Prom is the biggest event in a teenage girl’s life. It’s the one you’ll spend hours shopping and planning for and capturing the night through photos and social media so you want to wear the right gown.
It’s hard to believe but prom dress shopping season is already upon us. I often recommend ordering your prom dress no later than early February to allow for the best designs and delivery time. Many teen girls devote as much time and energy into selecting a prom dress as they would a future dress. Since you’ll remember your prom night forever and more than likely plaster photos of yourself all over social media within hours, you’ll want to purchase the right kind of prom dress and avoid the absolute don’ts of prom dress shopping.
The Fashion Do’s and Don’ts of Prom Dress Shopping
- Do begin your search for the perfect prom dress early. Even though it’s only November, this is when all the designers release their latest designs to various websites online as well as to fashion magazines.
- Don’t limit your prom dress shopping to department stores or even specialty boutiques. You may find some stylish and trendy options at online sites, such as the Prom Dress Shop, which is one of the best online stores for 2016 prom dresses.
- Don’t drive yourself crazy with all “rules” other high school girls come up with, like you only wear a long dress if it’s your senior prom and a shorter one to all other proms. Some teen girls take it even further and call “dibs” on certain prom dresses by posting them on their social media and then it’s off limits. Try not to go crazy and you’ll have more fun.
- Do consider looking at red dresses at the Prom Dress Shop. Almost everyone can wear a shade of red and the color is an attention-stopper. Some examples of sexy red prom dresses include a long Jovani jersey gown complete with sheer mesh side detailing and mesh back, which appears like an open back and a strapless Blush short flirty dress with a tulle skirt.
- Do select a prom dress that doesn’t make you look like an elaborate princess or a decorated cupcake. While you may have always wanted to feel like the “Belle of the Ball,” this may not be the time to show up in an extremely poufy ball gown with so many ruffles it looks an inverted decorated spring cupcake. Everyone might be staring at you and not the way you’d want them to.
- Don’t show too much skin. Shorter prom dresses are perfectly appropriate, but remember to check the dress by bending over. If your bottom shows, the dress is too short. Keep in mind, there will be pictures of you in that dress, and your family will probably see you in them so try to keep it classy.
- Do wear comfortable shoes. While high heels do elongate your legs, they also make it harder to walk so if you aren’t experienced in walking in three or four inch stilettos, choose shoes with shorter heels. Otherwise, everyone will be watching you lose your balance in your prom dress instead of admiring how stunning you really look.
Now that you have these tips, it’s time to begin shopping for the perfect prom dress. You’ll be ahead of the game and will be able to have a stress-free prom.