Choosing the most beautiful prom dress for your prom night can be quite a challenge. Not only is there the financial aspect to take into consideration, you also need to choose the right style and design to suit your body type as well as the right color for your skin tone.
There are many aspects of prom night that can cause stress, and undoubtedly one of them, perhaps the most important one, is choosing the dress. This once-in-a-lifetime event is something you want to make absolutely unforgettable, and feeling beautiful from head to toe is certainly a significant part of that. Your prom night is the night where you can pull out all the stops, shine bright and make heads turn. There are several things you need to take into consideration when choosing your prom dress:
Your Dress and Your Body Type
Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes and when it comes to the perfect dress, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What looks absolutely gorgeous on one girl may not suit another young lady at all, and this not only depends on your height and weight, but also on your skin tone and the color of your hair. If you have a big body built, don’t worry because there are shops that specialize in plus size prom dresses. The main thing to take into account is that you should dress according to your body type and choose a dress that emphasizes all your best features.
How to Choose from a Prom Dress Catalog
Before you walk into that store to buy the first gorgeous dress you see, shop around online first. This is the best way to get a feel for what you like, what would suit your body type and skin tone and, not unimportantly, what dress would suit your budget. The cheap prom dresses that you find at some of the brick-and-mortar stores are often way more pricy than the ones you’ll find online. There are some online stores that specialise in ball gowns, evening dresses, prom dresses, and affordable prom dresses, and those are the best places to browse and compare styles and prices. I came across a website the other day where they are running a special promotion. Have a look at these gorgeous numbers from an online prom dress catalog to get some inspiration:
Fashion Lime Green Jewel Neck Beading Mini Length A-line Organza Prom Dress
Short and sassy, this gorgeous lime green organza prom dress will show off your legs perfectly. The cute little bodice, encrusted with sparkly jewels, make this little number absolutely exquisite and make you the star of the night. For more photos click on the image above.
Luxury A-line Grape Chiffon Split Front Off-The-Shoulder Floor-Length Women’s Prom Dress
This chiffon beauty with its daring front split is one of my favorites! Pair it with nude heels and a statement necklace and you will make all heads turn! For more photos click on the image above.
Fashion Gold Sweetheart Floor Length Draped A-line Tulle Prom Dress
The gold tulle, floor length dress you see here will suit most skin types and give you an understated, yet beautifully elegant appeal. Combine this stunning designer dress with black or brown heels and you will be sure to dazzle the crowds! For more photos click on the image above.
Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Shoes.
The ultimate way to add spectacular elegance to your prom outfit is a pair of beautiful high-heeled shoes. Make sure your heels complement your prom dress, however. For instance, if your dress is made from a neutral fabric and color, you may want to go for a splash of brights to liven it up. On the other hand, if your dress is very colorful, shades such as light grey, beige or black will be a better option. If you’re not used to wearing high heels, make sure you start practising a couple of weeks before your prom so that you feel confident and comfortable. All the elegance of your dress will fly out the window if you look like you’ve never worn high heels before.
Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
Choose carefully when blinging it up. If your prom dress is very sparkly and detailed in its design, you may want to go easy on the jewelry and consider wearing a pair of beautiful but small ear studs. If your dress is classical and not very ‘busy’ in terms of sequins, ruches etc, you can opt for some more interesting and elaborate pieces such as a chunky statement necklace. Whatever you do, keep it classy.
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