Finding ThePromDresses perfect for you should be a magical event. Here are just a few tips to make sure that you not only find the most beautiful dress, but that you make it a time to remember.
1. Do some research
You should have a clear idea of what kind of dress you want before you even start heading to the store. ThePromDresses come in all different kinds of silhouettes and styles. Search online and see what styles really catch your eye. Figure out what looks best on your body type. You really need to narrow it down to one or two colors and styles so you can maximize your time. Have a game plan.
2. Know your budget
There is no use looking at dresses you can’t afford. You’re just setting yourself up for heartbreak. Find out how much you’re able to spend and only look at dresses in that price range. There is a perfect dress out there in your budget. It’s up to you to find it.
3. Bring someone whose opinion counts
Whether it be your mom or bestie, you need a critical eye. Take someone who knows you and will give you honest feedback. She should be able to tell you to your face if something doesn’t look right. Resist the urge to bring a whole entourage though. That many differing opinions could open up a whole can of worms that you don’t want to deal with.
4. Get the right size
Don’t buy a dress thinking you’re going to lose weight to fit into it. That puts a whole lot of pressure on you, and most likely the opposite will happen. Get something that hugs your curves, but you can still dance and sit comfortably in.
5. Bring your shoes
Or at least shoes that are going to be the same height as the ones you’re going to wear. This is especially important if you’re looking for a floor-length gown. You need to make sure the dress is long enough. Most dresses are able to be altered, but the sooner you know you’ll need those alterations, the better.
6. Move around
Don’t just stand there admiring yourself in the mirror. Get off the pedestal and work the room. Are you going to be rocking out on the dance floor? Do some of your moves around the store to see if the dress will allow you to move in the ways you want. You’ve got to wear it all evening. Better make sure it’s comfortable.
7. Trust your instincts
At the end of the day, you’re the one who will be wearing this dress. Don’t second guess yourself. You’ll know when you’ve found the perfect dress. Take in the advice of whoever you brought with you, but it’s ultimately your decision. Think of the pictures and ask yourself if you’ll still be happy with this dress for years to come. If the answer is yes, then you’ll know what to do.