Sort your dress early - but not too early!
Don't leave it until the week before the Prom - you definitely
don't want to be involved with a last minute rush to find your
dream dress. On the other hand, you shouldn't choose
too early - many shops don't get their full stock in until the
early spring, and if you buy or hire too soon, you could miss
out on the latest dresses. If your prom is around May or June,
the best time to start looking is around January or February,
with a view to making your final choice by about early March.
Remember the small shops!
Most really do offer the most amazing selection of fabulous prom
dresses. A small, independent retailer is where you are
most likely to find that really special dress.
Go shopping with an open mind
Okay, so it helps to have a good
idea of just what kind of dress you are looking for, but try not
to get a really fixed idea in your head. Some girls see a
picture of a particular dress, and will consider nothing else
but that dress. Well, they are really limiting themselves,
and if and when they do find it, it may not even suit them.
Remember, what looks good on one person may not look anything at
all on another. So, by all means know what you are looking
for, but keep an open mind. You may just come across a
style or colour you had not even considered before, that looks
just right on you - and if you hadn't kept an open mind, you may
never have tried it on!