So it’s that time of year again: Prom Dress Season. A time of celebration for closing a chapter on your educational career, and moving on to bigger and better things. Saying goodbye to friends and tormentors alike, and saying hello to new opportunities. There’s a lot of pressure put on Prom for something that’s supposed to be the biggest party ever. Around this time a lot of girls give in to gym memberships, restrictive dieting, “detox teas” (they’re really just liquid laxatives) , and other diet culture to look amazing in a dress they’ll wear once.
You already look amazing! You aren’t meant to alter yourself to fit into a dress (or anything else for that matter), because you’re perfect just the way you are. Prom should be fun and carefree! Not spent worrying about tummy pouches and untoned arms. Dress selections can be a little overwhelming though, and I’ve narrowed down this year’s trendy Prom dress styles to help you decide which one will be the best one for you.
Designed to allow you to show a hint of skin, while still looking sophisticated and glamorous.
Love this dress? It’s available at David’s Bridal for $159.95 and comes in sizes 17,19, and 21
Princess Ball Gowns and Two Pieces
Princess ball gowns allow you to live out your wildest childhood fairytales and be the true princess you are. While two pieces go for a more modern and more youthful touch, and are still a big hit on red carpets.
Love this dress? It’s available at Nordstrom for $470.00 and comes in sizes 0-12.
Open Back Gowns and Cut Outs
For the bold statement maker, open back gowns and cutouts are both flirtatious and nice way to add in a little something extra to your dress.
Love this dress? It’s available at David’s Bridal for $279.95 or $299.95 and comes in sizes 0-22.
Lace, Sequins, and Metallic Gowns
These are classic dress styles and never really go out of style. They’re sensational and spotlight stealing, much like the girl in the dress.
Love this dress? It’s available at Lord & Taylor for $398.00 and comes in sizes 0-14.
Have fun Prom dress shopping, and remember that no matter what’s in style, go with the dress you feel the most confident in. Confidence looks great on everyone.
P.S. my Prom dress was a legit corset dress, and was tied a little too tight after my third visit to the dessert table. It was buffet style and there was a chocolate fountain and a make-your-own-crepe station. And yes, my best friend was my Prom date because, why not?