Prom is a milestone in every young person’s life. For young ladies, especially, the prom can be a magical night. In order for this to happen you must choose the perfect dress and know what your options are so that you can choose one.
How to Choose Prom Dresses for Your Shape
The first thing that you need to know when shopping for prom dresses is what your body type is. Knowing your body type will ensure that you will choose a dress that flatters your figure. For instance, if you have a larger bust, you will want to find a dress that can balance out the narrower lower half of your body and that draws more attention to your face and away from your bust.
If you have an apple shaped figure, or carry most of your weight in your midsection, you will want to choose a dress with an empire waist so that you can draw attention to all of the right areas. Perhaps you can choose a bridal gown or a prom dress that shows off your legs if they are an asset. If your shape is more slender, the best style of dress for you is a fitted one that will capitalize on your thin frame.
For an hourglass shape, you can get a dress that will show off your naturally whittled waistline, maybe with a fitted top, v-neck or open neck, or a wrap dress. Pear shaped bodies look best in a dress with a fitted top or a full or A-line skirt. Finally, if you are petite, which is shorter than five feet three inches, you will want to get a dress that will make you look taller. A dress with an asymmetrical hem, for a delicate and feminine element will complement your body type perfectly.
Choosing Prom Dresses for Your Complexion
The next very important thing to know when choosing a prom dress is which color palette goes best with your complexion. If your skin has warm gold or peachy undertones and you have blond hair and blue or green eyes, then you are a spring complexion. Spring complexions can wear warm colored dresses with colors like red, peach, bronze and gold complementing their skin perfectly. Green is also a good color, but you will want to avoid dark and dull colors like navy blue, gray, black and white.
Summer complexions have pink undertones in their skin with light colored eyes and blond or dark brown hair. The best colored dress for you will be in a light pastel color or a neutral color such as lavender, plum, silver and eggshell blue. Colors like black and orange should be avoided. For autumn complexions, or girls who are redheads or brunettes with brown eyes, look great in champagne, ivory, gold, orange and brown. Bright colors and true black should be avoided by autumn complexions.
Last but not least, if you have fair, golden-olive or ebony colored skin, then you are likely to be a winter complexion. Your best colors will be white, black, and bright pink as well as jewel tones such as ruby and sapphire. Neutral colors will not look very good with your skin tone. Choosing the perfect prom dress or the correct bridal gown may seem like an overwhelming task, but will all of this information, you will be able to narrow down your options in no time!