How to Pick the Right Length for Prom

How to Pick the Right Length for PromProm season never seems to be far off since it takes a good deal of time just planning what you’re going to wear.

The question is: do you go long or short for prom? Here’s how you can find the perfect length of dress for that one special night.

Cover Up

Now, cover up doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel amazing. But prom really isn’t the time to be showing off chests and midriffs. Sure, be proud of your body but don’t reveal too much on prom night.

The Dress

If you choose a dress that covers you, you’re on your way to winning the battle. But don’t stop there. While many young women cover themselves sufficiently for prom, there are still those who pick a dress that has nothing to do with homecoming. So let’s distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate.

There are loads of different types of dresses out there. Just look at prom dresses available at Chicago dress shop Peaches Boutiqueand you’ll know what we mean. While most are absolutely perfect for your special night, there are those that are all wrong for prom.

You need not to limit yourself to prom dress selections alone. Most boutiques sell dresses that can be worn for both prom and homecoming. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at some of the biggest dress boutiques and you’ll realize that most of their dresses can actually be worn for both prom and homecoming. And if you happen to browse among the perfect homecoming dresses for 2015, you might just find a dress that will be ideal for you to wear on prom.

You don’t need to be spending a fortune on your dress. You could even rent one. But however much you choose to budget, it’s important that you spend it well.

Once you are looking in the right place for your dress, you’ll need to know what to avoid. Here are a few things you should be wary of:

  • Sparkly chunks of plastic or anything that could have you looking too Disney Princess-y.
  • Massive puffy dresses that look way sillier than you realize.
  • Extremely complex dresses. While they aren’t hideous per se, you still want something classy and elegant.
  • Dresses that are too simple and completely lack structure. Unless you have a killer figure, you want something that is going to complement your body shape.
  • Anything overly flowy
  • Straps which are too thin on a dress that would look better strapless. These make shoulders look chubby and always look like they’re going to rip any minute.
  • Strapless dresses – not due to fashion, in fact they look amazing for prom. But keep in mind that you’re going to be dancing all night long and don’t want to spend all your time pulling the dress up. If you choose strapless, make sure it fits snugly around your chest.
  • Nothing too revealing.

Of course there are exceptions to most of these rules. Sparkles can look fantastic, complex dresses can work, and thin straps on the right person look gorgeous. But don’t dress for sexy, always dress for beautiful.

Let’s Get Down To it: Short or Long?

It’s the million dollar question. Short or long for prom? The answer: either. But each option needs to be mindful of some rules:

Short Dresses

Okay, we need to emphasize the cover up advice again. Do you remember the fingertip rule? This applies to prom dresses too. The short prom dress should sit at least at mid-thigh length. Any shorter is completely inappropriate. Prom is a formal event, not a middle school disco.

Long Dresses

It’s important to ensure your dress is correctly hemmed. Nothing too short or too long. Decide which shoes you are going to be wearing and wear them when the tailor pins your dress to ensure the length is absolutely perfect.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately you should be looking for a prom dress keeping the rules for what to do in mind. And of course, you should feel like a princess in your choice. So do pick carefully and embrace your classiness for a night you’ll never forget.

Nisha Pandey

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