With prom season right around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about your dress. After all, it’s one of the most memorable experiences of your life!
We all know pictures can last a lifetime, especially in the social media age. Choosing the perfect dress will not only make you feel confident as ever, but you’ll also be proud to look back on your look for years to come. To help accomplish this we’ve created the ultimate prom dress guide.
If you’re ready to get started, here are a few tips on our prom dress guide to help you find the prom dress dreams are made of!
With so many styles and silhouettes out there, it can be tough finding a prom dress that’s both unique and reflects your personal style. Think about what styles you feel the best wearing. Are they ultra-feminine and flirty, or are they more sophisticated with an air of mystery?
In addition to the overall arching theme of your prom, think about how you want to feel. Prom night isn’t about dressing to impress anyone but yourself. Choose what makes you feel your prettiest, most confident, sexiest, or whatever you want to embody.
It’s a good idea to start researching dresses about 4 or 5 weeks before your prom.
Take cues from the red carpet, your favorite influencers, and of course, use your own personal style. Thumb through magazines before searching online retailers or heading out to the shops.
If you’re new to online, here are a few things to remember:
● Always choose reputable retailers.
● Inquire about their return policy.
● Some retailers offer free returns and exchanges.
● Shopping from home is super convenient.
Once there, try on as many variations of your perfect prom dress as you can find. You may find that the dress you thought was the “one” doesn’t really suit your shape.
And on the topic of shape…
We know every Amarra Babe is beautiful. However, everyone’s body is different, so it’s important to dress for your body type. No matter how much you love a certain dress, it’s always better to wear something that flatters your body type.
If you have curves in all the right places, you want to accentuate them; not try to squeeze into a slinky sheath that doesn’t do your physique justice. As much as you love the look, and we know you look gorgeous, that same body-con sheath might not feel so fabulous when you’re on the dance floor.
Curvy Amarra Babes look beautiful in dresses with sweetheart necklines. If you have a fuller bosom or have a petite frame, prom dresses with a lace-up corset are also super flattering.
With so many types of prom dresses, you need to know the most popular silhouettes!
Here’s a quick list of the most popular styles:
● The traditional ball gown is form-fitting on top and then flares from the hips down
● Sheaths are slim, body-con dresses that accentuate your curves from top to bottom
● The mermaid cut is also form-fitting but has a slight flair from mid-calves down
● The trumpet skirt is a combo between form-fitting and mermaid
● A-line prom dresses have fitted bodices with flowy skirts that create a pretty A silhouette
Where you shop is just as important as what you buy. When it comes to buying your prom dress, you need to choose a reputable retailer. When shopping in person, ask about in-house alterations, the return policy, and how long it takes for custom-made prom dresses to be delivered.
Since these usually take longer from first fitting to finished product, you might want to start the process 6 weeks to 2 months before prom.
If you’re shopping online, there’s definitely no shortage of high-quality retailers to choose from. Just like in person, double-check the return and exchange policies before buying.
You should also ask about their sizing and how it compares to other brands. Since every designer’s sizing is different, you don’t want to order your dream dress and have it not fit.
Last but not least, so many lovely dresses turn out to be frauds, and beautiful Babes like you wind up wasting money and time. Only choose companies with a strong presence, and look up real-life photos from satisfied customers.
Obviously, you want to make a statement on prom night. However, you also need to be honest about how much attention you want to dress to receive. If you’re more reserved, it’s better to choose a dress that reflects your personality, makes you feel beautiful and comfortable in your own skin.
Remember, you’re gorgeous just being you. And when you feel your best, you naturally look stunning. No highlighter can compare to the glow of true confidence!
You also need to think about your budget and the sustainability factor. Your prom dress is an investment, so you want to choose the one you can wear to other black-tie affairs. And let’s be real, sometimes you’ll just want to wear it again because you look that fine.
Proms are meant to be magical and fun! You aren’t planning a wedding, and there’s no need to go all promzilla. Use our prom dress guide to keep shopping lighthearted and fun. After all, what really matters is having an amazing time! Whether you fly solo, make it a girls’ night or cuddle up in the arms of your dream date, your dress is just one thing that will make this a night to remember.
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