Long and flowy or short and flirty? Two-piece or traditional? Deciding on a style can be one of the trickiest parts of prom shopping. If you're not sure what kind of dress is best, understanding how different features work with your body can be a good starting point to finding that perfect gown that elongate your figure.
When you're small in stature, it can be easy for certain dresses to overwhelm you.
1. Look for a dress with long, straight lines and avoid anything that visually cuts you in half. An empire waist dress can help make legs look longer.
2. It sounds counterintuitive, but try a short dress! Pair it with heels that have a short toe vamp to transform little legs into glamorous gams.
3. If your heart is set on a ball gown, try one with a traditional top but a flowy skirt so you're not swimming in fabric.
4. Go out of the box! A mixed media dress can give you the long lines of a gown while letting you show off your legs by selecting from slit evening dress.