Prom is one of the few occasions that teens have to feel like a celebrity. Follow these tips to glam it up and look like a star for prom!
Get the Right Fit
The right fit is the key to looking flawless. Make sure the dress you choose fits you like a glove, and if it doesn’t, consider enlisting the services of a professional tailor. A pro can easily adjust straps, the length of your gown and the waist for a perfect fit.
Go for Classic, Not Trendy
Stay away from the trendiest dresses on the racks. Your prom pictures will last a lifetime, so choose a timeless style that you won’t regret in ten or twenty years.
Create a Balance
If your dress is covered in rhinestones or other flashy embellishments, keep the rest of your look simple. Opt for understated jewelry and a more natural hairstyle. If you choose a more plain dress, go crazy with your jewelry and opt for a more eye-catching hairstyle.
Have Happy Feet
Choose shoes that won’t have you wincing in pain all night. If your heels are uncomfortable, practice wearing them around the house for a few minutes at a time before the big night to gradually break them in. Add shoe inserts for extra comfort, and if necessary, have a shoe repairman stretch them out a bit before the event.
Use Double-Sided Tape
If your prom dress has a plunging neckline or strapless design, use double-sided tape to keep it in place all night and avoid embarrassing slips.
Flatter Your Figure
Choose a dress made for your body type. Pear-shaped gals will wow in full bottoms and fitted tops. If you want to camouflage your midsection, opt for a high empire waist. Shorter teens look best in above-the-knee dresses, and tall girls can rock full-length frocks. Slim gals look best in dresses with cinched waists, and hourglass-shaped prom-goers can choose from any style!
Wear the Right Undergarments
The right undergarments are the foundation of a flawless look. Choose styles that provide you support and comfort but won’t show seams through your dress.