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Cheesy Dresses

Prom is a pivotal milestone in a young womanís life. Key to that milestone is the choice of the perfect but simple elegant prom dress. Unlike any other dress, with the exception of a wedding gown, this dress will be memorialized in the photographic history of her life. It is a lot of pressure. Here are some ways to be sure that you choose a simple but elegant prom dress that is perfect for your body type.


A simple but elegant prom dress is easy to find for the young woman with a full or curvy body style. Choose a prom dress in a solid dark shade. Darker shades are slimming. A haltered neckline is very flattering for this body type. Dress length can be either full length or just below the knee. Look for simple lines; avoid flounce and a lot of excess material. Using these guidelines you canít miss, when choosing the perfect elegant and simple prom dress.

Tall and Lean

If you are tall, you can easily be the bell of the ball, by choosing a short length dress. Shorter dresses reduce the appearance of height. Donít be afraid to choose a dress with lots of details or ruffles. On you, these prom dresses appear simple and elegant. Another good option for you is a dress with an asymmetrical hemline.

If you are thin, you will want to shy away from solid colors and look for gowns with patterned fabric. Patterned fabrics add weight to you visually. You may also want to consider a prom dress that gathers at the hip (ruching), as this style, gives the illusion of curves. With just these few limitations, you are sure to find the perfect prom dress.


If you are petite, the silhouetted-hugging, sheath-style dress is a simple elegant prom dress choice for you. You can wear either solid shades or patterns. Avoid dresses with very full skirts, as they tend to overwhelm the visual. Whether you choose off the shoulder, backless, or a plunging neckline, you are sure to find a simple but elegant prom dress that will wow everyone.

Prom is a milestone night. It represents an emerging into the adult world. Make the preparation for the night as memorable as the night itself. Armed with these few simple guidelines to find the perfect dress, you can have a wonderful time trying on and buying the dress that is perfect for you. And 30 years from now, youíll still be proud of that dress.