Aside from securing your date, what’s the biggest thing on your mind a few months
before your high school prom?
Chances are, it's all about choosing the perfect
prom dress. How do you go about finding the perfect prom dress that will be worthy
of a lifetime memory — the one that will be forever on the family picture wall,
on your friend’s walls, and maybe in your school yearbook! It’s no small thing!
Before you even begin the hunt, though, think carefully about what you want paired
with your budget. Short, tea-length or long? Pink, white, black or ??? Celebrity
copycat or your unique style? Vintage or brand-new? Is this purchase a one-shot
deal or a new go-to special-occasion dress with multiple wears?
To help transform your wishes into reality, we've compiled a list of some things
to keep in mind when going shopping for the perfect prom dress.
Reflect Your Personality
Are you girly or a classic
girl, outspoken or conservative? Your prom dress should reflect who you are. Don’t
try to be someone you’re not. You want to be comfortable and natural. You’ll have
the most fun when your dress is true to your own personality.
Remember, this is a night
full of dancing, so you will most likely not be comfortable dressing in something
that is too tight or hard to move in. Don't buy a smaller size intending to lose
weight. After all, not all sizes are created equal! If it fits right, it’s your
Consider a Classic
Because prom is a formal event
(and maybe one of the only times you’ll see your crush in a tux or suit!), going
with dress styles that have been around forever is always a great choice. Being
dressed up really hasn’t changed all too much — so a classic style can be timeless
and you can wear it various times while still being distinctly you.
It could be tough to balance
your own style with the dressiness of prom, so be sure to try a few different styles
and sizes. Also consider accessories to add that special sparkle. While it could
take some time to find a dress that absolutely fits your body and personality, it’s
definitely worth the hunt!
Make Sure the Shoe Fits
When it comes to what shoes
you’ll be wearing, consider your activities for the night. You want to be able to
dance and comfortably walk to where you’re going next. Watch out for heels that
are too high or have thin straps, as these can make it difficult to move. Before
the dance, make sure to test out your shoes and break them in. You can then focus
on celebrating instead of worrying about your achy feet.
Don't let the stress involved
with finding the perfect prom dress interfere with the pleasure of experiencing
one of life's memorable milestones. Have the confidence to believe that you are
capable of making your own dreams come true. We know you can!