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Shopping for the Perfect Prom Dress

Jun 17, 2008
You want everything to be prefect for your prom and you definitely want to find the perfect prom dress. When you start shopping you will find that there are different styles to choose from, so it's not just the color or the accessories you have to worry about. You should know what each style is like when the salesperson says this is an Empire-style or a Sheath dress.

An empire cut dress has a high waistline that usually starts just below the bust. A long full skirt flows from this waistline falling gently to the floor, or to whatever length of dress you want to buy. This style of dress is perfect for those who are a lit larger on the lower body and have a small bus. It will also help petite girls look taller than they actually are.

A sheath dress is a slim form fitting dress that shows off your curves to their best advantage. It outlines the slender shape of your body. Most sheath dresses are sleeveless and look prefect on tall, thin girls.

The A-line shape dress has a form-fitting bodice and a loose skirt. The skirt flares out from the bodice at the waistline or just above. There is a seamless waist in this style of dress and is often called a princess-cut dress. This style suits juts about all body shapes, but it is especially helpful in disguising wide hips and thighs.

You can look just as elegant in a tea length dress as you can with one that is floor length. A tea length dress falls just below the knee. While it is very dressy, it gives you a more casual and relaxed appearance at a formal event. This dress style will look wonderful on you if you are tall and slender or if you have great legs that you want to show off.

A high-low gown has a longer hem in the back than in the front. The hem at the front forms a V-shape with the highest point coming just above the knee. At the back, the hem can reach the floor. This is the latest trend in prom dresses and is designed to provide a sexy style. This design also looks great in a strapless dress.

Choose a dress with a tulle skirt. This dress style features a form-fitting bodice that comes in tight to the waist. The skirt portion of the dress is made of stiffened rayon or silk and puffs out from the waist. The construction is very similar to that of the skirts worn by ballerinas. It is the perfect choice if you want to cover up a somewhat heavy lower body.

A ball gown has a very full skirt that hangs loosely from the waist and falls to the floor. The bodice of the gown is gathered in tightly at the waist to accentuate the fullness of the skirt. The design tends to cut the body in half and is suitable for many different body shapes.

Once you decide on the style of dress that best suits you, then you can start looking at colors. Black and white are two colors that never go out of fashion.
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