Prom is meant to be the best night of your life, right? Having laughs and reminiscing on memories and dancing into the evening. I hated my prom. My dress didn’t suit me, I felt awkward and I kind of hated most people in my year anyway.
It’s quite sad that I didn’t enjoy prom because I was looking forward to it for ages. I knew how I wanted my hair and I knew I was going to wear Mac foundation but when the evening came I dreaded going. I didn’t want to dance with people I didn’t like I felt extremely out of place, so here are a few things i’d change about prom.
Choose a different dress; First of all, the dress wasn’t that bad. I loved the colour but it really didn’t suit my body type. It had pretty gems on the chest area but was far too big. I feel like the floor length really drowned me but because I didn’t have a clue about fashion sense or body types I went with whatever looked pretty. It was from the brand Chi Chi London and I ended up getting it for £19 in the Asos sale! If I were going to prom now, i’d do a lot more research into what would look best on me. Lucky for you guys there’s a specific website to find information on prom dresses for your body type. It’s so helpful and I wish I’d have had this back in 2015.
Socialise More; In high school I talked to my friends only so when it came to prom and they were all talking to other people I was just sat on my phone. It’s easy to say now that I should’ve talked to more people but at the time it was difficult. I’m not great in social situations anyway so in a room full of people I hardly spoke to in 5 years was so daunting. With any kind of social situation you have to make the most of it and just go for it, even if it does make you feel extremely anxious.
Hair style & Makeup choices; I spent hours on Pinterest looking for hairstyles and when I found the perfect one I got booked into the hairdressers. I came out wanting to cry. I had gorgeous floral design bobby pins which were pretty but the hair was just way too curly. I wanted looser curls but they were so tight and there were so many of them I feel like it ruined my look. I did my own makeup using Mac and Urban Decay and I kept messing up my eyeshadow so in the end I went for a natural look. I really wanted my makeup professionally done but I was too anxious for it and my Mom said no.
Ultimately it all comes down to my confidence but I feel like if I had more confidence in my dress and my overall look then i’d have just felt a lot happier! What was your prom like/Are you excited for prom?
*This blog post is sponsored by PromDressFinder, however all opinions are my own and are in no way biased*
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