As a new school year begins many new adventures begin. For many this includes dating, activities, and the culmination of high school social events – PROM. One of the most exciting parts of attending prom is getting to choose the perfect dress. One of the most important questions asked by teen shoppers looking for the perfect prom dress is how to decide on the dress length and style. Here are some important tips:
- Begin by knowing what the traditional style is for your school. If your school has a more formal prom you may want to consider the classic formal length or longer length prom dresses. If your school is following for recent trends you probably have a variety of hem lengths to choose from. Current trends in prom dresses not only include the traditional long length evening gowns, they also include many short lengths or high-low, meaning a higher hemline in front and longer in back.
- When you know what the current trends or standards are at your school you can begin your search. The most important aspect for choosing the perfect length prom dress is to determine which style is the most flattering on you. Longer length dresses can often look more sleek and elegant than shorter styles. Your height and body build is something to consider as well. If you are shorter often a longer dress ads height and looks more stunning than a shorter length one. The deciding factor on determining the perfect length dress is how do you look and feel when you try It on.
- Probably even more important than the length of your dress is the style of straps or neckline that your dress has. The perfect dress will frame your face and offset your bust line in an attractive way. When looking at individual prom dresses you should consider how best each frames you. Strapless dresses are a good choice for those with enough of a bust to balance them out. Whereas spaghetti or a gathered at the cleavage can be a good choice if you have a smaller chest because it offers a nicer highlight.
- Other bodice styles and necklines include rounded, v-neck, halter, and medieval. When looking at prom dresses you should try on dresses that have each style of neckline and find that one that is the most flattering to your individual shape and appeals to your individual style.
Choosing the perfect prom dress involves learning about which hemline and neckline are most flattering for you. While following trends can be fun, if the trend does not flatter your figure the dress will not help you achieve the desired effect. Continue looking at and trying on dresses until you find the perfect length, the waistline, and the neckline to make you feel like a princess.