When you choose a prom dress for that special occasion in every girl high school life, there are many styles to choose from. Short prom dresses are just as popular as floor length gowns and look just as elegant. However, you have to take the same care in choosing the dress so that you feel comfortable. The look of the dress is not everything. If you don’t feel comfortable, you will not look back on your prom with pride nor will you want to keep the dress when the event is over.
You have to start with the shape of your body when shopping for a short prom dress. It could fall into one of these categories:
– rounded waist and hips
– straight with very few curves
– pear shape, with or without a defined waistline
Each of these shapes will determine the style of dress that will look best on you.
If you have an athletic shape, you likely have wide shoulders, a straight waist, medium size bust, narrow hips and long, shapely legs. A short dress will show off your legs that are the envy of most of the girls in your class. A strapless design will show too much of your shoulders, so it is best to go with a dress that has slim straps.
A strapless or halter top short prom dress will suit the hourglass figure. With this figure you can choose a dress that is tight fitting because it will really show off your curves. One that is fitted at the waist will accentuate your tiny waist and enhance your bustline. An A-line short dress is perfect for the girl with a straight figure. Since your legs are slender, this will accentuate the lower part of your body. It will also accentuate your thighs giving you the appearance of having a curvier figure. This style of dress is also the perfect one for a girl with a pear shaped figure with a defined waistline. It will help you look slimmer, especially if you choose a dress with a low neckline.
Plus size dresses in a short length will also make you look and feel elegant. A strapless dress will accentuate your neck and bust while taking the attention away from your waist line. This neckline will also make your face and neck look long and thin. If you are not completely comfortable with a strapless dress, choose one with spaghetti straps or wear a shawl that you can wrap around your shoulders. The empire waist is a perfect choice because it will help to elongate your figure giving the appearance that you are taller. This in turn helps you look slimmer.
Whatever type of body shape you have, you should never buy a prom dress that looks as if it is too small for you. A simple style is very becoming in a color that suits your skin type and hair color. An asymmetrical hemline in a short dress will also help you look tall and slender.