TIPS & ADVICE ON SELECTING PROM DRESSES
Many high schools are holding their prom throughout May which means teens everywhere will be looking for that perfect dress. But sometimes the dress you have in mind is the one least appropriate for your age and body type. So, here are few tips for choosing a prom dress that will be perfect for you:
• Begin Your Search Early
You may not have a date yet but you may start looking at fashion magazine or stores as early as three to four months before your prom.
• Gather Opinion
Ask your mother, sister or friend to help you find the appropriate style. Often we choose styles that do not work for us. Someone with an honest opinion can help us find the perfect look.
• Dress Appropriately
It is fun to dress a little more grown up, but don’t exaggerate on the sexiness. Overly sexy prom queen tend to regret their choices later. So, don’t show too much skin.
• Choose a Light Fabric
You will be dancing all night long in a room filled with people and things tend to get too hot. Short sleeves, halter, spaghetti straps and strapless will make you feel more comfortable. If you are worried about being hot and sweaty, you may opt for tea or cocktail length formal wears.
• Don’t Go for Tight Dresses
Don’t by a dress that is too tight. You want to be able to move freely; and sit, stand up and dance with ease.
• Choose Dress Style that Complements Your Body Shape
If you are in the tall and slim category, you need not to worry much as any style will stick to you as it has been created just for you. But plus sizes and thinner woman must exercise care. Thinner women can go for flared gowns with some corset style top portion that can enhance your cleavage. Off shoulder and corset dresses are good option as they give perfect fit. Plus size women can choose deep necklines. If you are big breasted, you can go for skirts or dresses that have embellishments or designs at the hem so that the attention is shifted there and vice versa.
• Know What Color and Finishes Suites You
Look for a glamorous shade that brings out color in your face. For women who are fair, darker shades like black, deep purple and burgundy are good options than lighter and pastel shades. Medium skin color does not take colors like caramel, brown and shade of orange. Dark skinned women must stick to lighter shades to bring out their beauty. When choosing a fabric finish, keep in mind that shinier finishes tend to show off figure flaws while matte finishes will obscure or diminishes undesirable features.
• Be Sure to Get the Good Deal
To ensure that you are getting the best deal, conduct an online research in advance.
• Plan Your Budget
Begin saving as soon as possible. Also, allow extra cash for small accessories like hair clips, panty hose and make-ups.
• Rules in Accessorizing
There are three main rules to take into consideration when accessorizing for prom. First, your accessories should complement your outfit, not compete with it. The dress is the main attraction, so don’t get carried away. If your dress is a busy pattern, go with simple jewelry and shoes. If your dress is classic, consider a bold statement piece or a dramatic shoe to spice things up. Rule number two is related, don’t be too “matchey-matchey.” Accessories and shoes should add to an outfit, not be a head-to-toe look. If you’re wearing a sapphire blue dress, don’t do blue shoes. Consider a metallic shoe that will really stand out. Third, don’t go overboard. The accessories shouldn’t be the first thing notices. Yes, make bold selections, but make sure they complement each other. For example don’t do dangling earrings and a statement bib necklace. Choose one.
• Coordinate Outfit with Your Date
Matching your dress to your date’s tux is not as crucial as it may have been in less-fashionable years past. If you want your date to match you, go for it. But with the trends that we’ve been seeing such as metallic, sequins, or bold prints, matching these dresses to a tie and cummerbund is going to be a challenge! If this is the case, its best to simply suggest that your date go with a classic suit or tux. If your feel it’s important to coordinate in some way, pull a prominent color from your dress and suggest that he match his tie to it, or you can get him a boutonniere in your accent color. The best looking pairs at prom stand out because they compliment, not compete, with each other
• Be Yourself
Make sure you do not pick one that everyone else will have; you should be different.
• Purchase Prom Dress At Least Four to Six Weeks Before Prom
Most formal gowns require alteration for a perfect fit, and you will want to allow enough time to complete these alterations.
• Don’t Purchase Your Prom Dress Too Far In Advance
Normally before the big event you can either loose some weight or gain more. So, the size when you have bought the dress may no longer fit your current measurement.
• Try On the Dress with Your Shoe, Accessories, Make-up and Hairstyle
To be sure you like the finish look. Walk and move around with your prom dress to give it a comfort check. You may do this at least a couple of weeks before your prom.
Follow these simple tips in getting the perfect prom dress for you. And when the big event comes, have fun, be smart and be safe. You know what this means already!
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