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Prom dress too simple?

Ive bought a prom dress and its quite simple in itself. Its red silk and it hugs my upper half and then falls from my waist and theres a slit from the thigh on my left leg. Ive been told the colour and style compliment me well but the majority of my friends have bought gown-style dresses with fuller skirts or corset bodices.

Im also stuck debating shoe colour (im thinking black with a gold buckle?) and also undergarments so you can't visibly see a panty line (ive been told to try a sticky bra so it holds em up yk, bc at the moment i feel like im built like a prepubescent child)

But does it matter whether other people's dresses or suits are more fancy or are fuller/ hug the body more?
I feel like im overthinking it because in reality its just a dress for like one night - but its prom.
Reply 1
The prom dress looks great on you, and it's perfect for the occasion. You look stunning in that red dress, so go ahead and wear it to the dance. If you feel like the fit could be better, especially considering your slender figure, you can always have it tailored to your measurements for a perfect fit. For future dances, you can explore different styles of dresses. Buying dresses online is also quite affordable now, and I often shop at Sonicemall.com. They offer factory prices with a wide range of styles to choose from.
Thank You!! ❤️
Reply 3
Sometimes less is more! Your dress is the style I would choose as I don't suit anything too full. Why not go with gold sandals and jewellery?
I have quite a pain dress, since you're only going to wear it once, it's best not to pull out at the plugs, and gown type dresses take up a ton of space. Comfort is also a priority - put depending on its style you could wear rit to formal events in the future
Reply 5
Original post by liz.raspberry07
Ive bought a prom dress and its quite simple in itself. Its red silk and it hugs my upper half and then falls from my waist and theres a slit from the thigh on my left leg. Ive been told the colour and style compliment me well but the majority of my friends have bought gown-style dresses with fuller skirts or corset bodices.
Im also stuck debating shoe colour (im thinking black with a gold buckle?) and also undergarments so you can't visibly see a panty line (ive been told to try a sticky bra so it holds em up yk, bc at the moment i feel like im built like a prepubescent child)
But does it matter whether other people's dresses or suits are more fancy or are fuller/ hug the body more?
I feel like im overthinking it because in reality its just a dress for like one night - but its prom.

I bought a dress in AnikAnik store that is simple and basic form. But I really love it and wear it to the prom. It's not the problem. If you feel comfortable with your clothes, just wear it
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Original post by liz.raspberry07
Ive bought a prom dress and its quite simple in itself. Its red silk and it hugs my upper half and then falls from my waist and theres a slit from the thigh on my left leg. Ive been told the colour and style compliment me well but the majority of my friends have bought gown-style dresses with fuller skirts or corset bodices.
Im also stuck debating shoe colour (im thinking black with a gold buckle?) and also undergarments so you can't visibly see a panty line (ive been told to try a sticky bra so it holds em up yk, bc at the moment i feel like im built like a prepubescent child)
But does it matter whether other people's dresses or suits are more fancy or are fuller/ hug the body more?
I feel like im overthinking it because in reality its just a dress for like one night - but its prom.

It's completely natural to feel a bit self-conscious or uncertain when comparing your prom dress to those of your friends, but remember that the most important thing is how confident and comfortable you feel in your own dress. The simplicity of your red silk dress can be just as striking and elegant as the gown-style dresses chosen by your friends. As for shoe color, black with a gold buckle sounds like a chic and versatile choice that would complement your red dress beautifully. For undergarments, a sticky bra can provide the support you need without worrying about visible panty lines. Ultimately, what matters most is that you feel confident and beautiful on prom night, regardless of how fancy or elaborate your dress may be compared to others. Enjoy the moment and have a fantastic time at prom!
Original post by liz.raspberry07
Ive bought a prom dress and its quite simple in itself. Its red silk and it hugs my upper half and then falls from my waist and theres a slit from the thigh on my left leg. Ive been told the colour and style compliment me well but the majority of my friends have bought gown-style dresses with fuller skirts or corset bodices.
Im also stuck debating shoe colour (im thinking black with a gold buckle?) and also undergarments so you can't visibly see a panty line (ive been told to try a sticky bra so it holds em up yk, bc at the moment i feel like im built like a prepubescent child)
But does it matter whether other people's dresses or suits are more fancy or are fuller/ hug the body more?
I feel like im overthinking it because in reality its just a dress for like one night - but its prom.

Don't worry about what others are wearing! As long as you feel confident and comfortable in your dress then that's all that matters. I went to prom in 2022, and my friend had a dress similar to the one you have described and she looked gorgeous!! A lot of people who went over the top with glitter and sequin dresses tend to regret their choices in a few years so at least a red satin dress will be simplistic and timeless! But if you do want add something extra, maybe get some nice jewellery or a sparkly pair of heels (which will look so good if you can see them with the slit). But I can assure you, nobody will judge you for what you wear because everyone focuses on having a good time with their friends. Hope this helps and enjoy your prom!!!!
I had my prom recently and wanted something unique too. Your red silk dress sounds stunning, especially with the slit—it’s elegant and classy. Sometimes, simplicity can make you stand out more than an overly elaborate dress.
For shoes, black with a gold buckle sounds perfect. It’ll complement the red nicely and add a touch of sophistication. As for undergarments, a sticky bra is a great idea for support without visible lines.

I found my dress on a website and ordered a blue long one for 69 USD, and I paired it with gold sandals for 50 USD. The dress was satin and flowed beautifully, and the sandals were comfy and matched perfectly. If you're still looking for accessories or other options, check out the site and use the Cherley 15% Off Coupon Code: SAVE15 .
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