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Last-Minute Prom Dress Tips

May 24, 2010 at 12:00PM by Kayla Hutzler |

Jessica McClintock - Style # 32553

Hi everyone! If you're currently in the crazy, chaotic process of getting all your ducks in a row for prom — I'm incredibly jealous! I love, love, love proms and went to five when I was in high school!

If you haven't gotten your dress in already, it's absolutely time to go buy one. It's a little late to order a dress that you find online — not only is there the possibility that it won't come in time, but even if it's on time you might not like the dress in person, or it may need to be fitted.

That being said, when looking for a dress always have a mom or mentor with you — friends are great, but unless you know they will tell you the truth, sometimes they're too nice. It's never fun to look back through pictures and hate the way the dress clung to your love handles. Choose shapes that flatter your figure, don't automatically go for something trendy. Also, check what colors your friends are wearing so this way you won’t all blend together in pictures.

If you already have your dress, now is a good time to try it back on — a lot can change in the months since you purchased it. Your prom diet may have been awesome, but what if you lose too much and your strapless dress no longer stays up? Not too much should change between now and prom, so if it needs to be tailored or steamed now is the time.

What kind of dress are you wearing to prom? What other last-minute prom related errands are you busy taking care of?



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