Short v long: how to make the right prom dress choice

Every girl wants to look spectacular at prom, and picking the perfect dress is part of this. One of the biggest debates that come up year after year is whether a long dress or a short one is best, so we’ve weighed up the pros and cons to help you decide.

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Going short

Short dresses are light, flirty and fun, but they are also classy, provided they are not too short! A higher hemline means that you don’t have to worry that your dress will drag along the ground, and there is no issue of anyone standing on it either. Dresses that get stood on can lead to some epic prom fails, so if your prom is going to be very crowded, bear this in mind.

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Short dresses also make dancing easier, so if you are planning to spend a lot of time on the dance floor they are the smarter option.

When it comes to costs, shorter is often cheaper too, as it uses less material. If budget is a concern, this is a good thing to remember, as you may also be more likely to wear a short dress again.

Going long

For many girls, prom is the first chance to wear a really long elegant gown. Longer prom dresses tend to be a favorite of girls who want to wear their first statement dress, and many prefer them as they feel they are more sophisticated.

Long prom dresses from AX Paris or elsewhere can be sexy too, and even though you are not showing off your legs, well-placed slits can be just as effective, and a touch of cleavage, skinny, crisscross straps or open backs let you bare some skin in different ways.

If you’re looking for traditional prom dresses, then longer is more likely to be the style for you, and you can also opt for a corset style top and skirt, and could wear these pieces separately or together at a later date too.

Making the right choice

At the end of the day, the length of dress you choose should be the one that makes you the happiest, and that you feel the best in. Prom is your night to feel special and whether you go long, mid-length or mini, it’s up to you!