May 2, 2022
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7 trends for prom 2022 that will turn all the heads

Prom 2022 is right around the corner – here are seven of the hottest trends to help dial up your style … and maybe save you some money, too.

Team Mercari

Finally, a reason to dress up. Prom season is here, and after a couple of years of pandemic-challenged events, it’s definitely time to celebrate. And shopping Mercari is a great way to score a prom ‘fit that’s unique, and might be easier on the budget, too. Here are seven trends to inspire your prom ‘22 look.


Dresses with cutouts have been trending for awhile, with no sign of slowing. Try one with jeweled accents for a truly memorable look.

Rhinestone straps

Straight out of Euphoria, one of our favorite 2022 prom dress trends is rhinestone straps. Who needs jewelry when your dress has this much sparkle? 


Velvet dresses are a formalwear staple, and the key for pulling it off for prom this year is all in the details – ruching or larger-than-life sleeves will give it that 80s vibe we’re living for.

Floral suit

Now for the suits. Make a statement in something floral, and stand out amidst a sea of black and white. 

Checkered jacket

Timeless with a twist, checkered jackets are another great way to go. We love a subtle windowpane print that’s not too busy but adds interest. 

Combat boots

Rocking black combat boots with dresses or suits is making a huge comeback, but why not take it up another notch? Try some glittery kicks for a punk rock vibe, all glammed up for prom.

Rhinestone choker

The possibilities for prom accessories are endless, and we especially love a rhinestone choker. Search for vintage ones for a throwback to 80s fashion with plenty of bling to put you center stage. 

Which prom 2022 trends are your favorite? Let us know with a tweet at @mercari_app. 

Main photo credit: Todd Cravens