Last-Minute Prom Dress Shopping Tips

Still haven’t found a prom dress? Whether you just recently decided to go to prom, or you simply haven’t found a dress you like yet, we can help! Here are some of our best tips for last-minute prom dress shopping, and a few of our favorite dresses this season to help you start finding the dress of your dreams.

1. Go in-person.
While it’s tempting to spend hours browsing the thousands of prom dresses you can find online, there are two complications with online shopping when you begin to run out of time. One, it can be a time-suck. If you have 200 pages of prom dresses to choose from, how do you decide? Two, if you order your prom dress online last-minute, you run the risk of the dress not shipping on time, or not liking the dress when it does arrive. At this point in the game, it’s a better idea to head to your nearest prom store instead.

We love the simplicity of this feminine gown by Jovani.

We love the simplicity of this feminine gown by Jovani.

2. Bring a trusted advisor.
Whether it’s your mom, you aunt, your sister or your best friend, bring someone you trust with you when you shop for a dress. A second opinion can make committing to a big purchase easier.

You can't go wrong with a streamlined black dress, like this Faviana gown, combined with statement jewelry.

You can’t go wrong with a streamlined black dress, like this Faviana gown, combined with statement jewelry.

3. Set a budget.
To help narrow down your choices, set a budget and only look at dresses that fall within it. This will instantly streamline your selection and make the decision process easier.

This sophisticated dress by Sherri Hill is under $300.

This sophisticated dress by Sherri Hill is under $300.

4. Have fun.
If you’ve been looking at prom dresses for months and just can’t seem to settle on “the one,” it’s time to re-think how you’re going about your dress shopping. You’re looking for a dress to wear to a big, fun party, so take the pressure off of choosing the perfect dress, and know that there are dozens of options that would probably look gorgeous on you, but at the end of the day you can only wear one of them. Pick a dress that’s flattering, comfortable, and that suits your style, and then go enjoy yourself!

This La Femme gown is one of our favorite styles this season.

This La Femme gown is one of our favorite styles this season.

The Best Short Prom Dresses for 2015

Long dresses may be the standard for prom, but more and more, designers (and prom-goers) are turning to cropped styles instead. These short prom dresses are fun, flirty, and super easy to dance in.  Plus, they’re every bit as formal and prom-appropriate as their long counterparts.

If you’re considering a short prom dress this year, these 10 stunning picks may just make up your mind.

1. Alyce Prom 4256

alyce short prom dress

2. Sherri Hil 21227

sherri hill short prom dress

 

3. JVN by Jovani JVN99913

JVN jovani short prom dress

4. Faviana 7622

Faviana short prom dress

5. Sherri Hill 11117

sherri hill short prom dress 2015

6. JVN by Jovani JVN99919

jovani short prom dress

7. Alyce 4411

Alyce short prom dress 2015

8. Sherri Hill 21319

Sherri Hill short blue prom dress

9. JVN20388

Alyce short prom dress

10. Alyce 4373

Alyce short prom dress

11. Faviana 76121

Faviana short prom dress

12. Alyce 4338

Alyce short prom dress

For more short prom dresses, visit our shop website at GlitteratiStyle.com.