London’s fashion scene has always been effortless, edgy and fairly laid-back, especially compared to the other fashion capitals. Pretty or girly definitely doesn’t enter London’s vocabulary very often – but that’s about to change.

Pretty prom dresses and extravagant ball gowns waltzed down a number of the biggest spring/summer 2018 runways, including Dolce and Gabbana, Christopher Kane and Gucci. And if it’s good enough for them? It’s good enough for us.

The good news is there’s a prom dress for every occasion, big or small, formal or relaxed. Just a warning: if you wear one to your best friend’s wedding, make sure you don’t steal (too much of) the limelight in the wedding photos.

How to wear the prom dress trend

1 – Go big 

Forget subtlety; if you’re going to go for it, go all in.

Skip the maxi dresses and wedding guest-worthy gowns – only the real thing will do.

Now’s your chance to throw on all the sequins and sparkles you can carry, so don’t be afraid to go full-on princess this season.

2 – Add a twist 

We’re not saying you should do a Lily Allen (but it’s totally fine if you do). Prom dresses are one of those things can easily wear you, so make your own mark on the look and let everyone know that you’re wearing the dress – not the other way around.

3 – Choose one accessory 

Don’t be afraid to go for something just as eye catching, like Dolce and Gabbana’s crowns and McQueen’s face  masks.

Our favourite prom dresses

Whatever your style, it’s probably easier than you imagine to find a prom dress to suit it – and there’s even a website for it. Prom Dress Finder has pulled together all the best gowns on the web. If you’re not already sold on the prom dress trend, we’re sure you will be after browsing through this site.

Here are some of our favourite dresses for spring/summer 2018 that we found when looking through the site:

1 – The classic Little Black Dress: If there’s one type of dress you can never go wrong with, it’s this one. A little black dress is a wardrobe staple for very good reason, but don’t be scared to put a feminine spin on it this season. We love the low-cut front on this LBD, which adds a sexy twist to the floaty tulle skirt. 

2 – Have fun with spring florals: It’s the time of year when prints get bolder and colours get brighter, so why not make the most of it? If you’re going to wear this season’s prettiest trend, now is the time to get your floral on.

3 – Make a statement with an asymmetric hem and open back: Prom dresses don’t have to be predictable. This one would look just as good on the red carpet as it would at a summer party. 

4 – Go for a modern prom queen look with block colours: Not a fan of wearing one colour head-to-toe? The block colour design and high neck style of this dress adds a modern edge that even the dress-averse will feel good in.

These prom dresses were found on Prom Dress Finder. Click here to take a look for yourself.