Going to prom is exciting and many teens look forward to it. One of the most exciting things about it is choosing the right prom dress.
There are a lot of different factors that go into picking the perfect dress. There are lots of great options on the market, but how can you make sure you choose the right one?
You’ve got to think of the price, which color works best for you, which style fits your body type, and more. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a guide on gorgeous prom dresses — take notes!
Best Dress for Each Body Type
Not all dresses fit each body type. Here are the different ones and the best prom dresses for each type:
- Tall: If you’re above 5’6, go for long, glamorous maxi dresses with hems at the floor
- Petite: Girls under 5’5 look great in cocktail-length dresses or high-low hems
- Curvy: If your waist is smaller than your shoulders and hips, accentuate that with a cinched waist dress
- Rectangle: Define your shape with asymmetrical shoulders or hems or other details that draw the eye
Not sure if you fit one of these categories? Try a few different dresses on to see what looks best.
Hair and Skin Tone
Some colors play better with some skin and hair tones. The first step is to determine if you’ve got a warm or cool tone to your skin.
Skin tones can be cool, warm, or neutral. Looking at the veins on your wrist, if they’re blue, you have cool undertones and if they’re green, you have warm tones.
Cooler skin tones look great with pastels and jewel tones like blue and purple. Accessorize with silver jewelry.
Warm skin tones pair well with earth tones and bold, bright colors, like red and orange. Gold jewelry works perfectly with warmer tones, too.
The Right Accessories
All of the best and most beautiful prom dresses still need accessories to be a complete look. After you’ve got the perfect dress picked out, you need to accessorize it the right way.
If your dress is plainer, punch up your look with bold, sparkling necklaces, drop earrings, and even rhinestone hair ornaments. If you dress is beaded, a bolder color, or has an interesting detail, keep your accessories small and unobtrusive.
Don’t forget that you will be dancing. Choose shoes with a chunky heel or at least at a wearable height — or bring a pair of flip flops in your purse.
More Gorgeous Prom Dresses
We’ve made finding the right prom dress for you easy and simple. Take this advice with you when you go out shopping for gorgeous prom dresses and you’re sure to shine on your big night.
Bring your friends along when shopping for a dress and share this info with them. You’ll all turn heads when you show up at prom, the best dressed group there.
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