You may think that finding the perfect dress is the biggest mission you will have to overcome this prom season, but that’s not entirely true – making sure your dress fits perfect actually is.
But, never fear – we have a few tips that will ensure your gown ends up fitting you like a glove!
First, you should know that your best bet when buying a dress is actually going up a size. Now, don’t freak out; that doesn’t mean your gown is going to be falling down while you’re on the dance floor – your seamstress is going to alter the gown ensuring that it hugs your body in all the right places. By opting for the larger size you allow the seamstress to adjust the dress perfectly, which will result in the fit of your dreams.
Once you go for your alterations, the seamstress will adjust the fabric on the dress and bring it in where needed. This is your chance to make sure that the fit of the gown will be to your liking. But, what exactly should you be looking for? For one, you want to be certain that when you are dancing with your date he won’t be able to see down your dress – have your mom or a friend be the judge. Another good test is to lean forward to make sure that there isn’t a cleavage spillage situation.
And, just remember – there’s tight, and then there’s too tight. Of course you want your dress to be form flattering, but not to the point that if you make one wrong move you rip a seam and ruin your whole night. You should be able to get your party on in your gown – so practice a few dance moves while you have the dress on. If you don’t have room to breathe and dance then we can promise you that you’re not going to have a good time.
Just keep this advice in mind when shopping for your dress and during the alteration process and you won’t have any worries! And, remember – this is the night to be your most-fabulous self, so make sure you feel like it!