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Your Guide to Buy a Corset Prom Dress

Ashwini Kulkarni Sule Jan 2, 2019
Prom is one part of your life that you will never forget, ever. Make this memory a beautiful one by wearing a corset prom dress which is sure to make heads turn. Certain factors that should be considered before buying one are mentioned here.
Prom night is one occasion in your high school life when you get to dress in formal gowns and dresses. It is one of the highlights of your school life, which slowly also lets you in on what will college have in store for you!
Needless to say, there is a lot of speculation and anticipation regarding this night. While guys busy themselves in arranging for a rental limo, girls start hunting for the perfect prom dress. Corsets are often the most sought after, due to their style, class, and charm.
Corset dresses are fitted on top, and free-flowing at the bottom. They are body-hugging till the waist and from there on descend into a free-flowing pattern. The designs and patterns are unlimited, but pleats and layers are the most preferred styles.


Classic black, elegant silver, and pristine white are the most popular choice of colors for corset dresses. If you want to make a style statement and stand out in the crowd, you may go for bright red or sparkling gold.
Purple, deep blue, turquoise are other favorites. Emerald green and bubblegum pink are reserved for those who can carry them with élan. Lime green, fuchsia, orange are for daring girls who wish to make a bold fashion statement.


For long dresses, silk and satin are the most sought after fabrics, mostly preferred for their natural fall. These fabrics look great when stitched into pleats. Tulle is used for short dresses due to its ability to add volume to the dress.
It also makes the dress stiff, thereby accentuating its layers. Tulle is also used for making long dresses with multiple layers. Chiffon is another material that is commonly used.


Corset dresses are mostly strapless or come with thin spaghetti straps. However, if you are too concerned about your modesty, you may go for short sleeved corset dresses.
You may not easily find such dresses, but you can try. You might have to go vintage with a Gothic style gown with sleeves. They can be either short or full length evening gowns.Short dresses look great on petite girls and render an innocent and youthful appearance. For a more mature look, go for full length formal gowns.

Where to Find Them

If you are not restricted to a budget, then you may have a lot of options to choose from. The bridal shop is one place where you can try your luck.
However, the hefty price tag can be a problem for those thriving on a limited pocket money. Ditto for malls and designer stores. Internet is the best medium to buy affordable prom dresses. Besides, you also get to look at a wide array of dresses before you buy one.
Vintage and plus-size prom dresses are very easy to find on the Internet. Several auction websites regularly list outfits, which they directly get from designers. As a result, you get them at retail prices, meaning you save at least 20% than you would, if you bought them from a mall.
Some designer stores also have online discount shops, where they sell selected outfits at cheap rates. However, you may not always find the right design, color, or pattern. Designing one on your own is a great way of making a unique prom dress, however, make sure you possess requisite amount of talent and skill.
Corset dresses can definitely make you look like a princess on your prom night. Since, they fit tightly around the waist, they naturally accentuate the curves, hence girls with all body types can wear these dresses without fear of looking odd.