Posted on September 14, 2016

Tips for Looking Sexy and Elegant On Prom Night

Fashion/ Style

No matter when your prom season is, your goal is to look absolutely fabulous.  You want to look like a Prom Do and not a Prom Don’t in those fashion lists. Sometimes, even the best intentions take a wrong turn. Follow these fashion and beauty tips so you remain fashion-forward andstunning on prom night and not embarrassed or freaky instead.

  • Buy the right dress so you’ll look sexy without looking trashy. Show off a tiny waist with a sexy two-piece that showcases a touch of your bare midriff or a slimming jersey dress with side cut-outs. Alternatively, you could highlight toned shoulders and back with a one-shoulder gown or a sexy-low back dress, or lean legs with a thigh-high slit. It’s important not to overdo too many aspects sexy aspects in one dress.  See the online brochure of sexy prom dresses to look at an extensive selection of dresses.
  • Follow steps to avoid wardrobe malfunctions at the prom.  Make sure the dress you select works for your body type. For example, use caution with strapless gowns if you have a full bust. Consider opting for a spaghetti strap dress or a one-shoulder dress for more support. If you absolutely want a strapless dress, use some double-sided tape to keep your dress attached to your bra so you so you don’t show too much cleavage.
  • Accessorize your prom dress but plan accordingly. If you choose a simple and elegant gown, you may want to add more bling or a statement necklace, hair jewelry and dangly earrings. However, if the bodice features embellishments, consider skipping the necklace, and just adding simple earrings and a cuff bracelet.
  • Plan your hairstyle and make-up ahead of time. If you’re having it professionally done, see if you can have a trial scheduled. Try to select a hairstyle that will compliment your dress. If you have a strapless dress, try either messy tousled waves or an edgy up-to, whereas if you have high bateau neckline, you should opt for a softer bun or twist. For trendy one-shoulder dresses, consider styling your hair back into a braid or pulled back on the opposite side. For make-up, try using fake eyelashes instead of mascara so they don’t run.  Consider using a lighter lipstick so it won’t stain your skin or your date’s when you kiss him.
  • Bring a classic purse filled with an emergency beauty kit.  Bring a miniature can of hair spray and a few bobby pins, in case you need to repair your hair. In addition, bring eye shadow, dark eyeliner, lipstick, and a few cotton Q-tips to repair and retouch any make-up.
  • Bring an extra pair of shoes. While sparkly heels may be pretty, you may want to find a more practical pair in pumps or sandals or even hide a pair of ballet flats in your stuff. Unless you buy the most comfortable pair of shoes, you’ll probably want to change shoes.

Be camera ready. Look relaxed, have fun and smile while you have the night of your life. Often, that is the real goal of prom.




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  • Reply C Berkley September 23, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Tips are on point girly! We couldn’t agree more!

  • Reply Ines September 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Great tips baby girl. Now, are we going to use them when we go out together at night finally? 😉

  • Reply Candy September 20, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    These are all great tips! I went to school in Japan and we never had dance parties 🙁 Every time I watched an American TV show or movie that had a story about prom I wish I could have gone to one! What girl doesn’t want to get all dressed up and pretty 🙂

  • Reply Glenny September 20, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Love the tips!! Thank you so much for sharing.
    I bring flats that can be folded into a ball whenver I go out with heels hahahaha 🙂

  • Reply Violette September 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    The dress is amazing!

  • Reply Julia (The Velvet Runway) September 20, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    These are great tips and that is a stunning dress – just wish I had a prom to go too!
    Julia x

  • Reply Kemi September 20, 2016 at 4:22 am

    These are very great tips. I wish I had somewhere to go just to buy a beautiful dress :)!!!

  • Reply Dani September 20, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Great tips! I always try to bring extra shoes for dancing at weddings! 🙂
    Dani //

  • Reply Susana September 19, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Gorgeous dresses! I never went to a prom (parents old fashioned, wouldn’t let me). Love all of your tips x (Style & Life by Susana)

  • Reply Ree September 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I’m a strapless dress kinda gal! Great tips 😄 Ree love30

  • Reply Mariann Yip September 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    This post makes me wish I had a prom event to attend to haha! I just love dressing up 🙂


  • Reply Kristin September 19, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    These are such great tips! The dress here is so gorgeous!

    The Blush Blonde

  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 18, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    That is such a stunning dress. It would make a beautiful wedding dress too.

  • Reply WhatLauraLoves September 18, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Thanks for sharing such great tips, will remember them next time I’ve got an event to go to! xxx

  • Reply Devens William September 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Love your tip to bring an extra pair of shoes

  • Reply Devens William September 17, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    That dress is stunning and so many great tips you’ve mentioned .
    i am loving this

  • Reply Jessica McDonnell September 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Those dresses all look beautiful and sophisticated. I wish I could have been to prom.

  • Reply Angelie Pangilinan September 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    lol yes! Bring an extra pair of shoes!! That’s the best tip you could’ve ever give anyone. I wish someone like you was there to tell me during my prom. Halfway through the night I can’t even stand to dance! My feet were killing me already. Haha!

  • Reply Charli Bruce September 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I never had a prom which I was so sad about as I always used to see them looking so amazing on the TV! Your tips are so good though and when my daughter finally has her prom I shall try to keep them in mind xx

  • Reply Leanne September 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Gosh my prom was so long ago! Just reading this post has made me feel so old!

  • Reply Hannah September 16, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    That dress is stunning and so many great tips you’ve mentioned x

  • Reply Kira September 16, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    This has given me the idea of writing a post of what not to do for prom as my prom turned out to be a disaster! Hopefully my end of year ball at uni will be much nicer!

  • Reply Elana Gross September 16, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Um! That main dress is GORGEOUS!!!

    • Reply Devens William September 17, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      yes ELANA GROSS that dress is GORGEOUS!!! i am loving it.

  • Reply amy September 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I miss getting ready for prom!!! This post brings back so many feels. Anyways, this was super helpful and yes to extra pair of shoes! Heels are not comfortable after dancing all night long in them!

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  • Reply Tanya Tracy Brannan September 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Its been a long time since I left school however I do have a red carpet function at the end of the year so I will be using quite a few of these tips!! Thank you x

  • Reply Jen Villarosa September 16, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Hi, Candice! I love your tips. I remember my prom days, and the preparation my friends and I made prior to prom night. I agree to almost every tip, especially when it comes to accesorizing. My couturier advised me back then to skip the necklace and use dangling earrings instead. It’s because my gown back then was haltered. Also, I agree the beauty emergency kit is a must! 😀

  • Reply Baby Isabella September 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

    My mummy is so glad she doesn’t have to re-live prom night again. Hers was a disaster. The blush dress is gorgeous xx

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus September 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I like to keep accessories simple when I am wearing a ball gown or an elaborate dress. When its more simple you can use more accessories.

  • Reply Sam | North East Family Fun September 16, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Love your tip to bring an extra pair of shoes x

  • Reply dana September 16, 2016 at 7:55 am

    good one

  • Reply Tina September 16, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Ahh the good old prom days, far behind now 😂 I never went to my school prom I was too busy travelling 😉 you have given your readers some excellent tips here!

  • Reply Dominic Barrios September 15, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I must say these are really awesome tips and kind of like the same advice you’d give to a bride during her wedding day. But as for prom dresses, I do appreciate ladies wearing long, elegant gowns. So far, I haven’t seen any trashy-looking dresses during Prom and I hope they don’t exist in real life. (Only Movies hopefully). And yeah ladies, from a guy’s perspective, there’s something about ladies with great looking hair and make-up of course.

  • Reply Annie B September 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Great tips! These can actually be applied to any big event – handy!

  • Reply Mellissa Williams September 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I love the dress above, it is stunning! Some great tips here. I always want to get out of the high heels at the end of the night, so it’s a good idea to bring flats if you have somewhere to put them

  • Reply Angela Milnes September 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    brilliant tips. It’s always great to plan the hair style in advance… That’s what i did for the ball and my wedding 🙂 It worked out well!

  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth September 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Im really having a hard time on deciding what to wear what to wear during rare occasions that i needed to dress up. Thanks for these tips they are helpful. The purse for prom-like event is something that i needed to invest soon.. I really dont have any purse fit for these kind of occasions, thanks for the reminder 🙂

  • Reply Jessica September 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Okay, the hairstyle makes really sense. It can take a lot of time to prepare.

  • Reply abie September 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I didn’t attend my prom, sadly. Reason being was I wasn’t confident enough that I can pull it off. So yeah, confidence is sexy and attractive 🙂

  • Reply Maerose JS September 15, 2016 at 11:05 am

    This article made me smile. I had my prom like.. 10 years ago. I was 15 and I wore a pink, lacy dress. I danced the night away! It was a very memorable night, indeed. I’m not a party-goer, but prom night is something one shouldn’t miss. I just hope that the younger generations won’t put too much stress on themselves trying to look good on prom night. Good tips!

  • Reply fashion-mommy September 15, 2016 at 11:04 am

    We never had proms in my day but that first dress is so gorgeous, really need an excuse to wear something like that…

  • Reply Amanda-Jaied Wathern September 15, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Wow this whole post made me think back to our End of Year Ball (they didn’t call it Prom all the way back then haha) and helpful all these tips would have been. I’m going to bear them all in mind for a Masquerade Ball i’m going to in November though so thank you! x

  • Reply Rachel September 15, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I am kind of sad that I never had a prom when leaving school, having just seen my god daughter have hers she looked beautiful x

  • Reply Jemma September 15, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Such great tips! Although I think the best way to feel sexy is to be yourself!

  • Reply ROBERT LEE September 15, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Candice, so that is what it’s like on the other side of the coin. LOL! I like the way you wrote this post and I thought the last tip you gave was hilarious. You don’t seriously think a young lady should bring extra pair of shoes and miss out on her Prince Charming? Oh, wait… deliberately leave one?

  • Reply Laveena Sengar September 15, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I took around six hours to get ready for my prom I still remember. It was amazing. I love dressing up and the style and tips mentioned are just so perfect.

  • Reply Shane September 15, 2016 at 7:54 am

    A good purse was so key for a long night. You never know what situation you’ll find yourself in!

  • Reply Orana Velarde September 15, 2016 at 5:58 am

    My prom seems like it was a million years ago but I still remember how difficult it was to get a dress that was comfortable, covered my bra straps and didn’t break my mom’s wallet. But I didn’t have just one prom, I went to two for two different schools. For my real senior prom I got a purple velvet dress handmade along with a long black velvet cape! I was the coolest witch in the party. jajaja oh memories.

  • Reply Katie September 15, 2016 at 1:08 am

    These tips are awesome! I definitely agree with hair- it’s so important to book your hair appointment a month or so before the date, especially if other schools have their prom on the same day!


  • Reply nicol September 15, 2016 at 12:32 am

    i do like a low back or a thigh split dress! my dress for prom 9 years ago was just a simple black dress where i knew nothing about looking good ha

  • Reply Rhian Westbury September 14, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I absolutely hated my prom as I did not feel comfortable in my dress and therefore couldn’t really relax. I think there’s such a pressure on people about prom x

  • Reply research paper writing service September 14, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    These tips will help you to choose the right dress in accordance with the fashion trends. This outfit will be a real decoration of its owner. I think we should consider some points for that.

  • Reply Christine Dodd September 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    We didn’t have proms, but I made up for all the dressing up in later years by going on cruises – all these tips apply to formal dressing on a cruise.

  • Reply Jo Wiggins September 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Proms weren’t a done thing when I was at school, such a shame as I would love to have got all glammed up for the night x

  • Reply LaaLaa September 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I do like looking at some of the custom made prom dresses, when some have themes. They really go out the box.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey September 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Prom seems to be such a lovely night, I have to admit I didn’t go to mine as I hadn’t been at school for the final years (I was in hospital) but my friends all seemed to have an awesome time. x

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