It is important to know your size or measurements when looking for a short prom or homecoming dress. If possible, get someone to take your measurements. These can be taken by a friend, relative, or even a seamstress. Not all dresses are true to size, so taking your measurements will ensure the proper fit and avoid any major alterations. Measure your bust, hips, and waist. Write these measurements down, or store them in your cell phone, and take them along while shopping or while looking online. Most websites do have measurement and size charts. Make sure to pay attention to these before ordering your dress online.
You may be contemplating what type of homecoming dress you should choose for the homecoming dance this year. You should consider going with a short dress. These dresses are stylish and they also can be innocent and sweet if you want. They can be spiced up if you have the attitude for it. The short black homecoming or cocktail dress is a classic, but may be a little bland for you. You can consider going bold with a green homecoming dress or even blush colored homecoming dresses are popular. A salsa styled dress will definitely turn heads when you walk in the dance. They tend to have ruffles and are made along the style of the sensuous professional dancer attire that you may see on television.
If you want to go in a designer dress fashion route, there are some great designers who have short dresses that can be worn for homecoming or prom. The popular designers are Anna Scott, Alyce Designs, Faviana, Flirt, La Femme, Night Moves and many more. These short dresses come in a variety of sizes. No need to worry if you are petite or plus size. They will have the perfect dress for you.
Don't forget to know what your body type is. Let's be honest not all dresses look good on certain people; especially if you are getting a short homecoming or prom dress. You should know if you have a pear, apple, hourglass, or straight body type. Find a dress that will flatter the body type you have. You may have to wear shapewear underneath. Don't think that shapewear is just for your grandmother either. Some of the top celebrities wear shapewear to bring out the figure and curves when they are in stage costumes or formal gowns!