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Picking The Right 2023 Prom Dresses

With so many styles of 2023 prom dresses, the key to finding the perfect dress for you is choosing one that highlights your favorite features. It could be your skin tone, height, a particular part of your body, or your personal style and personality. Look for prom dresses that complement your silhouette, like a mermaid-style gown or a formal long maxi dress. If you want to highlight your height, you can try a short and sassy cute prom dress, a length that’s become more popular in prom dress attire. And if highlighting your silhouette isn’t the main focus for you choose a dress based on your favorite color like blue, red, pink, or green (we even count the classic colors like white and black as a top prom dress color pick). Wearing your favorite or signature color will make you feel good and radiate confidence. Another consideration when searching for the perfect prom dress is choosing a unique design detail or fabric. Try an all-over sequin floor-length gown in a delicate scroll print, or a gorgeous satin, or glitter knit prom dress that is stunning IRL as it will be in your prom pics. Share your Windsor Prom dress look by adding us to your favorite social media platform @windsorstore, or add to your post with #WindsorProm2023 for a chance to be featured!

Is There A Difference Between A Junior & Senior Prom Dress?

There might be a difference between a junior and senior prom dress depending on who you talk to or what local, formal dress tradition might expect. Some unique differences include junior prom dresses having a ball gown or princess vibe and carrying the excitement of a possible first formal dance, while senior prom dresses tend to be more sophisticated and sleeker as seniors begin to look towards their adult future. Once school dress codes are considered, you can wear whatever style of dress you want to the Junior/Senior Prom Dance. Prom may be your first opportunity to dress up for a formal occasion, so feeling pretty and confident in what you wear is a must. For juniors, shop for ballgowns with full tulle skirts, two-piece dresses in sheer chiffon fabrics, and midi dresses with glitzy sequin accents. Get a gorgeous and glamorous look with dramatic floor-sweeping dresses in stunning A-line silhouettes that offer a more form-hugging fit over ball gowns. For seniors, achieve a sophisticated and bold look with prom dresses in sleek silhouettes, such as curve-hugging mermaid dresses or dramatic trumpet dresses. Shop for a prom dress with modern details, like high double slits and front or back cutouts. Since this is your last prom, go all out and explore full sequin gowns, beaded and rhinestone embellished dresses, embroidered prom dresses, and strapless, sleeveless, or off-the-shoulder necklines. While junior and senior dresses may have some differences, you should wear whatever style you feel beautiful and the most comfortable in.

How Do I Find My Perfect Prom Dress Online?

When you begin your search for finding the perfect prom dress online—start by grabbing inspiration from trendy influencers online or collaged image boards to start building a vision of your dream prom outfit. As you browse through Windsor’s curated online prom shop, use filters to narrow down what you're looking for and check size guides to be sure your pick is a perfect fit for your body type. Also look for “You Might Also Like” and “Recommended For You” suggestions that will update as you shop for prom dresses, prom jewelry, shoes, and other dress necessities like shapewear. You can also check out our prom blogs that provide an ultimate guide to picking the right prom dress for you.

How Do I Create The Perfect Prom Look?

Create your perfect prom look by considering the dance theme or venue to vibe with the event, colors that compliment your skin tone and hair color, and current trends for formal dresses. Explore popular prom dress colors like your school colors to show some pride or naturally formal fabrics like metallics and sequin to reflect multiple shades and light. If you're a fan of the bling, play up dazzling embellishments like rhinestone bodices on satin dresses, all-over sequin scroll designs, or beaded appliques. Once you find a fabrication you like and color that looks good on you, explore different prom dress designs from long high-slit dresses, wrap fronts or side-smocked satin dresses, and formal glitter dresses in a variety of necklines. No prom look is complete without rhinestone platform heels or glitter thin block heels, a matching glitter clutch or clear mini purse, and sparkling hair accessories. Complete your look with glamorous necklace sets and statement earrings to be red-carpet-ready. Check out our blog for more on perfecting your prom look.