5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Prom Dress

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Prom is the most awaited social event of the year on campus. It happens to be the highlight of the 4-year long journey. It is one of those nights where you can play dress-up, have fun to the fullest and make memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

It officially marks the start of the next most anticipated chapter of life we all call college. Prom happens to be that last night you want to make the most of and soak in all the good times.

For all the girls out there, choosing a prom dress can be quite a daunting and challenging task. The pursuit of an exquisite dress seems like an end of the world. And, we correctly understand the dilemma! Everybody wants to look their best and rightly so. After all, the pictures got to be on point and not to forget the Instagram feed too.

Yes, finding that perfect dress is no easy task yet it isn’t an impossible one. In the following blog post, we shall guide you about how you can make the right choice. So, are you ready to have a showstopper moment, girls?

Let’s get started.

  • Your skin tone:

Yes, you read that, right! For the dress to compliment you, you must take note of your skin tone. Not every color can prove to be flattering for your skin. Once you know what are the shades that will sit well with your skin tone, finding that perfect dress won’t be a hassle at all. Let’s suppose you have a darker or wheatish skin tone; warm color dresses will be more suitable. Anything too bright or glittery might distort the overall look. We are sure you want to rock your prom look, so you might as well consider everything that will make it happen. Hence, paying attention to your complexion can make things in your favor. If you ask us, then nothing beats classic black prom dresses.

  • Purchase at the right time:

It starts raining dresses right as soon as October begins. The stores get fully loaded, and most of the stock gets sold by early January. Therefore, as soon as you know, when the prom is on the cards, you better start preparing for it without any delay. You wouldn’t want to hear from the owner of the store that a particular design or dress is out of stock.

If it is the price which is a pressing issue, then you might consider talking with the staff of the store about their payment options. Many stores happen to offer interest-free credit options for you to make your dream dress a reality.

An earlier choice will save you from all the last-minute trouble, and you can start preparing for the other things to complete the look. Getting done with the dress first would mean that you will have a lot of time to focus on hair, makeup, and of course, the jewelry.

  • Stay within the budget:

It is utterly baseless and irrational for you to spend hundreds of dollars on one, single dress and then hang it in your wardrobe for the rest of your life.

Nearly every store has a strict no return policy. Therefore, before you consider any dress, you should try and stay within your budget. Always go for a dress that will suit the occasion and something that you can choose to wear even in the future. Make sure you get the correct size as it is complicated to find the right one.

  • Get to know yourself:

The type of your body also matters when it comes to picking the suit. You need to evaluate whether you are tall, curvy, or petite to score an outfit with the perfect silhouette.

No matter how a particular dress looked ravishing on your senior or how stunning that model in the magazine looks in a dress you have been eyeing, it doesn’t at all mean it will suit you as well. You must make peace with the fact that you are different in terms of body type and size, and should choose a dress accordingly.

  • Have your own back:

When you choose a dress, cleanse your mind and know that peer pressure should not even be the last thing. If everyone is wearing a mermaid style dress, it doesn’t mean you have to. You do you, my friend!

Your comfort should and must be your priority before anything. Remember, you are going to the prom and dressing for yourself and not to impress anyone. All this frivolous impress game should not even cross your mind. After all, the right dress is, which gives you confidence!