Prom season is nearly here, but if you’re a savvy-stylist like us, you’ll be wanting to bag your dress at least a month before. Plus, with exams looming and the prospect of a long summer ahead, it’s probably best to start searching for your dress before the distractions begin.
But, before you shop, there are a few things to consider. First, is your school going all out? If it’s re-making the American dream, then you’ll need a full-length dress and a tiara. Or, if it’s more of a low-key prom, you can get away with shorter dresses and fewer accessories. Remember: it’s the only prom you’ll have, so get dressed up and take some snaps to last a lifetime.
And if you’re indecisive or don’t know where to start your search, why not make an online mood board with your favourite pieces? We’re thinking dresses, nails, shoes…everything! It makes narrowing down your final outfit that little bit easier.
So, with all your research done, you’re ready to begin your quest for the best dress. Here’s what to wear:
If your do is more American prom than school disco, there’s only one thing you should we wearing…a maxi dress. And the best way to add a touch of luxury to your look is with lace! With a Victorian high neckline, our full-length dress is a royal look to remember. The flowing skirt is swish-perfect and soft, while the sleeveless design allows you to show off your arms and dance the night away!
It’s not uncommon for proms to have themes nowadays – especially Hollywood glamour. So, make sure you bag yourself a dress that rivals the A-listers. Falling to the floor and with a stylish leg split, the shimmering fabric of this maxi dress is red-carpet worthy and totally glamorous! Make sure you don’t overdress this one – team with barely-there heels and oversized earrings!
Not trying hard is the new trying too hard, right? It’s sometimes best to go understated and, if you’re fully committing, don’t forget to rock up late. Get an outfit to match your attitude and go short! Decorated with plush lace, our skater dress adheres to the smart-casual vibe with an informal zip running down the neckline. Style with heels, a clutch and a killer necklace.
Mela HQ’s Top Tips For Prom
- Start a Facebook group where you post your dress and stop anyone else getting the same thing! Avoid outfit repeating at all costs. I repeat, AVOID!
- If you’re eating as well, don’t get a white dress, just don’t do it.
- Make sure you don’t take pictures the WHOLE night – dancing with your mates on the dance floor is worth more!