Selecting the perfect prom dress


Senior prom! Don't judge the hair, it was the 90's :)

Prom season is here, and all across the country, teens are obsessing about what to wear!  I remember my own prom heydays.  Finding the right dress was a real challenge, especially since the internet wasn't around to help!  Fortunately, promgoers nowadays have LightInTheBox.com, to help them -- they have beautiful made-to-measure special occasion dresses, and you don't have to dip into your kids' college tuition to pay for them!


With the plethora of choices available online, the biggest problem is figuring out which dress out of hundreds is The One.  LightInTheBox.com can help with that too -- they have come up with 5 Helpful Hints To Help Women Select The Right Dress to Flatter Their Figures!  Check them out and start shopping:

First off, you’ve got to “Size Up the Situation” and figure out what parts of your body you like to accentuate (remember mom always said “accentuate the positive”), and be honest about what areas you may wish to remain anonymous to the general public (not for public viewing). Once you’ve identified the above, here are some helpful hints:

Hint 1: Dark Colors & Prints - Remember that darker colors recede, making your silhouette appear smaller, and loud prints attract attention and can sometimes make you look bigger – you need to decide what effect makes you feel more confident – and then work it girlfriend!

Hint 2: Cup Runneth Over? - Cleavage can be sexy, if it’s kept in control and supported properly (Snooky, are you listening? Get those girls under control!). The right neckline (halter, V-Neck, strapless) and cut of the dress can enhance this area while still maintaining a look of class and sophistication.

Hint 3: Never Been Busted? – Don’t sweat the small stuff (get it)! Instead, look for dresses that have embellishments, ruffles and appliques at the chest which can add volume and create the illusion of a larger bust (think Judy Bloom, “we must, we must, we must increase our busts”).

Hint 4: Create some curves – Looking for a more hour-glass, bootylicious figure, you can make your own curves by choosing a dress with a peplum skirt, belt, or empire cut waist that creates more definition at the waist (that’s right, move over Kardashian sisters!).

Hint 5: If you’ve got them, flaunt them – Were you blessed with long, lean legs? Have you been swinging that Kettle Bell around for months toning your arms and shoulders? Nothing shows more confidence that sharing the assets you are most proud of – think mini-lengths or strapless dresses baby!


Disclosure: LightInTheBox.com is sending me a dress from their collection. Tips (in italics) were provided by LightInTheBox.com.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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