Different types of prom dresses – which one is for you?

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You may feel perplexed when looking for a prom dress that fits your personality and fits other needs. You can get prom dresses in a wide range of designs, lengths, necklines and sleeves. You are very likely to be overwhelmed while trying to convey your ideas to the store seller, or even when looking online for an outfit that matches your style. Here is a brief description of the terminology used to describe the various types of styles and designs that you will find helpful in deciding which prom dress you may have in mind:

A-line ball gown and prom dresses

An A-line ball gown, also known as a princess dress, widens to the hem, tapers close to the waist, forming an A-shape and fits the entire body. A ball gown is designed to have a full skirt, which bulges from the waist and extends to the ankles or calf. You could include a fitted waist with a top, or the top could be of the corset type.

High low prom dresses made of chiffon and lace covered dress

High and low dresses drop to the hem, which means they are long in some places and short in others. When you want to wear a dress that perfectly reveals your figure, you may want to consider wearing a sheath ball gown that fits your body. A lace-covered dress usually has satin or a similar material underneath the lace, forming the top layer. Chiffon dresses have the look of the pretty night dresses sported by Roman or Greek women. This long dress flows down the hips to the ankles and looks great on almost any figure.

One Shoulder, Baby Doll and Sleeveless Dresses

As the name indicates, a shoulder dress comes with only one strap and the other remains sleeveless. Generally, these are long and graceful dresses. You can also get totally strapless prom dresses or prom dresses for formal occasions. You may or may not wear a wrap or jacket with it. Usually, a baby doll dress is exceptionally short and looks cute. It has a high waist in the center, fits at the top and flows at the base. The baby doll dress typically comes with a belt or ribbon tied in the stomach region to give it the desired look.

Halter, Golden Glamor and Modest Prom Dresses

The look of a halter ball gown is similar to a halter top around the sleeves and the rest running towards the knees. Usually, its length is just below the knees, giving it the look of a high-low dress around the hem. The glamorous gold dress is typically sparkling gold which resembles the clothing in the “Hollywood” design. A modest prom dress looks beautiful and modest in its simple design, which covers everything but adds a touch of sophistication and class to the wearer.

Sleeve styles

Cupped sleeves are small enough to cover only the shoulder and upper arm. The Juliet sleeve design makes them puffy at the shoulder and tapering to the wrist. Many can start below the shoulders to give the look of “hanging” shoulders. Sleeveless spaghetti straps are called shoulder pads.

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