I remember my prom very clearly. I wore a red/black fitted a-line dress with spaghetti straps. It was a full length gown and while it had classic lines the type of fabric it was there was no doubt it was the early 2000’s.
I also remember looking around at all of the other pretty dresses and I think some of my classmates might be cringing at their prom pictures now.
There are some simple tips to keep in mind while shopping for a prom dress. You want to look back at your prom pictures with fondness and not just embarrassment about what you wore.
Go trendy but not super trendy. You want to look good but choose only one trend at a time. If you are wearing a high/low dress make sure you are a little classic with your accessories. You want to look back at your prom pics and know it is 2014 but not SCREAM 2014.
Have some fun. Prom is for teens. There is plenty of time later in life to choose outfits on what is ‘most appropriate’. Have a little fun with your dress whether it be a daring colour or have some sparkles. On the flip side do not pick a dress that is too mature or revealing.
Choose a dress you love. Like really, really love. If you love the dress you will not regret it later.
Do not break the bank. Let’s face it. A prom dress you wear one time. That is it. Splurge a little but do not break the bank.
Choose a shape that looks great on your body. It can be tempting to pick a dress that you love but if it is not flattering just put it back. Start with a shape that flatters your body type. After you know your shape you can choose colours/embellishments etc.