elle H boutique owner Linda Hahn provides an overview on how to shop for the perfect prom dress.
Linda Hahn: My name is Linda Hahn. I am the owner and buyer for LH Boutique in Laguna Beach. I am going to tell you today how to pick the perfect Prom dress. In the process of doing that we will talk about various body types and what type of dress works best for each type. I'll also show you a sample of each dress on a particular body type and go into more detail about how to flatter your particular body type. I'll also talk to you a little bit about how to accessorize that particular dress and how to make it look its best.I have worked in the fashion industry for quite a while and I have had my own store for over a year. During that period of time I have had an opportunity to help a lot of young girls find that perfect dress. I have come to understand what it is that they need help with and what they need to know and I think that the information I'll be giving you today, will help you get to that point.There are certain things you need to remember in terms of what to bring and how much time to allow. You need to allow yourself plenty of time. There's probably going to be a lot of dresses you want to try on and you don't want to be rushed. You also need to go into it realistically knowing what kind of budget you have. You don't want to make yourself fall in love with some dress that you simply cannot afford.It's always helpful if you bring photos with you, go through the magazines see what looks you like. That way, when you get to the store and you are working with the salespeople you can show them what your idea is and what you hope to accomplish.It's also important to remember, to wear the proper undergarments when you come to try on dresses. It's very difficult to determine how a dress is going to look when you don't have the proper strapless bra or you don't have the proper underwear on. It's also helpful to bring shoes. Some small boutiques do provide shoes, heels that you can use to try on with the dress, but it's not the same as having your own that fits your foot properly.So therefore, when you go, try to remember to bring some of those things and to allow yourself enough time so that you can get the job done well.Next I'll tell you about when and where to shop.
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