Choosing a prom dress takes way more than just going to the store and picking what’s caught your eye.
Prom night happens once in a lifetime and leaves the brightest memories you’ll carry throughout the life. This is the night when a young goddess reveals her most gorgeous self, making everyone around say “Wow”. Like a butterfly, she spreads the wings of her full-force beauty for the first time and the proper dress helps her to fly!
That “Wow” effect is guaranteed if you’ll follow the tips below. Let’s take a closer look what we mean when we say “perfect dress” and why “perfect” for someone doesn’t always mean “perfect” for you.
Type of the prom dress, according to your body shape.
This is a body type when a bust area is significantly heavier than the lower part and the waistline is not defined well. In case you have a busty shape, your best option is the dress which adds volume to the lower part and defines the waist line. Consider the long dress with a bouffant of a full skirt, like you can see in this picture
If your hips are way wider than your shoulders and chest area – you are definitely a “pear”. That means your perfect dress must enhance your upper part through adding voluminous sleeves or decorations on the cleavage area. Another option – is an open shoulders dress with a full skirt, hiding the extra volume on your hips area. Take a look at this:
That means the most weight of your body is concentrated in the middle part. Apple shaped girls usually have slim legs so the short loose dress without defined waistline would be the best option.
You have proportional curves of chest and hips area so your dress must emphasize your amazing shape. Consider long tight dress with widening skirt or the “mermaid” style dress like the one on this picture:
Petite and slender shapes.
You should opt for slim long dresses and avoid dresses of midi length (midi often makes legs look shorter). Actually, you can wear whatever the prom dress style you prefer and you’ll look amazing in everything. Still, your best choices are ultra-short and ultra-long sleeveless dresses with V-neckline.
Themes and colors
If you really want to stand out of a crowd, than picking a beautiful and perfectly fitting dress is still not enough. Dozens of other girls will also look at their best, so it’s time to think creative. If prom party is no thematic, choose your own theme and make the entire outfit in style. Let’s say you choose sea world theme, so you pick a blue “mermaid-style” gown with silver fish scale necklace and earrings. Take a look
How about being literally the Queen of the Night in a stunning dress which imitates starry night? Choose deep-dark blue “princess-style” gown, decorated with thousands of “stars” (shiny stones). We assure you, you’ll steal attention and hearts of everyone. Look at this mesmerizing magic:
Few words about picking the right color must be said. Nude, gold, beige and white colors are good for brunettes. Whatever bright and strikingly beautiful dress is, it still must not outshine you and your face.
Red, dark blue, black colors are the best for natural blondes as the dress becomes a bright frame which stands in contrast to their pale skin.
Yellow, green, terracotta, silver colors are excellent for chestnut and red haired girls with both pale and olive skin tone. Pink, brown and all kinds of pastel colors are better to be avoided.