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Find 2024’s Trendy Prom Dresses: Tips For Prom Shopping [Amarra]

Find 2024’s Trendy Prom Dresses: Tips For Prom Shopping [Amarra]

What are three little words that spark both anxiety and excitement? PROM DRESS SHOPPING!
 While it’s fun to pick out a dress for a very special night, not knowing what to get can ruin the experience.

What's your dream vibe for prom? Are you feeling something classic, elegant, or maybe more boho and relaxed? And what about colors? Any favorites or must-avoids?

There is too much to consider and plan, you’ll agree!

To help make it easier, we’re here to give you some tips on shopping for the dress of your dreams.

With this, let us learn about how to choose the perfect outfit without any hassle:

1. What Type of Prom Dress Should You Wear?

Have a Budget

Before you get your heart set on a dress, make sure you have the budget for it. Looking at sparkly prom dresses, you can’t afford can take all the fun out of shopping.

So, make sure you set a budget for how much you’re willing to spend on a dress. Whether you’re going the bargain route or splurging, it’s important to have an idea of the ideal price.

Know Your Body Type

The way your gown fits on you is super important. Don’t you want something you’ll feel wildly confident in—something that will accentuate your best features? We thought so!

So, make sure your dress suits your body type well. Below is a general guide on the best styles of dresses for each body shape:

Busty: If you have narrow hips and a larger bust, you need something that balances your frame. Prom gowns with fuller skirts and high necklines can shift the focus up towards your face and give the illusion of an hourglass figure.

Pear: If your body is pear-shaped, your hips protrude out more than your waist or bust. With this body type, you want to accentuate your bust and shoulders. Crystal necklines or illusion dresses are great for drawing the eye upward.

Apple: Apple-shaped gals typically gain all of their weight in their middle and upper body (i.e. back, breasts, and stomach). If this sounds like you, look for a dress with a patterned top half empire waist. A fuller skirt or A-line silhouette would look stunning as well.

Slender: Girls with slender body types often have an overall thin frame. If you have this body type, you’ll look great in a fitted dress that accentuates your long and lean physique.

Or, if you want to create shape, you could go for a dress with an empire waist, asymmetrical neckline, belted waist, or slit. Each of these features can add curves and dimensions to your look.

Petite: If you’re shorter show a little leg with a short dress or wear an asymmetrical neckline to elongate your figure. Whatever you do, avoid floor-length gowns and full skirts, as they tend to overwhelm petite frames.

Hourglass: When shopping for an hourglass figure, look for a dress that accentuates your narrow waistline, like an attire with a natural waist and a form-fitting top. Open and V-necklines with an hourglass shape are also great for girls.

Choose Your Favorite Style

You’ve likely seen plenty of ball gowns, fitted dresses, jersey gowns, and even high-low dresses in your lifetime. But which one are you drawn to the most? Which dress do you think you’ll feel most confident in?

You’ll also want to think about the different details you want your dress to have. Sequins, lace, butterfly print, metallic fabrics, and dramatic beadwork are some of the most popular details that can really spruce up a dress.

So, as you choose a dress with the details you like, ensure they go well (and don’t clash) with your shoes and accessories.

Consider The Theme of Your Prom

If your school has a certain theme for prom night, try to find a dress that fits that theme. For example, if the theme is a masquerade ball, go for a dress that represents glitz and glam.

A brightly colored dress with lots of embellishments and a dramatic slit could match the theme perfectly. Pair it with a sparkly clutch, sexy heels, and, most importantly, a mysterious mask to match.

Pick Out a Color

As you begin to shop, try to put some thought into the color. Sure, it’s easy to go with a shade that catches your eye or what’s trending. But think about how it’ll look against your skin tone.

For example, if you have a fair skin tone, wear a dress that adds some contrast. Dark and bold colors like black, navy blue or emerald green would look chic. But that’s not to say you can’t wear lighter colors like lilac, light blue, or pastel pink. However, be careful because the lighter you go, the more likely your dress will wash you out.



2. Where to Buy

When it comes to finding a store, the opportunities are seemingly endless. From boutiques to online stores, you can choose from lots of cute and sparkly prom dresses that fit your vibe.

You could also find a reputable brand that sells to authorized boutiques. While these brands don’t have their own store, you’ll find their collections inside shops within your area.

No matter where you buy a gown from, just make sure you stick to a budget and choose a trustworthy store that offers high-quality dresses and a good return policy.



3. When to Buy 

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your prom dress. You’ll likely feel unorganized as the big night approaches.

Plus, as prom inches closer and closer, everyone has probably already snagged the best dresses and deals. So, start shopping early; the sooner, the better!

Check out Amarra’s Collection for Your Dream Dress

Shopping for your special day doesn’t have to be complicated. With our guide, we know the hectic job seemed way easier. But we don’t just offer tips! We have the best prom gowns as well!

Make your life easy with Amarra’s beautiful, sparkly prom dresses. Our collection features so many gorgeous styles that you’ll have no problem choosing the dress for you.


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