Prom dresses come in all shapes, sizes, prices, colours and styles. Picking out your prom dress couldn't be easier this year, there are so many styles to choose from! Prom dresses differ from place to place, for example prom dresses in the UK are usually strapless and knee-length and in the USA, prom dresses are usually full-length and satin.
Find the Perfect Prom Dress
Prom dresses, have you chosen yours?
If not, here are a few tips on how to pick the best outfit for you:
Prom dresses are usually knee length and strapless, but it is totally up to you!! You should show your personality through the attire that you choose, so be original, I guarantee you will be the one shining at the dance.
For those who want to create some height, and appear taller, pick a style that is full length where the hem scrapes the ground. And try to pick a style that hugs your figure rather than bell-shaped ones.
If you have a slightly round middle, pick beautiful empire styles (very Jane Austen), where the waist seam comes under the bust. This will help draw attention up to your face.
If you have slightly large upper arms, pick a style with short sleeves, which are very fashionable right now, or pick a style with long sheer sleeves that give the illusion of slim arms.
To create curves on a very slender frame, choose a style which clings to your figure as much as possible, like A-line and sheath styles. Ball gowns on a slender figure are very elegant. Another great idea would be to choose strapless styles which end at the knee, so as to show off great legs.
If you have a big bottom or large hips that you want to hide pick a bell-shaped style, or a full-skirted style. To enhance this effect pick a fitted bodice for the top half, to create a very hourglass, sexy figure.
Your outfit should make you feel beautiful, so make sure they are gorgeous and flatter your figure. There are some lovely sites that have beautiful dresses, just click to start looking for your perfect outfit.
Make sure you practice your special occasion make up look, to make sure you have a golden glow and sexy evening look.
Prom Dress Trends for 2017
Here's a run down of the latest trends to help you narrow down the search for your perfect prom dress.
Romantic Prom Dresses in Soft Neutrals
Unlike last season, color trends have moved away from the bright colors and towards the softer neutrals like nude, blush, coral and aqua or mint. If a romantic prom dress is your style then this season's colors will be a perfect choice. Black and white prom dresses continue to be popular choices as well as the traditional colors of red and navy.
Prom Dresses with Exposed Illusion Sheer Corsets
The illusion corset has been a popular trend in wedding dresses and now this trend is becoming popular amongst teens for their prom dress of choice. Both sexy and sophisticated this style highlights the waist and gives a fuller bustline creating the perfect hourglass figure. This style of dress can be found in both short and long lengths. A short prom dress looks great on petite girls and gives the opportunity to show off glamorous legs and a pair of sexy shoes.
One Shoulder Prom Dresses
This choice is both classic and elegant and has been very prominent on the red carpet this year. The best thing about this style of dress is that it suits all body types! Some styles go a little further and include one long sleeve in the design. It draws the eye up to the neck and shoulder area and away from the lower body. It is easier to wear than a strapless dress and can be found in all fabrics, colors, lengths, and prints. You can accessorize with chunky bracelets and huge earrings, or alternatively, let the dress take centre stage. A gorgeous updo hairstyle will complete your look.
Adorned Prom Dresses
Lace over nude fabric lace mermaid dresses beaded cap sleeves
Sequins, beads and lace are still predominant features on beautiful prom dresses. Beaded bodice ball gowns in this season's most popular colors.
Add embellishments to a simple, less expensive prom dress to make it look more couture and expensive this season. Customise your gown with sparkle and gemstones just like Gok Wan does perfectly with a gluegun, needle and matching thread. It's one of the best and simplest (albeit a little time consuming) ways of making a statement dress that glitters in the prom party lights - and you can be guaranteed that no-one else is wearing the same outfit!
Feathered Prom Dresses
There's always one particular trend that the fashion crowd follow each year, and this year it is feathers. So, when you are looking in stores and dress shops for your perfect look, keep an eye out for this key trend, and try and include it somewhere in your look. Whether it is on your dress, adorning your shoes or worn in your hair. Choosing a dress with feathers can be extravagant, as feathers are hand sewn on to the dress. They can also be difficult to maintain over time. Staying on trend can sometimes be expensive and not very practical.
Halter Prom Dresses
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