Are you one of those parents who are willing to pay 59 percent of prom costs and your daughter the remainder? Or perhaps you’ve agreed to outright buy the dress for her big day? Either way, finding the ideal dress is one daunting task. Everyone’s probably trying to give you both tips and it could feel like even the mail man has an option on what she should wear. So how do you figure it all out?
If you’re worried about choosing the perfect colour, don’t even know where to start looking for the perfect dress online, and have no idea what’s “in”, relax. We’ve put together a couple of tips to help you make theright choice.
Skin Tone and Hair Colour Matter
If you check out some of the wonderful prom dresses online, you’ll find a wide selection of dresses you can choose from. When choosing, one of the most important things when it comes to dress colour is to choose a shade that is going to compliment your daughter’s hair colour and skin tone. But these are by no means the only elements. If your daughter has strawberry blonde hair, for example, you should avoid those deep red dresses, but a deep purple will look incredible.
Lighter hair colours with medium skin tones look great in paler shades, such as light blues or pinks. Darker skin tones and brunettes look great in jewel type tones.
The Style of the Dress
When it comes to matching up the colour and style of the dress, things can get a little scary. Do you pick the style first and then the colour or do it the other way? The main thing is to keep an open mind. If you’re keen for your daughter to don those neons, go for shorter dresses. These days, short prom dresses are very en vogue so you can get away with a lime green or shocking pink.
If you and your daughter prefer a traditional, long dress, it’s better to pick traditional colours, such as black.
Accessories and Jewelry
It may seem a little odd to choose prom accessories and prom jewelry before the dress, but if your daughter has a piece of jewelry she really loves, or you plan on lending her your antique pin, those pieces help when it comes to picking the colour of the dress. It could even make the entire shopping experience that much less stressful.
Bold necklaces can look great with just about any colour, but consider contrast and decide if the piece of jewelry should be the focus, or the dress.
As for accessories, be it a bracelet, earrings or a handbag, make sure the dress and pieces complement one another. If she has embellishments on her dress, those tones need to complement the dress’s colour.
Prom is going to be a very exciting time in both your and your daughter’s lives and there’s no doubt you want to enjoy the experience of picking the dress out together. Just make sure it’s in a colour you both agree on and a style you, her and the school will approve of. And most important of all, it’s something she will feel beautiful and comfortable in.