Prom might seem to be light years away, but the time to begin planning your perfect prom is already here. Of course, this all starts with the dress.
Prom: the first time you have in your life to wear the most glamorous dress you can find.
Shopping for the dress can be incredibly hectic and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. There are certain strategies in making your prom dress shopping experience successful, exciting, and worry free. After all, there are endless prom dress designs and styles to choose from.
For starters, it is important to begin the quest for your dress early. A safe timeframe to begin your shopping is two months prior to the date of prom. By doing so, you’ll have a vast selection of dresses to choose from, and it gives the boutique a manageable amount of time to order your dress if they don’t have it in stock or in a particular size or color that you want. You also have to keep alterations in mind (such as hemming the dress and getting the perfect fit). It’s essential to make sure you have enough time for these alterations to take place, as most girls commonly do need them.
In your search, it’s very important to be open minded. You should definitely not focus on just one color because in all honesty, what looks best on you may be the exact opposite of what you have in mind. You shouldn’t be so quick to reject a particular dress until you’ve tried it on because as it turns out, it may look 100% different on the rack than it does on you. It may turn out to be everything you were hoping for.
It’s also important to be shopping with two or three of your closest girls whose opinions you trust. In other words, try not to bring along a huge entourage. Although it may be great to shop with all of your girlfriends, prom dress shopping is entirely different. After all, prom is about expressing your own personal style and wearing a dress that you feel confident in.