Prom is an event that many girls look forward to throughout all of junior high and most of high school. Some girls go with their sweeties, and some go with a group of friends. Either way, prom can be a wonderful experience, and this guide will help you make the most of yours by taking the guess-work out of picking a dress.
Choosing a prom dress is one of the exciting aspects of attending a prom. There are so many different colors, shapes and designs to choose from. Sometimes it can be overwhelming! This guide will give you a few pointers about picking a prom dress that works for your body type.
This is the closest type to the hourglass figure without actually being one. If you’re one of those girls who exercises in the weeks and months leading up to prom, doing cardio and strength-training exercises meant to tone your arms and bottom can help turn your pear shape into an hour-glass shape in just a few weeks.
If, however, you’re like me and you’d rather scream than sweat too hard, there are a few styles of dress that look particularly good on your figure.
A-line dresses were basically made for your type. The fitted tops and flowing bottoms emphasize the contrast between your hips and waist. They also do a great job of hiding big booties, if you feel as though yours is bound to be the star of the show otherwise.
If, however, you don’t mind being a bootylicious babe at your prom, by all means girl, get a fitted dress.
Remember that it’s prom and you’re still young. This isn’t a night club, so do your best to make sure that your dress isn’t too short, tight or revealing. Your school and parents probably won’t approve, and nothing is worse than being sent home from prom to change!
So you’re the star of the school’s basketball or volleyball and want to show off those incredible arms, right? Well, there are a few things to consider when picking a dress for your type that can help you do just that.
Strapless and spaghetti strap dresses are perfect for those of you with toned and fit arms. A sweetheart neckline will soften the muscles of your arm and add a feminine look to your dress.
If you think you’re bound to look more like Lara Croft at your prom than you’d want, try going for a dress with a capped sleeve. These cute little sleeves are perfect for adding a sweet, feminine quality to a dress, and look great on toned arms. Try wearing your hair down for added romance to your look!
OK, first things first. You’re still in high school, and you haven’t finished growing yet. So if you’re bummed out because your curves haven’t come in yet, learn to embrace the body you have now and be happy. There are plenty of dress options for girls like you!
Empire dresses are sweet, romantic and beautiful, and can help add extra shape to an otherwise straight figure. The deeper neckline and high waist create the look of a pair of hips, even if you don’t have them. Try out a fun little up-do with your hair to accent the neckline, and don’t forget the jewelry as well!
Empire dresses are one of my favorite styles because of they look great on most body types. Apple girl, you are no exception! The extra high waist of the empire dress helps to hide extra bottom space and draw attention up top, creating a nice, balanced silhouette.
If you’ve got a lot going on up top, try looking for a dress that offers full support, while toning down your bust by either using a darker color on the bust area, or breaking up the bust with a pattern. Get yourself great pair of heels to add length and shape to your legs and you’re good to go!
What Else Do I Need?
Prom has become more of a tradition than anything else over the years, and going to extra mile for hair, nails and makeup is all part of it. Depending on whether or not you do these extra things yourself or have them professionally done, you’re probably looking at an extra chunk of change for the total prom package. Hair, makeup and nails can cost anywhere from $100 to $300 or more if done by a professional. This may sound like a lot, but I’ve got the perfect trick to help ease the cost and help your prom be all you want and more!
How to Rent Cheap Prom Dresses
It’s just that simple! Rent your prom dress instead of buying it and you’ll save yourself tons of money to use on other things like hair and makeup, or even splitting the cost of a limo! It’s easy to rent prom dresses, especially if you use one of the reputable online companies that specialize in dress rentals.
Prom dresses can be expensive. Some cost upwards of $400-$600! By renting, you can get prom dresses under 200 and in fact, there’s an excellent online selection of unique prom dresses under 100. The savings will help you afford the cost of getting all the extra perks that come with the tradition of prom. (hello flowers, dinner, duh!)
So this prom season, talk with your parents about renting your dress for prom. I’m sure they’ll be happy to save themselves some money! In fact, your Dad will be jumping for joy!