Prom night is supposed to be one of the best times of your life, so it's essential that you go looking your best. If you show up for the big dance employing the latest fashions, you'll impress everyone in your class and make this special occasion even more memorable. Whether you're a girl or a guy, all of your peers will wish they had your look. Follow some of these tips for Prom 2012 and you'll be the star of the show!
Brightly-colored dresses are in again this year, with pink, purple, and red being the most popular shades. Short, poofy dresses are still stylish, but long dresses are really going to be fashionable this season. There's no need to feel restricted when you're out shopping for a long dress, as long dresses are available in a wide variety of styles. Whether you choose one with a slit up the side, one shoulder strap, or no straps at all, you'll arrive at the prom looking like a class act. Glitter is a must this year, so try to find a dress that features jewels or sequins on the bodice or around the middle.
Your hairstyle is another major part of your overall look, and elegant 'dos of any kind are what's in for 2012. If you're planning on wearing your hair down, use a curling iron to achieve soft, flowing waves. Buns are also popular this year. It won't matter if you show up to prom with a knot of hair on top of your head or a traditional chignon at the nape of your neck; either way, you'll be perfectly in style.
When it comes to makeup and jewelry, don't go over the top. It's trendy to apply two colors of vibrant shadow to your eyelids (in fact, using a color that matches your dress is ideal), but don't go too thick on the eye liner or pick an overly bright shade of lipstick. Big, chunky necklaces aren't particularly in style for prom this year, so opt for a pair of modest dangling earrings and a set of sparkly wrist bands instead.
You might think shoes are the last thing other people notice about your outfit, but they're still important. Go for a pair of classic high heels that complement the color of your dress. And if you find some heels that glitter, be sure to buy them!
The traditional black and white tux is still the best bet for guys attending the prom in 2012. However, some guys may be able to pull off a dark-colored checkered suit or a plain black suit. Since it remains fashionable for men of all ages to wear brightly-colored ties, try finding a tie that matches your date's dress. Whatever you do, avoid wearing brightly-colored jackets or pants.
Guys might not feel the need to fuss over the details of their appearance as much as girls do, but neat, recently trimmed hair is a basic necessity when it comes to the prom. So are freshly shined black shoes, cufflinks, and a classy-looking watch. Also, don't forget the cologne!