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If you are soon to attend your very first prom, the age-old question of ‘should I go for long or short?’ is bound to enter your mind. While the tendency to follow protocol and go with a full-length gown is there, if you have the figure for short prom dresses, then why not?
When thinking length, just above the knee is what you should be aiming for. With the right shoes, you will look balanced.
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1. Tights, Stockings or Bare
If you have great skin, then why not show it off? Sheer stockings will certainly add some sophistication to your look, and, of course, if the temperature is a little on the low side, leg covering is a great way to stay warm.
If you want to view a range of stylish fitted short prom dresses, an online search will help you locate a designer dress boutique, and look for one that specializes in prom dresses, as this will give you more of a choice.
2. Avoid Tight Dresses
The prom is definitely not the place for a tight-fitting pencil-type lower part of your outfit, mainly because it will restrict your movement to the point where you won’t be able to enjoy yourself.
The only exception to that is a slit, but you really do have to have a great pair of legs to carry this one off.
There is also an article online on prom dresses and mistakes to avoid, which covers a wide range of potential issues.
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You should be thinking high heels with a short prom dress, and as your dress length doesn’t come into play, think comfort.
If you are short, then the high heels will add a few inches but do make sure you can wear the shoes without discomfort.
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A matching shoe color works, as does a contrast, it really depends on you, and asking a good friend for her honest opinion is never a bad idea.
4. Last-Minute Shopping
If ever there was an enemy for a girl preparing for a prom dance, time would be it.
Whatever happens, you do need time to experiment with hair, make-up, and accessories, so make sure you have the chosen dress one whole month before the big day.
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Starting with your prom dress, you can gradually build up your outfit, one item at a time, and have a full-on dress rehearsal a few days before, just to give you peace of mind that you have, in fact, nailed it.
5. Confirm the Dress Code
The last thing you want to do is go over the top, and asking one of the organizers for dress guidelines is the smart thing to do.
Of course, the short dress option is always there for prom, but it is a good idea to find out where the lines are drawn.
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Going short on prom night isn’t for the faint of heart, but with a little care (and the right pair of legs) there’s no reason why you won’t be the belle of the ball.
Well, how did you dress up on your prom night? Did you rock some cute short prom dresses too? Just how did you do it?
We’d love to know how you made sure to look good in the comments below…