Things to consider when finding your perfect prom dress.

Things to consider when finding your perfect prom dress.

Whether you are planning to wear a short, midi, or maxi dress for prom, a mermaid lace dress or a tulle ball gown, deciding on your perfect prom dress can be a fun and exciting process. It is important to consider key factors such as your skin tone, hairstyle, as well as the theme of your prom, when choosing your prom dress choices. Here are four major tips you need to consider when choosing your perfect prom dress.


Choosing the right prom dress in a color that's flattering to your skin tone and eye color will help you stand out on prom night. Dresses for prom are created in every color under the rainbow. While the color of your prom dress might depend upon a theme, location, or the time of year that prom is held, it is important to choose a dress in a color that compliments you and makes you feel good.  
To determine that a certain color compliments you, you need to consider the surface tone, which will help you determine the shade of color and your undertone will help you decide on the color itself. For example, if you have dark skin you will look good in bold colors. If you have dark warm skin you may want to choose a bright yellow or red to complement the warm undertones.

If you're a redhead, you might select a prom dress in shades of blue, cyan or green. while blonds look great in reds, blues, pastels, and bold colors. Girls with dark hair can usually wear almost any color. Neutral colors like ivory, tans, and browns can look beautiful on one skin tone and have the total opposite effect on others. Think outside of the box: dare to be different by trying colors you might not ordinarily wear. Dress in the color that makes you feel pretty, and if you are still in doubt, Black color is a safe choice for any skin tone and undertone.


When choosing your prom dress style, think about how you want your dress to fit. If you like to dance a lot, you might want to choose a midi dress that allows movement easily and is styled with straps for support. Not much for the dance floor? Try a mermaid dress with a long train. For busty body types or petite silhouettes, a prom dress with a corset feature that laces in the back is ideal for added support and style. If a little more support is on your must-have list, try a short halter prom dress or a long prom dress with adjustable straps. Curvy figures can appreciate the look and feel of a dress with an illusion-sweetheart neckline or cold-shoulder neckline. A strapless prom dress with removable straps is a versatile pick. Adding  gloves to a strapless prom dress can make a statement and make you stand out. Wear a style that makes you feel comfortable and confident.

3. Prom Theme:
When selecting the perfect prom dress for a theme, the ideas can be endless, so have fun with your choices. If your prom theme is "A Night in Paris," or anything to do with starry nights, a dress in midnight blue or black dotted with sequins or rhinestones would be a beautiful choice. Multi-colored print dresses, high-low halter dresses with pleats or ruffled tulle layers, or extravagantly beaded gowns are sure to stand out for a "Carnival Celebration" themed prom. Attending a “red carpet” themed? Try elegant floor length. Whatever your prom theme, consider wearing special colors or decade-specific stylings to coordinate your prom dress pick.

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