Prom night is one occasion that makes it worth investing in a jaw-dropping and glamorous dress. But it can be difficult to choose the perfect dress that is flattering and beautiful. Here are four things to consider in the process of finding your prom dress:
Decide on the type of dress
In order to decide on the perfect prom dress it helps to get some inspiration which is easily sourced from print magazines, online resources, or even the catwalk. Try to get a good idea of what you like and dislike from the latest dresses offered for sale. Other options for getting inspiration includes looking to see what the celebrities are wearing to special or red carpet events.
In order to give enough time to find the perfect prom dress it benefits to start searching 3-4 months before the event. This extra time makes it possible to put more effort into finding your favorite style, while also leaving time to have alterations carried out if necessary.
Match the dress to your body shape
To make sure the dress gives the ideal fit, it is important to focus on matching the prom dress to your body shape. Straight, pear, spoon, hourglass, inverted triangle, oval and diamond are some of the most common body shapes. So, it benefits to find a dress that accentuates and flatters your figure. Once the correct body shape has been determined, it is that much easier to decide on what cut or style of dress will complement the figure.
What is the best color?
The choice of color is certain to be an important part of the entire process of choosing the perfect dress. The color of a dress can have many meanings, such as letting others know about your personality. Red, for instance, shows that you want to be the center of attention. Purple is for the bubbly personality; pink is fun; blue is confident; black is sophisticated. The chosen color lets you display a particular mood or an image.
In addition, the preferred color for the prom dress should have the ability to flatter your features. For instance, girls with brown eyes and long brown hair shouldn’t wear a dress in yellow. Any dress worn should have the ability to complement the eye size, face shape, eye color, figure, and hair color.
Determine a budget
Make sure to determine the budget early for the preferred type of dress to give enough time to save up for it. Plus, extra cash should be set aside for extras like shoes, make-up, hair clips, etc.