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5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Prom Dress Online

Jonah Levine

Posted on February 06 2019

With prom season right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing and shopping for prom, if you haven’t already started. Most only get to attend prom once or twice so making good memories and looking your very best while doing so is an important step in high school.

How to Choose the Perfect Prom Dress Online

As the warmer weather has left and cold weather remains, the time of internet browsing and faraway goods investing, shopping and buying is near at hand. Perhaps no greater demonstration of this comes with the prom dress hunt. When local resources are exhausted, or fear of wearing what someone else is wearing makes shopping in the local area impossible, shopping online seems to be a sensible solution. Here are a few more tips to consider when finding the perfect prom dress online:

1. Shop Around

It is an excellent idea to find a dress you like then see if you can find as many iterations of it as possible. Compare quality and price to see which one will fit you better and last for the longest. There’s absolutely no benefit in you paying more than necessary.

2. Keep Your Favorites

Keep your favorite dressmaker in mind. Constantly look around for new dresses by your favorite designer. Sometimes, we may not even realize we have a favorite until we do. Next thing we know we’ve bought the dress of our dreams which will be perfect for prom.

3. Don’t Expect Perfection the First Try-On

That being said, a lot of people who order from online stores are devastated when their prom dresses don’t fit them exactly on the first try-on. With such a broad range of people who are looking at and buying the dresses, it is silly to expect each dress to fit you perfectly. Almost every dress purchased online will need some type of alterations to flatter your figure the best and have the perfect length to pair with your shoes.  

4. Know Your Measurements

When shopping for prom dresses online, it is important to look up which size you would be according to your measurements. Measure your bust, waist, and hips and use different brands’ online size charts in order to pick your exact right size. Don’t assume that one size translates to the same measurements across brands. In an ideal world, that would be the case. In this world, that is definitely not the case.

5. Scour the Reviews

Many a poor buying choice has been thwarted by reviews. Make sure to read up on the reviews people have left of anything you are considering buying. This also applies to something from the company, but not necessarily your exact dress. A company who has terrible service and bad customer relations will have it no matter what you buy.

Our Favorite Prom Dresses

At NewYorkDress, we carry a wide range of prom dresses available to you from high-end brands sourced from around the globe. These are some of our best sellers:

Find Your Perfect Dress

NewYorkDress is the premier online marketplace for high-end dresses from around the world. There’s no one else on the market that has the selection from such elite designers. We understand loving high fashion and high-end craftsmanship. That’s why the designers we work with and the dresses we sell are all of the highest quality, with the finest attention to detail. We want to help more women find their perfect prom dress.

If you’re looking for a beautiful prom dress which you can wear to many different special occasions (not just prom) and look stunning at all of them, then check out our collections -- they may be the perfect choice for you. Browse and see if your dream dress is waiting just a few clicks away. If you have any questions, our team would love to answer your questions or help you navigate the dress selection process.

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