Prom Dresses VS Bridesmaid Dresses

While trying on bridesmaid dresses, we always were thrown out the “it reminds me more of a prom dress than a bridesmaid dresses”, and also on some wedding forum, we also seen some comment “it looks too much like a prom dress” in response to some of bridesmaid dresses ideas posts.

Do you know what classifies a prom dress VS bridesmaid dresses? It seems that simple or classic prom dresses have the similar or same design and style as classic bridesmaid dresses. And you will find prom dresses in fabrics like chiffon or lace and bridesmaid dresses with ornate details, such as sequins, applique, embroidery, beading and rhinestones.

beautiful mermaid bridesmaid dresses
gorgeous mermaid bridesmaid dresses

In my opinion, prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses are identical with a few differences. First and most importantly, prom dress is a formal dress worn to a prom and the other is a formal dress worn to a wedding. Both prom dress and bridesmaid dress can be ugly or beautiful depending on the dress style.

Prom dresses tend to be trendy, to be more decorative and different, while bridesmaid dresses are more classic and elegant, usually more settle so the eye won’t be on them, but on the bride. Although, I’ve seen many girls reuse their bridesmaid dresses as prom dress or prom dress as bridesmaid dresses.

Bridesmaid dresses are used to enhance brides’ looks, they’re not supposed to take attention away from the bride, so most bridesmaid dresses aren’t as frilly or embellished as prom dresses. But some just fine prom dresses can be used as bridesmaid dresses.

simple prom dresses
simple prom dresses KSP517

Although, the wearer usually picks out the prom dress and has little or no choice about the bridesmaid dress.

However, bridesmaid dresses tend to be more conservative because of the occasion. prom dresses can be more fun/sexy/flashy. If it fits the occasion though you can use whatever dress you like!

prom dresses vs bridesmaid dresses
prom dresses vs bridesmaid dresses

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