Prom as we know it is, for most of us, is just around the corner – be it a few weeks away for those whose schools hold it at the end of March or a few months for those that hold it at the end of the summer term. And for us girls, being as we are – flawless creatures, need an equally flawless, breathtaking gown that will transform us into the belle of the ball – so to speak. I remember the process of picking out my own prom gown last year, it took me at least two months to narrow it down to a few possibilities and in the end I ended up purchasing something completely different. The dress I bought was a darling blue Ted Baker chiffon design with a cinched waist that I accessorised with a feather throw over and a demure looking up-do. Now I think about on it, I’m really glad I chose what I did because the attention and compliments I received that night gave me enough fuel to be as brazen as I wanted.
The most important factor involved in the dress picking process is the fit. It has to look right, feel right and flow right on your body. You need it to accentuate curves but not overdo it to avoid looking like a harlot. Different body types therefore require different prototype cuts to draw attention to and from the areas we seek to highlight/downplay.
For those of us who are more curvy, a full length gown with an adequate amount of embellishments/embroidery on the top half would be best so as to draw a more proportionate picture. Also you can never go wrong with chiffon (honestly it is one of the best fabrics ever! Chiffon Prom Dresses are incredible)
The empire waist, the halter neck appliqué detail, the way the chiffon runs over your body. It’s such an elegant and timeless look. The pastel tone of the two/three dresses is also perfect for an event such as prom which is held almost as a celebration of the warmer climate to come and the impending freedom that is Summer. My own prom dress was of a similar design and you can find many Halter Evening Dresses on Victoria Dress’ website!
For those with a more athletic slender body type, you can carry off most styles without faltering (so jealous!). The main emphasis here may be to create curves, which is why deep V neck lines and cinched waists are perfect! A gathered waistline and full skirt will also give the illusion of having a fuller, more feminine shape if that’s what you seek to do.
And then of course there is the hourglass figure, which is the perceived societal embodiment of a ‘real’ woman. Embracing ones curves should be a priority for women with this body type as they really have it all – the slender waist, the ample chest and curvaceous hips. Some however, may wish to downplay these attributes and thus may prefer dresses of a shift like cut but a full length dress with a drawn in waist would be best to create appropriate proportions and draw attention to the best of ones form i.e. your slender waist and the symmetry of your chest to hip ratio. The best neckline would be also be of either a deep v-neck or sweetheart detail.
Looking at all these gorgeous Formal Evening Dresses makes me wish I could relive the prom experience and wear all of them to it! These dresses are all from www.victoriadress.co.uk and they all have the option of getting them custom made so as to offer the consumer their perfect fit. (I wish I had known about this site last year!)
There’s also a sale on right now – offering up to 65% off these ethereal looking vetements! So be sure to check these Cheap Prom Dresses out as soon as you can.
Happy Hunting XO