The mini dress is a great choice for those who aren't interested in the typical "princess prom" look. It offers a fancy, dressed-up demeanor without the formality of a full-length gown.
Choose your shoes wisely. Avoid sky-high strappy heels - too Pretty Woman - and opt for a classic medium heeled pump with more coverage, like the d'orsay or mary jane. For ultra short dresses, a cute flat adds a happy balance.