Do’s and Don’t’s: Prom Dresses 2013

Shopping for a prom dress can seem a little daunting, especially if it is your first time. You want the perfect dress, but don’t want to spend too much for a dress that you will wear one time! There are so many do’s and don’ts when it comes to prom dresses. Here are just a few of the most important rules to follow, to get you started on you the right foot:


Do: Research Trends.

Sequins and head-to-toe glitter is VERY in this year. Corset top dresses are showcased everywhere as well and if you are headed out soon to buy the perfect prom dress, then look out for a mermaid gown in your size! Another “do” for 2013 would be an asymmetrical gown with a high slit over thigh and one strap over the shoulder. Bodice gowns are also on the to “do” list this season for prom dresses and long, dark sequin dresses have become increasingly popular for 2013. For full-sized women, a great find is a rainbow bodice chiffon dress or a blue feather sequin dress in gold or any metallic – the hottest colors of the season!

Do Not: Buy a dress that does not flatter.

You want to look your best at prom and the best way to do this is to avoid buying a dress that is not right for your figure. You want to keep in mind your figure and look for the elements that best bring out your best attributes according to your body type.

Do: Determine your budget.

It might seem like a dream to walk into a designer store and purchase whatever you want without looking at a price tag. However, this is not realistic. The best way to enjoy shopping for your prom dress this season is to set a budget ahead of time for your dress and your accessories. This will help you to search for items within your spending range and stave off the disappointment associated with trying on a dress that you cannot afford.

Do: Start shopping online!

Yes, you will need to try on your dress before you buy if you want it to fit right. However, you can start shopping online to get a good idea of what deals are out there and what the designers are offering this year. You can look through price ranges for dress stores so that you know where to go and try on the dresses after you look through the internet to save time and money.


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