A guide to finding the perfect prom dress

For most girls there is nothing more important than their high school prom. Months and months of preparation go into this one special event. What will you wear? What hairstyle should you go for? Are you going to have a French manicure or a patterned design instead? And most importantly… Who is going to be your date? Whilst we can’t help you in that department, we can assure you that everyone will wish you were their prom queen once you have read our guide on finding the perfect prom dress.


Unfortunately, finding a prom dress is a lot more difficult than you may imagine. Why? Because the internet is flooded with generic designs. It seems most retailers have been taking inspiration from ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ – either that or a tin of Quality Streets! Tacky materials and over-the-top designs are everywhere, and thus finding a stunning prom dress can seem like locating the needle in a haystack. On your prom night you’ll want to choose from a range of luxurious and unique prom dresses that stand out from the crowd. This is pivotal on prom night. After all, you want to look and feel a million dollars, and our fine materials and stunning embellishments guarantee this is the case. But, how do you find the right one for you?

Firstly, you need to consider your shape. Determine what category you fit into out of the following – pear, apple, slender, hourglass, petite, or busty. If you need help, ask an adult. After all, dressing for your shape is something that tends to come with practise. Once you have determined what your body shape is, you can use the following as a guide to figure out what style of dress is going to suit your figure…


  • Pear – Dresses that are fitted at the top and fuller at the bottom look beautiful on pear shapes.
  • Apple – Look for dresses with a higher waistline. An empire silhouetteis a good choice.
  • Slender – To create the illusion of curves you should draw attention to your bust line or waist line.
  • Hourglass – Go for a fitted gown and show off that beautiful figure!
  • Petite – Stay away from floor length ball gowns as these are likely to overwhelm your frame. Instead, opt for a short and playful dress.
  • Busty – You can have fun playing around with different necklines. But remember, support is essential!


You now have all of the information you need in regards to finding the ideal style of dress for your shape. Now, the next thing you need to do is select a colour. This is where you can really bring your personality to the equation. If you like dark and gothic styles, embrace this with a deep shade. If you are vibrant and full of energy, go for a loud and vivid colour. If you want to feel like a princess, pick a light and pretty shade.


Of course you can consider what colours are going to complement your skin tone. For example, if you have pale skin, light and soft shades look stunning, such as champagne or coral. Bolder shades tend to look better on darker skin tones, such as ruby red and electric orange.


However, you don’t need to follow the rule book religiously. You’ve complemented your body shape, now have fun and let your character shine in terms of colour. And don’t forget the finishing touches either. There are some truly stunning details and embellishments for you to choose from. These will bring the wow factor to your dress.


Oh… and you may want to consider what your date is wearing too! It is never good when you open the door in a sexy red ball gown to find your date wearing a fuchsia pink shirt!