Now that we are in the heart of prom season, I thought I would talk about all the different types of prom dress styles! Every female has a different body type and there is that perfect dress out there for everyone, you just need to know what to look for! From my experience, the best advise I can give girls while they are prom dress shopping is that you have to try everything on. Dresses look a lot different on than when hanging on a hanger, so don’t be scared to try on different styles. Once you find that perfect dress you’ll know! (All of the dresses pictured are in stock at both TT New York locations- at the Walden Galleria and Boulevard Mall!!)
Sweetheart Neckline: Sweetheart is the most common neckline. It is perfect for every chest size and can be paired with any skirt type. From mermaid, to a-line; the sweetheart neckline looks amazing with anything. If you are bigger chested but love the sweetheart style, try adding spaghetti straps for a little extra support. Even a one-shoulder strap can make a whole lot of difference in giving you the support you need all night long.
Halter Strap: Halter straps usually go up and clasp behind your neck but sometimes can hook at your shoulders for an open back look. If you require more support in the bust then a halter strap is the best style for you! Some girls don’t like the idea of having to pull up their dress all night long but hate the idea of wearing straps, so this is a perfect happy medium! You get both the comfortable feeling and the look is always elegant and beautiful.
Drop Waist/Mermaid: If you want to show off your natural hour glass shape, then mermaid and drop waist are the perfect look. Most girls think that you need to be a size 02 to look good in mermaid styles, but in reality the more curves you have, the better mermaid dresses look on you! Mermaid and drop waist dresses cinch in at your waist and show off your natural figure. If you think mermaid dresses are too hard to walk in, then try the drop waist! Drop waist dresses only hit you at about the hips and flow out from there. (for example, the red dress in the middle is a drop waist, the two other dresses are mermaid) Both looks are elegant and truly define your natural curves!
Empire Waist: If you want to find a prom dress that flows without hugging your body, then empire waist is the style you want to be looking for. Empire waist dresses are tight around the bust and can either be strapless or with straps, and they flow away from your body. Most girls feel more comfortable in the empire waist styles, because they are both flowy and comfortable.
V-Neckline: The v-neckline is another very common look. For girls who once again who need some support on the top, this look will keep you comfortable while still giving you that elegant look. Most of the dresses have thicker straps so you can easily wear a bra with it for extra support. Some styles do have a deeper v-cut, but most stop right before the bust. You can also find styles that have the v-neckline with open backs too!!