Prom night — that magical evening that you’ve been anxiously awaiting since the start of senior year — is finally on the horizon! If you’re still looking for the perfect attire, consider these tips to avoid making a prom fashion faux pas.
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With countless boutiques overflowing with lavish gowns, ladies, rest assured that your dream dress is out there — it’s just a matter of finding it. For the perfect fairytale look, make sure to choose a gown that suits your body type. For example, if you have an hourglass shape (shoulders and hips wider than your waist), opt for a flared dress to flatter your delicate waistline. On the other hand, if you have a pyramidal shape (smaller bust and wider hips), consider a dress that’s adjusted up top and looser down below. Moreover, select a color that complements your skin tone. For the fair-skinned, vibrant hues like red or purple are recommended over pastels, while lighter shades, like pink, white and metallic hues look marvelous on darker skin tones.
Young men, prom is your opportunity to come out looking like James Bond, so forget those second-hand suits — they’re always either too big or too small—and opt for something a little more clean cut. When shopping for your suit, make sure the jacket and pants fit you to a T. If you aren’t sure of the proper fit, ask a sales associate to measure your inseams and suggest styles appropriate for your build. In terms of color, you can never go wrong with a classic black or navy blue suit. For the bold at heart, show off your personality with a brightly patterned shirt instead of that shiny polyester ensemble you’ve been eyeballing. Finally, will you sport a necktie or bowtie? The choice is yours!