Keep calm & shop for prom dress!

Ever since you got in, the only – and probably biggest – highlight of going to school has been prom night. Are we right, or are we right? Maybe you’ve waited your entire life just to shine in the limelight; now’s the time and you’ve come to the right place! AliExpress has a wide variety of prom dresses at affordable prices. Heck, it’s almost impossible to not find your perfect match for under $100.

The dress

We cannot stress this enough - popular styles run out really quickly so it’s 110% important that you know the type of prom dress you’re looking for. Paying attention to red carpet celebrities at the Oscars would be a good place to start, or even picking up an edition of Seventeen Prom and Teen Vogue is the way to go.

The fit

There’s no way we’re looking our second best on prom night; we’re aiming for Prom Queen and it’s going to take more than just a piece of cloth over our body. Speaking of body, the perfect prom dress is one that accentuates your curves in the best light possible. Ladies, let’s face it - we all have imperfections, but we have great assets that we can use to our advantage.

The look

If you budgeted well, you’d still have some money left to spend on your hair and make-up getting done by a professional. Before you even think about heading out to the salon a few hours before prom, think again. Unless you’ve known this beautician since you were born, we’d advise keeping your options open and go in for a trial run. Sometimes, the pros need a heads-up of what they’re dealing with, too, so this extra step gives the both of you a chance to know each other’s style, skin, preference, your dress as well as other things. On the other hand, getting ready by yourself isn’t a bad idea either. You already know your skin better than anyone else and which color palette suits you best - what could go wrong? All you have to do is look up prom night looks that would go with your dress and probably find an excuse to explore the make-up bar at Sephora! It won’t be hard finding YouTube tutorials that teach up very detailed step-by-step make-up looks, but one thing we’d emphasize on are your brows, eyes and lips. These three parts tend to fade or lose their ‘shine’ over time, so fill in those brows, thicken your eyeliner and prime your lids before applying any eye shadow on for a lasting effect. Bring along your lipgloss or mascara in case of an emergency, it might just save your night!