15 Prom Dresses Inspired By Your Favorite YA Books

When I went to my senior prom, looking for the perfect prom dress was a nightmare. Just days before the event, I went from store to store, blindly thumbing through the racks and not having a clue what it was that I really wanted. It actually took me an entire day to find the perfect dress. But now, as I reflect on that time of chaos, I’m realizing that my prom dress shopping experience might have been a little less stressful and a lot more fun if I considered my favorite YA books for prom dress inspiration.

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I know that prom season is still a couple of weeks away, so you probably haven’t even begun to think about prom dresses yet (this is always how it starts). But since I don’t want you to go through the same disaster that I did, I took the liberty of matching up some of my favorite prom dresses with popular YA titles, including Mockingjay, The Fault In Our Stars, Twilight, and Divergent. Now, if you happen to be a huge book nerd then you’re in for a real treat, because these dresses are literally stunning. I mean, if I could turn back time, I’d probably go back to my senior prom and wear one of them!

Check out these 15 gorgeous prom dresses that are actually inspired by your favorite YA novels!

1. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer


Long Beaded Satin Strapless Prom Dress, Victoria Prom, $215.99


2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Blush P004, Striking A-line Gown with Chapel Train, New York Dress, $640.00


3. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer


TS Couture Formal Evening Dress – Royal Blue, Light In The Box, $109.99


4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green


Blue Black Ball Gowns Long Organza Sweetheart Corset Prom Dress, Victoria Prom, $197.99


5. Matched by Ally Condie


Long Beaded Tulle Sweetheart Corset Prom Dress, VictoriaProm.com, $178.99


6. The Selection by Kiera Cass


Beautiful Sweetheart Crystal Girl Quinceanera Dress, AliExpress.com, $189.00


7. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl


Beaded Appliques Two Piece Prom Cocktail Dress, AliExpress.com, $105.40


8. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson


Rainbow Colors 2015 Prom Dress, DHgate.com$136.13 – $147.73 


9. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


Allure Short Strapless Prom Dress, PromGirl.com, $99.00


10. Divergent by Veronica Roth


Betsy & Adam Embellished Ombre One-Shoulder, Polyvore, $228.00


11. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot


Dual Color Short Prom Dress, SungBoutiqueLA, $124.00


12. Fallen by Lauren Kate


Black & Electric Teal Ruched & Ruffled Layered Tulle One Shoulder Lace Up Prom Gown, Unique Prom, $50.00


13. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli


Chiffon A-Line Sweetheart Formal Dresses Blue Green, DHgate.com, $181.72 – $197.21


14. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


 High Low Mint Green Chiffon Homecoming Dress, Discount Dress Shop, $159.99


15. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier


Long Beaded Taffeta Sweetheart Corset Prom Dress, VictoriaProm.com, $188.99

What do you think of these YA-inspired dresses? Do you have a favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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  • Moni

    I’d like to think my dress was vintage glamour.

  • My own prom dress will always be my favorite (and I’m sure if you asked my parents, it had better be, considering how far we had to drive to get it and how much it cost! xD) But many of these would be right up there…I especially love the ones for Stars Above, The Selection, The Fault in Our Stars, Matched (love the lime), I’ll Give You the Sun, Fangirl, Mockingjay, Stargirl, and Fallen. And Beautiful Creatures. And Twilight. And Diverge–yeah, pretty much all of ’em. Whole lotta wow. 8-]