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  • News for Prom 2011

    Fresh Prom styles for 2011 starting under $50!

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    Dark Lilac Stretch One Shoulder Wiggle Petal Short Prom Dress-XS-XL$48.00
    Dark Lilac Stretch One Shoulder Wiggle Petal Short Prom Dress-XS-XL
    Item No. 17198P-CHY5024
    Royal with Ivory Rose Chiffon Strapless Gown - XS to 4X$78.00
    Royal with Ivory Rose Chiffon Strapless Gown - XS to 4X
    Item No. 16131R-CIN5230
    Hot Pink Ruffle Empire Waist Strapless Layered Prom Dress - XS to 3XL$72.00
    Hot Pink Ruffle Empire Waist Strapless Layered Prom Dress - XS to 3XL
    Item No. 17962p-CIN5239
    Burgundy Ruched Sweetheart Rhinestine Prom Gown - XS to 2XL$78.00

    Burgundy Ruched Sweetheart Rhinestine Prom Gown - XS to 2XL
    Item No. 16146b-CHC5545

    SALE! Aqua Mint Ruched Siren Prom Dress with Open Back - XS to 3X $78.00

    SALE! Aqua Mint Ruched Siren Prom Dress with Open Back - XS to 3X
    Item No. 14066a-CIN5200

    1930's Style Ivory Ruched Tank Rose Prom Gown - XS to 4X$78.00

    1930's Style Ivory Ruched Tank Rose Prom Gown - XS to 4X
    Item No. 14805I-CH1087

  • Saving on Prom Dresses 2011

    Bolder colors, unique designs, and versatility, characterize the Prom Dresses 2011 Collection.

    Colorful Cut Out Open Back Sequin Prom Dress - 4 to 18$114.00

    Colorful Cut Out Open Back Sequin Prom Dress - 4 to 18

    Item No. 18468-CIN1007

    Strapless Floral Printed Prom Dress With Sparkle Tulle Skirt  - 4-18$348.00

    Strapless Floral Printed Prom Dress With Sparkle Tulle Skirt - 4-18

    Item No. 18202-CINC60

    Green & Red Satin & Tulle Beaded Strapless Short Ruffle Prom Dress - 4 to 14


    Green & Red Satin & Tulle Beaded Strapless Short Ruffle Prom Dress - 4 to 14

    Item No. 18199-CIN10605

    The prom dress collection for 2011 lets you express your individuality. Prom dresses for 2011 eliminate the fear of looking just like everybody else. Fabrics in printed designs and vibrant colors, daring styles and combinations are “in” this year. The collection encourages you to dare and not to be afraid of ridicule. There was a time when daring to be different was met with criticisms, but the times have changed, and so naturally your choices of prom dresses should change, too.

    Whether you are looking for long gowns or short, prom dresses 2011 are going to sweep you off your feet, most definitely. You need to be a wise shopper, nonetheless; you need to choose your options very carefully as there is literally a sea of possibilities out there, and you simply cannot and must not compromise.

    If you want to go overboard, you can choose from among the designer or expensive category where you’ll find an array of really great choices. If you’re worried about the price, though, there are some cost-saving measures you can actually do, just like:

    • Look up prom dresses 2011 in online stores. Online stores often offer gowns cheaper than brick and mortar stores.
    • Subscribe to email updates. Be among the first to know if the online store is going on a sale. This increases your chance of getting your dream gown before the someone else get her hands on it. Your subscription also alerts you to promotional shipping deals or other great deals for that matter.
    • Search for promotional coupons. Taking advantage of coupons can save you between 5% and 10%, or possibly more.

    Remember, though, that there are budget-friendly prom dresses 2011, too. You might even find one that costs just under $100. Cheap or affordable prom dresses are all over the internet, and many of them are in fact of good quality.

    Other than the price, another thing that you should be concerned about is the style. Your choice of dress style should be in accordance to your body shape. You might have wished to have a perfect figure because then you would not have to go through so much trouble finding the perfect dress. This is a misconception, actually, because for one thing there is no perfect figure. People often think that the bottle-shaped figure is the perfect figure, but really, any body shape (hourglass or not) can look perfect with the right clothes. It’s all a matter of creating an illusion of a perfect body, and thankfully, there are many choices in the prom dresses 2011 collection that would let you do this.

    One of the first things you must do then when searching for prom dresses is to determine your body shape. Then find out what the fashion experts suggest for your kind of body shape. The basic rule of thumb is to look for prom dresses 2011 that would accentuate your best features, and you should look perfect for the ball.

  • Be the Belle of the Ball with Short Prom Dresses

    Short prom dresses are making waves. Fashion trends are evolving and prom dresses really do not need to be so traditionally traditional anymore. It’s not to say that the Cinderella days are completely over, but long ball gowns have had their share of the limelight. Besides short prom dresses mirror the vibrant and feisty personalities of young girls today.

    Prom nights are still very much looked forward to, yes, but prom themes are no longer just about fairy tales, enchanting evenings, and sweet, happy endings. And so you would find some diverse collections of short prom dresses that are a reflection of what you want to be during your prom night. Don’t think that short prom dresses are only for gals with legs to flaunt because there are different styles to suit every body shape there is. Depending on your body shape, you can wear short dresses with a high or low neckline, with layered or tight-fitting tops, with wide belts or none. It is not necessary to have an hourglass feature to wear short dresses to the prom because with the right choice, you can be the belle of the ball even if you are apple-shaped, pear-shaped, or rectangular-shaped.

    Turquoise One Shoulder Bubble Taffeta Beaded Short Prom Dress - 4 to 16$72.00
    Turquoise One Shoulder Bubble Taffeta Beaded Short Prom Dress - 4 to 16
    Item No. 18441t-MQ708
    Burgundy Beaded Starburst Taffeta Strapless Sweetheart Short Prom Dress - XS to 5XL$80.00
    Burgundy Beaded Starburst Taffeta Strapless Sweetheart Short Prom Dress - XS to 5XL
    Item No. 18440bg-CIN3083
    Yellow Green And Orange Floral Print Ruffle Short Prom Dress - 4-14$98.00
    Yellow Green And Orange Floral Print Ruffle Short Prom Dress - 4-14
    Item No. 18200-CIN10612

    Short prom dresses are so versatile that they’d really make for a wise investment. They can be accessorized such that you can wear them in formal occasions as in casual occasions. You can shop for short prom dresses on the internet where you can most likely get them for less. Online stores do not deal with plenty of overhead costs, so they can very well afford to offer their merchandise for a lot less. There are thousands of possibilities on the web’s virtual library, which can really work to your advantage, although that, too, can be confusing sometimes.

    Be very careful when making a choice. Double-checking an online store’s credibility can take time, but it can save you a lot of trouble in the end. Remember, there could be lots of better deals elsewhere if you know where to look. Review sites should offer much help, but you need to be a wise shopper yourself so as not to fall prey to swindlers and scammers. Consider these factors, in particular, when shopping for your prom dress:

    • Credibility of online store. Randomly search for customer feedbacks and find out what others are saying about the store.
    • Return and exchange policy. The problem with online shipping is that you don’t get to see the actual product. Moreover, your item can be damaged during shipping. But when the online store has a flexible return and exchange policy, you can be assured that you are still going to get your money’s worth anyhow if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase.
    • Unique selection of short prom dresses. You certainly would want to look different at the prom, wouldn’t you? Vintage prom dresses are quite popular nowadays, so finding an online dress store that has a vintage collection should be great.
    • Cost. Short prom dresses come in all budget sizes, too, and you certainly do not have to break the bank to buy the prom dress of your dreams. Even if you have less than $100 to spend, you can still find excellent short prom dresses within your budget.

    Wearing short dresses to the prom is not at all a bad idea, nor is it surprising. Start making way for short prom dresses, then, and be the most radiant girl at your prom.

  •  Online Buying Guide For Prom Dresses

    Shopping for prom dresses shouldn’t be much of a hassle, especially if you’re doing it online. It really is a no-brainer to shop for clothes and ball gowns on the internet, since you can browse through many sites at a time. Online shopping saves you lots of trouble because you don’t have to leave your home to do it. But there are many things you need to keep in mind, nonetheless, to be sure that you are making the right choice.

    When looking for prom dresses on the World Wide Web, there are two areas you would concentrate on – body shape and cost. Identifying your body type and shape should be foremost in your mind as your body shape would determine the style of dress that would be perfect for you. There is no perfect body shape, mind you, because it’s really in the way that you carry yourself and making the right choice of dress styles that matter. And the best thing is that there are prom dresses for every body shape. So know your body shape first and then choose the prom dress that goes well with it, and you’ll look absolutely perfect.

    If you happen to have shorter legs than your upper body, for instance, you should look for a dress style that gives the illusion of longer legs. Go for layered tops, in this case, and medium skirts. If it’s the other way around, specifically, if you have longer legs than your upper body, prom dresses with details on the bottom half should take care of the issue. Blessed with a balanced body? If the upper portion of your body is about the same size as your legs, 2-piece prom dresses that come in one color and which flow through your waist would look great on you as these would make your mid-torso look longer.

    Look at your body more closely. Does it have an hourglass figure? Or is it shaped more like an apple or a pear? Or maybe it is rectangular. Following are some more ideas:

    • Hourglass body shapes look great in halter dresses that enhance the breasts and the waist.
    • Apple-shaped prom goers should go for wrap-around dresses with tight-fitting waists and skirts that are way above the knee.
    • Pear-shaped individuals are better off in A-line dresses with scooped or squared necklines.
    • Wrap tops, v-necks, and dresses with spaghetti straps are ideal for girls with rectangular shaped bodies.

    Now that you have the perfect dress style, your next determinant in finding the ultimate prom dress is the cost. How much are you willing to pay for your prom dress? There are lots of sites where you can find prom dresses at a discount, actually, so this should not be a major problem, anyhow. Just remember never to compromise quality for the price because it’s not worth it. Search for the top retailers of prom dresses on the internet, instead, and find out which of these accept coupons, offer free shipping with flexible return policies, or are currently on sale.

  • Shopping Online For The Ideal Prom Dress

    Searching for the ideal prom dress should begin weeks before the event. Why, because there are many things to consider in order for you to look your best at the prom. And you don’t want to wait for the last minute to shop, else you could end up looking like everybody else.

    There are now so many options that choosing the best prom dress requires quite a lengthy process, but fun nonetheless. Poring over catalogs (online or offline) with your best friends can be a wonderful and exciting experience. Then again, you have to remember that models look great because they are wearing prom dresses that are suited to their body shape.

    Well, indeed, a primary consideration when looking for a prom dress is your body shape. You can have the best figure in your high school class, but if you don’t know how to dress up to bring out your best features, no one is ever going to appreciate. And if you have curves but they are at the wrong places, wearing something that is not suited to your body shape will only make you look funny.

    You don’t need to go for designer prom dresses or ball gowns fit for a queen if such are way beyond your budget. The idea here is to simply look for a dress that would look perfect on you, never mind if it comes from a discount store. There are tons of stuff on the internet that should help you find the ideal prom dress. You might even stumble on some sites that will teach you how to determine your body shape.

    You can shop for prom dresses in local dress shops, or you can have one made especially for you. Or you might decide to shop for prom dresses online, and that can be very wise because on the virtual environment, dress options are more numerous, to think that the World Wide Web has no boundaries, has no limits at all. By all means, you can shortcut the process by searching for prom dresses by designer, by style, by color, by fabric, or by price. And shopping online saves you loads of time and money, too, as well as energy. Trips to the malls can be expensive and tiring, even for shopaholics, but buying clothes online takes only a few steps. The thing is, you don’t get to see the actual color, feel the fabric, and try on the dress. If you plan ahead, though, you might actually get the online store to ship you some swatches of your choices. Choose online stores that allow returns or exchanges of items so you can be assured that you can return or exchange your item if found to have some defects or if you are not 100% satisfied with it.

    Your prom dress can be long or short, bejeweled or not. It can come with a halter neckline, low neckline, or none at all. Your ideal prom dress can be anything, so long as it fits you, hides your flaws and brings out your best features.

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