You have to be a bit brave to wear a white prom dress mainly since you have to work really hard at making it not look like a wedding dress. White prom dresses need to look simple without a great deal of embellishment. A number of beading or clear crystals and sequins look nice on a white dress and it does not come off as being too much.
Girls that are very fair should perhaps stay away from white dresses because it will wash out their features and make them look dull. If you are fair and still want to wear white it is suggested that you go get a tan. Girls with a tan look fantastic with white prom dresses.
You can add a little color to the white prom dress by taking some material and making a sash that will tie around the waste or just above if there is an empire waist. Use silver or gold to stay in the neutral range but give yourself a little glitter.
Black is a great color to add along with some black shoes. Red is another color that is bold and you can also wear red shoes. You can actually make your sash any color you wish. Pastels work very well as do the bolder and darker colors.
Picking out shoes for a white prom dress is easy. If you are not going to add any color to the dress itself you should pick white shoes. Wear satiny pumps, white sandals, patent leather heals or ballet slippers, just make sure they are white. They can have gold or silver accents. If you want to be a little more daring you can wear either gold or silver shoes.
Wearing white prom dresses is in itself a statement that most people associate with bridal gowns so when you decide to go with white, remember you’ve already got people’s attention and heads will turn admiring how great you look.