5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Prom Dress

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Somehow I always seem surprised when prom season comes rolling around. The school year goes by so quickly that the season just creeps up on me. And, believe it or not, I have friends who’s kids are going to winter formals and proms. I can’t believe it. Meanwhile I have toddlers at home.

Some of the parents from those even went to prom together themselves and are now sending their kids off to the same event. So even worse than the average school year flying by is the simple idea that we’re actually old enough to be sending kids off to prom.

My best friend and I were on the phone just last week talking about my Godson, who’s 16 this month, going off to prom. Forgive me for dying, just a little inside. His girlfriend is picking out prom dresses and I can’t help but think of the time I did the very same thing.

For a lot of teenage girls, picking the perfect prom dress means everything. It’s our big night to shine. To have our friends see us all dressed up, like never before. We also have to go all out by getting our manicures and our hair done. This is the event of the teenage years.

How to Pick the Perfect Prom Dress

Start Early
Being looking at prom dresses as soon as possible. You want to know what style, size, and type of gown you want to have. Some shops sell out quickly, too. You don’t want to miss the boat on getting the perfect dress!

A-Line/Princess V-neck Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress With Ruffle Beading

Have a Budget
The cost of prom dresses ranges dramatically. Are you willing to spend just a little or a lot? Shopping for a dress is much easier when you’re looking within a price range.

Go Unique
The worst nightmare for prom is for a girl to show up and girls are wearing her same dresses. Make sure you’re not wearing what everyone else has. The best way to avoid this, too is by going to places that have HUGE selections, like www.jenjenhouse.com.

Find Your Favorite Style
Knowing what type of dress you’re looking for will also narrow down the search. Search online, watch celebrity events, and try on a few dresses to know what works for your body type. Once you know your favorite style of prom dress, finding your perfect dress will be much easier.

Don’t Forget the Accessories
Dressing up for prom is not just about the dress. Remember to look for the perfect shoes, earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklace.

What’s Your Advice?

How would you help a young girl pick out her perfect prom dress? What’s your tips and advice for making sure the right dress is found before the big day?

A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Floor-Length Tulle Charmeuse Prom Dress With Beading


  1. says

    I love that long purple dress. It’s stylish and pretty, and lends a sense of elegance you don’t get to display in every day wear…just like a prom dress should be. :)

  2. says

    Those are both pretty choices. I’m not close to that point with my daughters yet, but will encourage them to choose classier and prettier dresses instead of sexy ones. (Thankfully, their school has a lot of rules for Prom, so that may take care of it for me!)

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