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5 Easy Ways To Shop For Plus Size Prom Dresses

"Shopping for plus size prom dresses can be tough, and it's an experience that can either be a pleasure, or a pain..."

plus size prom dresses

Think back to your prom. Were you lucky enough to end up with a dream prom dress, or was it a horrible experience resulting in an unattractive, frumpy look? For plus sizes the lack of choice can really be a stumbling block, but there are ways in which you can find plus size prom dresses more easily! Let's take a look... Don't dread looking for your new prom dress, it doesn't have to be that way!

1. Involve Your Friends!

friends shopping for plus size prom dresses

A problem shared is a problem halved, and by attacking your search for plus size prom dresses as a team you'll benefit from their second opinions as long as they're patient and understanding (which we hope they are as they are your friends). Looking great at prom is about feeling great, and who better to tell you if the prom dresses you like look good on you then your besties? :)

 2. Be Enthusiastic And Smile!

I know that finding plus size prom dresses that are 'just so' can be a tiring, and maybe grueling experience. How can you find a dress that looks great, and feels comfortable, but in the right size when plus sizes are limited? Despite all of these difficulties, you won't get anywhere unless you're positive! Put a smile on your face and go into the dress store, or search the internet, with an open mind, then you'll be a lot more energetic. Shopping for prom dresses should be fun, not horrid, so make the best of it!

 3. Prepare Yourself.

Are you going to be wearing your old, gray, washed-out underwear to prom? If not, don't go shopping for your prom dresses in them either! If possible wear the exact same underwear (or shape wear) that you plan at wearing to prom under your prospective plus size prom dresses, because then you'll have the best idea of fit and feel for your comfort. Also spend some time online looking at prom dresses. Which silhouettes do you like? Which just aren't for you? Take notes and bear them in mind, and then when you shop you'll know which to focus on.

4. Learn When To Say No.

Just because something is a hot trend it doesn't mean that you can't go 'off piste' and look at different styles, trends, or colors. You should already know which styles and silhouettes you prefer (because you prepared, right?), so regardless of what everyone is encouraging you to get, stick to dresses that you feel comfortable with!

5. The Internet Is Your Friend!

One of the biggest problems when finding plus size prom dresses is that there is a lack of choice from maybe a 12 upwards in your local prom dress stores. How can you find a dress if they just don't have much choice? That's where the internet and store like OuterInner.com come in for you! All of the 2000+ prom dresses in our store CAN be made in plus sizes for you! If you're between sizes you can also request the dress to be made-to-measure too. That means that you can focus on finding a dress that's just right for you, rather than having to 'make do' with a prom dress, simply because it was one of the only ones in your size! Ready to find your prom dress? Click here to see our huge range of hand-made prom dresses! Don't forget to check your measurements against our prom dress sizes to be sure that you're going to get a dress that fits really well. You can see the measurements on each dress page here:

plus size prom dresses sizes

Win A FREE Prom Dress From Outerinner In Spring 2014!

Want To Win A FREE Prom Dress?

win a free prom dress

OuterInner.com want to give you a FREE prom dress in 2014! If you like the idea of winning a free, custom prom dress where you choose the style, color, and size, then join our facebook contest!

"How Do I Win My FREE Prom Dress?"

It's so easy to join! 1. First you need to go to the OuterInner club facebook page and like us! ;)

2. Then you'll see the free prom dress contest post at the top of the page here: win a free prom dress contest on outerinner facebook page

3. You need to read the instructions. They are:

Share your best prom story as a comment below THIS post, & the story with the most likes by April 6th will win!

PS. You could also share a picture of you at prom too with your story, as we love to see those! Stories could be funny, romantic, or happy Good luck! (OuterInner's decision is final / prize can be any prom dress up to $150 in value from our range / winner will be contacted via a facebook message from us on April 6th / no purchase necessary / this contest is not connected to facebook in any way)

4. Go ahead and post your prom story (and picture if you can) below the post, and then encourage your friends to come like it! It's likes that will make you a winner, not just sharing your fun or lovely story.

5. Be ready by choosing the prom dress you'd like to win (worth US$150 or less) from our selection here: prom dresses.

5. By April 6th, if your post has the MOST likes then you will win the free prom dress! Good times!

So, it's that easy to win! Just share some pics and memories of your favorite prom story with us, and you stand a chance of winning the prom dress!

PS...Here's A Tip

If you're not going to prom this year, but you still want to win the free prom dress, that's OK! Many of OuterInner's prom dresses are ideal for formal events, balls, and work functions. Why not enter anyway and share a story about when you went to prom in the past!? READY TO ENTER? CLICK HERE: OuterInner free prom dress contest spring 2014 Good luck! :)  

OuterInner's Guide To Choosing Your Perfect Prom Dresses In 2014!

How To Choose Perfect Prom Dresses In 2014!

choosing your perfect prom dresses

Prom season is upon us and we know picking prom dresses that you'll love and stand out in is a difficult task, so we are giving some of our top tips on finding the perfect prom dresses here.

1. Focus On Your Best Features.

What are your best features? It could be your curves, legs, or bust. It doesn't matter, we're all different, but it will really help your look to choose prom dresses that highlight these features!

empire prom dresses

If you are curvaceous then empire prom dresses will taper in at your waist, accentuating your curves in all the right places. If you're petite then ankle length prom dresses won't swamp your small figure, but still allow you to wear a long dress. If you're lucky enough to be an hour glass, you'll look great with a defined waist or asymmetric prom dresses as they show off your silhouette.

2. Be Adventurous With Color.

A lot of girls choose black prom dresses, and although you can't really go wrong with black, why not go for a pop of color? A bold color, like turquoise or red, is a great way to stand out among your friends, and a fun way to enhance your look.

bright color prom dresses

Remember, you decide the color! Filter between the colors on the left hand side of our store until you find one that's just so.

3. Accessories Will Make Your Look.

Your prom outfit doesn't end with prom dresses alone, as accessories will help to complete it. Many prom dresses tend to be a little low cut, and this gives you license to wear eye-catching necklaces and earrings which won't be overlapping your dress and clashing. Stylish clutches are a great way to carry your phone and makeup, and they can be matched with your prom dress color too! Don't forget your corsage too! ;)

prom dresses and corsage

4. Have Some Fun!

Prom is your chance to really go to town and have fun with your friends, and choosing the right prom dresses will help you to enjoy yourself! Why? Because if you choose a prom dress that puts a smile on your face, and will make your friends go, "Wow!" You'll be walking on air all night! Try a fancy style like serious sparkle prom dresses for maximum effect!

serious sparkle prom dresses

See some of 2014's latest prom trends here.

5. Go With Short Prom Dresses For A Change.

Prom is all about looking a little different to everyone else, and most girls choose a classic long prom dress. You can stand out by choosing short prom dresses! No one said that skirts have to be long, and so you can have a fun and more comfortable look if you ditch the long skirt!

short prom dresses

Ready to shop for your perfect style? Buy your ideal prom dresses in your choice of size, color, and style from OuterInner here.

Good News! OuterInner Best Selling Dresses 2013 Sale EXTENDED!


OuterInner Best Selling Dresses 2013 Sale EXTENDED!

outerinner best selling dresses 2013 sale

We like to share great news, and I'm pleased to tell you that OuterInner.com have just extended our best selling dresses 2013 sale to run through most of October 2013! This sale includes wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, value dresses for those on a strict budget, and emerald (color of the year) dresses! Your discount is up to 25% OFF our already low prices, and dresses start from an insanely low US$19 as standard!

"Why is the best selling dresses 2013 sale special?"

The dresses on offer have been hand-picked from the styles that have sold best throughout 2013, so you're getting a discount on our best, and most popular dress styles as chosen by other brides and customers just like you!

"I'm On A Serious Budget. Can I Get Dresses For $70 Or Less?"

Let's start with the budget dresses now (click the dress to go to its page on site and order): [caption id="attachment_7005" align="alignleft" width="195"]Fireworks Printed Halter Bandeau Maxi Dress Style Code: 12910 $19.50 This pretty maxi is just $19.50!! Great for summer, vacations, and casual parties.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7007" align="alignleft" width="195"]Strapless Empire Waist Bridesmaid Dress with Sash Style Code: 01017 $36 Our MOST popular dress, and now just $36 as standard! Makes an ideal bridesmaid, or party dress.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7008" align="alignleft" width="195"]Sleeveless A-line Strapless Floor-length Bridesmaid Dresses Style Code: 02735 $51 What a pretty bridesmaid dress, and now just $51![/caption]                   [caption id="attachment_7009" align="alignleft" width="195"]A-line Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress With Ruffle Details Style Code: 05701 $63 Beautiful light chiffon bridesmaid dresses, reduced to just $63.[/caption]                  

"I'm A Bride & I Need To Get A Wedding Gown Below $200. Can I Do That?"

Yes! We have reduced several wedding gowns to well under your $200 budget! :) Let's check a few of them here: [caption id="attachment_7012" align="alignleft" width="194"]Ivory Tulle Beading Ball Gown Wedding Gowns Style Code: 00904 $95.20 A stunning ball gown wedding dress, and now only $95.20![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7013" align="alignleft" width="195"]Chiffon Halter Destination Wedding Dress with Watteau Train Style Code: 10419 $99 This halter wedding gown is light chiffon, flattering, & nice for summer & destination weddings. Down to only $99![/caption]                   [caption id="attachment_7015" align="alignleft" width="195"]A-line Lace Wedding Gown With Court Train Style Code: 00530 $116.10 This A-line wedding gown is flattering for most brides, and has beautiful lace decoration. Only $116.10![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7016" align="alignleft" width="195"][Two In One Wedding Dress]Lace Sweetheart Mini Dress With Tulle Overlay Style Code: 08514 $151.20 A 2-in-1 wedding gown saves you money, as you can convert it to a reception party dress. This popular style is now $151.20.[/caption]             


"Are There Also Party Dresses On Offer In The Best selling Dresses 2013 Sale?"

We've got long and short party dresses for formal and informal occasions such as birthdays, work parties, Christmas parties, and fun times with friends! Here are a few of my favorites to get you started: [caption id="attachment_7018" align="alignleft" width="195"]Empire Beading Keyhole Halter Dress Style Code: 10515 $74.25 This keyhole party dress is a big favorite, unique look, and is now only $74.25![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7019" align="alignleft" width="194"]Gentle Sweetheart Empire Waist Asymmetrical Hem Evening Wear Style Code: 05477 $91.20 Hi-lo dresses are a hot style in 2013, and lots of fun! This style is now $91.20.[/caption]                 [caption id="attachment_7021" align="alignleft" width="194"]Blues Sweetheart Ball Gown Tulle Quinceanera Dresses Style Code: 00057 $111.20 Every girl wants to be a princess on her birthday, and you can in this ball gown quinceanera dress! Only $111.20.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7020" align="alignleft" width="195"]Sweetheart Column Mini Sleeveless Beading Cocktail Dresses Style Code: 05512 $79.90 Another slinky party dress in this year's hot color: Emerald green! Down to $79.90.[/caption]                      

Please note that all of these dresses are available in different colors of your choice, different sizes (US2 to 28 as standard), and can be made-to-measure unless otherwise specified. The prices are automatically reduced, so all you need to do is shop, and enjoy!

You can see even more of the budget dresses on sale by clicking here. If you like these pretty wedding gowns and want to see even more styles, click here. Like these party dresses? Don't forget that you can see many more by clicking here to see our best selling dresses 2013 sale! Ready to shop? Be assured of getting the perfect size by reading this blog about: Taking Your Measurements When Shopping On Line.

Weekly Fab Five 2013 Prom Dresses #7

Fabulous Five 2013 Prom Dresses #7

By Adrian Leighton
weekly fab five 2013 prom dresses #7
I'm back after my Christmas holiday, and the good news is that the new styles of 2013 prom dresses have kept coming in during my absence! In this series of blogs we look at new prom dresses that you might like which are following some of 2013's newest trends:   1. Bi Color Pick Up Floral Draping Prom Dress, Style Code: 11063, US$149.00 Bi Color Pick Up Floral Draping Prom Dress, Style Code: 11063, US$149.00 This pick up style prom dress is cool because the skirt is quite different, and has a kind of classic style which works well together with the more modern bi-color design. 2. Bateau Capped A-Line Floor-Length Black Tie Event Dress, Style Code: 10766, US$458.00 Bateau Capped A-Line Floor-Length Black Tie Event Dress, Style Code: 10766, US$458.00 This A-line dress is super stylish for so many reasons! Illusion dress continue to be a strong trend in 2013, as do bright colors! 3. Illusion Beading A-Line Bateau Quick Delivery Dress, Style Code: 10738, US$298.00 Illusion Beading A-Line Bateau Quick Delivery Dress, Style Code: 10738, US$298.00 Yet another illusion dress, but this time with a high illusion neckline. This A-line dress has hints of Goddess, and looks great here in a silvery, metallic color! 4. Crystal Bust Pleated Waist Prom Dress, Style Code: 10449, US$132.00 Crystal Bust Pleated Waist Prom Dress, Style Code: 10449, US$132.00 A simple style, that looks great with its crystal pleated bust adding a fun focal point. 5. Royal Blue Beading Column Elastic Silk-Like Satin Evening Dress, Style Code: 10528, US$164.00 Royal Blue Beading Column Elastic Silk-Like Satin Evening Dress, Style Code: 10528, US$164.00 Silk is gorgeous, but expensive. Did you know that you can get all of the benefits of silk, like its sleek shine and light weight, without the cost, by choosing a silk-like satin prom dress like this one? This dress is not only great value, but also a really unique ruched style with a very different and interesting sweetheart neckline! Do you love one of these 2013 prom dresses? Tell us which you prefer below! :-) As ever, why not follow us on Pinterest, or facebook? Here you'll see the latest styles, contests, and offers ;-) See you soon!