SHOPPING FOR PROM


Counting the days until Prom and still have not found the perfect dress?  The challenge is real!!  Picking out your prom dress is as much of a challenge as picking out your wedding dress.  The colour, the style and the fit all has to work.  But most importantly you need to feel AMAZING in your dress!!!

Where to start?

I always suggest starting local.  Not only are you supporting and investing in your community, but you will definitely find a unique, original piece that will be sure to WOW at Prom.  Your neighbourhood dress shop or bridal boutique can give you a positive and wonderful experience as you hunt down the perfect dress. This will give you the chance to see the quality of the workmanship, the weight of the fabric, the colour and the fit.  Shops like Blackbird Studios can also provide alterations, styling tips and will register your dress so that no one else at your school shows to Prom with the same one!  

From long flowing gowns to short party dresses, to sequin or lace gowns, try them all on!  Dresses can look misleading on the hanger and you just might surprise yourself and fall for a gown you never invisioned wearing. But do come prepared!  Your underpinnings will have an affect on how the dress fits. I always recommend bringing a strapless bra, seamless panties, and a pair of heels.  This way you can better visualize how you'll look the day of and it will help us figure out if any alterations are needed.  

Another piece of advise I would offer is to go with a dress that YOU feel the best in.  When you feel great in a piece, that confidence shines outward and therefore your focus can be on having a fabulous time with your friends.  You dress should be an expression of you.  Don't settle!!