Prom season is officially here. Youíve got a date, but what are you
going to wear to the biggest event of your high school career? Shopping
for that elusive perfect prom dress can be stressful, so here are some
tips to put the fun back in!
early. It can take multiple stores and shopping trips
to decide on just the right dress. If you start looking 1-2
months in advance, you wonít feel pressured to buy the first
decent dress you come across, and the stores wonít yet be picked
over. There are times when itís OK to procrastinate. Prom dress
shopping is not one of them.
Eat before you shop.
(But not too much.) Low blood sugar can make all of us cranky,
tired, and indecisive. Not a good thing when youíre trying to
make an important decision.
Wear comfortable, easy
to remove shoes. Two reasons: prolonged shopping in
uncomfortable shoes is miserable, and boutiques will often
require you to remove your shoes when you enter anyway.
Research before you go.
Jump online and check out this yearís fashions to get a sense
for whatís going to be in stores and what styles might look good
Respect your body.
The perfect dress will maximize your assets and minimize your
flaws, but you need to know what they are first. You can find
guides online that show ways to deal with wide hips, small
busts, short legs, and just about any other problem area. But
donít be afraid to try on dresses you donít think will work. You
might just be pleasantly surprised!
Donít buy anything that
you need to lose weight to fit into. Itís one thing
to buy a dress that needs to be hemmed, and quite another to buy
one that doesnít actually zip all the way. Instead, go for one
that fits and flatters how you look now.
Wear the underwear or
shape garments you intend to wear on prom night. Your
measurements can change significantly depending on what bra you
wear or whether you have any shape garments on. For a fit you
can count on, decide ahead of time what underwear youíll wear to
prom and have it on when you go shopping.
Bring an honest friend.
Prom dress shopping with a good friend can make the outing much
more fun. Just make sure that you choose a friend who will be
truthful about how you look. This is no time for flattery!
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