Wow at prom this 2018! If you're planning your perfect prom (well let's face it, it's almost six months away so what are you waiting for?) picking a prom dress is no small task. Finding the go-to dress that ticks trend boxes but also packs a punch in the eternal-style stakes can be daunting - especially as the look has to be selfie sensational. So where to begin? Read our prom edit for nine ideas to get your prom outfit started.

1. Velvet royalty -  the Ultimate Wow at Prom

Embrace the velvet trend with these luxurious, open back, fishtail gowns by Nataliya Couture. They're a must for all the closet princesses looking to make a royal entrance. These dresses ooze sophistication with jaw-dropping open backs. The regal velvet material and bold, rich colours effortlessly add an air of elegance to your prom look, especially with an up do and a deep red lip. The jewelled-neckline is modest but perfect for those wanting to sparkle. Stay true to the red trend of the season with the gorgeous crimson version or dare to be different with the brilliant blue one. You will be sure to wow at prom in this dazzling ensemble. . . Dress: Nataliya Couture: £380 Shoes: Linzi: £25 Bag: Gatsby Lady: £29   

2. Embellished Queen

This is an incredible stand out piece to wow at prom. It’s also a must for all the fashion forward to make a statement and sparkle their way across the dance floor! Notice its neutral colour palette and glittering sequin embellishment. This beautiful gown from the Stephanie Pratt for Goddiva collection is perfect for all the trend setters in 2018.  The sweetheart neckline makes a creative way to enhance shoulders whilst oozing femininity and glam! Dress: Stephanie Pratt: £120 Bag: Pia Rossini: £39 Shoes: Linzi: £25 Bag: Gatsby Lady: £29    

3. Vintage Beauty

These stunning embellished dresses by Jywal are perfect for the vintage look. They're a real throw back to the Gatsby era! Inspired by the 1920’s, these chic and sophisticated maxi dresses are a must have for those wanting to wow at prom. The gorgeous detailed neckline frames the face effortlessly and leaves the arms exposed for accessories, adding femininity. Perfect for timeless prom night photos, the embellishment is also entirely on trend this season.  For the true vintage look, the wine-coloured version definitely delivers. Or, channel true Marilyn Monroe vibes with the fresh and stunning white version. Dress: Jywal: £179 Style with: Daniel Sandler: £14.25 Shoes: Linzi: £30.  

4. Red Carpet Wonders

Calling all embellishment lovers - bring the red carpet feel to your prom with this incredible bardot maxi gown by celebrity stylist, Nadine Merabi. This dress is perfect for those wanting to turn heads and make a fashion statement with its on trend, head-to-toe sequin and bead embellishment. Despite the classic black colour palette, this dress is breathtakingly original and is a beautiful alternative to a shorter, more playful look. This dress is a must for those wanting to show off their shoulders and steal the spotlight. Dress: Nadine Merabi: £345.00 Style with: Daniel Sandler Lipstick: £22 Nails: Black Stretch Limo: £12.95 Clutch: Pia Rossini: £39  

5. Lovely lace

These beautiful lace mini dresses from D.Anna are perfect for those looking for a more fun, playful prom look! With classic colour palettes and a full skater skirt, these dresses would be picture perfect twirling across the dance floor. While youthful, the Bardot neckline adds an air of sophistication and frames the shoulders beautifully.These dresses are on trend with the brilliant lace detailing. Go bright and bold with the vivid red option or choose the classic ultimate little black dress to wow at your prom! Dress: Dress D.Anna: £59 Shoes: Linzi: £28 Bag: Gatsby Lady: £29 Eardrops: Johnnie Loves Rosie: £9 Lip shine: Daniel Sandler: £15     

6. Glitterati goddess

Embrace the glitterati trend of today with these jaw-dropping sequin embellished gowns by celebrity stylist, Nadine Merabi! Not for the faint-hearted, these glittering gowns are perfect for the glam seeking trendsetter this prom. With a stunning sheen, a figure hugging silhouette and a feminine sweetheart neckline, these dresses are on par with red carpet glamour and are a must for those seeking a little extra sparkle this prom. These fabulous dresses definitely speak for themselves and with the classic colour choices, you can’t go wrong! Dress: Nadine Merabi: £295 Style with: Beauty tan: £24.95 Headband: Johnny Loves Rosie: £8.00 Clutch: Gatsby Lady: £29 Lipstick: Daniel Sandler Goddess: £14.25

7. Fun and Floral

You'll be pleased to know, florals are in! Opt for a beautiful Bardot neckline and a full skater skirt. Rest assured, you’ll be the life of the party with this dress at prom! Perfect for those wanting to look jaw-droppingly fabulous. These dresses by Nataliya Couture are made for bubbly personalities looking to be colourful and flirty!  With the shoulders elegantly framed and the waist accentuated, this dress shows off the best of your figure. It will keep you looking picture perfect as you twirl and a have a good time on the dance floor. Choose between these two gorgeous floral prints for our best pick of the bunch. Dress: Nataliya Couture: £300 Shoes: Linzi: £30 Earrings: Johnnie Loves Rosie: £14 Lipstick: Daniel Sandler: £14.25  

8. Pastel Princess - Wow at Prom in Pink!

Be pretty in pink this 2018 prom with these muted, pastel tones.  Add a splash of colour to your wardrobe this spring without being too bold. In fact, this gorgeous shade from Nataliya Couture adds a dash of fairy-tale chic to your look whilst oozing femininity. Refresh your colour palette with beautiful figure hugging silhouettes and lace detailing. Here's to being suave and sophisticated. Dress: Nataliya Couture: £450 Shoes Linzi: £25 Bag: Gatsby Lady: £29 Nails: Daniel Sandler: £14.25  

9. Champagne Supernova

And, as our grand finale, we invite you to be the Belle of the ball with these beautiful sequin  dresses from the new Angel Forever collection. But be quick, there's an early bird offer of 20% off until mid-January. For instance, the shimmering bodices and cap sleeves are perfect for those looking to create an hour glass figure. While the chiffon material makes them ideal for sashaying out onto the dance floor. Or alternatively, go elegant and suave with the maxi version or go fun and playful fishtail designs. Dress: Angel Forever: £279.20 Lipstick: Daniel Sandler: £15.50 Shoes: Linzi Court Shoe: £25: And finally, if you wish to make lasting memories at prom, we're really loving this article by The Spruce on prom etiquette.  Enjoy!