The 25 Best Cheap Prom Dresses Under $200 in 2022

Prom season is here, which means we’re into the elegant dresses, freshly bloomed flowers, and keepsakes that will adorn your photo frames and Instagram accounts for years to come.

Whether you’re heading out for a night out you’ll always remember with a partner or best friend (or even solo, #hereforit), your dream dress is within reach.

But those skyrocketing prices may lead you to another, more affordable route — and rightly so.

We’ve rounded up this year’s edition of the 25 Best Prom Dresses Under $200. We heard it all too – you will only wear it once; it’s only one night – but we don’t compromise style in the process.

Not to mention, these coveted styles can be worn again at future weddings, galas, and other formal events if you want something a little dressier than the best cocktail dresses.

Additionally, with Windsor Ball Gowns, LulusAmazon and more, you’ll be dressed like new, your comfiest heels to dance to, and a sheer lip gloss to reapply in tow (not to mention a full-size designer clutch).

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We’re practically obsessed with Woosea’s V-Neck Slit Evening Dress, a flattering and simplistic option that’ll make you stand out at prom. It comes in dozens of colors, though this berry fuschia is too crisp to resist. Not to mention, it will photograph well.


Ruidress Lace Applique Chiffon Evening Dress Emerald
Amazon

To make you feel like a princess, look no further than the Ruidress Lace Applique Chiffon Evening Dress. This is another stylish option that comes in many colorways, although emerald is a regal look for a glamorous night out. Plus, the spaghetti straps and lace detailing on the corset are so flattering.


Jaeden Mermaid Evening Dress, Blue
Amazon

For a fitted dress, Jaeden has a beautiful evening dress with stunning lace detailing, an off-the-shoulder cut and a thin, cinched waistband to tie the whole look together. We love all her shades, but this periwinkle is unique and unlike any other we’ve seen.


Ever-Pretty Mermaid Navy Plus Size Evening Dress
Amazon

Look your best in Ever-Pretty’s Mermaid Evening Dress, a pretty plus size option that has head-to-toe beading that’ll shine on the dance floor. Plus, the subtle tulle trumpet hemline and ombre style applique are beauties in their own right.


YDRMS Pink Sequin Two Piece Party Dress
Amazon

We can’t get enough of this gorgeous two-piece prom dress that shimmers from head to toe with a sexy glow. Light pink is our favorite girly-girl option, though others are just as beautiful, and it’s unheard of for a dress this good under $100.


Susana Asymmetric Off-the-Shoulder Mermaid Dress, Black
Windsor

Who says you can’t wear the long version of your favorite LBD to prom? From the off-the-shoulder design to its simplistic nature, you can’t go wrong with this affordable prom dress option (especially when paired with fun earrings or a colored bracelet).


Lulus Dreaming of This Embroidered Lace Maxi Dress, Lavender
Lulus

What better way to ring in warm weather with a lavender dress? Everything from its tank straps to its dramatic slit keep bringing us back to this dress. Not to mention the sub-$100 price tag and intricate lace detailing.


Sunshine Formal Open Back Glitter Dress, teal
Windsor

Impress your guest with a fun metallic option that will make you feel like you’ve taken a trip to the Oscars. Its corset style top paired with the long skirt is simply divine and with this dress you will look ultra glamorous with shimmering eyeshadow and delicate fine jewelry.


Blueberry Blue Open Back Prom Dress
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As one of the styles on this list that simply looks designer, stick to this open back blueberry blue prom dress for a more luxurious dress. The low V cut mixed with the double spaghetti straps will never go out of style (and look at that color)!


Michael Costello x Revolve Addison Maxi Dress, Baby Blue
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Add style to your prom dress with this runway-ready design from Michael Costello. Available from Revolve, we love the scoop neckline, slits and ruched detailing (oh, and that sky blue color that will instantly turn heads).


Missord Mermaid Hem Bardot Sequin Prom Dress, gold
SHEIN

Stand out on the evening of the golden ball! Missord’s Mermaid Hem Bardot Sequin Prom Dress is a look that will look like so good with natural tan makeup and gold evening earrings (like this pair from Amazon). It gives us high-end honeycomb-turned-stylish vibes that we love.


Lulus Song of Love Off Shoulder Maxi Dress, Hot Pink
Lulus

Prom is one of the most exciting nights of your life, so why not spice things up with some hot pink? This off-the-shoulder bodycon option is pure bliss and something Barbie would definitely approve of. Plus, the $109 price tag is refreshing for a dress of this style.


SHEIN Plus Size Flutter Sleeve Ball Gown Baby Blue
SHEIN

Adopt a bohemian look with this dress with flutter sleeves that flatters all body types, including large sizes. Paired with your favorite statement jewelry and a voluminous hairstyle (made possible with the best curling irons and wands), and you’ve got yourself a prom night winner.


Two-piece ball gown, ivory
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If “Bridgerton” took place in 2022, this would be the dress all socialites would wear. How fascinating is this luxury option from PromGirl? From the swirly skirt to her beaded top, it’s an upscale neutral option we’d wear if we were to RSVP to prom this year.


Jasmine One Shoulder Sequin Mermaid Dress, Sequin Damask Pattern
Windsor

Damask is back and better than ever in this black and nude prom dress which is undeniably one of the most unique styles we’ve seen. The subtle one-shoulder design is ultra-sleek, and when paired with a black clutch, it looks perfect.


Geometric Sequin Mermaid Hem Prom Dress
SHEIN

This iridescent prom dress is everything we dream of, from its purple and gold flecked print to its flattering style. For under $100, it’s a proven steal and when we say no one will have anything like it, we mean it.


Ever-Pretty Plus Size Off The Shoulder Sequin Dress, Purple
Amazon

As one of the more affordable (and flattering) plus-size options, Ever-Pretty has this beautiful mauve dress with stunning off-the-shoulder and sequin detailing. We can’t believe it’s under $50 from Amazon (and it comes in other colors too).


Jaeden Mermaid Trumpet Ball Gown, Purple
Amazon

They say “business in the front, party in the back” but, for this royal-leaning prom dress, party is absoutely basically. Available in virtually every color under the sun, Amazon makes Sherri Hill approachable with Jaeden’s style, especially for its quality, sweetheart neckline and irresistible train.


Geshun V-Neck Ball Gown with Pockets, Pink
Amazon

Let’s talk about the color pink for a prom – a colorway that’s unique and will look absolutely stunning in photos (and with a blush bodice). This slit front dress is elegant, timeless and something you’ll be comfortable in all night long.


Kaliyah high slit lurex formal dress, nude
Windsor

For $100, it’s worth picking up the Kaliyah Formal High Slit Lurex Dress from Windsor. The off-the-shoulder crossover bodice is prom-ready, along with its front hemline and subtle sequined nature.


Lulus Strut and Stun Satin Halter Two Piece Maxi Dress, Emerald Green
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If comfort is your priority, the Strut and Stun satin two-piece maxi dress from Lulus is calling your name. This jumpsuit style prom dress is simplistic and it is the best value, especially for a future occasion.


Simply Plus Size Red V-Neck Prom Dress
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When it comes to prom, you can’t go wrong with a hot red. This plus size option under $200 is made to perfection, hugging your body in all the right places. Plus, the halter top would look amazing with an updo.


Off-the-shoulder formal dress with floral print, navy blue
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Flowers, flowers, flowers – aka the girly-girl route for prom night. Go for it in this off the shoulder dress that adds a bit more to a solid color option. For $129, it’s worth adding to the cart.


Homdor off-the-shoulder prom dress, aqua
Amazon

Now, this is ready for the red carpet. Available in a multitude of shades, the off-the-shoulder prom dress by Homdor is a dress that no one will forget. Specifically, this navy color is one we want to wear and never take off – one of our favorite dresses we’ve found.


Taokepy Chiffon Off Shoulder Peach Ball Gown
Amazon

Elegant and classic is Taokepy’s Chiffon Off-the-Shoulder Ball Gown, a beautiful dress with a flowing skirt and accented appliqué detailing. We love this peachy color, though this affordable style also comes in other pastels and moody tones.


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