The very first step to purchasing a prom dress online is to set a budget. A fixed budget will help you avoid going overboard when purchasing a dress. Also, because many websites give you the option to pick out a prom dress by selecting a price range it will help you find something within your budget faster. The one thing you need to be very careful of when shopping for a dress online is the fact that you cannot try on the dress so you’ll need to find one that matches your body type i.e. medium height, short, tall, heavy, slim or medium weight.
A fit that accentuates and compliments your body’s shape
Different styles of women’s clothing works with different body shapes. The objective of most formal and fancy clothing is to bring out or emphasize certain parts of the anatomy. Also, the clothing may on purpose de-emphasize various areas of the feminine body in order to create a desired look. So, for instance some women may want to emphasize their legs and some other body parts will want to wear a short skirt and a dress without sleeves if they want to show off their slender arms.
Women with pear shaped bodies
The objective for most women with this body type is to de-emphasize the hips. Most women with a pear shaped body will benefit the most from an A-line or full shirt. However, these prom dresses will need to be fitted on the upper half of the body in order to draw more attention to it. If you want to wear a straight fitting prom dress you can wrap a thick scarf around your waist which hangs in front. Also, wear jewelry as well as pull your hair up in order to draw more attention to the face.
Women with slim figures
Women with slim figures will obviously want to show it off. A bell shaped prom dress will help to create curves which draws attention to the bust line. You may also want to wear a prom dress that brings out the waist line. If you have long hair wearing it down will make you look taller and adds some shape to your body.
Hourglass shaped body
This is a coveted body shape that is enjoyed by very few women. If you have this type of figure you can wear almost any style prom dress i.e. long, short, without jacket etc. This is because your figure does not have to hide or compensate for anything. It can easily be shown off in most dresses so don’t be afraid to show off.
Apple shaped figure
Women with an apple shaped body can wear prom dresses that attract more attention to their mid-section. A high waistline is ideal and you shouldn’t worry about if a dress is too tight around the hips. This should give you a number of styles to work with. A shorter dress can also be worn if you have good looking legs.
Prom dresses that are simplistic and shorter work for petite women. Long or ankle length skirts will often appear to be too long and large. Also, dresses that emphasize your waistline or the upper body will do wonders. Earrings, hairpieces and necklaces can highlight your upper body, neck and face.