It's a fact that many young women will show up to prom in daringly short hemlines and dangerously low-cut necklines, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's your night to shine, so you should dress how you like! However, if you're not quite comfortable showing that much skin, a more modest cut can be just as eye-catching and equally fashionable.
Let Leighton Meester be your style icon if you're looking for a fresh, modern way to stay relatively covered-up on prom night. Leighton opted for a Victorian-inspired gown at the Golden Globes earlier this year, with a high neckline, long sleeves and a hem that fell all the way to floor. Still, 24-year-old Leighton avoided looking matronly by expertly choosing a loose, flowing hairstyle, bright, clean makeup and modern accessories.
Plus, Leighton's dress has one very fun touch - a slit that ran up one side almost to her thigh. This little detail provided a little sexiness to her outfit, without asking her to actually bare anything.
The dress' form-fitting cut showed off Leighton's trim physique, but still left plenty to the imagination. If you're looking for a coy dress this prom season, pick one or two small, sexy details, but stay away from barely-there skirts and plunging necklines.