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Tips for Teens: Choosing Evening Dresses
Prom time is the most exciting date on a young girl’s calendar. The prom ushers a young girl’s coming of age and she must at all cost look the best belle in the ball. She must have the best of the evening dresses, stunning accessories, and a rented limousine to take her to the ball.
Don’t Go Overboard
Too excited for their first ball, young girls are easily carried away with visions of themselves in sexy slinky gowns. Fine. But if you are only 17 you still have to observe decorum in dress. Baring yourself like a pole dancer wouldn’t speak well of you; instead of getting admiring glances going in your direction, you earn snide remarks and rolling eyes from your teachers.
Dress like royalty. Simple lines but luxurious fabrics spell CLASS in evening dresses. You can wear a halter top sequined dress, a divine backless little black dress, or a flaming red sheath. In short, observe the school’s dress code for the prom. To add drama to your outfit, accessorize. Ask your mom to help you match or complement your dress with accessories – jewelry, shoes, and bag.
There are stunning evening dresses at bridal salons, which you can rent or purchase. Big names in design like Alfred Sung, Jasmine Collections, After Six, Mari Lee, Aglaia, and J. Valentina are among the designer dresses available in these shops. You can browse the selections online and visit the shop if you find something interesting. If you need accessories, the shop carries several adorable blings that would stop your friends in their track.
Don’t Be a Clone
Stand out on prom night; don’t go for the same run-of-the-mill evening dresses. To get more ideas for your prom dress, start looking around three months before the prom. Get the latest issues of magazines, and keep an eye on red carpet events just to get an idea for your evening dress. Clip pictures of the dress you like and show it to the sales clerk or have it copied by your seamstress.
Do make a mental note of the hairstyle, shoes, and accessories that went with the dress so you can reinvent yourself on the big night. This will also save you time wondering what accessories would go with your evening dress. But do try on different styled dresses to find which suits and flatters your body type and make it a point that you try on evening dresses within your budget range.
Before Prom Night
When you have found your dream dress, buy it 2 weeks before the prom. If you buy the dress months in advance, you might gain or lose weight because of the stress thinking about the Prom. Who wouldn’t stop thinking of the big night? During the week of the prom, try on your dress, shoes, and accessories. Practice walking in your high-heeled shoes and check how you carry yourself in that dress.
If you think the shoes does not go well with the dress, you still have time to buy another pair and some stuff for the prom. If mom can afford it, have a hair and make-up session at the local beauty salon just to have a look and feel of your Prom look. Sure, go ahead and click away with the camera so you can observe yourself in different angles, the way your friends can see you so when prom night arrives, you are confident of your looks. If you are raring for Prom Night, start looking at evening dresses. The earlier you start looking, the more ideas you’ll get for your prom dress.