5 Useful Plus-Size Prom Dress Shopping Tips for Curvy Girls

If you’re preparing for your big prom night, congratulations! It is definitely one of the most exciting times in your life. So much in fact, that aside from your wedding gown, someday you will look back and realize that your prom dress was one of the most important (fashion) purchases that you ever made. That’s why you need to put forth a concerted effort in making sure that you choose the one that will look absolutely stunning on you.

That being said, sometimes when a girl is a bit on the curvy side, they feel like they won’t be able to find the kind of fashion-forward and figure-complementary dress that smaller-sized ladies can. However, we couldn’t disagree more. Finding a beautiful plus-size dress is possible. It’s all about knowing how to shop for one.

So, if you would like a few shopping tips on how to find a great plus-size prom dress, we have provided you with five failsafe tips below:

Know your body type. No matter what size you are, something that’s important to do is become thoroughly acquainted with your body type. That way, you can find the kind of dress that will accentuate the best parts of you. One website that can help you to figure out what your body type is, is You Beauty. Just go to the site and put “dress for your body shape” in the search field.

Understand the kinds of fabrics that complement you best. When you happen to be someone who is a bit more voluptuous, it’s a good idea to be aware of the type of fabrics that complement you best. Some of our favorites include chiffon, organza, charmeuse, blended silk and shantung.

“Build” on the right foundation. Once you have an idea of the style of dress and type of fabric that would look best on you, it’s then time to stop by a lingerie store to get fitted for a good bra and, if needed, a body shaper. That’s because in order for your dress to have an ideal fit, it really is best to make sure that you have a great foundation underneath it. Also, once you have what you need, don’t forget to take the pieces along with you to the stores where you’ll be trying dresses on.

Look at the dress from all angles. Say that while shopping by Night Moves by Allure for a prom night beauty gown, you end up finding what you feel is the perfect one. Well, before you purchase it, make sure that you try it on and look at yourself from all angles. In fact, you might want to take a friend along with you so that they can use their cell phone to take pictures of you. That way, you can be sure that you look stunning in the dress, from every side.

Don’t forget your accessories. A dress can be beautiful on its own; however, what takes it to another level is when you add accessories. So, whether it’s some gemstone earrings, a tennis bracelet or a beautiful necklace, don’t forget to add a bit of “bling” to your gown. It’s a simple way to complete a look while making you appear totally unforgettable in the process.

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