It's crazy that prom is right around the corner. Even with all the crazy snow we've had this winter the end of the school year is in sight and teenage girls are hunting for that perfect prom dress.
I have noticed the flood of prom dresses at all the department stores as of late. Every girl wants that perfect prom dress to compliment the perfect night but a lot of that depends on her. Here are some questions you should be asking yourself when shopping for that perfect prom dress.
How Much Skin Do You Want to Show?
These days there are all kinds of prom dresses and some show WAY more skin than others. When I was a teenager I was very self-conscious and didn't want to show bounds of cleavage like some girls want to. How much skin you show depends on the type of dress you buy. Take this dress from JenJenhouse.com for example.
I would have totally felt uncomfortable all night wearing a dress that was that low cut but on the other hand some girls want this look. So when you are shopping for a prom dress ask yourself, “Do I want to show cleavage?”, “Would a strapless dress make me nervous?”, “Am I comfortable with a slit practically to my waist?” – things of this nature.
After all, you want to have fun and not be overly concerned with your dress falling off (if you are the self-conscious type like me). It's totally a personal decision and something every girl needs to think about when picking out a prom dress.
How Much Are You Going To Dance?
If you are John Travola's get down and boogie sister you may need to think about the length of your dress. A super long dress or one with a train may inhibit you from dancing like you want to. If you are the kind that only dances to slow songs then any length dress should do.
Although if you are a wild dancer and are considering a shorter dress you may want to ask yourself “Would I be embarrassed showing my butt (or other areas) at prom?”. Just food for thought. I've seen it happen. Careful on how you bend!
What Are You Doing After Prom?
If the prom dress you are wearing is headed for a long night like to an after party for example – comfort may be a question. If you have to suck in your gut the whole time at prom or are wearing those uncomfortable thinning undergarments. And then have to suffer with them afterwards as well – well that just doesn't sound like fun.
So try picking a dress that is comfortable (as much as it can be being a dress of that type) in your correct size. Don't try to squeeze into something that doesn't fit. You'll be regretting it later.
Being comfortable is extremely important – physically and mentally. You want to be able to have fun without worrying about exposing yourself or suffering through being physically uncomfortable.
Please think about these questions when choosing your prom dress (or even a wedding dress). They are things I wish I would have thought about when I was at that time in my life. Places like http://www.jenjenhouse.com/Prom-Dresses-c18/ are great for researching prom dresses that will fit you perfectly in everyway.
Proms and attire has sure changed over the years. I am amazed at some of the fashions that are being worn today. Some girls as young as pre-teen are wearing these elaborate dresses. Don’t get me started on the shoes. 🙂
I know what you mean. I don’t think I could handle my daughter wearing some skimpy dress. And the shoes – heck I can’t even walk in the shoes lol.
You will be relieved to know I have never asked myself questions for a prom dress, Krystle! Whew… 🙂 I will say…from back in the day and to pass along… that I would want my date to look as nice as she chose to. That she keep in mind I’m on the date with HER, not her dress. And, just like you said, for it to be diverse enough so we can go out either for eats or hanging out afterwards. Dang, it’s already that time of year again isn’t it? Time flies… 🙂
Yes, time flies SO fast. Especially when you aren’t in the lope with things like high school anymore. I probably wouldn’t even think about prom if I wasn’t seeing the dresses in stores.
Chaperoning such dances as a teacher has proved interesting over the years. There is so much variety in the dresses, from super-short, to elegant and sleek, to full-on princess variety dresses. Dresses that are too short or too full of shiny fake jewels seem to be the ones that stand out for the wrong reasons.
I saw a princess one I loved at the mall. Probably because I never had a wedding. It was a nice change to see that one after all the super short ones I had been seeing in the past years walking by the juniors department.