Prom may seem like a ways away, but now is the time to start planning your perfect prom! This all starts with the dress. When else do you get to get all glamed up? Prom dress shopping can be super stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Here are 6 must know prom dress shopping tips to help you out!
1. Start shopping early
This is a big one to remember. Start shopping 2 months before, this way you will have a full selection of dresses to pick from, plus it allows stores time to order you a dress if they don t have it in your size or in a particular color. This also leaves time for alterations so your prom dress fits perfectly.
2. Try on everything
Seriously, you never know until you put it on. Some dresses don t have much hanger appeal, but once on are stunning! You may have your heart set on a mermaid gown, but after trying on an A-line dress you find that style flatters your body much more.
3. Don t get stuck on a color
This piece of advice comes from experience. I can t tell you how many times I have had my heart set on wearing a blue dress, to only end up purchasing a dress in a totally different color. Be open to trying colors that may not be in your comfort zone, you may find yourself loving it!
4. Bring heels
If you plan on wearing heels with your prom dress you should bring a pair with you. They don t have to be the ones you plan to wear). This is especially important for tall girls to ensure that the dress is long enough.
5. Ask about undergarments
This may seem totally embarrassing, but it is essential. There is nothing worse than having bra straps showing on prom night! The sales associate can help recommend the proper undergarments to go with the of style of dress you choose.
6. Don t bring a huge entourage
While shopping with all your girls can be a fun way to spend a Saturday, it is not optimal for prom dress shopping. Bring one or two people with you whose opinions you can trust. Prom is all about expressing your own personal style and wearing a dress that YOU feel hot in!