Burgundy’s dark notes of crushed blueberry and oxblood red create a luscious color that evokes a certain air of gothic mystery. Retro-inspired cocktail dresses from the 1920s-30s are fine examples of a classic execution of the color without overcomplicating design. It works well in a variety of different fabrics and styles, all of which showcase the color in a different way.
Just because it’s a classy color doesn’t mean the burgundy can’t be sexy. Strapless sweetheart neckline bodices embrace your torso with clean, minimal lines and elaborate silver beadwork. Lace sleeves are remnant of Victorian opulence; you never know when a handsome, mysterious vampire may catch your eye from across the room. And if the lace didn’t pique his interest, the midriff exposing separates or thigh-high leg slits sure will!
We love burgundy prom dresses for themed proms, as well. A romantic Night in Paris
is more than fitting for such a romantic gown. Or, pair your dress with a black and gold mask and float into the masked ball
– you’ll be the number one woman of mystery.
Our burgundy frocks make great homecoming dresses in the fall as well as prom dresses in the spring. Often, girls will first go for the springtime colors to fit the fashion of the season. Keep in mind, however, that prom isn’t just any other spring evening. It’s one of the most memorable nights of your life. You’ll want to remember it by standing out and pushing back against fashion norms. When it comes to the style you love and the colors that excite you, there are no fashion police rules to violate.