How to Find the Perfect Prom Dress


Prom season has arrived and many teenagers are met with the most important question of the spring: How do I Find the Perfect Prom Dress? It seems as though there are unlimited options when it comes to shopping for prom dresses, but finding the one that girls have pictured themselves in for years is nearly impossible! However, there are a few tips to consider to make shopping for the perfect prom dress a little easier.

The first step in finding the dress of your dreams is to have a dress style in mind. According to PromGirl, the dress styles trending now are two-pieces, cutouts, ball gowns, and illusion dresses. The best places to start looking for that special dress are large department stores such as Dillard’s, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, or Nordstrom. Perhaps smaller boutique stores or online retailers might be more your thing. If so, you can check out David’s Bridal, Jovani, Victoria’s Queen Golden Asp Prom, or, which are just a few retailers that carry an extensive inventory from which you can choose.

According to Teen Vogue, the best places to shop for a dress are Lulu’s, Nordstrom, Pretty Little Thing, Asos, and Macy’s. Dress prices range at these stores from under $50 at Pretty Little Thing, to upwards of $350 at Nordstrom.

Regardless of the price or where you shop, the key to finding the dress of your dreams is to consider how it will look on your own body. Not everyone looks the same when wearing a dress, so it is fundamental to choose a dress that compliments your own body. Keep in mind that certain dresses look flattering on different body types. For example, wrap dresses look especially beautiful on people with the “triangle” or “pear” body type, but anyone can wear a wrap dress and look gorgeous. Also, choose a color that looks good with your skin tone or matches your hair, shoes, or the makeup that you are planning on wearing. Finally, according to wikiHow, make sure that the dress you are wearing has comfortable fabric such as silk, velvet, or chiffon.

Now that the basics have been established for finding the perfect prom dress, it’s time to get ready for the most spectacular night at Pine Crest.