Whether it’s a spring formal, and end-of-year prom, or a formal dance for school or a special event, a prom dress or dance dress is something most young women will have to choose. The styles and choices for prom dresses are as varied as the different personalities of those choosing the dresses. Choosing the right dress isn’t always easy, but it can be very satisfying.
For many girls, a prom is their first chance to wear formal attire. It’s not as easy to choose the right prom dress as just walking into a store and picking out something that fits.
Choosing Your Prom Dress
- While choosing attire for special occasions like prom night, you need to consider your budget. You would want to land in something that gives you the desired look, but does not end up burning a hole in your pocket. So, set the budget before hitting the mall for shopping.
Last moment shopping largely ends up in a disaster. To avoid this, you should go shopping a week or two prior to the prom night. This would help you get the best of the lot.
There is still one thing that needs to be done, before you go to shop for your apparels. It is research. For the purpose, peruse the latest fashion magazines and newspapers. You will get to know what is hot and what is not, including the patterns, prints and colors for the attire.
In order to know about the latest trends, you may consult a boutique as well. Online window shopping would also help you a great deal. Shortlist the ideas, which click you in the first instance.
Assess your body shape, before finalizing your prom dress. This is very important, because you would not want to compromise on the comfort level as well as the degree of attractiveness.
In case you have a curvy figure, consider wearing a dress that highlights your waist, but creates an illusion of lesser hips and thigh weight. If you have a slim figure, go for an outfit that best highlights your silhouette. With large bust size, you may flaunt halter neck gowns, but beware of the v-neck types, which have a plunging neckline that looks atrocious.
If you have a plus size figure, consider purchasing a dress that tends to flatter your weight and produces an illusion of curves. Go for an outfit that takes emphasis away from the bulging areas of your body, probably tummy, hips and thighs and draws the attention towards your face.
Consider the length of your prom dress. Check out whether your friends, who have attended prom nights earlier, wore long or short length dresses. Again, perusing magazines and newspapers may serve the purpose.
Look for a dazzling shade for the prom dress, which looks as good on you. While you do not have to be too jazzy, try to avoid colors that are too subtle as well.
After you have finalized the outfit, it is the time to shop for footwear and accessories. Remember, both of them should complement your attire and you need to shop for them in advance. The accessories can be glittery, but not too flashy.
When you are done with the shopping, try the items a week before the prom night. Put on the dress and pair it with the shoes, accessories and a hairstyle that would suit the get-up. Walk around your home, to give your dress a comfort check.
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