Prom season has arrived and it's time for teens to search for the perfect outfits.
Before you shop, take a look at our guide for choosing the best dress for your body type. Picking the right dress will help you look and feel your best on prom night.
If You're Pear-Shaped
Girls who carry their weight on the bottom half of their body are considered pear shape. A-line dresses work with your body. Look for dresses that are fitted on top and flow out from the waist. This is a great opportunity to wear a beautiful ball gown.
If You're Lacking Curves
Create the illusion of curves! The cut of certain dresses can create a feminine shape. Look for mermaid silhouettes that cinch in at the waist and add curves on top and on bottom. Having a slender body shape also means that you can get away with wearing a dress with lots of extras, such as ruffles and embellishments.
If You're Petite
Forget the full-length dresses and opt for something above the knee. There are plenty of cocktail-length formal dresses and they're the ideal choice for shorter girls. Pair your short dress with some tall heels for a fun and flirty look on prom night.
If You're Hourglass-Shaped
Embrace your curves! Skip the sheaths and look for more form-fitting dresses. Dresses that accentuate your waist, like a mermaid or trumpet style, look great on those with an hourglass shape. Choose soft and flowing fabrics that will skim your curves and keep you comfortable.
If You're Apple-Shaped
Those who carry their weight on the top half of the body are described as apple shaped. Look for dresses that accentuate the bust and draw attention away from the mid-section. A-line and empire waist dresses look great on apple shapes. Try on dresses with interesting necklines and embellishments on top, like sequins, beading, and off-the-shoulder straps.
If You're Busty
It's all about support! Choose a dress with wider straps or with a bodice with built-in support. Draw attention to your face with a statement necklace. Look for dresses that add interest to the bottom half of the body, like those with a slit up the leg or with a full ball gown skirt.
Complete Your Prom Look
The perfect dress will help you look great and feel confident while you're dancing the night away, but your hair is the detail that will pull the look together.
Visit The Salon by Lora Brown for prom hair tutorials or call today to make an appointment for a prom-perfect hairstyle.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.