Choosing the perfect prom dress

Choosing the perfect prom dress

Whether you are excited about attending a formal event or have been commandeered to help someone else choose their perfect dress, you might be wondering where to start. You will also want to ensure that you have plenty of space in your Fitted Wardrobes Hampshire way to hang your dress nicely until the big event.  Read on for our suggestions for picking the perfect dress for the ball or prom.

We all want to look our best. Getting it spot on relies a lot on getting some basics right and acknowledging your body shape and skin tone.

Body shape

The good news is that there are prom dresses to suit all body shapes. Pear and apple body shapes should opt for longer dresses – at least below the knee – as the length will help to balance things out. Wearing darker shades on your bottom half, even if the top is lighter, will also help.

Busty girls should avoid a lot of detail around this area, as it draws attention. If this is not an issue for you, add detail such as frills. Tighter dresses look great on hourglass figures and you might find that a shorter dress looks great, depending on the occasion.

Colour code

Getting the right colour will make a huge difference to the overall look of the dress, but make sure you wear the dress rather than it wearing you! Everyone can wear any colour, provided that they get the tone right. If you have a warmer skin tone, look for shades with a yellow undertone; if your skin has a cooler tone, opt for colours with blue undertones. Paler skins look great in pastel colours, while darker skins look great in warm metallics.

Finally, don’t forget to consider the event and whether there is a theme. A very formal occasion will lend itself towards certain styles and perhaps more muted colours, whereas a party is unlikely to be so formal. Prom dresses offer a great opportunity to show some personality in bright colours and patterns.

Once you have some ideas, you are ready to start trying things on. Keep an open mind, take your time, and have fun! Having someone with you whose opinion you trust is a good idea and can help a great deal as long as they provide honest feedback.

Gillian Walker

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