Choosing the Right Prom Dress


Now the holiday season is almost over, I think it’s the right time to look for gowns and dresses. Since most of the malls are having their After Christmas sale. I heard one of the stores here are going to sell their prom dresses 2012 for a lower price.

But before you go to the mall, make sure you know how to choose the perfect prom dress for you. Prom dresses just like women come in all shapes and sizes sp find the one that looks best on your body type:

  • Pear Shapes – For pear shapes we recommend prom dresses with fitted tops and full or a-line skirts. Or if you are comfortable with your larger behind, go for prom dresses that are a bit more form fitting.
  • Slender – If you have a slim figure the illusion of curves can be acheived by drawing attention to
  • your bust line or a prom dress that bells out. Also, you might try prom dresses that draw attention to your waist such as a wrap dress or one witha belt.
  • Busty – You can play up what you have by choosing from prom dresses with a gorgeous neckline; but look for prom dresses with fuller coverage so you can make sure you have adequate support. If you would like to draw attention away from your chest; look for prom dresses that attracts the eye to the hem.
  • Petite – If you are petite show a little leg and go with an asymmetrical hemline or a long fitted solid prom dress to make you appear taller. Floor lengthball gowns tend to overwhelm your frame. Long ruffles can also add the illusion of height.
  • Hourglass – If you have an hour glass figure consider yourself lucky! You have a naturally well propotioned body with means you don’t need to disguise any thing. Almost every style prom dress will flatter your figure. Have fun with it!
  • Apple – For an apple shaped body prom dresses with an empire waist will help draw attention from your middle. Also a higher waist line means the prom dress may not be as tight in your problem area. If you have nice athletic legs, you might try to show them off by looking at shorter prom dresses.

Here are some of the tips on how to choose the right prom dress for you:

  • Get ideas from magazines and by visiting shops to find out what’s on the market and what you’re inclined to choose for your own individual style. Cut out the pictures to take shopping with you. Consider not only what color you want but what color actually complements your skin tone, eyes and hair.
  • Do an honest evaluation of what body part you’re most proud of and what parts you’d feel most comfortable hiding or de-emphasizing. Some girls have great shoulders and some have great hips. No matter what part you’re most proud of, there’s a prom dress right for your size and shape.
  • Go shopping with a couple of girlfriends who are good decision makers. Bring a camera and the pictures you’ve cut out and have some fun. If there’s more than one store in your area, plan on visiting a few.
  • Show the sales consultant your dress ideas and pictures and ask what she has in similar styles. Try on the dresses in a three-way mirror and have your girlfriends take a picture of you in each dress you think is a good option.
  • Take the pictures and your friends’ opinions into account when making your decision. When it comes down to it, go with your gut over something you feel forced into. Remember, your friends are there for a guide, but ultimately the decision is up to you.

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