BEST TIPS FOR SURVIVING PROM DRESS SHOPPING - MYRIAD MUSINGS

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BEST TIPS FOR SURVIVING PROM DRESS SHOPPING

Whoa, seems like it is a tips sharing week. Today it is all about prom dresses and the shopping survival guide.






Finding the perfect prom dress is often the most stressful part of prom. You become overwhelmed by the multitude of choices and don’t know what will work. But then you worry when you find the one that another girl will show up in the exact same dress. And we haven’t even begun talking about the stress of the budget. It’s enough to make any teen girl and often her mother go little nuts. Instead, try following some of these tips so you can stay calm and even enjoy the experience.

  • Start shopping early.  This allows you more time to look at designer’s websites and fashion magazines to see which new styles are out this season and see which ones you prefer. It also improves your chances of finding a unique style that is different from anyone at your school.
  • Know your school’s dress code before you begin shopping to avoid a hassle later. Many schools have simple guidelines like the dress just has to be longer than mid-thigh but others are stricter. They veto exposed bare backs or exposed belly buttons, making the trendier illusion and cut-outs difficult to wear.  Some schools allow you to just wear a wrap over it. If you know what’s allowed, it makes the day easier.
  • Begin the day well rested and with a good breakfast to help you survive the day.  Shopping for your prom dress could take hours so you want to be alert and rested so aim for at least seven to eight good quality hours of sleep the night before. Eat a good breakfast packed with protein, fats, and whole grain to give you energy throughout the day.
  • Shop at a reputable storefront that features thousands of prom dresses, and not just a few sample sizes. This way, you can see many designer styles up close and try them on to see which kind works best with your body type. Peaches Boutique is one of the top dress stores in Chicago, IL, and their staff are well trained in helping teen girls finding the perfect dress.
  • Wear comfortable shoes but bring the ones you plan to wear to prom. You’ll want your comfortable tennis shoes so you can make the most of this shopping trip but when it comes time to try on prom dresses, make sure you have the heels you want to wear that night. This will help as you check hemlines with your shoes. In addition, bring any lingerie with you so you see how it works underneath your gown. Take some photos so you can compare dresses.
  • Don’t bring your entire entourage. While other opinions are helpful, stick to one or two people, like your mom and your best friend. This way, when you’re starting to get tired, they’ll offer honest opinions in your best interest, and you’ll still look stunning.
  • Bring an emergency kit. Fill your purse or small tote bag with supplies like bottled water, snacks, and band-aids, in case you get blisters from all the shopping or uncomfortable shoes.

While prom dress shopping can be stressful, embrace it. Remember it’s a special time for you, your friends, and even your mom as you try on all these formal dresses for this big night.
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