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Types of Prom Dresses: Which One is Best for you?

Types of Prom Dresses: Which One is Best for you?

Everyone at school has been raving about how the upcoming prom is going to be totally lit, so naturally, you aren’t going to want to show up wearing a prom dress that is so basic. Then again, shopping for prom dresses can be overwhelming unless you find that perfect prom dress retailer who understands that a girl needs to look amazingly fab for her prom.

Even then, there are so many gorgeous prom dresses to choose from that it can be difficult to find that GOAT prom dress that you absolutely need to have. Instead of spending endless hours in a shopping mall dressing room or browsing prom dresses online, consider this guide as your BFF when it comes to choosing the best prom dress for you.

Prom Dresses: Formal or Informal?

When making the decision on whether to go with a formal or informal prom dress, consider the theme of your prom. While you’ll want to stand out from the crowd and be noticed, you’ll also want to avoid being over or under-dressed.
If your prom is going to be a formal event, an elegant floor-length prom dress is the way to go. This is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and look your very best in a gorgeous ballroom gown or sleek evening dress.

On the other hand, if the theme of your prom is laid-back and semi-formal, then a dark or boldly colored short cocktail dress would be more appropriate. While pastel-colored dresses work great for an afternoon event, darker color dresses and heavier fabrics are usually worn during after-hours events, such as a prom.

Amarra 87340 Lilac Neon Pink Prom Dress

Which Prom Dress is Best for Your Body Type?

While it’s natural for you to want to look smoking hot on your prom night to impress your bae, you definitely don’t want your mom to start acting like a total Karen because your prom dress is too revealing. That’s why it’s smart to choose a prom dress that enhances your unique curves without showing too much.

Petite Body Types

If you are petite, it’s best to choose a prom dress that elongates your figure. Shorter prom dresses with V-necks and pleats look amazing on petite girls.

Hourglass Shapes

If you have a natural hourglass shape, you’ll want to choose a dress that brings out your waistline. Fitted dresses with a belted waist and an open neckline would look totally fire on you.

Slender Figures

If you are thin with long, lean legs, mermaid-sheathed dresses or dresses with ruffles and a sweetheart neckline will bring out curves that you didn’t even know you had!

Amarr 87344 Bright Pink Prom Dress

Which Prom Dresses Will Bring Out Your Eye Color and Skin Tone?

After you’ve decided on the best style, you still need to choose the right color to bring out your hair, eyes, and skin tone, so you’ll look stunningly beautiful on your prom night.

The Best Prom Dresses for Your Skin Tone

If you have pale skin, then the contrast of navy blue or fuchsia-colored prom dress would help you stand out, whereas purple prom dresses work best for girls with darker skin tones. If your skin tone falls somewhere in the middle, you can be more versatile when choosing the color of your prom dress.

Prom Dresses that Bring Out Your Eye Color

Pink prom dresses tend to look fab on blue-eyed girls, while deeper shades, such as plum bring out green eyes. If you have brown eyes, you will look gorgeous wearing a lighter-colored prom dress.

Choosing the Ideal Prom Dress for Your Hair Color

If you have light blond hair, a pastel-colored prom dress would make you look like a princess, but if your hair is a warmer shade of blond, deep red or purple dresses will balance your hair color the best. Redheaded girls look amazing in dark emerald-colored prom dresses, whereas brunettes shine in brightly colored turquoise dresses.

Amarra 87335 Lilac Prom Dress

Which Prom Dress Styles Do You Like?

In the end, you should choose the prom dress style that you have totally fallen in love with and will feel most comfortable wearing. This is where online browsing and shopping come in to help you decide on your favorite prom dress style.

Amarra 87317 Light Blue Prom Dress

If you need some ideas, check out these Instagram pics of fire prom dresses. And always remember that you are already fab. Your prom dress will simply bring out your natural beauty, so don’t worry. Your prom night will be totally dope.

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