Wow, can you believe I attended prom almost 11 years ago? It was during that time when I was just starting to explore fashion (since I went to a uniform high school) and I was definitely very awkward during those final few months of high school. I had hair extensions that didn’t match my natural hair colour, my makeup was rudimentary and worst of all, my dress was quite hideous because it was tan in colour with beads all over it. I really wish I had read more magazines when I was younger then I could have gotten some real help. Hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes and have an unforgettable prom. So if I can go back in time, here are the tips that I would have told my younger self on finding the perfect 2018 Prom Dresses.
One of the first things that you want to do before even starting to shop for a dress is to set a budget for yourself. Whether is having money saved up from a part-time job or allowance from your parent, it’s a good idea to see in realty how much you’re willing to spend on this dress. What’s great is that in the recent years, there has been so many alternative and unique shops all around the city, where you’ll be able to find unique dresses. Another idea is of course to check out your local thrift store for some really good stuff.
Dress Size and Type
If you don’t know your dress size or what type of dress looks best with your body type, then do a little bit of research ahead of time. There are many websites online where you can do a quiz to figure out what body type you are. Then you can start to look at the type of dress that would be best suited for your body type. It may take a little bit of time to figure out if you’re a pear, wedge, rectangle, apple, or hourglass but it’ll save you a lot of time when you’re shopping. For me, Prom Ball Gowns with an A-line cutting is perfect for my pear-shaped body.
Online or In Store
Being an avid online shopper, of course I would suggest buying your prom dress online because shopping online only saves time and effort if you know what you’re looking for. Before you go online to buy a dress, you must, must know your size, body type, dress type colour and have at least 4 weeks time. Generally, if you know your body type and usually have success shopping online, I would highly recommend stores like Millybridal UK to find your perfect prom dress.
Last but without a doubt, don’t forget to have fun! I think that’s my biggest regret because my prom dress shopping trip was very rushed since I waited until the very last minute. If you make it more of a special occasion, you’ll enjoy getting ready for prom even more.