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6 Floor Length Dresses to Rock at Prom

Last week when we shared our favorite knee length prom dresses, several girls requested that we round up some floor length options. Long dresses are definitely a popular prom choice–the longer length has a more formal feel than shorter styles.

Not into these particular picks? Jenna-worthit13 made a great point in the comments when she said she got her dress at Goodwill for $20. Buying used is an awesome option–try searching through thrift stores and secondhand shops like Plato’s Closet for your dream dress! Post-prom, remember that there are places online where you can sell your used dress or donate it to a local organization.

Check out our six picks for longer prom dresses below!

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This gorgeous strapless, taffeta gown has a rhinestone belt along the waist, layers of pleating and a bow that ties at the center back. We love the shape and how über-dressy it is. You’ll feel like you’re at the Oscars! Not comfortable with strapless dresses? A simple, cropped cardigan can solve that problem. (Unique Vintage, $39)

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Blue is popular prom choice, and we love the cheery tone of this particular shade. The flattering mermaid style may look a little uncomfortable, but is actually great to dance in because of the full bottom. We love the tulle peaking out in the skirt of this taffeta creation, plus the mismatched floral and thin straps. (Unique Vintage, $69)

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Like a more flowing dress? A Grecian style might be a good choice for you. This gown has an empire waistline, beaded collar neckline and flattering, gathered bodice. Not into classic black? They also have the dress in royal blue. (Unique Vintage, $59)

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Like a really romantic look? We adore the soft shade of purple, the asymmetrical ruffles at the skirt and blinged-out bodice on this spaghetti-strap gown. (Macy’s, $68)

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While white might be too bridal for some, it’s a popular formal color choice that looks stunning on dark-haired girls. This sweetly romantic halter dress features beaded trim along the neckline and a short waterfall gather at the middle. (JCPenney, $45)

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… and one more, for the girls with a little bit of spunk. You would definitely turn heads in this dress, which features large, colorful sequins throughout and a purple chiffon empire waistline. It’s not for everyone, but perfect for the right gal! (Unique Vintage, $69)

Which dress is your favorite? Do you already have your prom dress picked out? Tell us about it in the comments!

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  1. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on April 28, 2013 at 13:01

    I LOVE the last three!!!! 🙂 However, no prom for me. 🙁

  2. willowbrook

    Posted by willowbrook on April 22, 2013 at 12:49

    I liked the 4th one and the 6th one

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Skipp2012 on April 14, 2013 at 12:50

    I like the black one and I really like the purple one! They’re both gorgeous but I don’t think I’d wear either one to a formal. I’m pretty short and don’t know how to hem a dress sooo…knee length is much easier for me!

  4. HorsecrazyMGirl

    Posted by HorsecrazyMGirl on April 8, 2013 at 18:22

    They’re all so pretty! I’m going to 2 proms, and I have 2 dresses, both blue. One is a baby blue, full length gown, with one shoulder strap, and it’s very flowey with a bit of sparkle. The other is more of a royal blue strapless A-line, with silver beading at the top. I’m very excited for prom! Both dresses make me feel beautiful, and I’m comfortable in them. 🙂

    • HorsecrazyMGirl

      Posted by HorsecrazyMGirl on April 8, 2013 at 18:24

      I’m actually homeschooled as well. (Surprise surprise!) However, I take a couple classes at the local high school so I can take music, and get my science lab credits. Because of that, I can go to prom. However, I feel your pain, gals! I know hos much it sucks to be excluded from stuff like this. 🙁

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by leilareap7 on April 8, 2013 at 06:30

    Ooh, I love that purple one <3

  6. Entertaining angels

    Posted by Entertaining angels on April 7, 2013 at 22:20

    I just read you guys Comments I don’t even have a homeshooling group.

  7. Entertaining angels

    Posted by Entertaining angels on April 7, 2013 at 22:16

    I so want the 4th dress.. But I’m homeSchooled.. And I never like the poem thing:/ And even if I would have stayed in regular school I still would not go to poem:P
    I just get to dress to be getting it I mean maybe I’ll be IN a wedding soon. Yup I think thats a good enough excuse to get that dress. 🙂

    • Grace Pierpont

      Posted by Grace Pierpont on August 7, 2013 at 08:36

      Hey I’m not crazy about the prom stuff either. :p and I’m homeschooled too!

  8. gymluv101

    Posted by gymluv101 on April 5, 2013 at 18:13

    I love the polka dot one!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by on April 3, 2013 at 07:22

    We have a Prom and 9th – 12th can go. We even have have Prom committee, Prom court, and over 100 people attend. Can’t wait for this year cause I’m on both Prom court and committee! 🙂 God has totally blessed us with this!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by on April 3, 2013 at 07:22

      (And we are all homeschooled!)

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by tms2000 on April 2, 2013 at 09:53

    My favorites the black one!! It’s a very beautiful style and look! ^-^

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sharon256 on March 31, 2013 at 12:17

    The purple one its gorgeous

  12. tillymush

    Posted by tillymush on March 30, 2013 at 14:39

    pretty but not very modest.

  13. Remedy

    Posted by Remedy on March 29, 2013 at 13:50

    My favorite would have to be the pastel purple (:

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Rachel.the.carrot on March 29, 2013 at 12:28

    I simply adore the purple romantic Macy’s dress.It’s fantastic!

  15. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on March 28, 2013 at 05:29

    I like the last one

  16. Joygirl14

    Posted by Joygirl14 on March 27, 2013 at 18:30

    I love the purple one and the last poka dotted one! They are both so different but so beautiful! I am homeschooled as well but one of my good guy friends just asked me to go to his prom with him so I get to find a dress! We are only going as friends and we are both very clear on that. But I am so excited! Can you post your favorite prom hairstyles as well pretty please?!

  17. soccersk8r14

    Posted by soccersk8r14 on March 27, 2013 at 17:53

    i love the aqua blue one and the polka dot one!:):):)

  18. AChild0fGod

    Posted by AChild0fGod on March 27, 2013 at 16:42

    I’m homeschooled, so unfortunately I don’t get prom (and my homeschool group doesn’t do one). But if I did, I would choose either the first one (in a different color) or the lavender one. 🙂

  19. dancer4jesus14

    Posted by dancer4jesus14 on March 27, 2013 at 16:21

    I got my prom dress!!! i’m so excited even though I’m homeschooled this is my first prom 🙂

    • soccersk8r14

      Posted by soccersk8r14 on March 27, 2013 at 17:54

      Thats fun! im homeschooled to! but im not going to prom because none of my friends are going. but i am going to a spring fling tm night!:)

  20. Jenna-worthit13

    Posted by Jenna-worthit13 on March 27, 2013 at 15:51

    the black Grecian one looks GORGEOUS! i love it!

  21. Sonder

    Posted by Sonder on March 27, 2013 at 11:45

    I really really like the style of the white one, but I would never wear white because I’m so pale I’d blend right in!

  22. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on March 27, 2013 at 10:56

    Hmmm, I really love the first one! I am also homeschooled, but I have no idea if they do proms! If they don’t, I’m gonna ask them about it once I start HS next year!

  23. misstake

    Posted by misstake on March 27, 2013 at 08:50

    A lot of them are a little low for me, but the purple one is still cute.

  24. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on March 27, 2013 at 07:58

    I love the last dress, though my favorite is the one in the article photo! What about making a post on some ideas for shoes to wear at prom?

  25. hockeychick20

    Posted by hockeychick20 on March 26, 2013 at 20:04

    Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE the last one!!! I’m homeschooled but we have formals so I’m super happy 😀

  26. Project Inspired

    Posted by Zkb913 on March 26, 2013 at 18:37

    I really love the blue one. I really love how it flows.

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by GodsGirl51 on March 26, 2013 at 17:43

    The dress i love the most is the one in the article photo! haha

  28. vanilla

    Posted by vanilla on March 26, 2013 at 16:34

    I love the lavender one. It’s so soft and pretty.
    Also, for girls that aren’t comfortable with strapless but don’t like the look of a cardigan with prom – you could get the dress altered. A seamstress could take a little fabric off the bottom to make straps. Personally, I’d rather pay to get straps added then buy a cardigan, but either way works!

  29. californiagirl5253

    Posted by californiagirl5253 on March 26, 2013 at 15:34

    The purple one is my favorite! 🙂

  30. Crossed1996

    Posted by Crossed1996 on March 26, 2013 at 14:35

    I love all of those dresses. I feel I prefer full-length dresses to knee-length. Knee-length dresses are harder to find. Long dresses are more modest most times because the length isn’t as much of a worry(unless the dress includes a slit.)

  31. EmeraRider

    Posted by EmeraRider on March 26, 2013 at 14:08

    I LOVE the white and silver gowns! So gorgeous!

  32. bethluvstheafters

    Posted by bethluvstheafters on March 26, 2013 at 13:54

    😮 I took one look at that first one and was like, omg, thats the prettiest dress EVER! The other dresses don’t even compare!

  33. victory

    Posted by victory on March 26, 2013 at 13:48

    I love the purple and the plain white!

  34. jinglebells

    Posted by jinglebells on March 26, 2013 at 13:30

    love the blue and gray dresses

  35. so_shedances

    Posted by so_shedances on March 26, 2013 at 12:47

    I missed prom sadly but if I could do it all over, I’d definitely consider the purple dress.

  36. GracieLB

    Posted by GracieLB on March 26, 2013 at 12:34

    I really love the purple one and the last one is really original, but not exactly something I would choose. I like simpler looks, but like @lotr1997 I am homeschooled, so I don’t get to wear one.

    • Captain Marvel

      Posted by Captain Marvel on March 26, 2013 at 19:05

      There are homeschool proms, you know 😛 I’m going to one next year when I’m a junior!! 😀

  37. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on March 26, 2013 at 12:11

    I love that aqua blue one! SO PRETTY! I am homeschooled, so I have never been to prom, but I would love to wear a gown like one of these!

    • kristimisti1

      Posted by kristimisti1 on March 28, 2013 at 17:41

      We have a homeschool Prom in our city, and everyone invites there friends that are homeschooled, then w=they invite there homeschooled friends… And it goes on. 🙂 This is my first time going to it though!

    • dancer4jesus14

      Posted by dancer4jesus14 on March 27, 2013 at 16:23

      What my homeschool group does we try to combine our prom with other homeschool groups or other homeschoolers to make it bigger.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Zkb913 on March 26, 2013 at 18:35

      Some homeschool groups have prom. I am homeschooled and I am going to my senior prom.

      • Btrans4med

        Posted by Btrans4med on April 5, 2013 at 06:43

        Homeschoolers are able to go to public school proms with their friends who are public schooled (at least where I live). There’s also a homeschool prom in my city where public school friends can join if they want (waltz, swing, and reels–no creepiness):)

      • lotr1997

        Posted by lotr1997 on March 27, 2013 at 05:50

        Sadly, my homeschool group isn’t big enough to do prom! 🙁

      • Silvey

        Posted by Silvey on March 27, 2013 at 05:34

        I am a homeschooler too, and I am hosting a little prom at my house!!! 🙂 just a few of my friends, I chose I theme and we are going to dance old-tyme style (waltz, swing, reel) and play games! we are even gonna have a prom queen