Monday, 22 February 2016

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How to Buy the Perfect Prom Dress Without Even Leaving Home

Are you the girl that strives to be different and wouldn't dream of showing up in the same dress that some of your classmates found at a local boutique or department store? If you want something more unique to your personality, consider buying your dress online. It's more convenient as you can literally order your dress from your home but there are certain precautions you should take.
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How to Find and Buy the Perfect Prom Dress from Home

Even though it's still cold and wintry outside, your school's prom will be here before you know it so begin your online shopping experience early. This allows you time to peruse selections and plenty of time for your dress to arrive by your "need date," while leaving time for alterations.
  • Begin your prom dress search early. If you haven't, start combing fashion magazines or dress designers' websites to get an idea of your favorites, begin now. Some prom dresses sell out early, while often it takes several weeks to process and ship an order completely.
  • Research authorized dealers, checking that the website is authorized to sell the designer's “it” lists on its site. Secure sites will include a secure emblem, as well as their contact information on the front page, which includes a real address, not a P.O. Box. You can feel secure about shopping online with Prom Dress Shop, as they are an authorized retailer who carries thousands of dresses.
  • Measure yourself accurately. Tale a cloth measuring tape and measure over the fullest part of the breasts. This isn't your bra size, it’s your bust size, which is over your bra, and the fullest part of them. Use a similar method when you measure your waist and hips. Look the narrowest area of your waist. Measure one inch above the belly button. Don't suck in. It’s best if you consider sticking a finger in by the measuring tape, because you do want to breathe the night of the dance. Finally, bring both feet close together and measure the widest part of your hips. Look for the size that meets those measurements, and if you have to, order a size up.
  • Look through an extensive amount of prom dresses, including effortlessly chic short prom dresses, for the ideal dress for your personality. If you plan to do lots of dancing consider buying a fit-and-flare prom dress with a tulle skirt. However, if you want to accentuate a rounded rear end or shapely legs, look at sexy bandage dresses or cocktail dresses. These often feature a high neckline and intricate-detailed bodice, as well as a slimming skirt. You can select these in a basic black or spring colours like coral or aqua.
If you choose to order your prom dress online, start early. More than likely, your body will not fit perfectly into a certain size so you will need alternations. Just make sure you allow time for that, and that the company you use does allow for returns in case it really doesn't work.

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