Prom Guide 2019

Should You Wear A Long or Short Prom Dress This Season?


Prom is one of the most significant milestones of every high schooler's life, but it’s such a huge deal for girls. It’s the one night of the year that you can get fully glammed up and look your absolute best.

Choosing the right prom dress for you can be tough - after all, you want everything to be perfect for your big day! One of the biggest decisions to make about your dress is whether you’re going long or short. There are so many different styles and fashions available for both.

Chances are you’ve been thinking about your prom since you were first enrolled at your school, so its understandable that you’re feeling the pressure to get it right. Those pictures taken on your prom night will take center place in your front room, be sent out to all the family and will be looked back on for years to come. So, of course, it’s important for you to look good!

No matter what kind of dress you choose, the most important thing is that you like what you’re wearing. You want to make sure that whatever dress you choose is comfortable, flattering and suits who you are. After all, you don’t want to ruin your big night by worrying about how you look and constantly fidgeting to fix it.

Short dresses are now commonly seen among high schoolers on their prom night because of their modern styles and on-trend fashions. However, long dresses are much more traditional. Picture a Disney princess or bride on her wedding day - what kind of dress will she be wearing?

Depending on what you’re into and your own personal style, you may want a short or long dress for prom. If you’re still not sure about what style is best, read on to see what will work for you.

Which Prom Dress Will Suit Your Body Shape Best?


If you’ve got it, flaunt it!
Prom season is one of the biggest events in any girl’s life. It is likely to be the first time you have the opportunity to get fully glammed up and look your absolute best.
Choosing the best dress for you can be a tricky decision and can cause unnecessary stress. If you are struggling to find the most flattering dress for your body, then looking into your natural shape can be a great place to start.

Everyone has their own unique body shape, and it is these differences that make us beautiful in our own way. When shopping for your shape during prom season, the goal isn’t to change your body but rather to highlight your natural assets.

Prom is such an amazing occasion, and every girl just wants to feel her best on this special day. When we feel great, we look great and are more likely to enjoy ourselves. This is why finding the perfect prom dress is such a big deal!

No matter what shape or size you are, there is a dress out there for everyone. You deserve to feel amazing at your prom and with our help, there’s no doubt that this will happen.
Bear in mind that there are no rules to fashion, other than wearing what makes you happy!

The best prom dresses for 2019


Every teenage girl's dream is going to prom, and most girls would have been planning their dress for months and sometimes years. The dress is the most important part of the night, and every aspect of it matters. Not only this, but you want to be the girl who has the best dress on the night so everyone can envy you.

This is where we come in to help you. Just below is a list of all of the trends that will be the most sought after and the most popular in2019. So be the girl that will wear what everyone else wants to.

Rose Gold

This color has been trending a lot in the past couple of years, and we can really see why, as it’s a pretty outstanding color. A prom dress in this shade would look truly amazing, and even better if it had a touch of glitter too!

There are also lots of added benefits that come with the color rose gold, and this is the fact that you’re able to buy a whole variety of jewelry that is the same shade or at least very similar. Therefore your whole outfit will completely match and look so elegant together.

How To Make Sure Your Prom Goes Smoothly


Prom night is one of the most exciting events in any high schooler’s life but, of course, with all the anticipation comes a fair bit of anxiety too.

With so many things to organize, rent and book prom can become quite a stressful event if you don’t prepare well.However, by preparing everything in advance, you can truly have a great prom and ensure that everything runs smoothly. At prom, everyone has a vital part to play. Everyone’s actions are a part of a larger chain, and in many cases, one thing cannot be done without the other.

For example, girls cannot even begin to think about their dress if they haven’t even been asked to prom yet by their date or organized a group. Guys cannot rent their tuxedos or order a corsage without knowing what their date is going to be wearing.

As you can see, there is a lot of room for things to go wrong quite quickly when planning the perfect prom. If you manage to remain organized and sort out all the details early on in the planning process, we can guarantee that your prom will go smoothly.

You don’t want anything getting in the way of a great night!

How to choose the color of your prom dress


Your prom may not be that long away, and you may be wondering what type of dress you would like to buy.

There’s always a dilemma over what style, what color, whether you want a short dress or a long dress or whether you want it to be a bit simpler or a bit more unique.

These are just some things to think about and consider before you purchase your special prom dress. However, there are also some other points that you should always look out for, but actually not that many people do look for these a lot and they just tend to fall in love with a dress.

But sometimes the dress wouldn’t actually suit your shade of skin and your hair color. We all know some types of colors may not suit everyone, as it can make people sometimes look a little washed out no matter how much we love the color.

But there’s no need to worry as we’re going to guide you through which colors will suit you the best for your prom dress.

How to Make a Prom Dress More Modest - Styling Tips


making a prom dress more modest

Prom dresses can be sexy. Some are even a little too sexy. That's not a style choice that everyone is comfortable with. Sometimes its best to leave a little to the imagination.

There are plenty of ways to be more modest on your prom night and this is often a more age-appropriate choice too. There are some styling tricks that can transform a daring dress into something a little more concealed, or at least more worry-free. No one wants a dreaded nip-slip or Marilyn Monroe skirt flutter moment (although she owned it!).

With a whole range of prom dresses out there for you to pick from, many designs expose various parts of your body and may even require a particular type of special underwear.

Backless dresses and designs with a deep plunge need specific underwear to make them work - such as stick-on cups or a backless bra.

If you plan to wear one of these, wearing some kind of bra will make you more relaxed. Even if the neckline slips out of place, at least you don't have to worry too much.

However, this may not be modest enough for you. If not, simply opt for a dress with a higher neckline instead. Boat or high halter designs are so elegant and a lot more conservative in style. 

Prom Dresses With Sleeves

Long or short sleeves allow you to cover your arms or shoulders and if it's not an area you feel comfortable showing, this is a great option. Sleeves can be sheer or opaque, so make sure you look closely at the dress and that you feel good when you try it on. A cap sleeve design is another option - this just covers your shoulders and makes it easier to wear a standard bra too (neckline permitting!). 

How Much Does Prom Cost? Budgeting Tips for Prom Night


how much does a prom dress cost

Prom should be all about making the best memories as you prepare to graduate high school and move into the adult world. However, many teenage girls worry about the costs associated with prom night, and that can be a big strain on parents too. The cost of prom night overall can be high - there are so many things to think about, including the prom ticket, dress, accessories and more. Besides that, there are 'extra' costs that you may or may not want to include. These include salon trips, use of a professional makeup artist, professional pre-prom photography shoot, hired transportation such as a limo service, pre-dinner event or after-prom plans. 

All-in-all, the costs can add up quickly and be financially draining for any family. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cut some of the superfluous costs out, while making sure you enjoy the night to its full extent. We'll look at the average cost of prom too, so you know what to expect as prom night approaches.

How much is a prom ticket?

To go to prom, you need a prom ticket. These are sold by the prom committee and if you're bringing a date or intend to ask someone to go with you, you'll probably need to buy 2 or get a 'couple ticket'. Prom ticket prices will be set by the committee, and simply cover the costs for the night itself. DJ, food, drinks, decorations, and photography are often be included in the price. Your prom may also include a dinner or meal, which will make the ticket price higher. Prices can range from around $30 for a couple up to $100 if dinner and extras are included. 

What to Do With Your Prom Dress Once Prom is Over


how to sell your prom dress

Once prom night is over and some of your best high school memories have been made, you may be asking yourself what to do with your prom dress.

Prom dresses, even affordable ones, deserve to be worn more than once! However, it can be hard to see when you'll have another opportunity to wear it again.

There are many, many ways you can actually put that beautiful dress to good use, so don't think of the purchase as being at all wasteful. Even if it made you feel beautiful for one night, it was absolutely worth it! 

If you want to get more value for money, you can keep this in mind when buying the prom dress itself. Look at it as an investment piece rather than a once-off purchase.

Search for a timeless design that is simple, elegant and presents the possibility to be worn again. That means choosing a dress based on what suits you and your sense of style, rather than just buying an obviously trendy piece.

 A simple dress with a flowy but not A-line shape, without many details, is the easiest kind of dress to transform and wear again, as a maxi-dress or special occasion outfit.

If that seems too plain and boring for your prom, you can jazz it up by adding a brooch, statement jewelry, and daring accessories.

All About Matching Your Prom Date & Prom Dress


how to match your prom date

Most prom couples want to match their outfits. This makes it clear who they're with on the night and also looks nicer in photographs.

Of course, too much coordination looks cheesy - avoid wearing the same patterns or prints. Stick to some subtle color matched finishing touches to make it look well done and effortless.

When you ask your date to your prom, make sure you keep him in the loop during the shopping and preparation process. If you only message or call him a few days beforehand, it won't give him much time to organize things on his end. 

Firstly, as you prepare to go dress shopping, check in and see if he has thought about his own outfit yet. Make sure he knows exactly what kind of suit or tux he'll be required to wear on your prom night. If you already know what color dress you plan to buy, letting him know this information in advance can make everything match together more easily. 

What should a guy wear to prom?

Generally, guys attending prom wear a tuxedo or some type of formal suit. They can choose between wearing a bow-tie or normal tie (most opt for regular ties as bow ties tend to look very formal). They can also choose to wear a blazer or tuxedo jacket, suit pants (tailored/skinny fit are the most popular) and a formal shirt. Waistcoats are saved for only very formal prom styles. 

What You Should and Shouldn't Wear to Prom


Dos and Donts of prom dresses

Getting dressed up for prom is a big moment for most teenage girls. However, finding the right outfit can be a little confusing. Are there rules of what you can and can't wear? What about the dress code? We're here to help break down some of your most commonly asked prom dress related questions about what's appropriate and not on this special day. This should help clear up any confusion and allow you to have a fun-filled shopping experience, free from any anxiety!

Before you do start dreaming about that perfect dress, firstly check with your school. Ask your prom committee if any particular theme has been decided on. If it has, you'll want to include an element of the theme in your final look. This can be done through accessories or the dress itself, but it's something to keep in mind as you shop. You'll also want to make sure there isn't a particularly strict dress code. Some schools outline what is and isn't acceptable to wear or prefer people to wear a long formal style. If the event itself is very upscale and lavish, you'll want to meet that dress code with the right formal look.

Is it OK to wear a short prom dress?

The short answer is simple - yes! For most proms, a short dress is totally acceptable and shorter styles are gaining popularity in recent years. Why? because they're simply more comfortable, easy to walk in and dance the night away with ease. Short prom dresses can still have the right formal look - just make sure to still shop at a formal dress store. 

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