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How to pick the Perfect Color Dress for Me

Jun 2, 2017

Choosing the perfect prom dress is about more than just choosing the color and shape you like best, but also choosing the color and shape that looks best on you. You always want to look good, so you probably think about how an outfit makes you look. Gift the same criteria to your prom dress selection and planning, and you’ll look great for the big night.

Those with olive skin, dark hair and brown eyes typically have warm undertones. Warm undertones tend to look good with bold tomato reds, golden yellows and browns, olive greens and orange colors. You can get away with bright, bold colors, or go for darker dresses.

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Cool complexions are common in people with light colored hair, green and blue eyes and pale skin. With cool tones, you can wear bright cherry reds, pinks, blues and silvers. You can play with jewel tones such as teal, turquoise, mint green and purple. Pick some bright, spring like dresses in jewel tones, candy colors or sultry silvers.

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The best colors for your skin go for your accessories, too. Warm toned skin looks good with gold, while cooler complexions look good with silver.

You may start to think about these colors when you are selecting a prom dress. But this is knowledge that you can use in all aspects of your wardrobe. You may already find you gravitate toward the colors that look best on you, so you don’t even need to make big adjustments in your wardrobe, or your personal tastes. It helps to know your whole color range, and also how you can combine colors you like with those that look good on you – by adding those extra colors in as accessories or small touches. You can wear the colors you like that don’t always make you look your best, if they are not right up near your face. Think about accessorizing in those colors, and rely on the colors that compliment your skin.

Voluptuous Red Prom Dress Ideas

May 24, 2017

There is almost nothing sexier than a curve-hugging red dress that fits perfectly. A girl in a red dress comes off as daring and bold with a well-developed sense of adventure. This classic and stunning color works especially well in a more voluptuous fit such as a mermaid silhouette or a classic form-fitting sheath dress. Shop by color to see the complete collection of red prom dresses offered by DressProm.net.

You can’t go wrong with a classic. This Form Fitting Prom Gown by Rachel Allan is a gorgeous dress that fits simply in order to let the beautiful color shine. It begins with a high-neck bodice that moves down into a simple skirt that hugs your hips and gently flares out at the knee. Well-placed cut outs at the waist and back give a little bit of interesting detail. This dress shows off your hourglass shape without being overwhelmed by embellishments. The color itself is simply stunning and this dress will let your best features take the spotlight.

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For a more elaborate take on a classic shape in a gorgeous crimson color, this Mermaid Prom Dress by Panoply is a great option. This dress features an off the shoulder sweetheart neckline that is embellished with intricate bead work. The tight, form-fitting bodice is made with a nude fabric background that is overlaid with bright red floral embroidery. At about the knee, a glamorous red tulle mermaid skirt flares out to create an incredible silhouette. As soon as you slip this dress on you’ll feel sexy and vivacious. It’s sure to help your prom night be a night to remember.

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Shop these dresses and many more at DressProm.net. There are many different prom dresses that come in a beautiful red color. From more classic fits like the ones pictured here to more modern styles such as skirts with shorts underneath and crop top dresses. There are also more toned down darker shades of red if you’d like to be a little less bold but no less beautiful.

Slim vs. Poofy Formal Dresses Compared

Mar 8, 2017

There are only a few times in your life when you get to go all out in choosing a dress. Your prom or formal is one such occasion. While we say this is your opportunity to go all out, it is still up to you to match your style, whether it is a simple, figure flattering dress or a poofy number with fun details.

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You might want to start with your personality, and activity. Are you bold? Do you like to stand out from everyone else in the room? Or will an eye-catching dress make you feel uncomfortable from all the attention? You might also want to consider what you plan to do in the dress. If you are going to be in a limo with a bunch of friends, consider how a dress with a big skirt will be sitting close together with your prom date and friends, and getting in and out of the limo. You also want to be sure you can move in the dress if you want to dance to every song until the DJ calls it quits for the night. The same goes for any after party or activities.

A simple dress is easy to put on and you don’t have to worry about adjusting all night. A dress with a larger skirt and other details might need to be fluffed or smoothed every time you get up or sit down. Those larger dresses can be fun, though, just be prepared for a bit of a fussy dress, and give yourself a once over before saying cheese.

Check out our post on choosing a dress for your body type for more tips on finding the dress that works with your figure. Also know that you have more options if you buy your dress early. As it gets closer to your prom, more styles will sell out.

Remember that this is a night you will always remember, and your dress is a big part of that experience. Consider all the styles out there, and find something you are comfortable with, and happy with. There are more styles and designs available than ever before, and you can find a dress that is really unique that you can enjoy wearing.

Every Girl’s top 5 #PromGoals

Nov 17, 2016

Every Girl’s Top 5 #PromGoals

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  1. Matching Squad Dresses — #SquadGoals, #PromGoals: what’s the difference, really? Get all the points when you coordinate matching prom dresses for the girls. We love this trend in shades that flatter all figures, especially black and silver! It’s especially perfect if you decide to go stag with your besties.
  2. Runway-Inspired Gowns — Get inspired by some of your fave celebrity red carpet looks. If you loved Taylor’s two-piece front-slit Grammys gown, you’ll absolutely adore Blush’s version featuring the same colors but an off-the-shoulder top.
  3. Figure-Flattery — Every girl’s #PromGoals list includes the perfect dress, and it’s only perfect if it fits like a glove! With hot-right-now prom trends like painted-on fabrics — hello, curve-hugging jersey material! — this one’ll be easy to nail.
  4. Themed Couples’ Prom Looks — Superheroes, camouflage, glitz-and-glam: whatever you’re into, you can make a splash when you coordinate a fun, out-of-the-box themed look for prom.
  5. The Perfect Date — Whether he’s your #MCM or your oldest pal, every girl should have the right date. Pick a date who’s as fun as you, and one who’s not afraid to cut loose on the dancefloor!

Dressprom is here to help you and your friends accomplish all of your #PromGoals! If you have questions or feedback for us send us a tweet @dresspromdotnet with the #PromGoals.

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Prom Nail Art Trends

Nov 30, 2015

As every girl knows, the perfect outfit only begins with the dress. Your hair and nails are an extension of your clothing and everything has to match. With prom season on the horizon, just what are the hottest prom nail art trends?

Today, 3D embellishments are a major must-do for nails. If you want to glam up your nails for prom, think about adding gemstones or rhinestones. You can use a metallic base color or a neutral hue that mirrors your dress, then you glam it up by adding 3D embellishments.

Gone are your mom’s nails where they were all done in the exact same color as your dress. Most nail styles today are an eclectic mix of 3-D embellishments and designs that look far from uniform. However, one thing that contemporary nails have in common with throwback styles is that they still reflect the style and feel of your dress.

You can certainly look to Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. There won’t be a shortage of ideas. If you’re not sure how to do it, there’s always YouTube, where you can watch a video that shows you, step by step, how to do it yourself.

However, getting your hair and nails done really is a whole part of the prom experience. If you can, sit back and let a professional do your nails. If that isn’t something that’s in your budget, make sure that you practice doing your nails in the style that you want in the weeks leading up to the prom. You can also try nail wraps to punch up the style.

Don’t wait until the last minute if you are going to try something fancy with your nails. Practice really does make perfect even when it comes to doing your nails. Yet, if all else fails old-school always works in a pinch, but add an upgrade. Change up the style by adding a touch a sparkle.

DIY Beauty: Sea Salt Beach Waves Spray

Jun 5, 2014

Find out how to make waves without hitting the beach with our DIY Sea Salt Beach Waves spray recipe!

Find out how to make waves without hitting the beach with our DIY Sea Salt Beach Waves spray recipe!

Okay – now that prom 2014 is officially over, why not get ready for the next event coming up: visiting the beach! Ditch the heels and grab a pair of flip fops, because we have a recipe for DIY Sea Salt Beach Waves Spray that will make you feel like sea goddess you were destined to be!

DIY Sea Salt Beach Waves Spray

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of organic, virgin Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of alcohol-free hair gel
  • 2 cups of water
  • An empty spray bottle

Directions:

First, make sure that the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil are in liquid form. You can do this by microwaving it for about 15 seconds. Next, you’ll combine the sea salt, hair gel, and two cups of water in a bowl and whisk the ingredients until they’re blended. Last, transfer to your empty spray bottle and spray on your wet hair, letting it air dry for the best waves outside of the beach!

Want to see what we have to offer for prom 2014 gowns? Visit us today at DressProm.net!

Prom Beauty 101: Applying your makeup the right way

Jun 5, 2014

Find out if you’re applying your makeup correctly with 10 simple steps!

Find out if you’re applying your makeup correctly with 10 simple steps!

When you’re applying your makeup before prom or any big event, you’re going to want it to last the whole night, right? When you’re dancing the night away in your gorgeous Alyce Designs gown, the last thing you want to be worrying about is if your eyeliner isn’t running down your cheeks. We have the right way to apply your makeup so it will stay for longer and look fabulous no matter what event you’re headed to!

  1. Wash your face with a cleansing facial wash, depending on your skin type. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
  2. Next, use a toner if you have especially dry skin. This helps to get rid of any clogged pores, extra oil and dirt, and keep your skin looking fresh.
  3. Apply your moisturizer with SPF already in it. This will help keep your skin safe from the sun’s harmful rays and keep it supple.
  4. Next, you’ll apply your makeup primer.
  5. After your primer sets into your skin, dot your concealer on to your blemishes and/or dark circles. You’re going to want to blend this in as best as you can with a foam blender pad or a flat-tipped brush.
  6. Next comes your foundation. Make sure you’re applying a foundation that can be layered and not look too thick. You’ll want to apply this to your face and neck.
  7. After you’ve blended your foundation, apply your bronzer/highlighter. Apply these to your cheek bones, bridge of your nose, and point of your chin. Blend with a foam blender pad.
  8. Once your bronzer is blended, add your blush to the apples of your cheeks.
  9. Next, add your eye makeup. This includes your eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara. Usually starting with the liner and working your way to the mascara is the best sequence, but your eye makeup should always be applied close to the end of your makeup application.
  10. Lastly, you’re going to want to apply the lipstick or lip gloss portion of your makeup routine. Make sure your lips are clean and exfoliated before you apply, and you’ll have long-lasting lips for the whole night.

Want to see the rest of our Alyce Designs gowns? Visit us today at DressProm.net!

DIY Prom Beauty: Split End Mask

Apr 18, 2014

Try out our DIY Split End mask to heal those broken ends before prom night!

Try out our DIY Split End mask to heal those broken ends before prom night!

Don’t get upset about those split ends – you can take care of them before prom and skip a trip to the salon! With our DIY Split End Mask, your prom gown won’t be the only thing that’s glimmering – your locks will be too!

DIY Split End Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil, virgin/organic
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic Honey

Directions:

Before you start to mix this transformative hair mask up, take your banana, egg, and a small bowl, and mash together. Once this mixture is fully combined, add in your room temperature coconut oil, olive oil, and honey to the bowl. Mix these ingredients together until they are fully combined as well, making sure the mixture is smooth.

When this mixture is done, apply this mask to your ends (or full head) for at least 25 minutes. Once your time is up you can rinse the mixture out of your hair with cold water. Check out your split ends when you style your hair out – almost looks like you just left the salon chair with a fresh trim.

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Spring makeup trends – Rock a fun, new look to Prom

Apr 6, 2014

Find out which trends are taking the makeup world by storm this spring - so you can wear them at prom!

Find out which trends are taking the makeup world by storm this spring - so you can wear them at prom!

Don’t forget about your makeup when you head out to prom 2014! For some – this part of the prom puzzle might be an afterthought, but don’t worry – we’ve compiled some of the hottest spring makeup trends for you to take a look at so you don’t wait until the last minute!

Nude lips – This trend looks amazing for spring time, and even better with formal wear! One of the best ways to rock this look is to not go with a matte lipstick, but something a little bit glossier. Consider what shade of nude would look best with your skin tone, and rock this fun trend all the way to prom court!

Liquid Eyeliner lids – What’s more dramatic than a cat-eye look when you get into your prom gown? This awesome spring makeup trend is a gorgeous way to accentuate those beautiful eyes, as well as create a classic, bold look!

Bold brows – Girl, if you can perfect your eyebrow game – you can rule the world! With models like Cara Delevingne showing off their thick, dark eyebrows, this look has totally become one of the hottest spring makeup trends. Use an eyebrow pencil that is similar to the natural color of your brows, and create a classy, retro-looking feel to your prom attire!

Purple eyes – Looking to be a little daring when it comes to your eye makeup? Give some purple eye shadow or eyeliner a try! Pantone’s 2014 Color of the year is called Radiant Orchid, which is a vibrant shade of purple. We suggest giving that a try on your lids for an excellent prom look!

Want to see our full collection of prom 2014 dresses and gowns? Visit us today at DressProm.net!

Our most Pinned Prom Gowns so far in 2014

Mar 25, 2014

Find out our four most pinned dresses of 2014 this far!

Find out our four most pinned dresses of 2014 this far!

If there’s one social media that always helps us connect with our Prom-nistas, it’s Pinterest! We see you all out there – pinning some of the most sought-after gowns of 2014, but you’re probably wondering which prom dresses take the cake for this year so far! Here are four gowns that our Pinterest fans adore!

High Neckline Crop Top by Sherri Hill – This hot two-piece is one of our bestselling dresses of 2014. Not to mention our Pinterest users repined it over 62 times! You can find this dress by Sheri Hill here on our site.

Elegant Lace and Illusion Flowing A-line Prom Dress by Tony Bowls Evenings (TBE11415)- This gown by Tony Bowls is an elegant, modest, show-stopper with gorgeous beading. It’s been pinned and repined over 123 times on Pinterest, so we definitely think that it’s a fan favorite! You can shop this adorably modest number here in our store.

Exquisite Mermaid Skirt Prom Dress By Sherri Hill (21051) – Looking to channel your inner mermaid for prom? This sheer mermaid skirted gown by Sherri hill has been pinned over 352 times. We know you like this dress – it’s a given – so you can shop it here in our store!

Lovely Beaded One Shoulder Empire Waist Prom Dress By Blush (9726) –Over 1,015 our Pinterest followers pinned and repined this gorgeous Persimmon colored gown! We love the detailing in the one shoulder, as well as the A-line drop skirt. We think you’d like to rock in on your prom night, so you can find it here on our website.

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