Prom dresses and ball gowns are on every girl’s mind at this time of the year. Some people want a stunning dress that they’ll only ever wear once – it’s all the memories that are associated with it which means you will never want to wear it again. However, others want to get the most out of their dress and wear it to birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.
Whichever you want to do, you’ll want to make sure you have the latest prom fashions for this year. It’s easy enough to rely on that little black dress, but prom is a competition and everyone wants to stand out. Choosing the style of prom dress is easy – the hard part is not showing up in the same dress as someone else.
Buying your dress the year before can help to make sure you don’t turn up in the same outfit as someone else. However, many stores offer the same lines of dresses year after year, so make sure you’re choosing something that is limited edition or has a short run. Occasion dresses don’t vary much in terms of what’s in vogue; simply pick short or long and you’re good. Prom dresses are an exceptional to the rule; it doesn’t matter very much whether they stick to the season’s styles or colours. Go for something you love or something you feel comfortable in: short prom dresses and long prom dresses are equally fantastic on the right body shape.
Prom is something that causes a lot of cat fights and arguments, so don’t let it get to you, especially on the night itself. Remember that no matter how many months you prepare in advance and how much time and money is spent on your hair and make up for the event, you won’t care half an hour after you’ve got there. You’ll be having too much of a good time!
Choosing a prom dress
Make sure you have your shoes and jewelry planned out as well as your dress. If you’re buying a long dress, take it shoe shopping with you and make sure the length falls properly. If your prom dress is too long, have it taken up professionally rather than trying to do it yourself. It’s more costly, but it will look so much better.
Choose your prom dress for 2012 because you love it, not because you have shoes or earrings that would go great with it. The focus will be on your dress, so choose that first and work round it. But remember – prom isn’t all about the dress. So remember to relax and have fun!