Prom Dress Shopping Tips

With prom season fast approaching it is now time to make your way out to the assortment of different dress stores and shop around to find the very best dress for you. Of course, you don’t want to just find something on the rack and simply purchase it and go from there. Instead, you need to go with a different option and utilize different tips in order to find the very best dress not only for your money, but for yourself. There are probably hundreds of dresses available to you, so you need to take the time and shop around for one. By following these different tips you are sure to find the very best dress for your money, without having to settle.  

Shop Early

The last thing you want to do is start shopping late for prom dresses. The closer you get to the prom season the more dresses are going to sell, leaving you with fewer options. It is better to get the dress out of the way and know exactly what it is going to look like. You don’t even need to wait for that someone to ask you out on a date to the prom before you buy the dress. If you do, it might be too late.

Shop In Person

There are many different websites that are going to sell prom dresses online, but a prom dress is something you need to try out. All manufactures and designers of dresses are going to offer different fits, and you don’t really know how it is going to hug your stomach, bust, legs or any other part of your body, without trying it on.

Tailor Fit

Do you want to just look incredible in your dress? If so, opt into tailor fitting. You are going to pay a little bit more, but with the tailoring the dress is going to be matched perfectly to your body type, so you don’t have to go with the standard measurements provided by the designer. This way, even if others at your prom have the same dress, yours is going to fit that much better, which means you are going to look that much better while wearing the dress.

Empty Stomach

Shop on an empty stomach. At least, don’t blow through a giant lunch before hand. This is going to stretch out your stomach, make the dress not fit well and you might feel sell conscious when trying on the dress. This isn’t saying to starve yourself at all, just hold off on lunch or dinner until after you get the dress.

Shoe Shopping

Alright, so you have an idea for the dress and you need a beautiful pair of matching shoes. The problem is you don’t want it to kill you just to walk in the shoes. The best time to try on shoes is in the afternoon and evening. This is because during the day, as you walk more your feet are going to circulate more blood, which in turn increases the size of your feet. If you try on shoes in the beginning of the day your feet are going to be smaller, which means when you hit the dance floor with those shoes you thought were perfect, the shoes are going to be too tight and end up feeling incredibly painful.

Be Comfortable

Above all else, you need to feel good about the dress you are in. If you don’t like it, don’t get it. Always feel comfortable and you are going to have an increase in self esteem and know you look just as good, if not better, than anyone else.

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Aria Meyer is a fashion and technology blogger. She writes for several fashion blogs. She is currently living in West Covina and working closely with Meritline.com to help them with the fashion and apparel department.

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