Try everything on to check how it all comes together. A couple of weeks before your prom, try on your dress with your shoes, jewelry, make-up, and hairstyle to be sure you like the finished look. Walk and move around in your prom dress a little to give it a comfort check.
Beware when shopping with friends, especially for a big item such as a formal prom dress. A friend might say the dress doesn't look good because she wants it for herself. So take your mom or sister first, and choose a few dresses, then take friends for final selection.
Don't wear heels that are too high for you. You could trip and fall and hurt yourself. You could also get bunions, blisters, and bruises. Moreover, it's really hard to dance in them.
Get ready on the night of the prom. On the night of your prom, put your dress and a "cover-up" (any clean shirt or jacket) on before applying make-up or styling your hair. This will prevent any make-up smudges or product stains on your fabulous prom dress.
To complete the look, don't forget that beautiful smile. Wearing a nice prom dress is good, but if you are smiling it will make you look like the best person in there. You confidence will go through the roof when you get all the compliments.