When it comes to shopping for the perfect prom or grad dress, there are a few key factors to consider to ensure you find the ideal gown for you and your special day. From style to colour to size, each element plays a crucial role in creating the perfect look. Let's delve into some expert tips to help you navigate the dress shopping process with ease.

How to choose the right style

First and foremost, consider your personal style and what makes you feel confident and beautiful. Whether you prefer a classic ballgown, a sleek mermaid silhouette, or a trendy two-piece ensemble, the key is to choose a style that reflects your personality and makes you feel amazing. Take the time to try on different styles to see what flatters your figure and makes you shine.

During our main grad season, our dresses are organized by style of dress to make shopping for the right style easier for you.

Choosing the perfect colour

When it comes to selecting a colour for your prom or grad dress, consider what hues complement your skin tone and make you feel radiant. Most of our dresses come in a variety of colours, and we do our best to have a variety in store for you to try on. 

Whether you opt for a timeless black dress, a bold red gown, or a soft pastel hue, the key is to choose a colour that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

Finding the right size

One of the most important aspects of dress shopping is finding the right size. Keep in mind that sizes will vary between designers and brands but we carry a selection of sizes to offer variety to our customers. When shopping to order a dress, you won’t need to worry too much about whether a dress is the right size for you since you will be ordering a dress that will better fit you. 

When ordering a dress, our expert consultants will take measurements of your bust, waist, and hips to determine the best size for you, and will work with you to decide on which size to order your dress in. 

Remember, a well-fitting dress will make you feel comfortable and confident all night long.

Shopping to order vs. shopping off the rack

When it comes to purchasing your prom or grad dress, you have the option to shop to order or shop off the rack. Shopping to order allows you to select a dress that is ordered specifically for you, ensuring minimal alterations. On the other hand, shopping off the rack offers the convenience of taking home a dress the same day, but there may be more alterations needed to achieve the ideal fit. Consider your timeline, budget, and preferences when deciding which option is best for you.

By following these expert tips for shopping for a prom or grad dress, you can make the process smooth and enjoyable. Remember to choose a style that makes you feel confident, a colour that complements your skin tone, and a size that fits you perfectly. Whether you opt to shop to order or off the rack, the most important thing is to select a dress that makes you feel beautiful and ready to celebrate your special day in style.