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Understanding Prom Dress Styles: Which Is Right For You?

14 July 2023

Though the prep for the 2023 Prom season may be over, it is now time to look ahead to the prom season of 2024 and trust me it is never too early to start shopping for your dream dress. The styles, colours, and textures that are available for prom dresses can be overwhelming, making it hard to decide which one to choose. The key to nailing your prom dress is by identifying your body type and find the dress that will flatter your body shape. In this blog post, we'll break down different prom dress styles and help you select one that will make you look stunning on your big night.

1.      The A-Line Dress

The A-line dress is one of the most popular prom dress styles because it's flattering to all body types. It features a fitted bodice and gradually widens towards the bottom, creating an A-line shape. This style flatters those with a pear-shaped body since it enhances the waist and hides the hips. With A-Line dresses available in a wide range of colours, this is the perfect prom dress choice for you!

2.      The Mermaid Dress

This prom dress style is ideal if you want to make a bold statement. Mermaid dresses hug the body and have a flared skirt that starts from the knee or below. This style is perfect for those with an hourglass body shape as it accentuates the curves while elongating the body. If you have a shorter height, opt for a mermaid dress with a higher hemline to create the illusion of longer legs.

3.      The Ballgown Dress

For a fairytale and classic prom look, choose a ballgown dress. This prom dress style features a fitted bodice and a voluminous skirt that flares out from the waist. Ballgowns create an illusion of height, making it perfect for petite body types. There are several different necklines when it comes to ballgowns allowing you to find one that works for you.

4.      The Sheath Dress

Sheath dresses fit snugly to the body and features a straight or slightly tapered hemline. This prom dress style is perfect for those with an athletic body shape as it creates curves and accentuates the body's shape. Choose a sheath dress with ruching, pleats, or embellishments to add volume, especially to the hips and bust.

5.      The Two-Piece Dress

The two-piece prom dress features a separate top and bottom garment. This dress style is unique and trendy and perfect for those who want a modern yet sophisticated prom look. These prom-style dresses are also available in a wide range of colours making them a perfect choice for your prom.

Choosing the perfect prom dress can be an overwhelming task, but with the right information, it can be an enjoyable experience. When shopping, identify your body shape and select the dress that suits and flatters your body type. Keep in mind that comfort and confidence are essential when it comes to prom dresses.

You want to feel comfortable and confident in your dress to make the most of your night. Whether you choose the classic ballgown dress or a modern two-piece ensemble, the important thing is that you pick something that showcases your personality, style, and beauty. Give us a call today and begin shopping for your 2024 prom dress.

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Please note that our shop location is Leigh on sea, Essex. We see customers from Essex, Kent, London and further afield to help them find their dream dress Our store only sells one of each dress, allowing you peace of mind knowing yours is one of a kind. 

Address: 1536 London Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 2QG

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