Tips for Choosing Your Dream Prom Dress

April may mean wedding season for adults, but for the teen crowd, this month marks the beginning of prom season. Searching through a sea of sequins and tulle starts off as a fun mother-daughter bonding activity. Follow the below suggestions from Sposa dress, and hope these would help you.

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Shopping early is really necessary. If your prom is in the summer, the latest styles will arrive as early as October half term the year before your prom.. All the new styles tend to be in by the end of January in the year of your prom. So you can shop anytime you wish but once you have found your dress….stop looking!

Have some idea of budget in mind before you go shopping for your dress. Agree with your parents or whoever is buying the dress for you. Some shops – mainly the independent boutiques – will keep a prom log to record which dresses they have sold to each school. Some shops aim to not sell the same dress in the same colour to anyone else at your school. Others won’t sell the same style to the same school. If you buy your dress from a high-street shop, you are more likely to see someone else in the same dress as you.

Be honest about your size. It is really common to go up one or maybe even two sizes in evening wear, especially when the dresses come from all over the world. Designers are yet to agree on a standard size for girls and women. Dresses are not sized like everyday clothes.

Altering the length, straps and area around the bust is quite common. Bear in mind when budgeting for your dress that there may be an alteration cost and this will also take time to be done. Most dressmakers like to allow three weeks. You should be able to find an alteration service online or many dry-cleaners offer this service. The shop you buy your prom dress from may also be able to put you in touch with reputable seamstresses.

How to Choose Prom Dress for Your Figure

Prom – it’s supposed to be one of the best nights of your entire life; but for some, it can also be one of the most stressful. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and not as excited as you expected to be, you’re not alone. Here are some helpful suggestions from Sposa Dress, read on and hope these would help you.

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Pear Shapes – For pear shapes we recommend prom dresses with fitted tops and full or a-line skirts. Or if you are comfortable with your larger behind, go for prom dresses that are a bit more form fitting.

Apple – For an apple shaped body prom dresses with an empire waist will help draw attention from your middle. Also a higher waist line means the prom dress may not be as tight in your problem area. If you have nice athletic legs, you might try to show them off by looking at shorter prom dresses.

Slender – If you have a slim figure the illusion of curves can be acheived by drawing attention to your bust line or a prom dress that bells out. Also, you might try prom dresses that draw attention to your waist such as a wrap dress or one witha belt.

Busty – You can play up what you have by choosing from prom dresses with a gorgeous neckline; but look for prom dresses with fuller coverage so you can make sure you have adequate support. If you would like to draw attention away from your chest; look for prom dresses that attracts the eye to the hem.

Petite – If you are petite show a little leg and go with an asymmetrical hemline or a long fitted solid prom dress to make you appear taller. Floor lengthball gowns tend to overwhelm your frame. Long ruffles can also add the illusion of height.

Hourglass – If you have an hour glass figure consider yourself lucky! You have a naturally well propotioned body with means you don’t need to disguise any thing. Almost every style prom dress will flatter your figure. Have fun with it!

Choosing the Right Prom Dress for Your Body Shape

“The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.”
―Paris Hilton

Petite or slender, no matter what your body shape, you can sizzle the prom night with a dress that is a perfect fit for your figure. Take a look at the options given in this Buzzle article to help you find the right dress to flatter your figure.

Ever wondered why a particular dress looks good on certain people but the same just falls boringly on you? Well, the answer to this is as simple as understanding that not every one is made alike. Apart from the distinguishing features, each individual is blessed with a different body type. That said, it’s time you determined what is your body shape.

Are you a triangle or a rectangle? Do you have the coveted curves that make an hour-glass figure, or are you simply busty? Understanding your body type is one of the easiest way to find a dress that will not just flatter your figure but also make you look fabulous and attractive. Basically, understanding your body shape works to your advantage by allowing you to accentuate your coveted features, while down playing the negative aspects of your shape. So, whether you are curvy, busty, slender, petite, or blessed with a generous bottom, you are sure to find a dress that will make you look stunning for the prom.

Simply put, if you have a fuller bust, a wide waist, teamed with slender arms, legs, and hips you are an apple-shaped body. Your broad shoulders and heavier bust is what makes your upper body noticeably larger than the rest of your body.
Tips to flaunt your full figure
Draw attention away from your mid-section by accentuating your dress just below the bust area. You can very well carry an empire waist dress, or an A-line dress to draw attention to your bust. Thanks to your fuller body, you can pull off square, scoop, sweetheart, plunging or V-necklines very well. Avoid clingy or stiff dresses that will draw attention to your middle. Accentuate your slender arms and broad shoulders with a strapless dress, and stay away from puffy sleeves and full-sleeved dresses. Show off your slender legs with a short A-line dress or a short empire waist dress.