With prom season only a few months away, more and more teenage girls are scrambling to find the dress of their dreams. Finding the perfect prom dress is a process that can’t be rushed.
Luckily, we have some steps that will help you find the perfect dress easily and without spending too much money.
1. Know Your Body Type
If you’re like most teenage girls, your prom dress will be the first formal dress that you will ever pick out. Therefore, it can be difficult to know what type of style and silhouette suits you best. Luckily, there are guides that will help you determine which dress style looks best on your body.
2. Get Inspired
With so many different styles, colors and fabrics out there, walking into a store full of gorgeous dresses can be quite overwhelming. That’s why it’s a good idea to do some research before you go shopping. Look through fashion magazines and photographs of celebrities at events for inspiration. Save pictures of dresses that specifically appeal to you. This way you’ll know what look you’re going for when you walk into the store.
3. Stick to a Budget
By determining a very strict budget, you’ll be able to save money as well as time. Once you know what your spending limit is, you will be able to ignore the dresses that are simply too expensive.
4. Look Online
Don’t be afraid to look for dresses from online retailers. Although you can’t try these dresses on first, many retailers have fair return policies and offer sizing guides to ensure that your dress will fit you perfectly.
Remember that the dress is only part of your complete look. When you look at a dress, think of what accessories you want to wear as well. By having a completed look in mind, you’ll have an easier time deciding which dresses fit your unique style and which do not.
6. Bring Some Friends
When you go shopping, bring some trusted friends whose opinions you value. While you might be dazzled by a certain style, your friends will give you honest feedback.
7. Find a Local Seamstress
Don’t be discouraged if a dress that you love is a little too big in certain areas. You can always take it to a local seamstress to have it fitted just right.
8. Go Vintage Shopping
If you want to pick a dress that you know will be completely unique, check out some local vintage shops. Vintage dresses tend to be more affordable and you will be certain that nobody will have the same dress as you.
Choosing the perfect prom dress doesn’t have to be an expensive and exhausting endeavor. By following these easy tips, you will be able to find the gorgeous gown of your dreams in no time.