure they don't look too clunky with the rest of your outfit.
    • Makeup: The kind of makeup that works best for each girl will be determined depending on how much time is left before prom night arrives! If there's still plenty left before then, opt for something simple, such as foundation, along with some bronzer/blush combo (the latter being optional). However, if less than 24 hours remain, consider going bolder by adding glittery eye shadow alongside shimmery lip glosses!

      Embrace Your Unique Style: Customizing Your Bodysuit Prom

      Customizing Prom Bodysuit

      Your prom bodysuit should be one you can wear with pride, and you can only do that if it fits your personality. Consider adding a monogram or other embellishments to make your body suit more personal. A monogram will give your outfit an extra flair, especially if it's something as simple as your initials!
      If this is something you're interested in doing yourself (and why wouldn't it be?), check out our guide on adding a custom monogram onto any garment here: https://www.threadsandthreads/how-to-add-a-custom-monogram/

      Budget-Friendly Prom Bodysuit: Affordable Options That Look Expensive

      Budget-Friendly Prom Bodysuits
      • Look for prom bodysuits in the sale section. This is a great way to find a good deal on expensive clothing, especially if you're buying online.
      • Look for prom bodysuits on clearance or marked down from their original price (they might be close-outs). You can even get them for free!
      • Look for prom bodysuits made out of cheaper materials like synthetic fabrics instead of natural ones like silk or cotton. These materials cost less per yard than their wild counterparts and can still look elegant when paired with other pieces such as high heels or jewelry--or even just jeans!

        Tips for Dressing Up or Dressing Down Your Prom Bodysuit

        • Dress it up with heels and a statement necklace.
        • Dress it down with sneakers and a hoodie.
        • Dress it down with sneakers and a graphic tee, like this one from Urban Outfitters, that says, "My prom date is my wife."

          Eco-Friendly Prom Bodysuits: Sustainable and Ethical Choices

          Eco-Friendly Prom Bodysuits

          • Organic cotton: Organic cotton production is generally more sustainable than conventional cotton because it does not use pesticides and fertilizers, which can contaminate groundwater and soil.
          • Eco-friendly dyes: Dyes are made from plants, minerals, and animals (such as bugs). They're often environmentally harmful if not recycled or properly disposed of after use. In addition to being safer for our planet, eco-friendly dyes can also be better quality than traditional ones because they're made with fewer chemicals in the manufacturing process.
          • Recycled materials: You may be surprised that many prom dresses are made from recycled plastic bottles! It's an excellent way for designers to reuse materials in their designs without compromising quality or style--and it helps reduce waste simultaneously! If you're looking for something more out of this world than that, you should try some space-age fabrics such as nylon tricot (which looks like nylon but feels like silk).

            Style Inspiration from Celebrities: Prom Bodysuit Edition

            Celebrities Prom Bodysuit

            Now that you know what to look for in a bodysuit, it's time to get inspired by your favorite celebrities. See how they wear their bodysuits and recreate the looks yourself!

            • Beyoncé's Glittering Gold Bodysuit: Beyoncé's iconic gold bodysuit from her 2018 Coachella performance. It could be an excellent inspiration for a sparkling prom outfit. The high neck and long sleeves add a touch of elegance. While a fitted skirt or wide-leg pants can balance out the tight top.
            • Kim Kardashian's White Lace Bodysuit: Kim Kardashian has often been seen in a chic white lace bodysuit. Paired with a flowing skirt, this outfit gives off a classic yet modern vibe that could be perfect for prom.
            • Rihanna's Embellished Bodysuit: Rihanna's style is bold and edgy, and her embellished bodysuit from the Coachella 2017 is no exception. This look could inspire a prom outfit that will turn heads - sequins, embroidery, and sparkle.
            • Kendall Jenner's Cut-out BodysuitKendall Jenner Goes Pantsless in a High-Cut Sequined Bodysuit is another look that could make a statement at prom. The sleek black color and revealing cut-outs create a daring and sexy look.
            • Taylor Swift's Red Sequin Bodysuit: For a more playful prom look, Taylor Swift's red sequin bodysuit from her Reputation Stadium Tour (video) could be just the inspiration you need. Pair the bodysuit with high-waisted shorts or a mini skirt for a fun and flirty outfit.

              How to Care for and Maintain Your Prom Bodysuit

              How to Care for and Maintain Prom Bodysuit

              • Wash your bodysuit in cold water.
              • Don't use bleach or fabric softener.
              • Don't dry clean it (unless you have to).
              • Don't iron it; hang it to air after wearing it. Steam-press the collar if it's wrinkled from sitting around in a bag all day at prom.
              • Never leave your dress hanging outside on the line. The sun will fade the color and shrink the fibers of your garment. Also, it causes discoloration over time if exposed for too long.

              We hope this guide has been helpful as you've searched for the perfect prom bodysuit. If not, feel free to reach out! We're happy to answer any questions about our products or offer advice on choosing an outfit that fits your style.