Dress issues dress issues! Here's a few of the advice requests we've answered on
things from styling to pricing. Enjoy.
Help!!!! Its my senior prom and I am not prepared yet. I want something
that will make me look older....i have brown eyes..dark brown
hair and am really short (5'0)....i also want a long dress, pink or baby
blue if possible or a light color but not white. i want to wear my hair up
and maybe put some flowers in it...any suggestions!!!
Hi Mary, let's see what I can do. First, you should know that pink or
light blue will make you look younger-- they're beautiful colors, but
they're more for "girls" than "women," if you know what I mean. Mauves,
purples, darker colors in general, with or without beadwork, are what
will make you look older. Ivory, on the other hand, is a light color that
makes you look older/sophisticated-- consider it, particularly because
it would go beautifully with brown eyes and dark brown hair. Also, wear
your hair up in a fancy do. This makes you look more formal (aside from
putting an extra few inches on you), and the more formal you look, the
older you also appear. Don't put flowers in your hair. Instead, wear a
tiara, or some crystals or pearls strewn through your hair; again, this
is more sophisticated, more formal. Finally, if you wear a body hugging
dress, make sure it's floor length with a simple slit on the side (not
the back). This will let you wear pumps up to three inches high if you
want, and will look great with that type of dress (between these and the
updo you should gain a respectable 5 or 6 inches). A tan would also
help because it tends to make us look older. Careful, though, that you
do not look burnt or red, because that would make you seem
inexperienced-- always go for the sophisticated "I know what I'm doing"
look-- that is to say, perfection.
i want to wear a white strapless gown to my boyfriends senior prom, but thats
the color they wear to graduatate and is kind of "weddingy" (weve also
been together for 1 1/2 years so people might joke) but what do you think, is
pure white ok for prom??
Hi Amanda. Yes, pure white is just fine for a prom, so don't worry. You
won't be the only one in white. As long as the gown doesn't have sleeves
or a lot of beading on the bodice and nowhere else, or one of those huge sweep trains,
it won't be confused with a wedding-type gown. If some of your friends want to joke-- well,
let them. You just go ahead and look your best and have yourself a ball.
I am graduating this year and I was wondering whether I should buy my
dress or get it made. Also whether I should order from USA or stay Canadian.
If I do Choose to buy Canadian do you know of any sites to good PROM dress
Hi Alisa, you can either buy, or have it made; it's up to you and what you can afford. Usually, a
tailor-made dress is more expensive than the ready-mades. But the good thing about it is that you
get to choose everything from fabric to on-the-spot styling. If, however, you intend to bring in a
picture of the sort of dress you want the seamstress to make, then don't bother having the
seamstress make it. Simply buy the dress (or a similar one) that you see in the picture. Once you
have the dress you can always add a few extras, from a scarf to applications, as well as having it
altered to give it the finishing touches. As for where you should get the dress, I definitely
recommend Canada. Their dresses tend to be of an overall better quality for the price, from fabric
to design, to the making. As for Canadian sites for prom dresses, wait until the new Calito line
comes out this Fall. I've seen some previews, and they will have some very promising dresses.
There's also Loriann, another Montreal company, who make some very nice dresses. Those two
should set you well on your way.
What is the latest fashion trend with hairstyles for prom??? What would look
best with a strapless dress that is blue?? Thank You,
Hi Cynthia. There are no really latest fashion trends
for hairstyles because so much depends on the type of dress you wear,
the type and length of hair you have, and on the shape of your face. As
for a strapless dress, this can take the hair either up or down (unlike
those with busy necklines, which require the hair to be put up).
Whether you wear the hair up or down depends on the effect you want to
have on those around you. Hair up is the most formal and elegant way to
go. However, it may also make those around you see you as distant,
"haughty," "formal," etc. If you wear it down (just remember to keep
your forehead free of hair!), this is just as elegant, but less formal,
and people will see you as "freer," more easygoing and fun. If your
dress has an A-line skirt with a lot of flare so that it isn't stiff but
flows when you walk, then I recommend you keep the hair down (if it's
longer). This way, the movement of your skirt will be complemented by
the movement of your hair and you will be perfectly in balance. If, on
the other hand, the skirt is A-line but stiff (like a ballgown), then I
recommend the hair up. If your dress is straight, then up or down is
fine-- depending on how you want others to perceive you.
I have short hair should i wear it up of down ? and what kind of dress should i have short,
long, no sleeves, or sleeves???? please help !!
Hi Patty. First, your dress. Of course you can wear just about anything you want, and ballgown
style dresses are really popular this year. However, it should always be floorlength--
remember, you are going to a formal affair in the evening, and in the evening, you must wear long.
As for sleeves and necklines, sleeveless is sexier and more formal, also less bridesmaidsy.
And if it's sleeveless, spaghetti strapped or low cut, then you can also wear your hair down.
If, on the other hand, you get a dress with sleeves, or a busy neckline full of frills, furls,
feathers, or some other strange thing, then you're stuck wearing your hair up. Whatever style of hair you
decide on, though, just remember to keep the
hair away from your forehead-- it's more formal and elegant that way. For lots of ideas on hair, visit
Hairboutique.com. You can find the prom hair styles by clicking here
I'm looking for a prom dress, but I don't want one of those fancy, frilly, lacey,
just like everyone else's dress. I want a more casual/alternative style dress.
Can you tell me where I can find something to suit my style? Thanks,
Hi Holli. For the non-frilly types, you can try almost any of the major
designers. I particularly recommend Calito and Alyce Designs because they have
beautfiul dresses which are good for more than one occasion. You can
begin your search for these manufacturers' styles, or the 20-25 or so other
manufacturers, by running a search on your favorite engine, or by going to the
Calito page we have on The
Prom Site. You can jump from there right into
their website. Once you've seen something you like, use
their store locator to find the stores near you that carry their
dresses. Then just go down there and try them on. Or if there's no store
nearby, give one of the listed stores a call and place your order.
I'm having troble finding a prom dress and was wondering how quickly the dress
would come if you ordered it off the internet. Also, is it alot more
Hi Niki. Prices for dresses over the internet are not any cheaper than
buying from a bridal boutique. The good thing about ordering this way,
on the other hand, is that it increases your range of choices. Most stores
don't carry everything. They only have a small selection from a few
manufacturers, not always the best manufacturers. By doing it online,
you increase your choices. Still, in terms of speed, even shopping online
doesn't mean you will get your dress any quicker. The reason is that whether you
shop online or not, the place you buy from still has to order the dress from the
manufacturer before they can send it to you. The best thing to do, then, is to call a
few stores that carry the dress company whose dress you're interested in, and
ask them how long delivery takes. If the delivery time meets your needs, then
just order the dress over the phone. To find the stores that carry a company's
dresses, just look at the store locator on that company's website.