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How To Choose The Best Prom Dress For You

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How To Choose The Best Prom Dress For You

How To Choose The Best Prom Dress For You

Choosing a prom dress is one of the biggest fashion decisions for a girl. You want a dress that reflects your taste and style. You also want to look fashion-forward and on-trend. Most importantly, the dress must perfectly flatter your figure. How can you combine all these elements to make the right choice?

Here are some tips for choosing the best prom dress for you. Know exactly what to look for when you go prom dress shopping by being prepared. You can also use these tips when buying Sweet Sixteen dresses. Do a little research and know what you want before you enter the store. You should also be open-minded and ready to try on a dress type that you might not have considered initially. Sometimes the perfect dress for you can seem like a big contrast to your taste at the time but can end up being the perfect match in the end. Without further ado, here are some of our top tips for choosing the best prom dress for you.

Know Your Style

Awareness of your taste is half the battle when selecting a prom dress. For example, are you the girl that likes classic colors, such as simple black or white prom dresses? Or do you like to stand out in a statement color or cut? Take the time to look at prom dresses online and see which ones you are immediately drawn to. This can help you determine what your taste is and help you discover what you’ll most likely be looking for when you go prom dress shopping.

You can even take some inspirational photos with you when you go to try on dresses. Visit your nearest Hellymoon retailer to get the best possible help as you browse your options. Staff members will be happy to assist you if you want something in a specific color or style.

Get the Length Right

Not everyone suits a floor-length dress. Short prom dresses are becoming more and more popular. If you don’t feel comfortable or flattered in a full-length gown, why not try on a midi or short style instead? These can look just as cute on your prom night and are also easy to re-wear for other parties, making them great value to invest in. Remember, you don’t have to limit yourself to a long prom dress if it isn’t your style or doesn’t seem to suit your shape. Petite girls can often look more in proportion in a shorter length fit and flare prom dress that better balances out their figure.

Asymmetrical Light Green Halter Sequined Prom Dress

SKU: YYLH20681

Necklines & Sleeves

As well as the general silhouette of any prom dress, you should look at the overall design. Think about what neckline best suits you and you feel comfortable wearing. There are many options, from modest to sexy. This includes a high neck, crew, plunging, sweetheart, and v-neck. What suits you will depend on your body shape and bust size. Remember not to go too revealing; ensure you are covered in whatever neckline you choose.

Sleeves or straps are another important consideration. Long sleeves with sheer elements or embellishments can look beautiful. Spaghetti straps have a trendy early 00s feel, making a comeback for prom 2023. You may love the old Hollywood glamour of a strapless sweetheart. Make sure you think about how each option might look on you and which you’d prefer to wear. Equally, the back of the dress is just as important. Backless dresses are very popular this season, while you’ll also find many with criss-cross straps that are just as trendy.

Pick Your Silhouette

There are many dress silhouettes, but just a handful of styles are the most popular for prom. These options can all include different elements, but their shape remains the same. This includes: The Ballgown/A-line shape The Mermaid Dress Sheath/Fitted Prom Dresses These three styles can vary, including where their waistline may fall on you or what type of bodice it may have. It’s important to try on options from each category to get a feel for how each looks on your figure. This will help you make a flattering choice that suits your body type.

Sky Blue Embroidery Long Prom Dress


Blue Sequins Mermaid Prom Dress


Black Sequin Mermaid Prom Dress

SKU: CGLH20644

Color & Fabric

Last but not least, the color and fabric of your prom dress are also very important. The color needs to be a great match for your skin tone and hair color. The best way to check this is by simply trying it on and seeing if the color highlights or washes you out. The fabric you choose can influence how textured your look is. For example, lace and velvet fabrics add a deeper dimension to your outfit, while simple jerseys highlight your curves. Tulle and chiffon can add volume, and satin can bring a sheen to any dress.

Fuchsia Deep V Neck Sequin Mermaid Prom Dress

SKU: 04032305