Prom is one of the most special occasions of your teens and you will remember the night of the rest of your life. Of course, you want to look your absolute best! But all the preparation and planning for the prom can be a little daunting. By using a systematic approach to prom planning and arranging early, you will enjoy a stress-free experience and look better than ever for your big night.
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[ Edit ] Finding the Perfect Ensemble
- Build a scrapbook of ideas. Start looking for and gather pictures of dresses or tuxedos you like at least 5 or 6 months in advance. Browse fashion magazines and comb the internet for styles that really stand out to you. Once you have scrapbooked for a while you will notice that a clear picture of what you really want your dress or tux to look like begins to form in your mind.
- Try to narrow things down as specifically as possible, even to specific color choices.
- Take your scrapbook with you when you shop. It helps you stay focused on the look you want and make shopping a little easier.
- Start dress hunting early. Give yourself plenty of time to look for the right dress. This is not a choice you want to rush! Start looking about 3 or 4 months in advance. Hit all the stores in your area and if possible, have a parent take you and shop out of town as well.
- Remember that all other girls shop just as you are. They probably come to the same stores and look at the same dresses.
- Shopping outside the city helps you feel confident that the dress you choose, someone else will not wear it.
- Don't forget to hunt for a dress online. It is not an ideal situation because you cannot test it before you buy it. But if you find something you really love on the web and it's still relatively early in the game, you can have it tailor made to suit you perfectly when it arrives.
- Start hunting too early. Even though tuxedos are not as variable as dresses, there are still a lot of details that you want just right. Start hunting for your tux about three or four months in advance.
- Prom is a black band business, so you really want to wear either a tuxedo or a very dark and dapper suit.  Try to limit what you want before you go shopping, so you can stay focused. Nail it at least super early in the hunt.
- Most people choose to wear a tux, but there's no reason why you can't do your own thing!
- You want to make sure you can find your perfect tux in plenty of time to also have it tailor made before prom. Tuxedos and suits, just off the rack, are generally cut to fit male model prototypes. Gender presentation, personal style or sexual orientation are usually not addressed directly off the rack. 
- Shop with a trusted friend or family member. Bring someone you know will be completely honest with you. When you find a dress or tux that you are definitely considering, don't just try it alone in the dressing room. Come out and get their honest opinions.
- When trying on a dress or tux that you really like, ask your shopping buddy to take a picture of you wearing it with your phone. That way, you'll have a mini archive of everything you really liked to reference later, when you're ready to start limiting it.
- Don't make a quick decision. Try with lots of dresses or other ensembles and collect at least 10 to 15 images of possible choices for your mini archive before considering your final decision.
- Choose what looks good on you. Avoid shopping for fashion fashions and choose a clothing style and fit that suits your particular figure and color.  Not only will you look better, but you will ultimately feel more confident about wearing a dress that you know suits you as an individual.
- Fads are fantastic, but some dresses and styles are timeless and will always be beautiful.
- When you look back at your prom photos years later, you want to feel proud of what you look like, not a little embarrassed that you wear a fashion fly that passed quickly and didn't look good on you.
- Get the right size. If you find the absolute perfect dress but it is too small when you try it, do not buy the dress with the intention of going on an intense crash diet. It's way too much pressure to put on yourself! And worse – if you fail, what should you wear instead? You have to rush to find a last-minute backup, which you definitely want to avoid.
- You look good as you are right now and there are plenty of beautiful dresses out there that fit you just right. Do not exchange yourself for a dress.
- Find a tailor made for your dress if you are gender or in transition. This is because dresses, just off the rack, are made to fit a female model's silhouette. A tailor can make some adjustments for you who will look to the next level.
- Don't let gender or sexual orientation stop you from getting exactly what you want, whether it's a dress or a tux. You deserve the absolute best and there are tailors there who specialize in customizations. 
- If you find a dress you love but it is too big when you try it, talk to a store employee about the possibility of tailoring it. Some dresses are made from materials that are not suitable for customization, and others are just too fragile or stylized to change, so get a good, clear opinion from an expert.
[ Edit ]  Choosing accessories
- Coordinate with your dress. When it comes to choosing jewelry and shoes, base your choices around your dress. Not just the color of the dress – you want to go further than that. Look for options that fit your dress style. A particular necklace may look beautiful in the case, but collide with your dress.
- For example, if you decide on a vintage dress, you do not want modern jewelry with it. You want to choose things that have a vintage style, to coordinate with the clothing style.
- Focus on achieving an overall look, rather than finding individual pieces that you like that may or may not look good together.
- Coordinate with your date. Traditionally, prompts coordinate their ensembles by choosing matching and free accessories to tie the look together as a unit. Find out the color of your date dress well in advance to find your accessories.
- Choose a long tie, bow tie and / or cummerbund that matches your date dress as closely as possible. You can also have your date provide her dress to a tailor who can then dye your accessories to match her almost exactly.
- If you can't match your date dress, go with neutral choices that match your tux or suit
- Long tie or bow tie? Bow tie is the traditional choice, especially with a tuxedo.  If you are wearing a suit, choose a long tie instead.
- Choose things you really love. Do not accessories with something that does not make you feel beautiful or handsome when you put it on. Accessories are designed to accentuate and highlight your ensemble and you. Choose them with care and be very healthy.
- Consider coordinating with your prom theme. If you hit your prom solo or just don't want to match your date, you may want to consider coordinating with your prom theme. This will tie your look and ensemble visually with the whole night rather than a certain person.
- If you join a group, you may want to consider coordinating your appearance as a unit.
- Choose shoes that you can walk in. Yes, your shoes should be absolutely fabulous, but they must also be relatively comfortable to wear. Prom is not just about standing around – you will dance, get in and out of cars and navigate obstacles. If you choose your shoes based on looks alone, you may end up miserable at school because you can't dance in them, or because they squeeze too hard on your feet.
- Test them before you buy them and walk around the store until you get a sense of how they will perform on prom night.
- Be honest with yourself! If you love them but it is obvious that the heels are too high for you, keep looking. You'll find the right pair eventually.
- On the prom night, when you cut a rug on the dance floor and burst, you will be glad you took the extra time to find the right shoes.
- Try something unusual. Don't be afraid to try something you wouldn't normally wear. It's prom, so live your imagination a bit! For example, you might find a breathtaking tiara that perfectly reflects your dress and hairstyle. Or maybe it's an unusual set of cufflinks to come with your tux or suit. Usually you would never wear a tiara or the specific cufflinks, but it's prom night! If it looks good on you, then rock it.
- Be sure to get some opinions before committing to anything unusual. You want to stand out, but not for the wrong reasons.
[ Edit ] Determine hair and makeup
- Collect hair and makeup ideas. Start scrapbooking a few months in advance, just like you did for your dress. In fact, you can start matching makeup look to clothing styles as early as the scrapbooking scene!
- When you get to the hair and makeup section of your prom discussions, I've already selected your dress and accessories, as well as a book full of pictures to review. You can't go wrong when preparing so well!
- Experiment but don't go overboard. Start experimenting with the looks you find very early to get a clear picture of what is not working for you. Don't be afraid to try a daring hair or makeup style! It can be absolutely perfect for your dress and suits you wonderfully. On the other hand, it can make you feel uncomfortable or worried at school, and it's not fun.
- Experiment as much as you want, but when it comes down to it, make a solid choice that works for you.
- Don't completely invent yourself for school night – you want to look like yourself in your pictures and be recognizable to your dates and friends!
- Essentially, you want to look like the best version of your everyday self, with some extra pizzazz thrown in.
- Practice your chosen look several times in advance. Once you've experimented with a few looks and nailed it down, practice recreating your hair and makeup look several times before the big night. You don't want to spend 3 hours in the afternoon strolling to that perfect winged eyeliner or any other detail that you are not used to creating – it will definitely stress you out.
- If you train in advance you can perfect the look and when the prom comes, you can recreate it without any problems.
- After applying your makeup, always set it with a translucent powder as your final step. This helps your makeup last all night and also controls oil and shine, making you look fresh and dull looking for photos.
- Style short hair in a way that coordinates stylistically with your ensemble. It can be anything from a radiant side part, fully worn back, or even a dirty, ragged "make, depending on the type of look you are thinking of.
- Get Short Hair cut or trimmed a day or two before prom, not the day before. If you want a razor, you can visit a barbershop at school this morning.
- If you want to look really unique or do something much different than everyone else, consider You may even consider dying strips in the hair that coordinate with your date ensemble!
- Don't be afraid to stand out or embrace a look that truly represents you.
 Get help from a hairdresser. If you are not so familiar with makeup or hairstyles, contact your hairdresser. Most stylists studied makeup along with hair when training at the cosmetology school, so they are invaluable sources of information and can help you create it. inherit the look.
- Express to your stylist that you want your hair to look good, but that you also want a fairly straightforward & easy way to maintain yourself in the evening.
- Don't talk to something you don't like about an over-zealous stylist.
[ Edit ] Take care of yourself
- Get plenty of exercise. You want to look fit and feel good in your dress, and the best way to achieve is to exercise regularly. If you do not like cardio or if you hit the gym sounds like torture, you can try yoga instead.
- You can take yoga classes at your local gym or, if you prefer, you can watch instructional videos and practice yoga at home. Sometimes it is easier to start a new exercise routine that starts at home, so you can get used to it before you do it to other people.
- Whatever exercise program you choose, the result will be a happier, healthier you.
- Eat well and stay hydrated. No crash diets! Eat sensibly and get enough vitamins and nutrients to keep you healthy and glowing. Drinking plenty of water will make you look dewy and fresh and help keep your skin clear.
- Don't starve yourself before prom. You don't want to look malnourished and waif-thin on prom night. Malnutrition is not good for anyone.
- Eating healthy and well will ensure that you have plenty of strength and energy for your big night.
- Along with drinking lots of water, make sure to apply a good moisturizer to your skin every day.
- Start a skincare program several weeks in advance.
 Be sure to deal with all the acne issues you have on your face, and do not forget to treat back and chest eruptions. Ball gowns can be revealing, so you want to deal with these areas as well.
- If you test new skin care products, do it several weeks in advance so that your skin does not respond well to them.
- Be sure to exfoliate with a mild product for a few days. Do not overdo it! You don't need to exfoliate every day – it's too hard on your skin.
- Do something eyebrows that pick and grow several days before prom, not the night before or the day before. Otherwise, you may end up with some ugly skin irritations to cover. 
- Calm down. Being ready for prom can be stressful. There are so many decisions to be made and you want everything to be perfect, which is understandable. But don't take it too far! It is too much pressure to put on yourself. Yes, you want to look great, but you also want to have fun at prom.
- If you stress yourself to the highest, you will not do anything on the school night except worry about small details that nobody even notices except you. Prom would be a night to remember, and you can't make memories when you worry about everything all the time.
- Avoid hitting the bathroom every 15 minutes to customize your dress, perfect your lipstick or sweat in general. Go there and have fun!
- Get enough sleep. Make sure you get a full night's sleep every night during the weeks leading up to the prom. "Beauty sleep" is not just a myth! During sleep, our bodies repair and heal. If you want to look your absolute best on prom night, it makes it a point to get plenty of rest in advance.
- Not only will you look better rested, but you will also feel better and have plenty of energy to enjoy the excitement of the night.
[ Edit ] Get Ready That Day
- Start early. Wake up, have breakfast and start preparing. If you start early, you can take your time and enjoy a day of primping and pampering. It's never good to rush when you're ready for something, especially prom!
- Wear a button down shirt or jacket as you get ready, so you can easily transition to your dress without crushing your hair and makeup.
- Play fun music to get you in the party mood. You will probably feel a little nervous during the day, but also try to have fun. Blow up your favorite songs and get you in the mood for a good night.
- Prom is not just about looking good! You also want to have a great time and make wonderful memories. Listening to fun music while getting ready helps you calm down and makes you look forward to a night to remember.
- Stick to a schedule. Make sure you look at the clock when you're ready. Even if you prepare early, it will be late before you know it! Create a schedule for yourself that morning as you relax in the bathtub and stick to it.
- Assign specific time slots for everything you want to do. Give yourself 45 minutes for makeup, an hour for hair – everything you need to make sure you do it without rushing.
- If you have meetings with stylists or makeup artists, make sure you arrive on time. Driving behind just one thing can throw away all day.
- Pamper yourself. Take a long hot bubble bath and relax. Eat healthy snacks throughout the day to keep your strength up. Drink a little herbal tea and keep your mood light.
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