Your prom is kind of the event of the year and dressing for it is no easy task! There’s so much pressure to feel as beautiful as humanly possible, take perfect photos and have an unforgettable night – couple that with the unlimited amount of choice for dresses and you’ve got yourself quite the project on your hands. Not to worry, follow this guide and you are guaranteed to land the dream dress that’s going to take your night to the next level…
Decide on the style of dress you’re looking for
First things first, you need to determine what it is that you’re looking for! This is going to take a little research, hop onto Pinterest or Instagram and create a mood board of prom dress styles that you’re head over heels for. Your desired effect and overall aesthetic become very obvious once you see it all mapped out in front of you! Next, turn to your own wardrobe. Keep an eye out for an overarching colour theme, preferred fit and maybe even your favourite material. Anything that crops up a couple of times will tell you more about your own personal style – it’s crazy how many of us just don’t pay attention to what our closets are telling us! A few aesthetic areas to explore once you’ve gathered your inspo are…
Boho fashion is whimsical, floating, feminine and completely ideal for any prom. Look for off the shoulder, mermaid and flowing slip style cuts made from lace, tulle and embroidered fabric to hit the nail on the head.
Contemporary: Clean, fresh fashion is amazing for prom events! If you favour a more minimalist look, then this is definitely the one for you. Look for low backs, square necklines and asymmetrical skirts for an alluring take on contemporary style.
Classic chic style is always going to look beautiful, so it’s a safe aesthetic to invest in if you want your purchase to carry you through countless occasions to come. Hunt for a clean, strapless black gown or an ever so elegant satin slip to look timelessly chic.
All things glitter is just everywhere right now, and if you want to dabble in this trend then your high school prom is definitely the time to do it! A shining sequin evening gown is sure to turn heads and truly make you stand out from the crowd. Choose a gunmetal grey, rose gold or shimmering antique bronze for a gorgeously on-trend look.
Focus on fit
Fit really is one of the most important aspects of your prom dress – you could find the most perfect dress in the world but if it doesn’t fit, then it doesn’t fit, right? So, for this step, you should turn back to your wardrobe. Spying a whole lot of off-the-shoulder dresses? Chances are, you love this style and you feel comfortable in it – so this is what you should go for. Yes, it can be super tempting to think outside of the box and go for a pioneering piece that you wouldn’t be caught dead in on any other day of the week, but you should resist that temptation. You’re risking looking back with a little regret, mostly because you just won’t look anything like yourself. Stay true to the fits that you know and love, and you won’t have any regrets down the line.
Follow these tips and you’re guaranteed to land on the perfect frock for you. Be sure to stick to your budget, and if you can’t consider checking out a few elegant prom dresses on sale or even opting for second hand – there’s a dream dress out there for everyone!