It may still seem a little way off, but this year's spring and summer fashions have already been announced, and here we will take a quick look at some of the trends you can expect to see.
Most of you will want a dress which really looks like a "traditional" prom dress, but no matter how subtle the influences may be, you can expect this year's fashion trends to show their face either in this style or cut of the dresses or perhaps more so in the way that you accessorize.
Here are three of spring and summer 2011 is top fashion trends, and perhaps things you may want to bear in mind when shopping for your prom dress.
1970's fashion given a 2011 makeover.
They say that everything that goes around comes around, and it's that time of 70s fashion again. Whether it be the chic "Carnaby Street" style and look or the more sophisticated maxi look, both the style and the colouring of dresses may well affect a more 70s feel this year.
The reinterpretation of 1970s chic will polarise colours either as earthenware and the Bohemian, or at the other extreme as bright and loud. It may not be the year for subtle tones of your favourite primary colours.
Bear in mind though, if a traditional style of dress appeals to you, then that's probably what you should go for. Don't feel that you have to be at the cutting edge of fashion.
Whatever name you want to give it, whether it's a shirt tail hem, tapered hen or even a cutaway hem, the dresses and skirts that are cut longer at the back are making a fashion comeback in Spring of 2011.
If you are wearing a knee length dress to the prom this year, then there are some very chic varients of this hemline available. There are also a few styles that are floor length at the back and a few inches higher at the front for those who are really adventurous.
Perhaps this will may not affect your choice of prom dress itself, but if you plan to accessorize with a jacket to arrive in, then this hemline may be one you want to consider.
Bags and Purses
Where would we be without accessories. The finishing touches to an outfit that can add such a personal stamp?
Well, purses and bags have undergone quite a change in style this year. Strapped bags are back, and are being worn higher up the arm. You may or may not want to carry a bag around with you at your school prom, but if you do, there is a range of short strapped bags and clutches which are designed to hang either from the wrist or off the shoulder at waist level.
Of course, the main purpose of your prom dress is to make you feel as good and confident as possible. So, regardless of what this season's fashions are dictating, remember to choose a dress which suits you and that you feel comfortable in.