Prom is a wonderful time to celebrate high school with friends. Unfortunately, this one event requires a good amount of planning. Many teen girls feel they need to show skin at prom because they feel like adults, but your daughter does not need to wear a dress that shows off her body. With these tips, you can help your daughter choose a modest prom dress that is both appealing and memorable:
Skip the Malls
Most of your daughter's friends will head to the mall to shop for a prom dress. Department stores and specialty boutiques in these malls will offer an enormous selection of dresses, but these dresses may be too short, too tight, or show too much skin through openings and details.
Instead of shopping at the mall, consider searching online or visiting consignment stores in your area for dresses that are modest in a stylish, vintage way.
In many instances, your daughter may be able to find a trendy dress that offers vintage details at a truly affordable price. While you may need to have the dress altered to fit your daughter, the lower sale price will ensure you are making a smart investment.
Accent and Hide
Your daughter should understand that modesty does not necessarily mean ugly. By accentuating your daughter's best features and hiding her flaws, her prom dress will fit perfectly without appearing too sensual.
Pull out the color of your daughter's beautiful eyes by choosing a dress that complements this feature. If your daughter has blue eyes, consider a pink, deep blue, or light green dress. If your daughter's eyes are green, find a dress in a deep green, purple, or even yellow color. Brown eyes can be accented by wearing bright blues and golds.
Many teen girls want to hide certain features by playing up others. If your daughter has a little extra weight around her midsection, she may want to show off cleavage, but choosing an A-line dress that hides the abdomen without showing too much skin is a more modest option.
If your daughter is tall, she does not have to wear a short dress to show off her legs. Consider a long dress with a small and short slit that does not go past her knee.
Finding an affordable, beautiful, and modest dress is possible with the right research. By skipping the local mall and current trends and showcasing your daughter's natural beauty, her prom dress will be memorable. Contact a shop that has women's modest clothing for more information and assistance.