How to Find The Perfect Prom Dress

March 6, 2010 by Chocolate Winkies  
Published in Clothing

Tips and suggestions for finding the perfect dress for your elegant event (at a reasonable price)!

It is prom season for many high school students and dress shopping is underway. However, dress shopping can be stressful and frustrating so understanding what kind of dress you would like as well as how much you would like to spend is very helpful.


Before embarking on your shopping adventure, you should consider what you can wear. If your school has an implemented dress code for your prom or other formal dance make sure you know the rules before shopping. This will save you a lot of time and possibly a lot of money. You wouldn’t want to spend money on a dress and then note be able to wear it!


Something that will help guide your shopping is knowing what kind of dress you want as well as what colors you are considering. Brainstorm before you shop as to what colors you see yourself in for the event as well as what length. It’s important to remember that if you’re going to be dancing, a full length dress may be uncomfortable, but anything too short may take away from your elegance. Figure out what colors and possible lengths you want so that you can look directly into those dresses when you get to the store. However, if you see something that you like outside of what you expected, try it on! You may be surprised.


After picking out a few dresses at the store, head to the dressing room and be patient! Sometimes things don’t look as good on you as they did on the hanger. When you find a dress that fits, take a good look in the mirror. Does it look good? Is it too revealing for you? Also go for a small walk and perhaps even stretch a little in the dress. Is it comfortable? If the dress is uncomfortable or makes you feel self conscious, it probably isn’t the right one. Also keep in mind that dresses can be altered to fit you better if necessary (and if you’re willing to pay the price).


I also advise bringing someone with you when going shopping for a dress to help you by giving their opinion. The two people I highly recommend bringing are a close friend and your mother or aunt. For some reason, the mix of opinions from these two people is really helpful and can definitely confirm a dress decision for you.


If you find a dress that you take an extreme liking to, but the price is a little out of your range, don’t completely turn it away. Write down the brand name and when you go home, look online. Sometimes you can find the same dress you want on sale or discounted elsewhere. Also keep in mind that full length dresses tend to be a little more expensive than shorter ones. Hopefully, you will be able to find a great dress for you within your price range.


Happy shopping!

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One Response to “How to Find The Perfect Prom Dress”
  1. f0rtunecookie Says:

    Very informative article. Especially looking online for discounted websites before handing over your cash!

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