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Tips for Finding Your Perfect Prom Dress

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

Calling all prom queens - If you’re approaching your final year of high school, then your end of year prom may have already crossed your mind. After all, prom is probably one of the most exciting events for most school leavers, as it marks the very last days of education and many new beginnings.

For many, prom is all about finding a prom dress that you feel glamorous and confident, while you party the night away and celebrate your achievements. Finding the perfect prom dress is one of the most exciting elements of prom, and we’re here to offer our top tips for you to consider when looking for the perfect ball gown.

Be Prepared

The biggest mistake that many girls make is waiting until it’s too late to find the perfect dress. You may think prom is a long way off, but a school year soon flies by. In order to guarantee you get your perfect dress, we recommend you begin looking at least 6 months to a year before your prom date.

One of the many things that sets us apart from other boutiques, is our school prom register. Our register ensures that we don’t ever sell the same dress for a singular event twice. We would hate for any girl to turn up to her prom in the same dress as her classmates! Once a girl chooses her dress, it becomes unavailable to any other girl in the school. Being prepared means you have more variety to pick from and allows you more time to try on different styles and get a real feel for the type of dress you’d like to wear. Rushing to choose your prom dress could leave you feeling stressed and unsatisfied should you have to choose a dress that you aren’t 100% comfortable in.

At Lily’s Boutique, we offer interest-free payment plans on all our beautiful prom dresses with just a low deposit required. It couldn’t be easier to choose your prom dress than it is at Lily’s.

Research Different Styles

Prom dresses don’t have to be big and sparkly to look beautiful. If a colourful ball gown or fitted bodice isn’t your style, that’s OK. There are so many other options that are equally as sophisticated and glamorous. We have over 250 styles of prom dresses to choose from in store, all in different colours, styles, lengths, and brands, some of which are exclusive to Lily’s Boutique.

We recommend that you research different styles of prom dresses, so you have some ideas of the type of dress to look for. Doing a little bit of research may even inspire you to try a style you hadn’t previously considered.


Having a colour scheme in mind can be helpful, especially if you’re opting for coloured tableware, a specific theme, a colourful bouquet or for a coloured wedding dress. Our stylists can help you find a dress in a complementary shade and suggest accessories to match.

Stay True to Yourself

Please don’t choose a prom dress just because it’s on trend right now or is similar to what your friends are wearing. No matter how pretty the dress, you should stay true to yourself.

This means you should always choose a dress that you feel comfortable and confident in. Choosing a dress just because you feel you should, could leave you feel uncomfortable, and lacking in confidence, which could potentially make your evening less enjoyable. The last thing we want is for you to end up feeling self-conscious when you should be celebrating and feeling your best. Choose a prom dress that suits you, your style, and your tastes, and makes you feel great. That way, you’re more likely to want to look back at your prom photos for years to come.

Why Choose Lily’s Boutique

Our 2022 prom collection has arrived at Lily’s Boutique, and we’re taking bookings for prom fittings now. We have over 250 styles to choose from, including exclusive designer brands such as Ruby Prom, Envie, and Nell Devlin. We have been styling prom queens in the South Yorkshire area for over 15 years, so we definitely know our stuff when it comes to choosing the perfect dress for the occasion. Our dresses are exclusively designed by us, in store, meaning you won’t find them anywhere else.

To ensure that you’re wearing the dress of your dreams and feel like a real prom queen, contact a member of Lily’s Boutique today, and we’ll be happy to help.

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