As a teenager, you make several memories along the way, but nothing beats the sensational feeling of experiencing prom.

Prom is a magical time for most teenagers – with a budding romance, a few giggles, a dream dress, and the perfect dance at the night's end. The last thing you want is a few mishaps leading to chaos. So, naturally, you start preparing for prom months in advance. However, if you don't have an elder sibling you can depend on for preparation tips, how do you do it right? Well, we can help you out.

Keep reading to learn how you should be getting ready for prom this fall!

Set a Budget

You can't put a price on experiences – but you can put a price on accessories that you buy!

Before investing in a designer bag, dress or shoes, you must come up with a budget that you're ready to work with. Some of you might be working part-time jobs and have enough budget to buy your dream dress, while others might need your parents to help you. Either way, you need to have a budget. The budget will help you choose the right dresses, leaving enough money to accessorize and buy other elements to pull your entire look together.

Find a Date

Can you imagine going to prom without a date? Of course not.

The next step on your to-do list is to reach out to the person you find most attractive and ask them out to prom. It doesn't have to be a romantic affair; you've just got to invite someone you can have fun with and build a core memory with.

However, if you're planning on going stag, here's a great suggestion: gather your girl gang and go together. Party in a group, and make the most of your prom night with the people you love the most. Sounds fun, right?

Make Styling Appointments

Once you've got a date, a budget, and the perfect plan for your prom night – you need to ensure that you look good.

The perfect dress can give you some attention, but you must knock it out of the park with some extra glam. How can you do that? Take a look at your budget, and use the spare money to book yourself a stylist and a makeup artist. You don't have to go big, just a professional who knows their way around a hair and makeup chair.

A makeup artist will use colors and blends of shades that go brilliantly with your dress and enhance your original beauty tenfold. The hairstylist will know the perfect hair that you should carry to the prom to draw attention to yourself – after all; you want to live your fairytale evening, don't you?

Let your stylist decide whether you need a sleek bun, a few curls, or you have to go straight with some hair accessories. Just remember, you should feel beautiful when they're done with you.

Get Your Dream Dress

Shopping for a cocktail dress can be overwhelming – there are so many options that you can choose from. So, how do you know which one works best for you? We can help you out. You can consider a few things before buying a dress. Take a look at your budget, the color you want, and the designs you will feel comfortable in.

When buying a party wear dress, you need to find a dress that is both comfortable and fits the theme of the evening. Find a few options from a consignment store and then take a look at the colors, the theme, the comfort of the dress, and whether it fits your budget.

If you find something that makes your heart skip a beat and fits your budget, that's the dress for you. The main aim is to ensure you feel beautiful on your special night.

Find Matching Shoes

A pair of shoes can make or break the entire look.

You don't want to be stuck with a pair of flats underneath your beautiful mermaid tail cocktail dress. So, how do you pick the perfect shoes for your prom night? Here's what you can do: take your dress when you head out for shoe shopping. Use the dress's color as a base for searching for the right kind of designer shoes. You want to ensure that if a dress is too long, you're getting walkable heels.

Don't invest in stilettos that don't have enough balance. You want shoes that go with your dress, but also something that eases walking and dancing through the night.  

Show Stopper Handbags

The perfect dress, the right shoes, and now all you need is a designer bag.

A handbag or a clutch can give you a killer style statement. Head out to the nearest store and find a clutch or handbag that complements your dress and makes it look more unique and elegant. Remember, you want to buy something that isn't too chunky, too big, or too small.

Pro tip: take your phone and compact with you to determine which size would work for you.

Jewelry That Can Complement

 A person toying with some subtle accessories in their hands.

You can't head off to prom without the perfect accessories. Get the best hair accessories, rings, necklaces, and bracelets to complete your entire look. To find the perfect balance between your dress and the accessories, try to coordinate if the color scheme works for you. If your dress has sequins with a silver undertone, get silver instead of gold accessories, and vice versa.

Shop at Swap Boutique for the Best Options!

Getting everything right for prom is crucial to your experience. Make the most out of your prom night with our fashion-forward clothing boutique. At Swap Boutique, we have some premium quality designer tops, designer clothes, handbags for women, and designer pants.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our team today and start shopping!



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