Debutante Dresses

“Since white strapless dresses became the standard for both debutantes and brides, Miss Manners fails to see any difference between them.1

Miss Manners has spoken and Prom Guide agrees!  Debutantes can often find their fashion inspiration for debutante dresses from bridal gowns.  An abundance of white gowns can be found in bridal gowns housed in bridal salons, more so, than can be found in designer’s prom, pageant, and homecoming collections.

Debutante gowns tend be full-length, strapless, white ball gowns with a sweetheart neckline accessorized with opera-length gloves and a demure necklace such as pearls.

We’d like to offer some alternative debutante dress styles gleaned from the bridal collections of leading designers such as Bonny Bridal, Allure Bridals, Francissical, Jovani, Justin Alexander, Colby John, Lore Fashions, Mori Lee, Lo Adoro, House of Wu, and Mon Cheri.  This is a very modern take on take on necklines that we would love to see make an entrance at a debutante ball.

1Miss Manners (2013, April 2). Miss Manners: Less is not necessarily more in bridal, deb gowns. Washington Post. Retrieved from


Keshia Richmond
Chief Content Creator for Prom Guide and Real Runways, the leaders in print and digital content for teen coming-of-age-events since 1988.


  1. Beautiful! Obsessed with the Colby John debutante dress – so modern and different. Would love to see myself in that!

  2. These debutante – wedding dresses are amazing! I also like seeing some plus size models in Bonny Bridal and Allure Bridal as well!

  3. Those gowns are gorgeous and I could see wearing them to a wide range of events including wearing one as a wedding gown. The fit and styles rock.

  4. These look good and they give a different sort of feel, and each one of them is unique in it’s own way, be it as a dress or a wedding gown, and the person wearing it would look marvelous in it.

  5. Wow these are fabulous and gorgeous! I love the different cuts and designs for all different sizes. Now I don’t know which one to choose.

  6. Simply stunning! I just love strapless dresses. Although, I don’t know if ever I will look good on one though. Thanks Prom Guide, you always feature the best of the best.


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