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Finding the right prom dress for you

Prom season 2018 is creeping up fast and it’s time to find your perfect prom dress. This is the final time that you’ll be seeing most your class mates; therefore, it’s crucial that you look stunning.

The first rule of prom dress to shopping is to find a dress that flatters you. Its purpose is to enhance and compliment your physique and complexion. However, it is easy to underestimate how difficult it can be finding the prom dress you fall in love with, as your style preferences may clash with what suits you. So here at Fairytale Endings, we’ve created a guide to help you determine what’s right for you.


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If you have a petite figure you want to emphasise your waist, therefore opt for a two piece or a tightly fitted dress. You don’t want to drown yourself in fabric so avoid skirts with a lot of volume; you should focus on going for a trumpet or a mermaid shaped dress as it will help outline your curves.

Larger Chested

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For girls who are larger chested, embellishment can be a good option, but if there’s too much, it can make you look heavier, avoid any ruffles or extra fabric that will contribute to this. A V-neck neckline is a preferable as they tend to have straps, thus offering the support needed, but avoid spaghetti thin straps as these can make your shoulders and chest appear larger and heavier. A V-neck also elongates your neckline and draws the eye down, balancing out your figure.  When shopping look out for separate pieces rather than just a dress. Having a large bust normally means you will be different sizes on your top and bottom half. This sometimes proves very problematic when trying to find that perfect fit. If you do prefer to wear dresses an A-line or fluted hem dress can balance out a larger chest.


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Hourglass figures want to contour their curves. This look can be achieved with tight dresses, like the trumpet style. Corset styled dresses are also a good option as they clinch the waist, thus further highlighting your curves.  It’s better avoiding high necklines and too much embellishment as these features can make you appear heavier than you are, so instead go for asymmetric, V-neck or an off-shoulder neckline.

Pear Shaped

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When you have a pear-shaped physique, you want an A-line dress as it compliments your figure, this is because it has a slight flare past the hips. Also, you’re better going with an empire waist with this type of dress to make the waist look tighter. As the dress is quite flowy, any neckline looks stunning with this dress. But if you want to showcase your shoulders, you’re better going for something with a halter neckline.


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Furthermore, if your figure is rectangular; you want to make your waist look slimmer and more defined, so dresses featuring an empire waist or an embellished bust will draw focus from the waist. Necklines such as V-neck, scoop, halter and off-shoulder really compliment this body type as it keeps the attention towards your upper body. Another good feature to include would be a fuller skirt as it will add proportion and again, emphasise a smaller waist.


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Finally, if your figure is apple shaped it’s a good option to go for something with a fuller skirt and an empire waist as it will make your waist look smaller, the fuller skirt will further support this purpose. Also, avoiding clinging fabrics, opting for something that falls well for comfort as well as drawing attention away from the waist.

There are no hard and fast rules on what prom dress you should buy. It’s your special day, wear something you are comfortable and confident in. Whatever your body shape, you will find something perfect for you at the Fairytale Endings Dresses showroom. We’ve scoured the globe to find a carefully curated collection of prom dresses, making us your one stop shop to find the perfect show-stopping dress. Visit us soon!

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