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10 Fabulous Short Prom Dresses for 2014

Updated on December 12, 2013

Short Prom Dresses: My Favorite Short Formal Dresses for Prom 2014

You'll look fabulous in a short prom dress and dance the night away on prom night. I wore a fun and flirty short dress to my Junior prom and I just adored it.

I've gathered the best short prom dresses for 2013. Short formal dresses are fun and sassy. Short dresses are also comfortable and easy to dance in. I chose 10 very different short prom dresses to highlight here. Each dress was selected for a different unique or flattering feature. I have short dresses for every budget.

Any of these short formal dresses would make fabulous Holiday dresses. Be sure to let me know in the poll which short prom dress is your favorite.

Updated with new fabulous short prom dresses on March 14, 2013!

#1 - Short Peacock Dress

This short prom dress is inexpensive, absolutely fabulous, and available in 10 colors.

Short Strapless Prom Dress - Fabulous short peacock dress

This peacock short prom dress is nothing short of fabulous. The peacock feather design is super hot for 2013. With it being available in ten fabulous colors and in sizes from x-small through 3X, this trendy short prom dress is the perfect choice for a lot of girls.

#2 - Stunning Silver Strapless Prom Dress by La Femme

This dress is stunning with the bold silver sequins and soft feathered skirt.

Unique Gold Sequined Short Prom Dress - Short sequined prom dress with ruched sides

I think this short prom dress is absolutely stunning. The bold gold sequins paired with the unique beaded corset bodice are sure to catch everyone's attention. The ruched sides add just a touch of the unexpected and provide a flattering fit. It's a striking dress that will turn heads.

#3 - Cute Short Ruffled Prom Dress

Short baby doll style prom dress full of frilly ruffles.

Cute Short Ruffled Prom Dress - Adorable baby doll ruffled short prom dress

This baby doll style short prom dress is absolutely adorable. It features a shimmering ruffled skirt that's fun and flirty. The top has a sweetheart neckline with a built in bra.

#4 - One Shoulder Flirty Prom Dress

This short prom dress is adorable and super flirty.

One Shoulder Flirty Short Prom Dress - Fun one shoulder short prom dress

This adorable short prom dress features a super trendy single shoulder strap that's embellished with plenty of sparkle. The flowy skirt and pleated bodice make this dress super flirty and full of fun.

#5 - Designer One Shoulder Short Prom Dress

This showy short prom dress features sequin detailing and has an ultra short fitted skirt.

Designer One Shoulder Short Prom Dress - Short fitted one shoulder prom dress

This designer prom dress by Terani is super hot because it combines three new trends: the single shoulder, the nude color, and lace. All three of these details are ultra hot this year and this Terani short prom dress has all three! You're sure to stand out at prom when wearing this sparkling designer dress.

#6 - Strapless High Low Dress

This striking ruffled high low dress will have you looking like you stepped right out of Prom Magazine!

Strapless High Low Prom Dress - Ruffled high low prom dress

The hottest trend in prom dresses for 2013 is the high low dress. Another huge fashion trend for this year is ruffles. This amazing strapless dress combines the two. This ruffled high low prom dress is a copy of a very expensive designer dress. It's trendy, hot, and fun and it's under $200!

# 7 - Sassy Short Prom Dress with Sheer Overlay

This strapless short dress is full of sparkle and sass and features a dramatic long sheer overlay.

Short Sequined Prom Dress with Sheer Overlay - Short fitted prom dress with long overlay

This purple short prom dress is fun and sassy and completely unique. It features a fitted sequined short semi formal dress with a sheer long flowing overlay for a touch of drama. The knotted detailing at the waist and gathering at the bust would make this particular dress super flattering on a variety of figures.

JUMP Juniors Sheer Sequin Gown
JUMP Juniors Sheer Sequin Gown

This short prom dress is fun and flirty.


#8 - Short Strapless Bubble Dress with Pick Ups

Bubble hems with pick ups are super hot in formal dresses this year. And this shiny, strapless prom dress is available in three colors.

Pretty Short Prom Dress - Gorgeous short prom dress with pick up skirt

Short Bubble Prom Dress
Short Bubble Prom Dress

This gorgeous prom dress by Cinderella is made of a special rayon fabric that has an ultra glossy sheen. It's available in a sophisticated gold, romantic blue, or a pretty pink. The top has sequin detailing and the skirt has many showy pick ups and a stylish bubble hem. I absolutely love this dress especially in pink. At only $119 it's a designer look at an affordable price. This dress is available in sizes x-small through xxx-large.

#9 - One Shoulder Organza Short Prom Dress

This short one shoulder organza prom dress is super trendy, yet affordable!

One Shoulder Short Prom Dress - Organza single shoulder short prom dress

This fabulous one shoulder short prom dress has an expensive, designer look, but it's surprisingly under $125! It's available in eight amazing colors. It features an adorable, ruffled mini skirt and super feminine sweetheart neckline. It has a jeweled waistline and the same jeweled detailing on the shoulder strap. The ruffled shoulder gives it a modern edginess.This dress is fun, trendy, and a bit different than all the other prom dresses.

One Shoulder Cocktail Party Junior Prom Dress #907 (16, Mint Green)
One Shoulder Cocktail Party Junior Prom Dress #907 (16, Mint Green)

Be sure to read the sizing information before ordering. This dress runs small. It is recommended to order two sizes up. Click to see the eight colors available.


#10 - Elegant Short One Shoulder Prom Dress

This dress is very unique. With the bold metalic polka dots you're sure to be the only girl at the prom wearing this dress.

Elegant Short Prom Dress - Short one shoulder prom dress

You will be the envy of all the girls at this year's prom with this elegant one shoulder short prom dress. It's a unique dress that sure to be the only one at your prom. The flowy style is flattering for a variety of body types and the matalic polka dots adds just the right amount of sparkle.

Which short prom dress is your favorite?

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      5 years ago

      This is a great and helpful lens. Visitors to this page will enjoy Jovani gowns as well. Visit and browse through the prom collection. From short beaded gowns to full length gowns with sexy cutouts this collection includes many different styles and trends!

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      5 years ago

      I'm way too old for prom, but that peacock dress up top is SUPER CUTE!!!

    • Emma4u profile image


      6 years ago

      Great. All of them are charming

    • barberrela profile image


      6 years ago

      Sequin short prom dress.

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      Lorna Jean Aro 

      6 years ago

      cute dresses.

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      6 years ago

      Pretty Short Prom Dress

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful prom dresses!

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      6 years ago

      nice and cute...

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      What a nice selection of short prom dresses - nicely done!

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      Darcie French 

      6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      I really love the look of these short prom dresses - so sweet :)

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      6 years ago

      Unique and stylish collection of prom dress! Love it! Squidlike =)

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      Odille Rault 

      6 years ago from Gloucester

      Wow, what a Fabulous selection of exquisite short prom dresses! I especially love No. 8!

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      6 years ago

      These dresses are stunning! You could also wear them to a fancy New Year's Eve party.

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      6 years ago

      very nice lens! squidlikes!

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      6 years ago

      I could almost here your voice in the fashion show. I never went to my class prom and dresses back in those days certainly did not compare to your best short prom dress selections. nice lens

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      lilblackdress lm 

      6 years ago

      Wow! These dresses are gorgeous!

    • psiloveyou1 profile image


      6 years ago

      These dresses are gorgeous! It makes me wish I was 25 years younger.

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      6 years ago

      Me too...;)

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      6 years ago

      Very nice lens!

    • jadehorseshoe profile image


      6 years ago

      Great Selection. Great Lens.

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      6 years ago

      A returning angel with fresh angel dust and a shout out for the most beautifully done selection of short prom dresses!

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      TaniaStar LM 

      6 years ago

      Really nice dresses

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful! Very nice lens!

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      6 years ago from Montreal

      Squidoo and prom have one thing in common, everyone is hoping to get paid..or something like that...blessed :)

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      6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Another really welll done lens - Angel Blessed

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      7 years ago from Iowa

      Really a lovely selection. So many stunning designs that I would have loved back in the day.

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      7 years ago

      I love your descriptions of each dress, I could almost here your voice in the fashion show. I never went to my class prom and dresses back in those days certainly did not compare to your best short prom dress selections, each one is a WOW!

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for the lens. I just showed it to my sister. She loved it! :)

    • mariaamoroso profile image


      7 years ago from Sweden

      Wonderful dresses! And I like that you added your own comments to the photos

    • anaamhussain profile image


      7 years ago

      Such gorgeous dresses. Totally love them

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      rorymullen lm 

      7 years ago

      Great dresses, P.S I have an article that's on page one for Losing weight for prom and was wondering if you want a back-link added?

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      Lisa Auch 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      I Love the silver sequined one shoulder dress! I so want one, now where could I wear it? Beautiful dresses here

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      jseven lm 

      7 years ago

      Wonderful lens with so many lovely prom dresses!

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      7 years ago

      Very Nice Stuff

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Adriana Daniela profile image


      7 years ago from New Market

      Super ideas that will come in handy in about 18 months :)

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      7 years ago

      I think short prom dresses are a great idea. Went through the whole prom thing with my daughter almost 2 years ago now. Yikes. Must have looked at 400 of them online, of which she found ONE that she liked and it was unavailable. Finally found one place that had ONE in her size. Then they sent the wrong dress and in the meantime sold the one she wanted. Meltdown city. So where was this lens when we needed it? :-)


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