keep asking her,talk talk till the point she have to say yes…say you will wear it for an other special occasion you have comming(lie)hahaposted over 4 years ago
That totally sucks, but hope she changes her mind. Some parents say that they won’t and then last minute they surprise you with a yes! But, I see that Charlotte Russe & Forever 21 are kind of upping their game with prom dresses…. BUT, the thing is most of them are short (and really short,too!).
If u live in Downtown LA, they have prom dresses (ranging from long to short to poufy to plain)! Hopefully that helps… : ).
- Crystalposted over 4 years ago
Can you borrow from a friend? Or ask your friends to pool their money together and use it as your next birthday/holiday gift. Buy one from a thrift store/Goodwill and alter it to your liking. It’s cheaper and you get exactly what you want.posted over 4 years ago
if mum still isn’t buying me one. i have a friend’s long black dress i could borrow.
its just a plain strapless long black dress. from what i can remember, it MIGHT have a few details on the bust.
how could i accessories that?posted over 4 years ago
agree with Gra. Red and black CAN look great together. Oooooooh. You’d definitely stand out, too with some red hot lipstick!posted over 4 years ago
A strapless black gown is always chic for prom. You can go classic Audrey Hepburn with that and if you don’t like pearls, silver jewelry or a chunky statement necklace would fit too.posted over 4 years ago
Red lips for sure! Or fushia would be a pretty lip color. You can pair the black with turquoise jewelry too.posted over 4 years ago
I can see where your mom is coming from, prom dresses are like wedding dresses – you only wear them once or twice at most, haha.
Try going to thrift stores to find a long dress – the last time I went to a thrift store there were alot of fancy dresses for cheap. I actually brought my prom dress at jcpenney for around $20 and donated it afterwards.posted over 4 years ago
@Gra – from what i remember, the dress covered her shoes, but thats because shes slightly shorter than me.
I understand where mum is coming from too. haha. but i dunno, like, a part of me just really want to go too all these different store and try on dresses and then find the perfect dress.
and awwh thanks. girls! these ideas really help!! if I end up borrowing her dress I’ll definitely keep these tips in mind <3posted over 4 years ago
Awww, honey, I hope your mum comes around! I don’t know what your personal style is, but if you wanted a long dress (preferably in a dark jewel tone color or black), it’s something that you could use again. You could wear it to another prom, a night time wedding, or a formal event in college. Perhaps you can sell your mom on that?
I’m not sure where you live, but Lord and Taylor department store always has great deals on dresses and you get to use coupons, too. I used to work in there in college and there’s always a deal to be found. My sister got her prom dress for $20 at Loehmann’s a few years ago. Look in thrift stores, too. Just get it dry cleaned :]
But! If you decide to borrow your friend’s dress, go with bold and bright accessories. I agree with Gra – red & black is a hot combo. Or, go with metallics – gold, bronze, or silver shoes, bag/clutch. You can wear some big bangle or cuff bracelets, or chandelier earrings. Even a cocktail ring. Look for stuff that accentuates your style. It’s prom – so make it larger and brighter. Look at it this way, you’ll also want it to photograph well because you and your friends will be snapping pictures all night.
I hope that helps!posted over 4 years ago
I live in Australia, and right now a trend my way for formals or as you call it proms is having an extra nice flowy maxi dress. You can get them from ebay( most of them are from china and they are made by hand but the one I was looking at for my formal was made beautifully even though it was cheap). Another option could be for you to get one of those long flowy dresses that aren’t too glamorous and you can wear again to a party or even everyday, dressed down with less makeup and more casual accessories. If I was you I would just buy a cheap, but timeless long dress that could be adjusted to a short dress after which you could wear to parties or clubbing. If it’s a timeless dress then you won’t be a style offender ;)
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