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Chic Sequin Prom Options

May 15, 2017

Prom is your time to shine and what better way to do that than with the all-over sparkle of a sequin dress. These beautiful form-fitting dresses show off your curves in a tasteful and glamorous way. They come in a variety of different styles and colors, as well. So you’ll have plenty of room to show off your own personality within the sequin dress style.

Sequin dresses work well with many different prom themes. For example, a sequin dress would fit right in at a Hollywood, Gatsby, Royalty, Black Tie Event or Fashion Week in Paris themed prom. If you have a sequined dress in mind, you can shop by designer, style, prom theme and color on DressProm.net. Browse through all of the different sections to get some prom inspiration and find the sequined dress of your dreams.

This Regal Long Sequin Prom Dress from Night Moves would work perfectly for a Gatsby prom because it features a modern twist on a classic flapper style. A lovely bodice with a strapless sweetheart neckline moves down into a flattering empire waist tiered sequin fringe skirt. The long and elegant sequined dress has a flapper style sequined skirt that will shimmy and move with you as the night goes on. Put this dress on and get transported back to the roaring ‘20s. Then channel your inner Daisy and party until the sun comes up.

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If your prom theme is Hollywood, Black Tie Event or you just love the classic sequin dress, then this Sequined Prom Gown by Tiffany Designs may be just the dress for you. It features classically form-fitting, slinky lines and neutral colors. The tiny sequins cover the entire sheath dress while sexy cut outs give the bodice a flirty edge. There’s no doubt that all eyes will be on you in this stunning gown. When you step out wearing this dress, you’ll be checking for the paparazzi around every corner. But don’t worry, you’ll be red carpet ready and more photogenic than ever.

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2017 Prom Style: Mermaid Dresses

May 1, 2017

Are you looking for a way to show off your figure without showing too much skin at prom this year? If so, a mermaid silhouette prom dress may be just the thing for you. While this lovely, curve-hugging style is inspired by vintage fashion, it is perfectly on trend and one of the most popular choices for prom 2017. The mermaid silhouette is created with a tight bodice and a long skirt that is form-fitting down to the knees or calves, where it dramatically flares out like the fins of a mermaid’s tail.

Mermaid silhouette prom dresses come in a wide variety of different colors, patterns and fabrics and feature several different types of embellishments. We carry some of the hottest mermaid dresses from the trendiest designers at DressProm.net. Take a look at the different options to see this flattering silhouette paired with some of this season’s other popular trends such as high necklines, two-piece crop top dresses, cut outs and floral prints. You’ll also find more classic styles and colors like tulle skirts, black dresses and solid-colored satin.

Rock some of this year’s hottest trends all in one dress with this Two Piece Prom Gown by Rachel Allan. It features a mermaid tail skirt in a floral print with a matching cropped top, a high neckline, cut outs and sequin embellishments. This dress is a knockout with large, beautiful Dogwood blossoms adorning the skirt paired with a flirty top.

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If a classic color and style is more your speed, try this Mikado Mermaid Prom Dress from Blush. This absolutely stunning dress begins with a fitted, strapless bodice that has a plunging sweetheart neckline. This bodice is embellished with intricate bead work. The satin mermaid skirt is playfully ruffled at the bottom to enhance its mermaid tail appearance.

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No matter which style you choose, you’ll be sure to look gorgeous in your mermaid prom dress from DressProm.net.

Let DressProm Help you Budget for your Prom in 2017

Apr 27, 2017

Prom is one of the most memorable events of your high school career, but it’s certainly not the cheapest occasion. Many girls struggle with wanting to create a night that they’ll never forget, complete with the perfect dress, without going over budget. However, with some smart planning and a bit of expertise from DressProm, you can get everything you want for prom night while still sticking to a spending plan. Here’s how to budget for prom in the DressProm way.

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  • The Dress. For most girls, the dress is the most important — and most expensive — piece of the prom puzzle. We recommend setting aside between $100 and $600 to spend on a prom dress, depending on your overall budget and your personal tastes. While it is fairly easy to find an affordable prom dress with so many options on the market today, it’s also very possible to skim some money from the rest of your budget if you decide to splurge on a pricier designer dress. At the end of the day, it’s all up to you.
  • The Accessories. We recommend budgeting $100 or less for accessories, shoes included. Most people won’t even look at your accessories once they see your gorgeous dress, so it’s much more worthwhile to allot any extra cash toward your dress. Use your accessory budget to pick up some matching shoes, simple jewelry and a handy purse to carry your essentials in.

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  • Hair and Makeup. While many girls choose to get their hair and makeup done for prom, it’s certainly not an essential part of the process. On average, a hair and makeup appointment costs about $150 to $250 at a salon, which is just not in the budget for many people. To cut costs while still getting a great beauty look, visit a makeup counter at the local mall and take advantage of the free makeovers, or enlist a friend or family member who is particularly good at hair to give you a simple up-do.
  • The Flowers. On average, a corsage costs between $35 and $45, while a boutonniere costs between $15 and $20. Whether you’re going with a date or a friend, you’ll likely want to set aside some cash to give them some flowers.
  • The Pre-Prom. Most people participate in at least some type of pre-prom activity, whether it be taking photos, renting a limo or going out to dinner (if your school doesn’t provide one).

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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.

The Importance of Purchasing Your Prom Dress Now

Feb 28, 2017

The new year means that new styles are hitting stores. And that means new prom and formal dresses. You know your prom is approaching, and it isn’t too soon to start thinking about your perfect dress. If you find what you like, snatch it up now before it’s too late.

You might feel like the end of the school year is far away, and that you have plenty of time. This may be true, but that doesn’t mean shopping for a prom dress is something you should put off until closer to the date of your formal event. While new styles are in, now is the time to pounce. If you wait, your selection will be more limited. You might like the two-piece styles, or maybe you like a shorter skirt with a flowing overskirt. To get the style you want, shop early, shop now.

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Another benefit to getting your dress early is allowing yourself time to accessorize. You can find the perfect shoes, which we also offer. You can also find the jewelry, purse and other accessories you want to make your evening special.

It’s not important to wait until you have a date to prom to start looking for a dress. If you plan to go to prom, the details will fall into place. Coordinating your dress color with his accessories and corsage is that much easier if you already have a dress. You will have the color ready so that your date can arrange for his tuxedo or other attire. As your formal approaches, you may have other things on your mind, such as final exams, college planning and your summer plans. Finding your dress early and matching it with your accessories well in advance helps clear your time so you can concentrate on those other important events.

You can still share the experience with your friends. Set up time to get together to shop at DressProm.net online together. Find dresses you and your friends like, and critique styles. You can have that experience, even if the leaves aren’t yet starting to show on the trees.

What Prom Dress Color is Perfect for You

Jan 31, 2017

After you’ve identified the prom dress style that you want to wear, the next big question is the color. Now, color is key because picking the wrong hue can actually leave you looking washed out. It’s not your imagination that some colors are more flattering than others on you, which is why it’s vital to target a color that brings out all of your best assets. So, how do you decide on the perfect prom dress color for you? Well, the secret is actually in the undertones.

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First off, don’t confuse surface tone with undertone. Surface tone is what’s on top and what you pay attention to when it comes to makeup. However, undertone is what lies underneath your skin. Undertone is broken into three categories; cool, warm and neutral. Cool means you have pink, red or blue undertones while warm describes yellow or golden undertones. Ladies that are neutral have a combo of both. Don’t stress. It only takes a minute to decide which undertone best describes you.

  • Look at your veins – Check out the veins by your wrist. If they’re bluish, then you have cool undertones. Green means that you have warm.
  • Silver or gold – If silver jewelry looks better on you than you have cool undertones. Gold tends to flatter warm toned ladies.
  • Natural hair and eye color – If the previous tricks didn’t help, then consider the hair and eye color that nature gave you. Gals with blue, green or gray eyes and blonde, brown or black hair have cool undertones while ladies with brown, hazel or amber eyes along with red, brown, black or strawberry blonde hair have warm undertones.
  • Fun in the sun – Another way to find your undertone is to take a look at your skin after a day spent in the sun. Girls that tan easily have warm undertones while gals that burn quickly have cool.

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Okay, so now that you’ve identified your undertone. Target a prom dress color that flatters your undertone and you have the ideal prom dress color for you. Fabulous colors for warm undertones are yellow, richer hues of red, shades of brown, creamy colors as well as lighter greens that have a yellow mix. Cool undertones will rock blue, purple, pink, darker greens, reds that boast a bluish base and cyan.

Happy shopping!

2017 Trendy Prom Style: Rompers

Jan 18, 2017

So, you’ve been asked to the prom. Of course, you said yes. You’re excited, but there’s one major fly in the ointment. You hate dresses. Don’t worry. You are not alone. Plenty of gals shutter at the thought of putting on a ball gown all layered up with tulle or lace. If that’s your style, wear it well. However, for many gals, dresses just aren’t all that alluring, especially fancy ones. Well, for ladies that dare to be different and say no to the dress, here is the hottest prom trend for 2017; the romper.

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Yes, you’ve seen it on the runway. You already own a couple of comfy, casual rompers. Celebs are wearing them to major red carpet events. It’s not surprising that the romper will be a popular pick for the upcoming prom season. Of course, it is prom, so prom rompers will offer an elegant style and glam that is all their own, giving you a lot of options when it comes to your prom outfit.

When picking a romper to wear to a prom, you can go a couple of different ways. First off, pick a romper with sequins, beads or another type of sophisticated accent that takes the romper style to the next level. Another choice is a romper with a chiffon overlay. The draping long skirt over the romper brings the two styles together and is a nice compromise if mom insists on the dress. Going with a pretty floral pattern is also a top pick for formal rompers that will rock. Metallic is another way to go. If you’re going with a simple black romper, then amp it up with your accessories.

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If you are dead set against wearing a fancy dress, then don’t. You will feel more confident and comfortable if you are wearing an outfit that expresses your personal style. Don’t be pushed into the dress if you prefer going for formal wear that is off the beaten path. Thankfully, styles change with the times and you will have a lot of options outside of the traditional for 2017. Just take a peek at the hottest prom rompers for 2017. You will be pleasantly surprised and mom might be too though it might take her a while to warm to the romper.

Check Out The New DressProm Guide to Everything Prom

Dec 15, 2016

Prom is one of the most important milestones in your life—or at least it certainly feels that way. DressProm has done all of the research for your reading pleasure. Here’s a look at all of the prom guides you need to know about before your prom:

Prom Guide: Talking About the Hottest Trends

In our prom guide we cover all of the latest trends taking over the prom cycle for the upcoming season. See, it’s never too early to start thinking about the prints, cuts and colors you should consider for your prom. Learn about styles that are still going strong, like the two-piece dress, and get a crash course in how rompers and jumpsuits have become the edgy style choice for daring fashionistas.

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A Guide to Hair and Makeup

To contour or not to contour? Do you know what hair and makeup dos and don’ts you need to know about for prom. Prom is your chance to get glammed up, but it’s also important not to overdo it or settle for a look that clashes with your dress. Don’t worry, our hair and makeup guide will set you straight!

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How to Budget for Prom

Even if mom and dad are pitching in for your prom dress, it’s important to build a budget that you can stick to. When the perfect dress catches your eye, you don’t want to be stuck a few dollars short. Our budget guide will help you through creating a realistic budget that still ensures your prom is as magical as you dreamed it would be.

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Planning for Prom: Making Sure You Don’t Miss Anything!

Plan, plan, plan! A strong game plan for prom is essential to making the night as enjoyable as possible. Leave yourself enough time to add anything you forget to your plan. If you’re planning to do to prom with your squad, make sure you check in with each other to ensure everyone is on the same page. For the rest, check our guide to planning your prom night!

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How Should My Prom Dress Fit

Dec 5, 2016

There’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to prom, but priority number one is choosing your prom dress. To ensure you get the perfect fit on prom night, keep these tips mind:

Dress for Your Body Type

Everyone fits into a certain body type category, which means not all dresses and cuts are going to fit your body correctly. To dress for your body, you’ll first need to determine what type of body you have. Apple shapes carry most of their weight in the mid-section, pear shapes carry their weight in the bottom half of their bodies and hourglass shapes curve in and out like an hourglass. Other types include straight and petite. Research dress styles that suit your body type before you even begin to look at dresses. Also, check out the Dressprom Fashion Guide to see the most popular dresses from great designers to help you chose the perfect fit for prom.

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Take Accurate Measurements

When you’re buying your dress online you won’t have the opportunity to try the dress on before you order. The best way to make sure the dress your order will fit you correctly is to have accurate measurements of your body. Have someone take your measurements and keep them handy while you browse. You can take your measurements yourself, but having someone else do it for you will yield more accurate results. Use a tailor’s measuring tape for this (the soft, fabric kind). Dressprom offers a great prom dress measuring video that will help you take the perfect measurements every time!

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Bigger Is Better

When in doubt, always size up. Taking a dress in is always much easier than adding fabric to a dress. On that note, avoid buying a smaller dress with the intention of losing weight in time for prom. You can’t predicted how quickly you’ll lose weight, or even if you’ll lose any weight at all. If you do shed a few pounds, the dress can always be taken in.

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Creating a Smooth Profile

Depending on the fabrics used to make your dress and the silhouette it creates, you may be left with a few bumps and creases in your profile that don’t look quite right. Shapewear can be an excellent tool for smoothing out these bumps and creating a much nicer silhouette.

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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