Prom is one of the most significant times in a teenager’s life. Prom is where memories are made and the social pressure to look great is huge. In general, it is easier for teens of average or small size to find dresses to compliment their figures in local retail stores. However, teens who need plus-sized dresses often have to travel long distances or order their dresses on the Internet. This how to guide provides tips for finding plus-size prom dresses on-line.
First, measure your hips, bust, and waist carefully. Measure it twice to double check the measurements. Write these numbers down so you have easy access to them. Stores on the Internet provide size charts in which you can determine the size of dress you need by your hip, bust, and waist measurements.
Before you begin looking on the Internet for a plus-size prom dress, determine the colors and styles that flatter your figure. Ask impartial friends and parents for their opinions on what suits your figure best.
You will also want to talk with your parents about how much they are willing to budget for your dress. It’s important to have a price range in mind when shopping for a prom dress, so talk with your parents about the budget before you start looking on the Internet.
Shortly I will discuss some on-line retailers that appear to be good markets for plus-size prom dresses, but first I want to give you a few tips about on-line shopping. Using on-line versions of your local stores is probably your best bet for avoiding scams.
Remember to look at the store’s specific size chart in order to determine what size dress to order. Sometimes, sizing differs by designer, the material the dress is made of, or the style of the dress. If you are unsure of whether a particular size will fit you, it is best to order one or two sizes bigger. Dress alterers can more easily take the dress in than they can expand it.
Shopping early for prom dresses may allow you to get your dress cheaper than waiting until prom season arrives. While store retailers don’t carry prom dresses on the floor year-round, Internet stores have the ability to ship you a prom dress any time of the year, which allows you to take advantage of year-round sales and discounts.
Be sure to allow enough time for the dress to get to you; sometimes shipping can take up to two months or even longer. In addition, allow enough time to get your dress altered before the prom. Many teens have to get their dresses altered whether they purchase it from a store or on the Internet.
Sydney’s Closet appears to be a great place to look for plus-sized prom dresses. The store carries a wide selection of dresses at varying prices.
DEB also offers a variety of dresses for plus-size teens starting at about $150. DEB also tends to sell plus-size dresses in their stores, which allows teens to try on dresses before purchasing.
Finally, David’s Bridal offers probably the best variety of plus-size prom dresses I’ve seen. They offer every dress in several different colors. They even display accessories that would look good with each particular dress on their website. The site has a feature where you can click on the different colors the dress is offered in, in order to see what each color look like on the model. This may be particularly useful if you have the same hair color or body type as the model on the screen.
While prom dress shopping may be stressful for plus-size teens, tee Internet offers some options for finding and ordering the dress of your dreams. Enjoy your shopping!