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.
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.