It’s that time of year again – time to look around at all the drop-dead classic prom dress in stores or at online prom shops. But how do you know which style of clothes is right for you? How will you ever find a prom dress that fits your body structure and personality just right? Prom dresses by celebrated designers such as Faviana, Sherri Hill, Jovani, and others can look great on you once you find a correct style.
The key to purchasing the perfect dress is to look for a fit that suits your own shape – not someone else’s. Throw away the fashion magazines with 6′ 4″ tall (and ridiculously slender) prom dress models. In real life, many of the dresses worn by models just won’t look right on a young teenaged girl. But the good news is there are some very beautiful dresses that will suites well with your figure. You’ve just got to find them.
Curves or No Curves
A lot of teen girls would die for more curves, while some feel they actually have way too much “curviness” in their figure. If you are one of those blessed with wide hips, opt for a ball gown prom dress style with a full skirt. This variety of design draws the eye focus upward to take the focus off of your hips. The focus will turn to your slender waist. Some dress styles to deflect with larger hips are V-necks, which cause the eyes to move downward, and sheaths or corresponding styles.
If your body is lacking when it comes to curves, try a sheath fitted style, or maybe even an A-line dress if you want to attend a little more avant-garde in your prom attire. Prom dresses with an A-line skirt will complement your slender figure while simultaneously giving the illusion of added curves. Some fashions to avoid if you’re on the skinnier side include halter style clothes and strapless dresses.