Being prom season, I thought it best to post fashion tips concerning the same especially since it’s advice that will still apply beyond the season.
A dress alone does not make a prom ensemble. Most of us look at “the big picture” and in terms of prom; it’s all about the dress. You know you’ll likely be photographed more times than you’ll ever be in your lifetime, with the exception of your wedding day, so you want to look fine. Well, the finest you can be – which, is VERY fine.
You were certainly right to get your dress early; now, you need to be sure it fits right in the proper places and is the right length for your shoes. It may seem like a no brainer, but remember: get your shoes and have the tailor hem it to the shoes. You do not and should not be in the position to find shoes that adjust to the length of the dress. The hem will not dictate how sexy you are, but certainly will denote how fashionable you are – and how well you can walk descending stairs. Click here to view a collection of sexy dresses you can wear to prom.
Given the popularity of stilettos — every celebrity walks the red carpet in them, every starlet on screen (small and large) wears them – you may feel it’s a given to wear those super, uber high heels. But here’s the deal: Kristen Stewart may walk down the red carpet in her designer dress or gown, but the minute she’s out of photo range she slips on a pair of Converse All-Stars. It always seemed absurd that the women of HBO’s “Sex and the City” would traverse Manhattan in sky-high heels, those Jimmy Choos, those Manolo Blahniks, running in them and splashing around in fountains. In reality, behind-the-scenes photographs depict those actresses as they were, in StayPuff Marshmallow styled down coats and Ugg boots. We don’t care how “comfortable” those sandals or pumps are “for heels,” they’re not designed to be walked in and certainly not danced in. A big surprise to young teens may be that you can still wear an absolutely fetching prom dress, micro mini, mini, cocktail or full length and wear cute ballet flats and still be absolutely adorable!
If you’re still not sure how to put things together, visit the experts and see what they present in displays, in catalogues and on their websites. For example, the prom experts, PeachesBoutique.com is a great place to check out styling.
Once you get the all-important shoes out of the way, you need to examine what other accessories you might don. These will include handbags, jewelry, watches, scarves, gloves, eye wear and maybe even a hat or fascinator.
If your mom hasn’t told you this – and it is a very “mom” thing – when you’re looking for a frame to put a painting or photograph, make sure that the frame doesn’t dominate the photo or canvas. The same can be said for accessories. You may want to wear a watch, big earrings, a necklace and bracelets, and even an anklet. This is the time to sample what everything looks like with your dress. You may go for the standard “one statement piece” or you may go for minimal all over –whatever you choose, it will be okay, as long as you’re comfortable and feel pretty.
Still, there are a few rules to go by: don’t mix metals. This means, don’t’ wear a gold watch with your silver bracelet and your bronze earrings. Coordinate. If your dress has sequins or embroidery, that’s probably enough “statement.” This means, you probably won’t need to add a necklace. Earrings, maybe. You also don’t want to look like what your grandmother called “a Christmas tree.”
I hope this has helped a bit and will come in handy come the next prom or any event for that matter.