Set the budget first. You may still economically depend on your parents or you've already made money that's not in large amounts. Of course it's not wise to spend a lot on an evening dress you perhaps only wear once. You'd better consider the alteration fee when budgeting for your dress. Otherwise you'll fall in trouble when the dress doesn't fit well but you have no money left for alteration. Making a budget up front is a good habit not only for buying evening dresses
but also for other important purchases.
There're numerous evening dresses available for juniors; you can find them in local department stores, dress shops online and offline. Search the prom, Quinceanera, graduation, homecoming and junior bridesmaid dress categories and you'll quickly narrow down the range. Ask your relatives and friends to recommend reputable shops; their suggestions will help you a lot. Now it's time to choose the best evening dresses. You should think of your body shape, your skin tone and other essential points. Are you clear about your body figure? Do you know what silhouette best matches it?
Hourglass shape - full busts and hips together with a well-defined waist. It's the best body shape with graceful curves. Any dress silhouette works well on you. Go for fitting sheaths if you want to flaunt your perfect figure.
Pear or triangle shape - relatively small upper body with more weight in the hip and thigh area. A-line and empire waist dresses that have loose bottom are flattering in this case. Dresses with accents or embellishment at the bodice will help to draw attention and give a balanced look.
Apple or inverted triangle shape - full busts and a thick waist. Hips, thighs and legs are relatively small. Shoulder baring styles like halter or strapless dresses are advisable. V-neck is also helpful to create a good look. Avoid form-fitting dresses.
Straight-lined or rectangle shape - somewhat flat busts and narrow hips without obvious curves. Try on the sheath or ball gown to make a curvy appearance. You can apply a bodice with statements like ruffles or applique to build a fuller look at your bust part.
Plus sized or full figure - people with more weight. A-line empire waist dresses with V-neck or halter are the best choice. Choose dress colors that accentuate your skin color. You can tell if a certain color suits you simply by looking in a mirror and you do this almost every day. Just be more cautious and strict when choosing your evening dress
because the more a dress makes a statement the more the dress color does the talk.