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10 Common Mistakes Made When Prom Dress Shopping

10 Common Mistakes Made When Prom Dress Shopping

Hey, Amarra Babes! Prom 2024 is right around the corner, and we bet you're already jumping in the air with excitement about picking out the perfect outfit for the big night.

Trust us, we totally get it—prom is such a magical time, and you want to look absolutely stunning as you make those unforgettable memories. But before you buy your dream prom dress, let's chat about some common mistakes made when prom dress shopping that you'll want to avoid.

After all, the last thing you want is to end up with an attire that doesn't quite live up to your dreams, right? So, let's get started!

What Should I Wear for Prom?

Before discussing the common mistakes, let’s first answer the most asked question - what should you wear to the big night? Well, the answer is simple – whatever makes you happy! You are free to doll up as you desire unless your prom has a theme. Otherwise, look for a dress that suits your taste.

If you are a ballgown girl, go for it! Perhaps you want to keep everyone staring at your sexy back in a one-hand sparkling outfit; rock it, girl!

Now, you may wonder, where do I get such an outfit? Don’t worry, babe, we got you! Get a prom dress that accentuates your body shape.

You are lucky that we live in an internet era. As you scroll through Instagram, liking your friends’ pictures, why not follow Amarra too? We have unique designer prom dresses for your date.

Picking out an outfit for the big night can be a pleasant yet stressful experience. But if you prepare well, you can avoid messing up when shopping for your big day.
Here are ten common mistakes people make while shopping.

1. Putting On Uncomfortable Outfits

Avoid wearing uncomfortable outfits. Wear a frustration-free shopping outfit so that you can easily slip it on and off during your try-on sessions.

Stay away from laced shoes, tight jeans, or layers. It is hard to get them on and off, increasing the chances of having an unsuccessful shopping experience.

2. Wearing Wrong Undergarments

When shopping for your outfit, wear proper, well-fitting undergarments. You may put on a strapless bra and a seamless panty. If possible, carry shapewear or support undergarments you’ll wear to the prom.

When you bring these undergarments, you’ll be sure that you’re getting the best fit and a complete look for the night!
Bringing shoes along is also a good idea. The heel height may determine the need to alter the length of your attire.

3. Going Shopping With Many People

It’s recommended that you go shopping with only one or two people. Why? Well, because many people going in and out of a shop can be cumbersome.
Besides, different people have different opinions, which can be confusing. Ultimately, you start second-guessing yourself and end up settling for something you don’t love.

So, make sure that you bring someone whose opinion you can trust.

4. Being Extravagant

Never assume that you have to spend much on a designer prom dress. The fact that an attire is expensive does not mean that it is the original label.
You can check us out to get unique gowns at affordable prices because you don’t have to go outside your budget to buy the perfect outfit.

5. Don’t Dress Outside Your Budget.

Come up with a reasonable budget before you start shopping for your outfit. You can then visit shops within your budget. Avoid falling for an attire in a magazine that you cannot afford.

6. Don’t Hang Upon the Size

Just because the size tag on the outfit does not match what you consider your “normal size” does not mean that it will not fit you.
There is no standard way of putting size. If you love it, try it on. If it fits you well, take it home, irrespective of the printed size.

7. Ordering A Prom Dress Online

A prom night is an occasion everyone in high school will not want to mess with. But you may want to save on your attire and decide to buy online at a discounted price.
However, here’s the truth - many times, what you order vs. what they deliver doesn’t look alike at all! The retailer provides an ill-fitting outfit made from cheap material.
Also, shipping it back to the retailer takes longer and costs more. Online shopping can be a gamble, babe!

8. Forgetting To Budget For Alterations

Arrange for dress alterations so that it fits you well. A good tailor can do wonders for your attire, like shortening the straps or adjusting the hips.

However, alterations come at a cost, depending on the fabric or style. So, before buying a dress that needs tailor work, factor in the tailor cost. Also, remember that a tailor needs some time to work on your clothing.

9. Buying a Dress While Oblivious Of the Return Policy

Before taking a dress home, inquire about the store’s return policy. This will help you estimate alterations or take it back if you have issues.
During the return window period, keep all receipts and tags. Well, you can’t return an altered garment now, can you?

10. Failing To Observe the Dress Code

In some high schools, a student must sign a prom contract outlining dress-code guidelines.
Ensure you stick to the dress code before picking a dress with a high slit or low neckline. The school may deny you entry if you fail to observe the guidelines.

All right, Amarra babes, whichever dress you pick, have fun and take pictures. Enjoy your 2024 prom night.

Remember to tag us as you post your lovely photos on Instagram. We shall surely double-tap.

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