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4 Tips for Finding the Most Beautiful Prom Dress

Valerie Taylor 6 months ago - in Shopping

Some say it is the dress that makes the night. You deserve to look stunning, so be sure to choose the best prom dress for you. That means figuring out the length that will accentuate your height, as well as a color to highlight your skin tone. Here are some tips for you to think about when perusing the dress stores, searching for the one:

1. Inspiration

One of the best ways to decide what you want is to start flipping through the fashion magazines, scouring Google images, and looking through catalogs. Pinterest is always a great place to look at prom fashion ideas and makeup tips. You will be amazed at where the inspiration can come from. You may see a color, theme or a pattern that really catches your interest. From there, you can begin to narrow your search according to your budget.

2. Fabrics

Not all fabrics are created equal. Some ladies like the feel of certain fabrics better and some are more suited for your climate than others. Plus, depending on your body shape, the clinginess of specific fabric may accentuate the wrong place. Prom dresses may be made with the following:

  • Satin
  • Tulle
  • Silk
  • Chiffon
  • Lace
  • Velvet
  • Cotton
  • Synthetics (Rayon, Polyester, Nylon, et cetera)

Some fabric types will increase the price, so be sure to do your research first.

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3. Think of your body type

Prom dresses have varying shapes and lengths that will play up the parts you are proud of so you can be confident.

Pear shape

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Find dresses with fitted tops to accentuate your slender shoulders and fine collarbones. A-line skirts, especially tea length, will take emphasis away from your hips. But if you are more confident with your curves, then a bodycon or full-length skirt with a flair will work well.

Rectangular shape

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If you are very slender and have a small bust, you can work with patterns that add some pop to the bust. Dynamic necklines will also look jaw-dropping. Skirts that add volume by belling out will create the illusion of curves. Add a belt or sash to increase the illusion.

Hourglass shape

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Any type of dress you choose is yours to flaunt because you have any equally proportionate upper and lower body ratio.

Apple shape

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Opt for an empire waist to take attention away from your waistline. If you have athletic arms and legs, a shorter hem will emphasize them.


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Avoid maxi dresses that will make you look shorter and show a little leg. An asymmetrical hemline will work wonders here. Also, some ruffles can add the illusion of height, and a stunning necklace or statement piece up top will add length to the torso.


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Go for the dress that is going to provide you with some support. Usually, this means one with a halter neck or built-in padding, like a corset top. If you want to draw attention away from your bust, then select a dress with a fuller, embellished hem.

4. Colors

Not everyone wants to stick to the monochrome theme of elegant black and pristine white. If you want a color, make sure it matches your skin tone:

Warm skin tones (includes olive complexion):

  • Hot palette: Oranges, reds, golden-yellow, honey, amber
  • Neutral: Taupe, chocolate, cream, wheat
  • Cold palette: Moss, magenta, orchid, turquoise, olive

Cool skin tones (bluish or purplish undertone):

  • Hot palette: Shocking pink, cerise, ruby, bright rose
  • Neutral: gravy, navy, pure white, silver
  • Cold palette: Bright blue, royal blue, sapphire, emerald, lavender, lilac

Neutral skin tones Palette: pastels that fall in the middle of the color spectrum. Also consider light peach, dusty pinks, peony, powder blue, periwinkle, jade green, and cameo green, taupe, grays, and off-white

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Using this tips, you can rule out the dresses that are not going to play up your best features and start searching for the perfect gown. Choose the dress that fits your budget but also makes you feel flawless. When you feel beautiful, you will become the star of the evening.