Episode 1: A Guide To Finding The Perfect Prom Dress

Episode 1: A Guide To Finding The Perfect Prom Dress
Episode 1: A Guide To Finding The Perfect Prom Dress

Your final year is upon you, which means exams (but more importantly) prom and prom dresses. Our prom dress guide is the perfect procrastination from all that homework. Who needs maths revision when you could find the perfect dress to see you crowned prom queen? Luckily for you, there’s room for both revision and shopping, and you’ve worked hard enough to earn yourself a little read and a scroll…

Our Guide To Prom Dress Shopping

If you’ve found yourself stuck in regards to what prom dress to wear, don’t worry. Switching from a school uniform to a formal gown can be pretty daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

What Colour Should I Wear?

We’ll start with the basics, and with what colour dress to choose. As unhelpful as it may sound, it really is down to you and what you feel comfortable in. However, there are ways of narrowing down your search if you’re really lost.

Here comes the science bit…but we swear it is helpful and not a way to trick you into even more learning. Your skin tone can help define which colours you look best in. If you have a rosy complexion with blue tinted veins, you’re most likely to have a cool complexion. If you have a golden undertone with green tinted veins, you have a warm complexion.

Jewel shades like emerald, deep blue or purple work better for those with a cooler skin tone. If you have a warmer tone, reds, oranges, and earthy tones will look especially good on you. If that’s still too much to choose from, a classic LBD never goes amiss. A black prom dress like the Angelina one shoulder ruched prom dress is a style that suits just about anyone.

Model wears ruched black one shoulder dress with black strappy heels
Angelina Black One Shoulder Maxi Dress

Are Prom Dresses Long Or Short?

The short answer is both. A more traditional formal gown tends to be a floor length style, but that’s not to say that you can’t find a short prom dress that will suit the occasion.

A maxi prom dress is a classic option, skimming the floor for some Hollywood style drama. A fishtail style dress is a perfect choice for a full-length option that still has glamour. The Giselle dress with added frills is just what you’ve been looking for.

Model wears a blue maxi dress with frill hem and clutch bag
Giselle Frill Hem Dress

If a maxi dress is just not your style, there are plenty of short prom dresses to pick from. When it comes to shorter styles, you can be a bit more playful. You can pick a dress with a fuller skirt or something a bit more stylistic. Whilst this 20s style embellished dress may remind you of The Great Gatsby, there is no studying of the text required.

What Prom Dress Suits My Body Shape?

You know if a dress is the one for you if it makes you feel amazing, no matter what shape you are. However, there are certain styles of dress that can help to accentuate the best part of you.

Big Boobs

When you’ve been blessed with big boobs, they have to be kept in consideration when finding an evening style dress. If you’re hoping for full support and no nip-slips, deep plunging and backless dresses are out (because those multi-way bras never really work). This Alexis Multi Way dress means you can tie the neck in a halter neck or a v-neck, and tighten it for support that you can control. Plus, two dresses for the price of one…

Model wears burgundy dress with multi-way straps and beaded clutch bag
Alexis Multi-Way Dress

Petite

Petite girls, you will go to the ball. Maxi dresses might be difficult for all you petite girls looking for a dress to sweep you off your feet, but shorter dresses can still pack a punch. The Ori Lilac Skater dress is a feminine style that is perfect for dressing up.

Model wears a beaded mesh skater dress in lilac
Ori Skater Dress

Curvy

If you’ve got curves all over, then good for you. All you need now is a dress to show them off. An illusion dress is perfect for sculpting your look whilst adding a touch of glitz. Try the Arabella black maxi dress, it even has sequins for that certain touch of je n’ais ce quoi.

Model wears a black sequin illusion maxi dress with v neck
Arabella Sequin Maxi Dress

Unfortunately, we can’t tell you exactly what your prom dress will look like. That part is on you. But once you’ve done the hard part of revision and exams, dress shopping will seem easy. If you still think you need more help, maybe it’s time to swallow your pride and enlist your Mum for some advice. We’ve even got a handy guide to help her out with her prom dress picking.

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