Five Prom Dress No-No’s

Well, Prom season is upon us! For many young ladies, picking out their prom dress is the second most important shopping experience of their lives, second only to picking out their wedding dress. The trends change every year: different lengths, colors, hemlines, and details come in and out of style. For example, in the 1980s, bright colors and short skirts were definitely in style. I went to my senior prom in 2007 in a floor length, strapless number that reminded me of Cinderella. This year, the trends seem to favor a short dress in softer hues.

Going with the trend is a safe bet for prom. However, many girls like to stand out from the crowd in their prom dresses. Unfortunately, this can lead to disaster if you end up picking a dress that is a fashion faux-pas. If you do not want to go with the standard dresses that everyone else will be wearing this year, but want to avoid a “what was I thinking?” moment, make sure to avoid these five disaster zones:

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