How to Find the Perfect Prom Dress – 5 Stylist Tips

Usually, a young lady wears her prom dress once in her life. Of course, you can wear it after informal events, and parties.

Many high-ranked stars and celebrities are spotted to wear one dress more than twice at public celebrations and ceremonies. 

The prom is the first significant event in mature life. Therefore, it must be special and memorable. Every girl is waiting impatiently to this day. Preparations often start months earlier in order to find the perfect prom dress.

Nowadays, there is such a wide selection of ball gowns that we can feel dizzy. It is important when looking for a ball gown to consider several things: the shape of your body, what fabric it is made of, what color it should be, etc.

Don’t forget to look for a comfortable dress, as the day of the prom is very long.

We have selected some tips for future high school graduates on how to choose the perfect prom dress for the special graduation day.

How to find the perfect prom dress - 5 stylist tips

1. Choose What Type of Prom Dress You Want

Browse photos on the Internet, check some magazines, or whatever else comes to mind. 

This will give you inspiration for the dress model you want. You can also get inspiration from the outfits of the stars on the red carpet. 

And one more important thing – try models of dresses that you have not identified in advance. 

You will be surprised by the result.

Make sure to start looking for a prom dress three to four months in advance. 

This way you will have enough time to try on and make any adjustments that will be needed on the dress.

If you can’t find your dress in the first store, don’t despair – it’s out there waiting for you.

2. Choose the Fabric of Your Prom Dress

Choose more sophisticated fabrics for your prom dress, such as satin, silk, chiffon, lace. 

These fabrics do not steam your skin, but are also very stylish and make your outfit look more stylish.

3. Set a Budget for Your Prom Dress

Don’t forget to set a budget in advance. Keep in mind that in addition to the prom dress, there are additional expenses – shoes, bag, jewelry, makeup, hairstyle, and etc. 

4. Choose a Model of the Dress With the Shape of your Body and Face

This is one of the most important things you need to do. Match the dress model with the shape of the face and the type of figure to make sure that you will be irresistible. 

This will make the search for the perfect prom dress much easier. Try to emphasize the body features that you like and hide those that you do not like.

5. Choose the Color and Length of Your Prom Dress

It is important that the color reflects your mood.

In addition, it must be consistent with the color of your skin, hair, and eyes. With the right color, you can hide some flaws – for example, if you are fuller, black will create the visual illusion of a weaker body.

The length of the dress should also be tailored to your body – if you are shorter, choose a short dress. If you have longer legs, you can safely bet on a long dress.

Final thoughts

Look for a dress that you will feel comfortable in. And not least – to feel confident in it. If you think that your dress doesn’t fit you well, makes you look fuller, or has a negative effect on your self-esteem at all, do not buy it. After all, this is your day and you should feel like movie stars.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.