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Can You Wear a Strapless Dress to Military Ball?

What is a military ball? It is an annual glamorous event of ceremony attended by officer and enlisted service members along with their respective guest/ dates. The host may be a branch of ROTC in high school or an active military unit for career service personnel. In some cases, the ball are to celebrate the branch’s birthday, but not always. There is a social hour, receiving line, dinner, observance of the flag, and recognition/ award events. It may seem like prom or formal wedding, while there are some very specific fashion rules. Service members are in dress blues or Class A uniform and dates/ spoues attend in formal finery.

The problem is you’re invited to a military ball, but you aren’t sure what kind of dress to wear to military ball, is a strapless dress OK to military ball. I’ll put your mind at ease and help you feel comfortable and beautiful on the night, so you won’t say “I wish I had known what type of dress to wear to my first Military Ball” in future 10 year. And for any kind of affair like a military ball dinning out there is usually a protocol officer appointed to help answer questions surrounding the event including dress and some such.

What kind of dress to wear to military ball?

The ball is an opportunity for service members to honor and celebrate their military heritage, it is a formal event, those who attend must be mindful of the dress code expectations.

As a rule, only the military member is under rules of dress and appearance. However, an actual ball will require formal attire, so a strapless is proper if it certainly meet the requirement, and you probably need to take a wrap or something just in case or better yet.

A military ball is a formal event, men who are guests wear formal attire with darker suits or tuxedos, while femal member wear formal gowns and dresses. They may also have option to wear their dress uniform, and the skirt uniform is considered the most approporiate for military balls. Also the corresponding hat while entering and exiting the miliraty ball is necessary.

Dresses for female guests are formal length, which is often to the floor. But recently as smaller versions of military balls, high school military balls held by all branches of the armed forces, the length can do to the knees or just below.

Here’s the basic guildlines to choose a classy and conservative military ball gown, not caudal or trashy:

  • As a formal event, military members will be in their fanciest dress uniform. As a date, your attire should be equally formal. This generally means a floor-length dress is best, not a shorter “cocktail length” dress. All dresses should be long enough to cover ankles, column dresses with back or high slit should not be higher than mid-thigh. But it doesn’t need to be a puffy ball gown and have a train, either.
  • Appropriate, it is a differrent definition for everyone, but it is a work function. So try to cover underwear, cleavage, and the midriff. If you have to ask, “Is this showing too much?” the answer is probably yes.
  • Wear something comfortable, includes, military ball dress and shoes, you will wearing them all night with lots of sitting, standing and dancing.
  • If you are wearing gloves as part of your formal attire, remember to remove your right glove and hold it in your left hand when you meet people and shake hands. Furthermore, ensure your hands are clean and well-kept.
  • Color doesn’t matter unless it is neon. Lots of people want to match dress to the military uniform, it is unnecessary. The choice is yours, wearing a unique color will stand out and get lots of compliments too.
military ball dress
Military ball dress

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What colors should wear to the ball?

Many girls choose to coordinate their gowns to the official colors of the military branch of their program, for example, navy blue and gold for Navy ROTC, this is not requirement, just avoid clashing colors with the dress uniform, that’s OK.

Complimentary colors you may consider for your military ball dress includes jewel tones such as deep reds, dark purples, and emerald greens, they all look amazing with color blues.

And elegant neutrals like black, matt gold or silver, muted copper look fantastic with any uniform.

What Not to wear to a militray ball?

There are some things that probably should be avoided:

  • Do not wear bright neon colors, it isn’t not a good look for anyone, it’s not coming back. The same goes for any big or bold prints, or anything too “flashy” to the party. For the servicemen in uniform are the main attraction and honorees, This is your time to blend into the background not steal the spotlight.
  • Any dress with a train or fish tail will only attract people stepping on your gown.
  • Cocktail dresses, mini dresses, or crop top & skirt combo as absolutely inappropriate for a military ball. Even if high school military ball is less formal for less formal attire, don’t wear a dress in length above the knee. Tea length (mid calf) and high low dresses are acceptable.
  • Dresses with side cut out, side boob, body con dresses are absolutely not appropriate.
  • You can wear a strapless gown to the military ball, don’t forget to bring an evening wrap or bolero jacket for some units still follow tradition that shoulder should be covered during the receiving line.

Extra tips to get an funny military ball night

  • Appropriate undergarment for your dress is necessary. Bra, shape wear, slips, camisoles or any undergarment should not be visible.
  • Closed toes shoes tend to look more formal. And make sure you practice walking and dancing your shoes serval days before the event. Pre-scuff the sole of any new heels to prevent an accidental slip, also this trial run will help you avoid unnecessary pain at the event.
  • You will be shaking hands in the receiving line, bracelets and rings will make that diffcult. Loose, clunky, bangle bracelet have a tendency to be loud at the worst possible time, like during a toast, so avoid these.
  • Your bag for the party should be clutch, wristlet, or small bag for bringing lipstick, powder compact, breath mints, cell phone and you ID.

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How to Upgrade Ponytail for Prom Dresses

Ponytail style is easy to do and literally only take a couple of seconds to pull together with a hair tie, it is the perfect hairstyle to enjoy outdoor activities. In fact, they fit any occasion and can be dressed up or down.

Since we’re all looking forward to more face-to-face interactions and parties, there’s no reason that simple go-to ponytail boring. Stylish ponytails on celebrities like Tia Mowry and Paige Hurd let us know we can upgrade it ourselves. Stylish ponytails will keep you looking cute while dancing, all it takes is a little braid here, a backcomb there, and a few strategically placed hair accessories to end up with something that feels brand new.

  • The Razzle Dazzle Ponytail

As the name suggest, it is the ponytail decorated with dazzle hair jewels, headband (for example flat self-adhesive diamonds), and it is an easy way to make any ponytail look fabulous. I have to day that there’s no easier way to take a ponytail from basic to bold than adding a headband.

The hair jewels can be added to part of your head or on your ponytail, and even you can attach it in your baby hairs, it will truly take your ponytails to the next level, and upgrade your whole UK prom dresses outfits.

Razzle Dazzle Ponytail

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  • Designer Chains Ponytail

The coolest way to repurpose an old necklace or chain belt? Simply wrap it around the base of a low pony.

Designer Chain Ponytails

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  • The Retro Pony, Retro Vibes

A deep side swoop and a little bit of volume at the crown gives a classic pony a fun ’60s vibe.

   Flipped ends were one of the coolest hair trends to come out of 2020, and it looks as though they’re sticking around for 2021.

Really lean into the ’60s Barbie vibes with a glam ribbon (cute puppy optional).

Create a retro ’60s look with this fun, flipped-out ponytail to match these cute retro prom dress.

Retro Pony hairstyle

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  • Tendril’s ponytail, it is definitely for prom party.

Pulling two longer strands out of a polished pony gives your look a throwback edge and is a pretty way to frame your face.

Tendril ponytai prom hairstyle

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  • The Cornrow Ponytail, or Side-Braided Ponytail

Weave a thin braid from brow bone to the base of your ponytail. OR using cornrows to accentuate any ponytail.

Cornorw ponytail prom hairstyle

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  • Double-Twist Ponytail

Starting at the top, add some dimension by twisting two sections—one right on top of the other—from either side of your head.

Double-Twist Ponytail Prom Hairstyle

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Prom Dress VS Wedding Dress

Prom Dresses VS wedding dresses, what is the difference?

prom dress vs wedding dress

Prom dress and wedding dress are types of dresses that girls or women wearing on special occasion parties. I’ve seen very bridal-looking prom dresses, and I’ve seen very prom-looking wedding dresses too. In other word, can you wear a prom dress as your wedding dress, what the differences and how to distinguish them?

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 There are beautiful $300 wedding dress and $1400 gorgeous prom gowns, so obviously price is not the difference.

prom dress and wedding dress

Prom is a major event in students’ school life, getting perfect dreamy prom dress is a must. These dresses usually come as a gown or a cocktail dress style. Short prom dresses are more acceptable these years than before. Prom dress tend to be more colorful, navy blue, black, red, pink, white are popular color choice of prom dress.

dreamy prom dresses

On the other hand, a wedding dress is the gown which the bride would wear during her wedding ceremony. Color of wedding dresses in general are a variant shade of white (white/ Ivory / Cream).

wedding dresses

But wedding gowns’ color and style may vary from culture to culture, however white is the most commonly used wedding gown color. And white prom gowns are choice of many girls too. With some wearing tips, you can wear white prom dress without bridal-looking.

BTW, cheap beautiful prom dress is a GREAT way to save money on wedding dress if you are planning a budget wedding, or if you don’t want a traditional wedding dress.

It is difficult to tell their difference I think, they are both important things. The only difference I think is whether the label says prom dress or wedding dress on it.   If you tell them you want a non-white dress though, they’ll probably agree that you’re much more likely to find something in the prom section when shopping local store.

So, wear what you feel good in! It’s your wedding dress, no one else’s’, and your prom party, just make sure your prom dress is allowed by your school prom rule.

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Cutout Prom Dresses

Cutout prom dresses can be sexy, but they can also be really unflattering if they are not done correctly.

cutout prom dresses

Attending the prom is the red-carpet moment for any young woman, so make it count. And the memorable night all start with finding your perfect prom dress, beautiful, well-fitting prom dress.

beautiful and fit prom dresses with cut out details

A right prom dress brings confidence to its wearer, it also shows personality and fashion attitude, and ushers in the opportunity for a magic evening.

The perfect prom dresses that will make you stand out at the party must be the ones flows the lines of your body. Think showstopping glamour and irresistible cut out prom dresses, you will look more sophisticated and feminine if you choose right cutout style.

In general, cutout look more sophisticated when they are placed at or above the line of your natural waist, otherwise they will make even the most expensive dress look totally trashy.

Cutout from clever back details to peek-a-boo shoulder also high slit, it shows just the right amount of skin. Subtle cutouts are nice alternatives to the more traditional plunging neckline and va-va-woom of backless.

cutout styles

No matter clever back details, or low back about showing you back, both are look very elegant even when they go below your natural waist. Done it in the right way, it’s classic, feminine and totally wearable to senior girls.

subtle back cutouts prom dresses

Whether you’re a Hollywood A-lister or just someone hoping to spice up your style game, there’s never been a better moment to consider revealing a little skin with cutouts on top of dress or at the hemline which is the new way to wear a maxi for more airiness.

Highlight your curves with confidence and show some skin this prom season by incorporating any of these cut out strategic, make sure you are ready to hit the dance floor.

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How to Pick a Prom Dresses Color That Flatter Your Skin Tone?

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Find the best prom dresses color to wear for your skin tone is not as tricky as you think. Color is the number one most important thing to me when it comes to styling. There’s something comforting about an all-black outfit, it looks great on everyone, easy to wear, it’s considered timeless. But what about all the other colors out there? Especially the vibrant shades we frequently spot celebrities wearing so well.

The first we want to know if the color of year is my color. The colors of year 2021 is Ultimate Grey and Illuminating yellow. Get ready for the “Get the color of the year look!”

Color of Year 2021

Ultimate gray is kind of gray of wisdom and intelligence and construction, it is a more solid, granite-like gray, a determinedly neutral kind of gray. And Illuminating Yellow is the color combination presses us forward, it is a smiley face yellow. It has been popping up everywhere.

How to pick your 2021 prom dresses color? Consider the color of the year or not. The first thing is studying your skin tone and figure out what’s going to look best and helping you stand out in a crowd and radiate from the inside out

The key to find your most flattering prom dresses color starts with your skin tone. Our skin tone can be grouped into three categories: warm, cool and neutral. Every skin tone looks best with certain colors, as well as those people should avoid. The easiest way is to find a celebrity who has same skin tone as you to get inspirations.

You’re warm skin tone people if you are a greenish or yellowish, or Olive complexions undertones.

Your go-to colors come from cool color family: warmer greens and blues.

Consider these cool colors as your 2021 prom dress color: Olive, deeper turquoise, green moss, fern, pesto, and magenta, orchid shades.

Also, some colors from Neutrals worth to have a try: Taupe, hot chocolate, creamy whites, winter wheat, and latte.

And these colors from warm color palette: Oranges, Red, Golden, Yellow, Amber, and honey gold

See the yellow, color of year 2021 can be your prom dress color if you are warm skin tone.

Prom Dreses Colors for Warm Skin Tone

Avoid these colors as warm skin tone person: Icy shades and jeweled tones;

Get inspirations from these celebrities: Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Jessica Alba, and Beyoncé.

Famous Celebrities with Warm Skin Tone

You’re cool skin tone person if you are a bluish undertone. It can also range from very fair to very dark.

Your go-to colors from warm color family: Shocking pink, cerise, ruby, and bright rose.

Also, these neutrals color: Gray, navy and pristine white.

And, Bright blue, royal blue, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, deep purples, lavender, and lilac snow。

Prom Dresses Colors for Cool Skin Tone

Avoid these colors as cool skin tone people: Orange and yellow.

See, yellow again, so I am afraid that yellow color is not your prom dress color if you are cool skin tone person.

Get inspirations from these celebrities: Lupita Nyong’o, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, and Lucy Liu.

Famous Celebrities with Cool Skin Tone

You have neutral skin tone if you can’t tell if you’re warm or cool. Most neutrals have hazel eyes, because they tend to change depending on what color they wear.

Your go-to colors are neutral colors that fall in the middle of the color spectrum. Consider light peach, dusty pinks, soft rose, peony pink, placid blue, jade green, and cameo green.

And also, these colors are worth to try: Taupe, gray, off white.

Prom Dresses Colors for Neutral Skin Tone

Avoid these colors: anything too bright or vibrant that can overwhelm, along with reds and yellows.

If you still want to try yellow as it is the color of year 2021, then try a soft version like cornsilk or buff.

Get inspirations from these celebrities: Amal Clooney, Kerry Washington, Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams, and Julia Roberts.

Famous Celebrities with Neutral Skin Tone

Of course, the NO.1 rule of choosing prom dress is that there are no rules, take these suggestion and wear whatever you feel comfortable and confident.

2021 Prom Dresses

BTW, if you want to update your wardrobe, add some colors, these color tips can be used too.

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Prom Dresses 2021 Trends

Prom dresses 2021 trends here for you to get the right look and style for your big night. For prom is one of the occasions one never wants to miss out on and want to dress your best. It is the day to celebrate and also a memory to reminisce for a lifetime. You certainly deserve to look your absolute best after a long time of studying your life away.

Prom Party
Celebrate Prom Party

Prom dress has to be a reflection of your personality. If you love a classic look, show off your taste in a classic cut, color, and long dress. While, if you are a daring girl, you’ll look gorgeous in a prom gown style featuring the trend of the year.

There is no question that 2020 is a different year, our life is changed, it is no the greatest year for anyone, so why not look ahead to the exciting times to come? Now it’s the best time to be looking for spring prom dresses. Where to start looking? Start with the 2021 prom dresses trends.

The styles trends of prom dresses 2021 are ball gown and mermaid silhouette:

Ball gown prom dresses characterized by being that fairytale princess dress. It’s the ideal choice for girls with curves. It disguises the hips and accentuate the overall figure with fitted waist and a voluminous skirt. It is a never out of style prom dress style. For those who want the princess look, you can never go wrong with a ball gown prom dress.

There are lots of ball gowns include pockets, which makes them perfect for toting your wallet and lipstick around without the need for a purse.

Look for a prom ball gown in a sweet pastel color if you want your prom dresses 2021 to evoke a charming look, you’re guaranteed to be the belle of the ball! With some embellished prom ball gown, you will feel like a Disney princess about to go to the dance with a prince.

Ball Gown Prom Dresses 2021
Ball Gown Prom Dresses 2021

Mermaid prom dresses synonymous with glamour, elegance, and sensuality. it manages to highlight your best attributes while keeping it modest. Ideal for Women with hourglass and triangular-shaped figures.

You can find your mermaid prom dresses from a range of fabrics with embellishments and sequins. And mermaid prom dress with bare shoulder neckline is one of the big fashion trends loved by fashionistas.

And also, V shape neckline mermaid prom dresses consists of an elegant and a trendy alternative. It is characterized by being a deep neckline style with a daring silhouette. This type of dress helps to highlight the area of the clavicle, considered one of the sexiest and feminine regions of every woman. It is an ideal neckline for most girls.

Mermaid Prom Dresses 2021
Mermaid Prom Dresses 2021

The colors trends of prom dresses 2021 include black, red and blue:

Black, is introduced to the world on ‘20S by Coco Chanel as a fashion color. Now black is capable of providing elegance, sensuality, and sophistication. Black prom dresses are exceptional and timeless. It is easily stand out against other colors. It is a never wrong color if you can’t decide your prom dresses color.

Black Prom Dresses 2021
Black Prom Dresses 2021

Red, is another perfect color option for prom dresses 2021, a series of red prom dresses 2021 from classic red to red with orange tones. It is the ideal shade for girls with a lot of attitude and confidence. To capture the prom look, go for glamours and elegant streamline silhouettes. 

The color red comes in a variety of different shades, so even if bright red isn’t for you, then you’ll be able to find maybe a darker red that is more your type of color instead. This color looks especially good in slimmer dresses -It is a very luxurious color to wear that will compliment anyone- The shades of red that are scarlet and ruby would look especially good in satin.

Take inspiration from the Red-carpet events for hair and make-up and all you need to do is style it with the perfect accessory.

Red Prom Dresses 2021
Red Prom Dresses 2021

Blue, blue prom dresses are extremely popular each year, and this coming season is no exception. There is array of shades so you can find the perfect blue prom dress or blue homecoming dress for you.

Prom dresses with figure flattering A-line silhouettes, flowing chiffon skirts, and sweetheart necklines in pastel blues, sky blue, and light blue give off a sweet or dainty feel.

While darker navy-blue prom gowns with a deeper tint give off a sense of sophistication.
If you are looking for a chic and elegant gown, try a figure hugging fitted dress with a flowing train to give you a regal air, or a flattering mermaid style that will emphasize your curves.

Blue Prom Dresses 2021
Blue Prom Dresses 2021

Glitter Dresses Will Make You Stand Out in a Crowd

Glitter dresses not just popular on the runway, it’s also going to be very popular for prom dresses 2021, it can be available on any style of prom dress, and you can control how much glitter you exactly want on your perfect dress for the prom.

Add Beaded embroidery details. Nothing is wrong with the plain ones, but having some embroidery touch ups in a fully beaded gown is on trend and will make you look stunning.

A prom dress with details of glitter has become ideal for girls who love the sophisticated. The use of sparkling elements brings a total touch of glamor to any gown.

Glitter Prom Dresses 2021
Glitter Prom Dresses 2021

Illustrious Illusion prom dresses are the must have one

Illusion designs let you show a little bit of skin but still give off a sophisticated and glamorous vibe.
The illusion comes through with delicate lace or beaded accents that bring some dazzle to the gown. These designs can be either body-conscious styles or fit-and-flare feels. Illusion gowns are both trendy and classic at the same time – a great goal for a prom dress.

Illusion Prom Dresses 2021
Illusion Prom Dresses 2021

Prom dresses 2021 following prom dresses 2021 trends are here to rock your prom. They will let you flaunt that Queen-vibe of yours with pride and utmost elegance. Get ready to have a lovely shopping experience with classic and voguish dresses petite to plus size that are available at the best prices from Happyprom now. Our prom dresses are in a full range of styles to flatter every girl, 50+ colors option, trending styles and unique custom design and made service with the best quality without breaking the bank.

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Fall in Love with These Little Black Dresses [+Checklist]

Little black dresses are the same item of clothing worn by Audrey Hepburn, Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham. Sophisticated, understated and elegant with minimal effort, little black dress tocks every style box there is.

LBD suits absolutely everybody and can be worn to any event out there. It’s always stays fashionable and trendy year after year. Pack a little black dress into your holiday suitcase, and you’re all set for a variety of different vacation outfit options no matter what the season.

Think of all the styling options – here is some essential little black dresses that can carry you straight from the office right to the club. Check these best dresses to get you started on your journey into fabulous LBDs.

The Bodycon Convertible Dress

Black has the magical ability to make us appear slimmer and even taller than we are. Wearing little black dresses draw the focus away from any bumps or bulges on your body.

We can see this basic design becoming a favorite in your closet. It can be worn into one shoulder or off-the shoulder neckline as you wish. It hugs your body very well, dress it up with sparkly jewels and stilettos for clubbing with your girlfriends. It can be different style with different jewelries, modern, elegant, or cool for different occasion.

 

Convertible bodycon little black dresses KSP555
Convertible bodycon little black dresses KSP555

The Sweet, Playful Date Lace Little Black Dresses

This lacy little black dress is demure while still showing a suggestive bit of skin. It has the sheer mesh sleeves along the off the shoulder neckline the fit is fit and flare and utterly feminine with lace material – just perfect for a fun, easygoing day date with that special someone. So, you want something sexy but still classy? Look no further than a lacy LBD.

Pair it with classic ballet pumps or white sneaker for a cute, youthful look.

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lace little black dresses KSP570

The Femme Fatale Date Dress

This vintage black satin A-line dress undoubtedly seductive, sensual.

This one packs a powerful punch: a sleek, off-the-shoulder neckline that leads to a big V.

The A-line silhouette design is sure to fit everybody, get you elegant to keep your accessories light and minimal with your hair and makeup understated.

satin little black dresses
Satin little black dresses

The Classic ‘Audrey Hepburn’ LBD

If it’s class, elegance and sophistication you’re after, this LBD could fit easily. It can be treated as wedding guest dresses with a bling waistband, or it can be worn to office with a blazer or cardigan.

How to style it depends on your taste and the occasion. But basic black sandals and barely-there jewelry never go wrong. Let the dress’s quiet mystique speak for itself.

classic LBD
Clssicl little black dresses

The Sexy Yet Sweet White and Black Dress

Sequin white and black Lace Bandage Bodycon Dress, if you want something special but sexy, this dress is the one.

A mini black skirt billows out from a fitted empire waistline, but it’s the white sequin bodice that catches the eye. A beautiful sweetheart cuts, the bodice in irregular piece add a modern effect. This look is the ideal flirty wedding ensemble.

sexy little black dresses
sexy short white and black dresses

One shoulder LBD for New Year’s Eve

This one Shoulder little black dresses with extra cape back for fancy celebrations.

This one-shoulder ruffled style strikes the perfect balance between frivolous and formal.

It’s also perfect for showing slim waist – the extra chiffon down from the shoulder ensures a fancy appearance as well as extra volume around the hips to tone down larger thighs.

one shoulder little black dresses
Onel shoulder little black dress

The Timeless Dotted Lace Dress

Been invited to a snazzy black-tie dinner or even a gala charity event? You won’t go wrong with a dotted lace umbrella dress into any era in history – from the formal 1920s to the ultra-modern present-day.

This silhouette and satin ribbon ties together create perfect body ratio. Pretty patterned sandals add a nice, unexpected dash of color to this otherwise monochrome look. Red lips and side waves modern girls is the first sight into mind when see this dress.

vintage dotted lace little black dresses
vintage lace dotted black dresses

The Must-Have Ladylike Dress

This LITTLE BLACK DRESS is skater silhouette with high illusion neck, Sure, it may be an LBD, but with its asymmetric length, the effect is classic and slightly trendier.

Maintain that cool modern effect by keeping jewelry to an absolute minimum. The same goes for your hair and makeup – a simple high ponytail and nude lips provide all the styling that this stunner needs.

must have skater short black party dresses
skater little black dress

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Prom Dresses VS Bridesmaid Dresses

While trying on bridesmaid dresses, we always were thrown out the “it reminds me more of a prom dress than a bridesmaid dresses”, and also on some wedding forum, we also seen some comment “it looks too much like a prom dress” in response to some of bridesmaid dresses ideas posts.

Do you know what classifies a prom dress VS bridesmaid dresses? It seems that simple or classic prom dresses have the similar or same design and style as classic bridesmaid dresses. And you will find prom dresses in fabrics like chiffon or lace and bridesmaid dresses with ornate details, such as sequins, applique, embroidery, beading and rhinestones.

beautiful mermaid bridesmaid dresses
gorgeous mermaid bridesmaid dresses

In my opinion, prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses are identical with a few differences. First and most importantly, prom dress is a formal dress worn to a prom and the other is a formal dress worn to a wedding. Both prom dress and bridesmaid dress can be ugly or beautiful depending on the dress style.

Prom dresses tend to be trendy, to be more decorative and different, while bridesmaid dresses are more classic and elegant, usually more settle so the eye won’t be on them, but on the bride. Although, I’ve seen many girls reuse their bridesmaid dresses as prom dress or prom dress as bridesmaid dresses.

Bridesmaid dresses are used to enhance brides’ looks, they’re not supposed to take attention away from the bride, so most bridesmaid dresses aren’t as frilly or embellished as prom dresses. But some just fine prom dresses can be used as bridesmaid dresses.

simple prom dresses
simple prom dresses KSP517

Although, the wearer usually picks out the prom dress and has little or no choice about the bridesmaid dress.

However, bridesmaid dresses tend to be more conservative because of the occasion. prom dresses can be more fun/sexy/flashy. If it fits the occasion though you can use whatever dress you like!

prom dresses vs bridesmaid dresses
prom dresses vs bridesmaid dresses

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How to Keep Prom Dresses Or Bridesmaid Dresses?

How do you preserve a prom dress? What is the best way to store a bridesmaid dress? It should involve more than just placing it on a hangar and shoving it in a closet.

Bridesmaid Dress

Prom dress, bridesmaid dress are not is unlike your day-to-day clothing. Your dressy dresses deserve special attention and care to keep it looking its best and should be maintained with care. 

It’s common to order your dress a few weeks before the occasion, and, after the party, we can reuse the dress again. Both might lead you to the question, how to keep your prom dress or bridesmaid dress?

  1. How to store the dress before the event?
prom dress

  It’s important to keep your dress in good condition (by hanging or storage) for weeks so that it still looks amazing when you are ready to wear it for the big day.

  With a few simple tricks, you can make sure that it maintains its beauty and in new condition with crease-free.

   The first step is to find a clean and safe, dust-free storage space. This could be your wardrobe or in another room. Just make sure to keep your dress away from direct light, sun exposure, which will make the color fade or dull.

If possible, store your dress laying completely flat in a box when having enough room to fold as little as possible. This would help you to avoid wrinkles and crease lines.

If not, hang it straight and not touching the ground with a wide/ rounded hanger that won’t leave indents on the straps or neckline of the dress. Cover the dress in a zip-through plastic dress cover will be better.

Allow your prom dresses or bridesmaid dresses room to breathe, do not pack it too tightly into small spaces.

Use a gentle insect repellent to combat against pests. Test the repellent beforehand to ensure it doesn’t have a strong scent and easy to remove from the dress.

Pull out the dress, air it out and make sure it is still free from creases or wrinkles once the big day approaches. Check the whole dress and try it on again to make sure the fabric is lying correctly and has not changed shape during storage.

  • How to store the dress after the event?
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    A prom dress can always be worn again for the future formal or semi-formal event, and so do bridesmaid dresses. And you can even have some featured changed or altered to transform it into a new dress.

    But after the party, it’s possible that your dresses may have small marks, stain or tear that need to repair. Examine your dress from top to bottom to find any stains or tears that need to fix or repair before returning it to storage in the same place, clean and repair it home or store, so it’s fresh and ready to wear again.

    Store your dresses at room temperature and avoid basements or warm linen closets. The temperature difference can cause changes to occur to the fabric over time. You can store it in four important words, clean, cool, dark and dry, and plus these tips.

    The narrow loops of fabric sewn into the neckline of dresses are for hanging. If you decide to hang it. Then loop each side over the top of the hanger. If you are going to store your wedding or prom dress in a box, make sure the box is constructed of strong, acid-free cardboard.

    Depending on your closet system and space, decide between box or hanger storage. Throw a few packets of silica gel into your box or attach it to the hanger of your dress. This will absorb the surrounding moisture and keep mold away.

    If there is any beading on the dress, cover or wrap it in tissue paper to protect it. Carefully store any packages of replacement beads or buttons in a safe place. You never know when you may need these.   

   If you need to transport your dress and don’t have space, widely roll instead of the fold to prevent creases.

   You’ll need to reapply a bug repellent. Add a scented satchel such as lavender to your box or tape from the hanger to keep the dress remaining fresh-scented. 

   You’ll need to periodically check up on the garment. Pull it out from storage, allow it to hang and breathe away from the sun. And steam clean on a regular basis to keep the shape, and so it won’t distort over time. 

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What Are Some Dressing Tips For Curvy Girls

Hey, curvy girls, need some useful style tips on getting dressed for daily life or party, read on these inspirations by the stylist and famous. 

Not all curvy girls are the same. Maybe you’re a triangle or an hourglass, a diamond or an oval, a figure eight or inverted triangle. Whatever your shape, find clothes that flatter your specific shape.


1. Semifitted styles that softly follow your curves and show off your waistline, like Beyonce’s wrap dress; Medium-weight knits and soft fabric will drape well.

Beyonce in Wrap Dresses

Other flattering silhouettes include sheaths, belted shirt dresses, and full skirts. Strike the right balance between fitted and too tight. You shouldn’t see lines of any undergarments through the dress—that’s when you know it’s too tight! 

A pencil skirt “To-the-knee” is the most flattering hemline on everyone. It elongates your curves and gives your body a good balance.

knee-length pencil skirt for curvy girls

Wide belts are your best styling friends if you don’t have enough time to dress. Throw a wide belt on to hide the extra fabric.

style with wide belts

And for a slimming effect, show some skin, expose legs or cleavage or low neckline found in an off-the-shoulder or strapless style. Knee-highs and thigh-highs elongate legs, add a certain kind of sass, and they make for a far quirkier outfit than your run-of-the-mill ankle socks.

off the shoulder long slit prom dresses for curvy girls

When in doubt, choose a fit and flare dress.

fit and flare prom dresses for curvy girls


AVOID anything either too loose or too fitted (including styles that cinch the waist too tightly) and high necklines.

Do shopping in the essential pieces even if you gain or lose a few pounds.

  • Every woman should have a shape-wear for a bit of cinching, smoothing and support sometimes. smoothing in the tummy and hips can make us look more refined and polished in our clothes.

Also, get a great bra and panties, nothing is worse than having the perfect outfit but not having the right foundation to pull it off. It is a lesson from plus-size supermodel Ashley Graham.

  • Pay attention to the line of your shoes, for no outfit is complete without the right shoes. Shoes with straps around the ankles will make legs look shorter, it is the shoes you should stay away. Instead, a classic pump in a neutral will give you the cleanest line and make your legs look longest.
classic pumps for curvy girls
  • Carry the right size of the bag that is proportioned to your body. If you can’t see the bag behind your hand, it is too small and not good.
  • Dressing clothes that fit and hang properly on your body can make a difference between terrible and terrific, so tailor your clothes; it will be your secret weapon. Dress your best party look in tailored style prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses at Happyprom.co.uk now, your complete guide to looking great.
  • Crop tops tend to look amazing on fuller-figured girls. Show off just the right amount of sexy curves that can definitely be empowering.
crop tops for curvy girls
  • You dont need to hide from your curves. Oversized clothes or dresses can actually make you look bigger than you are. Try to embrace your curves, youll find all clothes are actually more flattering.
  • Size is just a number and often aren’t consistent among brands. That’s the reason why size 14 is different between different brands. The most important thing is to wear clothes or dresses that fit and feel you look you’re very best at every size.

At Happyprom, you will get custom prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses made just for you according to your size measurement at a very affordable price. It will be very helpful to make a stunning step out at the party.

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