Every young girl dreams of the perfect prom dress all junior and senior year long. They envision the most beautiful gown they’ve ever worn; with diamonds or crystals, custom beading, intricate designs, chic styles, and much more. There is no end to a teenage girl’s imagination when it comes to prom dress shopping! So when the time arrives, and the season for dress shopping is among all you moms and dads, be sure your little princess is prepared! Learning some nifty tips for prom dress shopping can guarantee you find the perfect dress for their perfect night out.
Choosing a Prom Dress
It is helpful to begin with a few quick and simple tips that can make prom dress shopping for tolerable for parents, and more comfortable for you teenage girls. First, wear comfortable shoes mom and dad. You will be walking around to several different stores if your teenage daughter is anything like the rest of adolescent girls in the country. Girls, be sure to wear sandals or shoes that are easy to slip on and off. This way you can get out of one dress and into another with ease. It is equally beneficial to avoid wearing layers when shopping because you will be trying on several different gowns. Stay with some flip-flops, leggings, and a t-shirt for easy changing-capability. Now for the fun part! Here’s the secret to finding the dream gown for any young girl’s prom night:
Be Prepared for a Larger Dress Size
Prom dresses and evening gowns typically run small. This means you will likely need to choose a dress size that is one size larger than normal for an appropriate fit. So girls, don’t get discouraged when you need to buy a dress that is a size 6 instead of a size 4. No you did not gain weight, this is just normal in formal wear and wedding gowns. This is why it is important to Always Try It On!
Try New Styles
It is really fun and helpful to stay open-minded when it comes to dress styles. Yes, you may have had your heart set on a mermaid gown, but you might just try on an A-Line or Ball Gown and love the look of it! Remember, Always Try It On!
Always Try It On!
We can never emphasize this enough! It is extremely important to try on a dress before purchasing it. This is to not only be sure the size fits, but to also be sure you like the overall style. Not only should you always try on a dress before buying it, you need to try on as many dresses as you can! You never know when you might fall in love with a dress you would never have glanced twice at on the hanger. Dresses look better on you than they do on the hanger!
Consider Your Loved One’s Opinions
It is important to listen to your friends and relatives when it comes to trying on prom dresses. These are the people closes to you who are comfortable being honest with you. They can be honest about how a dress looks or fits without hurting your feelings and still being considerate. Trust what they say because they only want what’s best for you! A second opinion is always helpful and can assist you in making your final decisions.