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Prom Dress Tips! 👗
Do certain colors look better on you than others? Women and girls with fair complexions tend to look better in pastels and softer colors. Corals, ocean blues, light raspberry, soft tangerine, and champagne are just a few beautiful choices. If you have darker skin tones, you can enjoy bright, vivacious colors without becoming lost in them. Electric orange, emerald green, midnight blue, and ruby red will definitely be attention-getters.
What will the décor be like at the prom? A modern, funky atmosphere will call out the metallic, gold, silver, and magenta colours. A classic or old-world theme might require softer, subdued or pastel versions. Perhaps your prom has a theme. That could also influence your choice of color and your style of dress.
What about your date? Most girls pick out their favorite dress long before their date orders his tuxedo. Because you will be making picture memories for a lifetime, coordinating your outfits is important. Generally, if you are wearing light colors, he will look best in a white or light grey suit or tux. If you are going bold and bright, he should choose black. Contrary to popular opinion, don’t try to perfectly match his shirt or accessories to the main color of your dress. It usually doesn’t work because the slight off-shade difference is really noticeable. And if you do match perfectly, you risk looking like a costume act. He can never go wrong with all black (black tux, shirt, bow/tie, shoes)!
No matter how pretty it may look, DO NOT GO WITH WHITE. This is your prom, not wedding! Save this sacred color for your (most) special day.
Another big no-no for prom is a BLACK dress. Again, wear this color at a more appropriate occasion (like a funeral)!
If you're planning on doing a lot of dancing at prom, you'll want to make sure your dress can handle it. If your dress is sleeveless, make sure it has wide straps that fit snuggly on your shoulders and won't pull off, and a strapless dress should have a structured bodice that stays in place. Particularly long dresses or dresses with lots of flowy fabric could get caught on your shoes and trip you or be stepped on by others on the dance floor. Make sure your dress doesn't shift around or drag on the floor before you leave for the dance.
Start shopping in January or February when the selection of prom dresses is the largest. Buy your dress a couple of months before your prom to have lots of time for alterations.