Prom Dress Guide

Prom Season is Here!

As prom season approaches, there’s one thing every girl has on her mind: finding the perfect dress! Prom is one of the first formal events most girls attend, and it’s a chance for every girl to show off her own unique style. Whether you’re going to prom with a special date or with a group of friends, wearing a dress that makes you look and feel fantastic is key to making this prom a night to remember.

Tips for Finding the Perfect Prom Dress

Before buying a prom dress, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. A prom dress that is uncomfortable or ill-fitting won’t only be a distraction all night, but it won’t help you look your best. Similarly, certain prom dress styles suit some body types better than others, and so it’s a good idea to know which prom dress styles and colors will look best on you.
Here are a few things to consider when buying a prom dress:

Body Type

First, start by identifying your body type: are you trying to add curves? Minimize a voluptuous figure? Look taller or shorter? Do you have a pear-shaped, hourglass or top heavy figure? Know how to find the right prom dress for your body type?

Slim Figures

Mermaid style prom dresses , which are very popular this prom season, are great for accentuating curves on a slim or athletic build. Sequined sheath gowns and silk snug-fitting printed dresses can also help thin girls add curves.

Short or Average Builds

Short prom dresses such as mini ballerina dresses and hi low dresses make legs look longer, making you look taller. If you want to show off great legs, mini prom dresses with tulle are the perfect style. Loose sheath dresses, long printed gowns , vintage and classic Hollywood style dresses also look great on average body types.

Minimizing Curves

Ball gowns with fitted corset-style bodices flatten and flatter girls with curvier waistlines, while sweetheart and scoop necklines minimize top-heaviness or broad shoulders. Avoid sheer fabrics, and if you’re wearing a clingy dress, choose one covered in sequins or a patterned fabric.

Skin Tone

Is your skin tone warm or cool? Do you know whether your coloring is summer, spring, winter or autumn? Your prom dress color should compliment your natural coloring, not fight it, so before going shopping, find out what your skin tone is. Most skin tones can be broken into two main categories: warm and cool. Cool skin tones have pinkish-blue undertones, while warm skin tones have golden undertones. Generally, rich colors such as pink, plum, blue and pastels look best on cool skin tones, while earth tones, coral and yellows look best on warm skin tones.