Start shopping for shoes and accessories at least two months in advance of the prom or formal dance. You must know something before purchasing your prom dress.
Before purchasing your prom dress, Start looking at fashion magazines and stores as early as three to four months before your prom.You also can check out different trends that are on the catwalk lately. Look through some magazines to see what you like and dislike about this season's dresses. You might also look at what celebrities are wearing to red carpet events, and use these things to inspire you but don't fret if you cannot match their looks, these are just for inspiration.
Use the internet and take notes on your favorite styles. You may just be able to find a similar prom dress in your local boutique. Try on variety of different styles dresses and cuts to find the one that works best for your body. You should already have done the work on the body shape.
If you have a slim figure, you may look best in a sheath-style dress that shows off your silhouette.
If you are curvy, you may want to consider an A-line prom dress that will highlight your waist and minimize your hips and thighs.
If you're short and petite, dress shopping may be more challenging; cocktail dresses become full gowns and party dresses become cocktail dresses. However, with plenty of time ahead, you can get these tailored to your size.
The last, 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.