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Prom Expert

Prom season is quickly approaching. Who better to help you than Kym, our very own Accessories Expert. She will keep you updating on new prom fashions and answer all your questions. You want an important night like this to be perfect, so let Kym help!

Are You Prepared to Shop?

Now that you've got an idea of what you want, you can actually start the process of shopping. This week we'll talk about shopping tips and good ideas. Next week we'll talk about dresses -- how to spot great quality dresses for good prices.

Tips --

1. Get dressed to shop. Wear comfortable slip-on shoes, and an outfit that is easy to get on and off (skip the tight-fitting slip dress, it'll make shopping a lot more stressful).

2. Wear a strapless bra. You'll find that it's easier to spot the perfect dress when you don't see those ugly straps. Also, if you'll be wearing a short dress, wear a pair of stockings under your clothes. Anything that will help you see the dress as it will look on the big night will help a lot.

3. Head to a reputable store. First, try a store like David's Bridal, which is a popular starting point for a lot of girls.

4. Try on everything. Get an idea what looks good on you. **Don't judge ANYTHING by the way it looks on the rack. A lot of times girls have passed their perfect dress by simply because they didn't realize how incredible it would look on them. (You never know until you try)!

5. When you leave the store, narrow down your choices. Did you like the back of one dress, the sleeves of another, and the design of another? Get a mental picture of what you want. If it helps, write it down so you can look at it later.

6. Don't buy anything yet. There are WAY too many options out there. Like a wedding dress, you'll only wear this once but it will be remembered forever! Even if you feel you've found the perfect dress, you never know until you try on a few. You'll know you've found the perfect dress if you are thinking about it constantly while you try other dresses on. The thought of the dress will never leave your mind, and it's design will always be your favorite. Don't settle for anything shy of perfection!

Join me next week, after your initial shopping trip. We'll talk about spotting a higher quality dress, an important factor in selecting your dress. You do not want to look like you are wearing a Halloween costume! See ya next week for some more great prom talk!

Your friend in prom fashion,

Questions? Email Kym at

Check these other great articles from our Prom Expert:

Proms are HERE and NOW!5/2/01
Tips for a Fab Face5/1/01
Prom Hair: PART II4/12/01
Prom Hair: PART I4/9/01
More Cheap Accessories: Tiaras4/6/01
More Cheap Accessories: Shawls4/5/01
More Cheap Accessories: Bracelets4/4/01
More Cheap Accessories: Necklaces4/3/01
More Cheap Accessories: Gloves4/2/01
Cheap Hair Accessories!4/1/01
The Perfect Prom Accessories!3/30/01
Fancy Formal Frocks3/29/01
Some tips for prom buying (a sidenote to my other articles)3/23/01
Buying the Dress3/22/01
Spotting a Higher Quality Dress3/20/01
Are You Prepared to Shop?3/12/01
It's Coming...Are You Ready?3/1/01

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