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GL's ultimate prom shopping guide


 
It’s safe to say that prom is one of the most exciting events of the entire school year. Picking the perf outfit is tough stuff. From trying on tonsa dresses at millions of stores to sticking within your budget, every chica can use a few fast 'n' easy tips to make prom shopping more amazing. Keep reading for our top five prom shopping tips.

 

#1: Find your inspo
When you close your eyes and envision your dream prom look, what comes to mind? Are you girly, glam, sporty, sweet, edgy, indie or something else when it comes to fashion? Hit up inspo-central websites, like pinterest.com and polyvore.com, or flip through your fave mags for looks you. Knowing what you want (and what you don’t) will help you find the perfect prom dress when you hit the mall.

 

#2: Look everywhere
Don’t limit your prom shopping stops to just your fave stores…hit up local boutiques, vintage stores and even online shops for unique and fab frocks you wont find anywhere else. You never know where you will end up finding your dream dress, so widen your scope to ensure you don’t miss out.

 

#3: Shop with a crew ya trust
You know that person who you can always trust to be totes honest with ya? Maybe she is your BFF, your older sis, fave cousin or even your mom…whoever she is, make a prom shopping sched with her, stat. You always want someone else's opinion when you are trying on clothing…especially someone’s opinion whom you value and trust. Getting the seal of approval from a babe who knows your style and is uber honest will be one of the best prom shopping choices you make.

 

#4: Stick to your budget
It is super easy to blow tonsa green on prom which is why it is crucial to know how much you’re willing to spend. Whether you're breaking out the bucks big time or keeping your prom shopping dollars tight, stick tight to your predetermined limit.

 

#5: Choose what makes you feel like a prom queen
In the end, prom is about having a super fab time with your crew, so choose the dress that makes you feel like the ultimate princess. Don’t dismay if you don’t find your fave frock right away, just go with your gut and purchase whichever dress makes you feel the best about, well, Y-O-U!

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment below with the dress shopping tips you swear by…
 
 

BY ANNIE ROBINSON ON 5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

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