Simple Dresses

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Coco Chanel has a famous quote, "Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance." And, this idea holds today. Trends may come and go, but some of the most beautiful choices will always be the simplest. When you're choosing a dress for prom, we highly encourage you to try on some simple prom dresses.

What is a Simple Dress?

The exact definition of a simple dress will vary from person to person. However, the consensus is that a simple dress is typically one solid color, without a design that is too complicated. The important thing to note here is that simple doesn't mean boring, cheap, or uninventive. Instead, simple dresses are often very elegant, formal gowns.

Simple Dress Inspiration

To get some inspiration for possible dresses, we recommend turning to the red carpet. Taylor Schilling wore a stunningly simple white dress to the 2013 Emmy Awards. Zoe Kravitz rocked a plain black dress to the 2018 Golden Globes and still managed to look absolutely wonderful. As did Sophie Turner in her simple black dress at the 2016 SAG awards that still turned heads. Lastly, one of the most iconic looks Selena Gomez has ever worn was her short simple red dress at the LA movie premiere for Rudderless.

A celebrity that has repeatedly worn simple dresses is Gwenyth Paltrow. Google "Gwenyth Paltrow plain white dress" to see countless examples of her in stunning gowns.

How to Style Simple Dresses

Whether you're styling simple prom dresses or simple homecoming dresses, there's a lot of flexibility. First of all, plain and simple dresses are suitable for any body shape or size. Simple dresses come plus size, with long sleeves, cocktail dresses, formal gowns, or any other style you can imagine.

Secondly, elevate your plain prom dress with accessories that pop. Your simple prom dress is elegant, and you can make it feel a little more special by adding an extravagant necklace, eye-catching earrings, or intricate shoes.

A simple prom dress shouldn't make you feel plain or simple at all. Instead, it should make you feel classy and sophisticated. You should feel that you made an elegant choice that will translate over the years in any photo. You won't have those thoughts most people have when they look back at their prom photos and think, "What was I wearing!"

The simplistic trend is everything we want and more! Ideal for evening formal occasions like military balls, galas, and prom. Little to no beading is a classy and sophisticated trait that lets you stand out in the gown without all the distractions of glitter and prints. La Femme and Faviana prom dresses are a few of our favorite "simple dress" designers that have exploded in this trend that is sweeping the prom nation. Our famous Sherri Hill has just released her newest line, named Simply Sherri, that is filled with simple homecoming dresses and plain prom dresses that we adore. These designs are great for events including cocktail parties, with short and long styles included. Embracing navy blue and black shades with chic necklines and open backs, this look can be dramatic and elegant. White prom dresses are proven stage winners that embrace your personality and show off your sleek curves. Shop Genealogy Boutique for evening gowns and simple prom dresses that will make an impact on your heart. Ranging in various price points from cheap to expensive, there is an option for every shape and size. Simple dress styles are available in triple zeros to plus size options. As the old quote says "there is beauty in simplicity" and we couldn't agree more!

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La Femme 27469 La Femme 27469
Simple A Neckline Open Back High Slit Fitted Gown $298.00
Sherri Hill 52583 Sherri Hill 52583
Simply Stunning Ball Gown $398.00
Sherri Hill 52390 Sherri Hill 52390
Strapless taffeta mermaid with train $498.00
Faviana 9457 Faviana 9457
Off the Shoulder High Slit Metallic Stretch Jersey Dress $338.00
Sherri Hill 52782 Sherri Hill 52782
Satin high-neck halter fit-and-flare with slit skirt and cut-out back $450.00
Sherri Hill 52681 Sherri Hill 52681
Strapless Simple Full and Fun Ball Gown Dress $498.00
Sherri Hill 52195 Sherri Hill 52195
Spaghetti Strap Ballgown $450.00
La Femme 27601 La Femme 27601
Classic La Femme Lace 2 Piece $438.00
Sherri Hill 52775 Sherri Hill 52775
One Shoulder Simple Fit and Flare Mermaid Dress $798.00
Sherri Hill 52629 Sherri Hill 52629
Sweet and Simple $550.00
Sherri Hill 52502 Sherri Hill 52502
Bows in the Back $398.00
Sherri Hill 52590 Sherri Hill 52590
Chiffon Sweetheart Neckline Open Back $398.00
Sherri Hill 52631 Sherri Hill 52631
Strapless Sweetheart Ball Gown $498.00
Sherri Hill 52410 Sherri Hill 52410
Sweetheart with the Sheer Sides $398.00
Sherri Hill 52850 Sherri Hill 52850
Strapless Satin Ball Gown $598.00
Madison James 19134 Madison James 19-134
Simple and Sweet $299.00 $254.15
Tiffany Designs 16328 Tiffany Designs 16328
Sexy A-Line Deep Slit Dress $438.00
Sherri Hill 52724 Sherri Hill 52724
Strapless mikado ball gown with beaded pockets. $450.00
Sherri Hill 52457 Sherri Hill 52457
A Favorite Ball Gown by Sherri Hill $398.00
Tiffany Designs 16371 Tiffany Designs 16371
Simply Stunning Sweetheart $298.00
Sherri Hill 52902 Sherri Hill 52902
One Shoulder Mermaid $398.00
Madison James 19130 Madison James 19-130
Classic Long Fitted Flare Dress $370.00 $314.50
Sherri Hill 52911 Sherri Hill 52911
Silky Satin Ball Gown $498.00
Sherri Hill 52760 Sherri Hill 52760
Strapless Metallic A-Line $498.00
Sherri Hill 52180 Sherri Hill 52180
Velvet Off-The-Shoulder $1350.00
Sherri Hill 52864 Sherri Hill 52864
Strapless Print Taffeta Ball Gown $498.00
Madison James 19186 Madison James 19-186
High Neckline Open Back Mikado Ball Gown $278.00 $236.30
Faviana S10216 Faviana S10216
Falling For You Metallic $298.00
Faviana S10207 Faviana S10207
Halter With Sexy Keyhole Top $298.00
Sherri Hill 52920 Sherri Hill 52920
Satin Halter A-Line $450.00
Madison James 19176 Madison James 19-176
Shimmer and Shine Mikado A-Line Gown $370.00 $314.50
La Femme 27487 La Femme 27487
V-Neckline Open Back Satin Dress $398.00
La Femme 26977 La Femme 26977
Long Open Back High Slit Dress $358.00
Sherri Hill 52507 Sherri Hill 52507
Off-The-Shoulder Brocade Ball Gown $698.00
La Femme 27752 La Femme 27752
The Best Off The Shoulder Dress $398.00
La Femme 27181 La Femme 27181
V Neck Open Back High Slit $298.00
Sherri Hill 52574 Sherri Hill 52574
Ballgown With Bow Straps $398.00
Alyce Paris 60293 Alyce Paris 60293
Mermaid Sweetheart Neckline Jersey $198.00 $168.00
Sherri Hill 52613 Sherri Hill 52613
Sexy Stretchy Simple Satin $398.00
Madison James 19115 Madison James 19-115
Simple A-Line Corset Back Stretch Satin Dress $238.00 $202.30
Sherri Hill 52365 Sherri Hill 52365
Boat Neckline Short Sleeve Sparkling Ball Gown $650.00
Faviana S10287 Faviana S10287
Classy Yet Sassy Fitted Gown $298.00

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