High school is where kids first learn to master math, science or language arts. It’s where they learn skills that would be helpful in the real world like photography, cooking, home economics and wood-making. It’s where they find out whether they’re jocks who love sports or more artistic types of people. High school is also the first place they truly learn to socialize. It’s where they emerge from children into young adults, creating bonds with friends that will last forever, and maybe even finding true love.
There are many things that high school teaches teens that they can’t learn in the classroom. Social activities help prepare them for the real world even more than some of the educational ones can. Prom is the most anticipated high school event for any teen. Many girls especially spend their entire high school career building up to that one glorious night where they can dress up in red carpet-worthy prom dresses and socialize like an adult for the first time in their lives.
It’s All About the Dress
Aside from a woman’s wedding day, prom is one of the biggest events she’ll have to dress up for, and likely the first of its kind. At the first mention of the word, ‘prom’, a girl’s mind immediately conjures up an image of her perfect dress for the occasion. Every young woman wants to be the belle of the ball and feel like a queen even if she hasn’t officially won the title. For the young women who need some direction on the matter, JJ’s House designer, Jessica, shared some of her best tips for finding the perfect prom dress.
Don’t Break the Bank
“A beautiful gown for prom doesn’t have to break the bank,” explains Jessica. Cheap prom dresses can have all the allure of the most expensive ones if the buyer knows where to look and what she’s looking for. More than the price tag or designer label, it’s important for a woman to understand what looks good on her and to find a tailored piece that suits both her body type and personality. The best and most expensive designer dress can look cheap and dull next to a well-fitted gown that was carefully considered and cost half the price.
Dress for the Season or Theme
A big mistake that a young woman can make is dressing out of season or off-theme. If there’s a prom theme, it’s important to keep it in mind and get creative when deciding on the attire to match it. If there’s no theme, the season in which prom is being help should be considered. Every season has its own set of colors and styles that can be worked with to create an ideal ensemble for a special occasion like prom.
Jessica’s last piece of advice is to accessorize wisely. There’s an age-old rule that should always be followed, especially for special occasions like prom. Once a woman is wearing all of her jewelry and accessories, she should then choose one to take off before leaving home. Sometimes less really is more.
Prom provides young adults with important lessons about socializing, etiquette and dress that no class in high school could ever teach. This major event can help them celebrate all they’ve achieved as it marks the beginning of their transition into adulthood, which is why a unique and beautiful dress is all the more important.