The prom is one of the most important events in your high school career. The memory of that night will be one that you will carry with you long after graduation. Shopping for that special dress can be a nerve racking experience, especially if you are a plus sized girl. Don’t worry. There are a lot of beautiful dresses to choose from if you wear a size 14. Here are a few tricks you can use to flatter those gorgeous curves, and make your date the envy of all the other boys. But more importantly, you’ll make all your friends really jealous!
There are two keys words you should keep in mind when shopping for a plus sized prom dress: minimize and accentuate. You want to minimize the areas of your body that you aren’t comfortable with, and accentuate the ones you are. If you have great legs, shows them off. If your bust is spectacular, don’t hide it. Just remember to not show too much. You don’t want to be “that girl”. You know, the one that all the other girls snicker at in the ladies’ room, and call a “tramp”! Try the dress on as well. Just because it looks good on the mannequin, doesn’t mean it will look good on you.
A-line skirts look great on any body shape. Keep this style in mind if you are a girl with bigger hips. This style will flow over your hips beautifully, especially if you choose one that also has a little ruching. Empire waisted dresses are a great option if you have a heavier tummy area. Wear a shawl over your shoulders if you’ve not comfortable with your upper arms. A princess style dress is also a great choice. It will completely conceal all your lower body flaws. Besides, is that any other time in your life that you can dress like a princess, and get away with?
There is one last thing to remember when shopping for that one special dress: buy the size you wear now. Don’t buy you dress three months in advance, and four sizes smaller. We’ve all been there. You and I both know (because I’ve done this myself) that you won’t go on that diet you’ve been planning to go on for two years. Be true to yourself, and love your curves. You will look beautiful, if you buy a dress that fits your body style.