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5 Top Tips for Finding the Perfect Prom Dress for You
Prom season has arrived! If you're a Senior, prom is a great way to celebrate four years of High School memories with your friends before you graduate, and will be a special night that you remember forever. It's also an amazing opportunity to dress up and look your best, so buying the right dress is important.
But, finding the perfect prom dress can seem like an impossible task, especially if you're not sure what style of dress would suit you.
1. Dress for your shape
Choosing a prom dress that flatters your figure is one of the most important things to consider when out shopping. There are loads of different dresses that suit different body shapes, from 'apple' to 'hourglass'.
If you're a curvy girl looking for a plus size prom dress, knowing which body shape you are will help you to find a dress that will draw attention to all of your best features, so you can dance the night away while looking and feeling fabulous.
2. Choose a style to suit you
When you know what body shape you are, you can decide which parts of your body you want to show off with your prom dress.
Go for short dresses if you want to draw attention to your legs, or look for cinched-in styles to create a curvy silhouette.
Off the shoulder dresses are great for both plus size and petite girls who want to draw the eye upwards towards the top half of the body.
3. Selecting your shade
When deciding on a color palette, think about which shades would look best with your skin tone.
If you've got warm-toned skin, try rich colors like red, orange, yellow and green. Avoid icy blues and bright jewel tones that might wash you out.
If you've got cool-toned skin, you'll look amazing in ocean hues. Blues, greens, purples and icy pink will suit you beautifully, but you should try to avoid yellow, orange and tomato red.
Super pale girls should try to avoid light colors that don't offer enough contrast with your skin tone. If you have very dark skin, jewel colors will look beautiful on you, as well as pretty pastels, but steer clear of brown and dark gray.
4. Trends to look out for this S/S '18
If you love being up-to-date with the latest fashion trends, you'll want your prom dress to look like it's come straight from the runway.
Some key trends for this season are floral prints, two-piece dresses, illusion panels, lace and embellishments, which will suit girls of any shape and size.
5. The finishing touches
Once you've found your dream dress, it's time to find the shoes and accessories to match. If you've gone for a plain dress, you could pick out some accessories in a clashing color to mix things up a little. For embellished or patterned dresses, try to keep the accessories as simple as possible and let the dress do all the talking.
Makeup is another fun way to showcase your personality. Rock a bold lip with a pastel prom dress for a splash of bright color, or go for catlike eyeliner flicks and bring a touch of vintage glamour to your look.
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