Keep an eye on your dateís accessories too. Donít let him wear his casual watch, or that
dangly earring he likes to wear. A simple dressy watch and a stud earring are a better look for a formal occasion. When he puts his
tux on, these things will stick out dramatically, especially in the pictures.
Here are some more tips to help you make sure things go much smoother on Prom night. These
tips arenít limited to just hair and dress-related issues, but will ensure that you have a good night, and a memorable, enjoyable time.
Try things on before the big day. This is especially true of your
shoes. The last thing you want is to discover 30 minutes into the dance that the great shoes you got to go with your dress hurt your
feet so badly that you canít dance in them. Make sure your date tries his shoes on as well, as shoe size can vary significantly from
manufacturer to manufacturer. Also, try your dress on periodically between the time you purchase it and Prom Night. Sometimes a
womanís body weight and size will fluctuate according the stage of her menstrual cycle. If your dress is form-fitting, itís a good
idea to make sure you can make any needed adjustments at the last minute to ensure youíre comfortable on the big night.
Keep Prom gear together. Use a suitcase or travel bag to store all
your prom-related accessories together until the big day. This includes your shoes, hosiery, undergarments, jewelry, special hair
accessories, and even your Prom tickets. By keeping everything together in one location, and adding newly-acquired items as you
get them, you can avoid that day-of panic at not being able to find something you wanted to have for the big night. It also allows
you to keep track of things you may need to get beforehand.
Practice any special make-up techniques beforehand. Prom is a time
when most young women want to do something extra special with their make-up. They like to go for a look thatís a little more
glamorous. Try out the look you have in mind before the big day to see if it really suits you. Put on your make-up and wear it
for a few hours and keep checking back to see how it holds up. You may realize that less is indeed more, and that you will be much
happier with a different look.
Choose your date carefully. Not every young woman will have a
steady boyfriend when Prom rolls around. If you donít have a boyfriend, be sure to select a date you can have a good time with.
A good friend or someone you have known for a while make excellent choices. Prom is not the time to have a ďfirst dateĒ with
someone. Youíre already going to be a little nervous with it being Prom Night; adding in the extra pressure of the ďfirst dateĒ
scenario it just too much. Itís also not the time to ďget back togetherĒ with an ex-boyfriend. Thereís going to be history there
that can overshadow the good time you hope to have.
To Tan or not to Tan. A lot of young women want to have that
sun-bronzed glow for Prom. Since tanning beds and booths are extremely harmful to your skin (and can result in accidental
overexposure, giving you a lobster look) you should avoid them at all costs. Try a sunless tanning lotion or bronzer instead, but
use it a day or two before Prom so that you can adjust your results and catch any potential missed spots that could be embarrassing if noticed on the big night.