Tips When Doing Your Prom Dress Shopping

Going to their high school special day may be the most important event for teenagers, as they describe it as being similar to being on the red carpet or walking down a fashion runway. So naturally, the girls want to look like starlets, which will usually drive them to search high and low for the best prom dress their budget will allow. They will drag their friends and hit every store in the mall, search every store in town, search the internet for information and try on an endless number of prom gowns to find the most unique and flattering.

When selecting your prom dress, make sure it fits properly, is comfortable and reflects your personal fashion style. There are enough different styles that you will have no problem finding a two piece ensemble, as well as short prom dresses and the longer more formal prom gowns. Often times girls will select the color black for their dress but that does not mean you can’t choose a different color and it will set you apart from many girls at the event.

There are other ways that you can take a basic prom gown and turn it into something that is truly you. You can add stunning details that will make your dress stand out, such as adding a sash with a splash of print or an extra long scarf in a contrasting color that you can toss over both shoulders in a mock train style. As well, don’t forget to consider your prom shoes, makeup, hairdo and jewelry.

Of course, the right accessories can turn your prom dress into something even more stunning. For instance, if you have chosen a long formal gown, then why not add an elegant pair of long gloves that match your dress. Or, if you have opted for a shorter dress in a bright color, such as apple red, then consider slipping on a pair of banana yellow gloves for a great fun and youthful effect. Other bright colors that work well together are yellow and watermelon, lime green with tangerine and raspberry with lemon yellow. The great thing about being a trend setter is watching everyone else copy your ideas.