Prom is an incredibly important night for almost every high school student. It's the big night that allows you to celebrate the transition to adulthood and college. It's also one of the last times you'll get to spend with your group of childhood friends before moving on to the new stage of life. Be sure that you make the most of your prom night by getting prepared with this comprehensive guide for prom 2019 from Prom Headquarters.
Choose a Prom Dress
The first and, arguably, most important part of planning for prom is choosing a prom dress. The prom gown is truly what makes you the star of the show on your prom night. One of the most important things to remember about choosing a prom dress is to give yourself plenty of time. You don't want to rush the process and end up with a dress that doesn't suit you or that you don't even like that much. The great thing about shopping for a prom gown on Prom Headquarters is that all of our stock is online so that you can browse different styles and designers from the comfort of your own home.
Popular 2019 Prom Dress Styles
Follow the latest prom dress trends to make sure that your look is up-to-date for prom 2019. Some of this year's hottest styles include:
- Glitter prom gowns
- Scuba jersey prom dresses
- Rose gold prom gowns
- One-shoulder prom dresses
- Satin prom gowns
- Red prom dresses
- Ball gowns
- Metallic lace prom gowns
- High-low skirts
- Floral print prom dresses
- Mermaid prom gowns
Have Your Prom Gown Tailored
Once you've ordered and received your prom dress, you'll probably need to get it tailored to ensure that it fits you like a glove. Many girls will need to have the skirt taken up a bit and other small adjustments made so that they're as comfortable as possible on prom night. Take your prom gown to a trusted tailor and allow plenty of time for adjustments to be made. You can also minimize the amount of tailoring needed by making sure to take your measurements before you order your dress.
Find the Right Prom Dress Undergarments
Another important part of choosing a prom dress is finding the right evening gown undergarments to help you achieve the look you want. You'll want to find formalwear undergarments that help smooth your silhouette without peeking out from under low-cut and backless prom dresses.
Choose Your Shoes and Bag
Now that you've chosen a dress, it's time to choose a great pair of formal high heels and a matching clutch or purse. You have many different options when it comes to choosing shoes for prom. If you want to make sure that your dress is in the spotlight, you can choose a pair of shoes that is the same color as your dress to help them blend in. A neutral color, such as nude or black also works well for this goal. Alternatively, you can choose a brightly colored or glittery pair of shoes to add a pop of color or sparkle to a simple ensemble. The same principle applies to your prom handbag.
Choose Your Hairstyle
Use the style of your dress to determine what prom hairstyle you'll choose. Show off a backless dress with a traditional up do or let your locks flow with a plunging V-neck. While some hairstyles do look better with certain dress styles, remember to choose the hairstyle that you like best and makes you the most comfortable.
Choose Your Jewelry
Pick prom jewelry based on the cut and style of your dress. You want pieces that complement rather than clash with your prom gown's style. Choose dainty jewelry for an intricate and highly embellished dress or flashier jewelry for a simpler frock. The hairstyle that you choose for prom night can also determine which type of jewelry will look best with your outfit. You'll want different earrings and necklaces depending on whether you're wearing your hair up or down.
Choose Your Makeup
Makeup is just one more way to express yourself on prom night. Elegant nights such as these are great opportunities to wear more dramatic makeup than you normally do. Try a lovely smoky eye or winged eyeliner for a touch of drama. You can also match or contrast your makeup with your dress color. If your dress is neutral, it can be fun to wear bright lipstick and nail polish for a pop of color.
Practice Your Look Ahead of Time
Now that you've designed your entire prom 2019 look, it's time to test out the entire ensemble to make sure it all works together. Put everything on exactly like you will on prom night from the undergarments to the makeup to see if anything needs to be corrected while you still have time. Chances are, everything will be just fine, but you'll want to know if the shoes you picked just aren't working with your dress.
Decide What to Bring with You to Prom
This is also a great time to decide what you need to bring with you to prom. Your prom bag is probably small, so you'll have limited space to carry your necessities. Some great emergency provisions that you should carry include extra bobby pins, safety pins, bandages and breath mints. You'll also need to leave space for your lipstick, prom ticket, cellphone, keys and cash.
Make Your Appointments and Reservations
Prom season is a busy time for many local businesses. Make sure that you get all of the time slots you need by making your appointments and reservations with plenty of time to spare. This means that you need to make an appointment at the beauty salon to have your hair and makeup done on the day of prom. You'll also need to make dinner reservations for you and your date or your friends before prom.