Choosing a prom or homecoming dress is understandably overwhelming. There are so many styles to pick from, and on top of that, they come in a vast variety of colors. The selection out there is exponentially great, so no wonder why you’re looking for a way to narrow down the color options. I was lucky enough to sit in on one of Faviana’s design meetings and I was floored by how many separate shades of pink there are. So here is a simple guide to helping you choose the perfect color for your dress!
Atmosphere Color For Your Dress
It is definitely a good idea to choose a dress color that will stand out, while still complementing your atmosphere. Does your prom or homecoming have a theme? Let’s go with under the sea as an example; predictably, this theme’s color scheme will feature blue. You could go with blue, it is certainly evocative of water and there is an array of different shades you can find. Bahama blue, deep sea blue, navy blue, and the list goes on, but this makes it easy to ignore the other color options of the palette. Let’s get a little more creative; sea foam green, pearly pink, sandy yellow, seashell purple, sea salt white, and coral red are all versions of colors on the spectrum that inspire thoughts of undersea life.
There are specific tones of every color of the rainbow that exist that will go with every theme imaginable (trust me). So research your event’s theme, ask your school’s committee what color palette they plan to go with, and work from there.
Consider the Location
Maybe your prom or homecoming doesn’t have a particular theme, but its location could set the mood for a color palette. An event on the water would have the color scheme of an undersea theme, but a big city event could inspire bright flashy colors; traffic light red, skyscraper silver, neon light orange, or tar black. A garden venue like the NYC Botanical Garden calls for more romantic colors; rosy pink, lavender, earthy green, sunset orange, or twilight blue.
It’s worth considering location for the color of your dress because it’s going to be the backdrop of your photos! Choose a dress color that will fit with the mood of the venue to get that Instagram-worthy aesthetic.
Coordinate With Your Date
Whether your date is a special someone or a special friend, you two could have fun coordinating colors! Both of you should wear a shade that flatters you both individually and is agreed upon, whether its matching colors or not. You two could also accent each other with analogous colors. These colors are next to each other on the color wheel. Pairings like indigo and blue, violet and wine, dandelion and amber, or aquamarine and cerulean, are similar yet separate so you and your date can rock your own colors but still look like you go together!
Want to stand out and contrast each other brilliantly? You two could highlight each other by wearing opposite complementary colors. These colors are opposite on the color wheel and create the strongest contrast when placed next one another. Consider colors like magenta and green or blood orange red and turquoise.
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