You have daydreamed about your prom for years, and it is finally here! It’s time to start planning for the most important special event of your life so far. Most likely, the highlight of the planning process will be choosing your prom dress, and a key decision will be picking the right dress color. There are several factors to consider before you decide, so read on to learn more about choosing the right prom dress color for you.
First, find a suitable cut and style for your figure. For example, sheath dresses usually look best on tall or thin girls, and an A-line dress slim the hips and thighs while accentuating the waist. Next, try on some flattering styles in different colors. Consider what goes well with your skin tone, eye color, and hair color.
Take into account certain dress styles that you like and how they’ll look in different colors. Some current trends in prom dress colors are bold hues such as orange, yellow, pink, even tie-dyed. But keep in mind that the latest trends in dress colors might not look right on you if they don’t flatter your best natural attributes. Check out the fashion magazines and websites for ideas, but don’t be disappointed if the latest red carpet look is not for you. Remember that your prom dress should make you look your best.
Your skin tone probably is the most important factor in determining what dress colors would look best on you. Try different colored dresses while standing in the most natural light possible, and note which ones make your skin look bright and not washed out. If you still can’t decide, then think about the clothes in your closet. What color or colors do you wear most often, and what colors are you drawn to when shopping for new items? You know what looks good on you, so use that knowledge to pick your prom dress color.
Also, think about what kind of message, if any, you want to send out on prom night. For example, a simple little black dress can say, I’m classy and sophisticated. Red is bold, sexy, and daring. Blue and green are friendly, calm, perhaps more down to earth. You can look like royalty in gold or silver, or maybe you have always wanted to be the princess in pink.
(If you do choose a black prom dress, try a dramatic hairstyle to offset its plainness. Also, black tends to drain color from your face, so use makeup wisely to play up your best facial features.)
Finally, shoes, purses and other accessories can either compliment or contrast with your dress to make a statement, so think about all of these items when choosing your prom dress color.