Ball Gown Or Cocktail: What Is Your Perfect Prom Style

Short or Long?

That is the question. Traditionally a prom dress was to be long and full. Prom dresses were modest, and meant to be princess like, but times have changed and so have prom dresses. Many girls still want to feel like a princess in a long full ball gown style of prom dress, but others want a more modern, flirty dress. There are pros and cons to both, and we hope to help you decide what dress will help to make your prom night the fairy tale that you've always wanted it to be.

What's the difference?

Long prom dresses will never go out of style for one simple reason. They make every girl feel like Cinderella at the ball. A long dress is definitely the most elegant choice, no contest. On the other hand, you may want to feel sexy on your prom night. I mean, in the right short dress with some fantastic heels you may be able to steal the prince away from Cinderella. The only question you have to ask yourself is "Do I want to feel like Cinderella, or do I want to feel like Madonna?

Why should I choose a long dress?

One of the best reasons to choose a long dress is that it's classic. You will be elegant and sophisticated in a long beautiful prom dress. You may also want to choose a long dress because the chance to wear one doesn't arise very often. Unless you really are a princess, prom is one of the few places where you can get away with wearing a long, gorgeous, over the top dress.

Why shouldn't I choose a long dress?

A long dress is beautiful on anyone, but it's not always the most convenient choice. Long dresses can be pricier than short dresses. It can also be kind of a hassle to deal with all night. It's pretty annoying when the back of your dress is dragged through a puddle, or stepped on while you're out on the dance floor. A long dress is also not the easiest thing to use the little girl's room in.

Why should I choose a short dress?

If you are the girl that loves to grab attention, and likes to walk on the wild side every now and then, a short dress may be for you. Pairing a short dress with a great pair of heels is a super fun way to spice up your prom look. Another reason to opt for short dress is if this isn't your first prom. If this is your second or third prom night, and you've done the whole princess ball gown look before, you may want to go with a fun and flirty short dress to change things up a bit. Finally, a short dress is ideal if you've got some hot dance moves that you're planning to show off on prom night. Those moves may go unnoticed hidden away in a long dress.

Why shouldn't I choose a short dress?

You shouldn't choose a short prom dress if you're uncomfortable with showing your legs. This may be obvious, but it's easy to get carried away and forget about your insecurities when you see an adorable prom dress. Just be sure that you're going to feel comfortable wearing it in front of all your peers. Also, some schools enforce dress code on prom night, and if the dress is too short, it may not comply with school policy. I know it's a bummer, but check with your school to be on the safe side.

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