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How to Look Flawless in your Backless Prom Dress

Choosing the right prom dress is no easy task, especially if it is for your very first formal. So we thought we’d give you a little bit of assistance! Read on for some tips on choosing the right backless prom dress.

Prom night is probably the most anticipated formal event of any person’s youth. And although you might not remember Billy from two desks over or know how much of a crush he had on you or what you scored on your algebra test last week, you will most very certainly remember what you wore at prom, what your friends wore at prom, the speech your mom, dad, aunt, uncle, or grandparent gave you before you walked out the door, and what your crush was wearing. So, clothes are sort of a big deal on prom night. I gotta’ admit.


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So from one sister to another, let’s evaluate your options together. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to prom so let’s take a look at the typical backless prom dress spread. It hasn’t changed much in over 100 years, and that’s a good thing. It means you can pull off something Marilyn Monroe might have worn and still be in style on prom night.

If you’re not so sure where to find any of these prom dresses, you can get the latest prom dress styles by shopping online.

  1. The Almighty Strapless Gown

Probably the gown that will win you the most looks, and be the most comfortable to wear on prom night as far as backless prom dresses go. You’re way too young to remember Roger Rabbit, but if you Google “Jessica Rabbit” you’ll know what I mean when I say these dresses look real sexy when they’re red!

The side cuts on this kind of backless, strapless prom night gown really bring out your blossoming womanly figure and they’re so comfortable you will feel like you’re wearing pajamas. Not a bad combo for a night where most girls can’t wait to get out of their dress because they feel uncomfortable.

I’ve seen a lot of these beautiful prom dresses at peachesboutique.com, so you might want to take a look.

  1. Itty Bitty Short and Sexy

Not for the timid, these prom dresses are as close to naked as you’re allowed to get on prom night while still looking classy. A V neck line on one of these is probably the most flattering in terms of your upper body, and they still leave enough to the imagination to get parental approval.

  1. Low Cut Halter Gown

The low cut halter gown for prom night is a little more trendy, while still retaining that classic look that all of the other girls are going for. It’s a little bit of Great Gatsby meets Sex and the City, and it will most certainly turn a few heads.

  1. The One-Sided Shoulder

While the single-shoulder prom dress looks great in just about any configuration, the short single shoulder dress has been somewhat popular in recent years. These prom dresses are usually stretchable and snugly fit, showing off your features for that extra wow-factor. However, when you wear a dress that fits tighter up against your bod, you need to make sure you feel comfortable in one. If you don’t, do not bother! Trust me on this one.

In Conclusion

At the end of the day, it matters what works best for you and what makes you feel attractive. If it doesn’t work, never force it. And don’t forget, there are more options out there so if you have a chance, consider speaking to a professional. The gals that work in the stores that sell these dresses walk the walk and talk the talk –and there is plenty to gain from asking a few questions!


Below is some inspiration from some of my favorite Fashion Bloggers from right here in Kenya, maybe you will feel inspired from their designs:

Image courtesy of nanciemwai.co.ke
Image courtesy of www.nanciemwai.co.ke dress from Romwe


Image courtesy of silvianjoki.com
Image courtesy of silvianjoki.com
Pisces22 Vivo Multiway Dress
Multi-way dress from VivoActivewear



Image courtesy of lehautestyle.com
Image courtesy of lehautestyle.com
Image courtesy of www.thisisess.com
Image courtesy of www.thisisess.com




***This post is Collaborative

  • http://abyssofjoy.wordpress.com Sally

    Slaying in that black dress!!!!
    This is a stunning collaboration :) loving every piece of it