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Shopping for Prom

Every teenager who's going to prom in Downers Grove wants to look their best, and finding the right tuxedo or prom dress is key. In Downers Grove, you can find stores that offer both dress purchase and tux rentals in the same store, or go to more exclusive boutiques. Either way, buying or renting the most flattering clothing is your goal, and it's pretty simple if you stick to some basic rules.

Getting ready for the Prom can be quite expensive but the biggest cost is generally in relation to tuxedos and prom dresses. Most of the tuxedos are

only rented for the evening but the cost of a good quality one still isn’t very cheap. It is important to get fitted for a tuxedo early to ensure the best fit. You also want to make sure you get to order exactly what you want, not what is left over. You will be fitted at the rental shop to make sure the pant length and the jacket fit well. Once your tuxedo comes in you need to go in and try it on. This way any necessary alternations can be done before the Prom.

You can select traditional black or be unique and choose white. In most cases shoe rental is included with the cost. It is important to know the color of the dress the date will be wearing so the correct color of tie and cummerbund can be ordered as well. If you don’t have this information you should still order your tuxedo early and then provide that information at a later date.

Prom dresses are expensive, but what girl doesn’t want to feel like a princess on the night of her Prom? They are available in a variety of colors, styles, and made from different materials. Prom dresses seem to go in trends so it is hard to purchase one the year before on sale for the next year in an effort to save money. Some years the trend is for short prom dresses that sparkle. Other types the style is a long flowing dress.

It is important to find the right prom dress to fit your particular body shape. Even if you absolutely love the style of a dress you want to pass it up if it isn’t a correct fit. You don’t want to feel self conscious when you wear it. Make sure the prom dress you pick accents your features and minimize those you aren’t comfortable with. For example if you don’t find your arms attractive stay away from sleeveless dresses. If you think you legs are too short look at the selection of long prom dresses.

It's important to shop early for prom dresses, so you can take advantage of the best selection. Look at many different stores so you can compare styles and prices. If you find the perfect Prom dress early on ask the sales clerk to hold it for you. This way you can continue looking and come back if it is your final selection. After a day of trying on several Prom dresses, it can be hard to remember how all of them looked. A great solution is to have a friend or parent go with you and take a picture of you in each of them you really like. You can have the film developed at a one hour center or use a digital camera.

Getting ready for Prom can be a very exciting time but also expensive. Plan ahead and know the budget you have to cover all of your Prom items. Make sure you shop early for tuxedos and Prom dresses so you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for as well as fits your budget.

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