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5 Awesome Winter Formal Dresses Trends

2013 Winter Formal Dresses Guide

By Adrian Leighton
winter formal dresses
As ever OuterInner's here to walk you through some of the best dress styles to suit your tastes and the event you're going to! This time we're going to look at some of the winter formal dresses that you'll be wearing in 2013! These fancy dresses are worn pre-prom, but can be worn to all kinds of formal events such as military balls, Christmas parties, and formal weddings.

Let's Get Inspired By These Killer Winter Formal Dresses!

You're having fun with your friends, so get ready to glam it up and flaunt what you've got with these winter formal dresses!

1. Feather Dresses

feather dresses
The stars have been loving feather dresses this year, and now you can grab this trend for your own winter formal dress. They're a seriously daring look, but if you can handle it you'll never be forgotten! Just be careful not to lose any feathers as the night goes on!

2. High-Low Dresses

High-Low Dresses
The great thing about high-low dresses is that you get the benefits of both long and short skirts! These asymmetrical hems are a flirty way to show off your legs, and don't forget to wear amazing shoes for maximum effect!

3. Sequinned Dresses

Sequinned Dresses
No party is complete without sequins! They sparkle, captivate, and enhance your look with some 'Bond-girl' glamour! If a total sequin dress is a bit much for your tastes then don't worry, as there are many dresses that have a sequinned bust, or some sequins woven into the skirt here or there.

4. Mermaid Gowns

Mermaid Gowns
Mermaid is the King, or should we say, Queen of long winter formal dresses! This style hugs your hips and bust, giving you that killer hourglass figure! As you can see, the skirt doesn't remain tight, because it flares out below the knee and will allow you to move freely.

5. Pick Up Dresses

Pick Up Dresses
If BIG dresses, and BIG impact is your thing, then pick up dresses are a good fit for you! This is a slightly more recent trend, so let's look at how they make that cascading, pyramid style skirt! The pick up hem has many points where fabric is picked (pinned) up, pleated, and tucked at different intervals. This results in a 'pyramid' shape dress, and there is often extra decoration at each pick up point in the form of a rhinestone, crystal, or such sparkly baubles! Which of these winter formal dresses would YOU choose? If you love our dresses help us to spread the word about them! Let your Twitter followers know about us, simply click here now to post a tweet on Twitter: http://clicktotweet.com/ qd9xj!

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Dreams Of Prom Dresses

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We all have dreams throughout life, and as Spring approaches many of us will be ready to realize our dream of wearing fantastic prom dresses and being the most beautiful girl at prom! The prom is more than simply having a date and eating, drinking and dancing with your friends. It's about showing how beautiful you can be and really making an impression on everyone. The one day that you can go from being simply another student, to showing that you are a gorgeous young lady too!

Shopping For Prom Dresses Online

These days you're spoiled for choice in comparison to the past when you'd have to go into town or the mall and check out the over-priced bridal stores and department stores. Not only were these places expensive, but they also have few styles to choose from which meant it was hard to find a unique dress. As we know, meeting someone wearing an identical dress at prom would be a huge embarrassment and shock for a teenager! Luckily there are many stores that specialize in prom dresses, especially online! Just try searching for 'prom dresses' in your favorite search engine and you'll be sure to find lots of stores. You can also make a fun occasion of your search as your friends and you can hang out together and look through the many styles of prom dresses that you're bound to see; like a shopping party! It's really easy to find any style that you like, as websites often give you the ability to filter your search and bring up ONLY dresses that fit the description that you like. For instance, if you only want to see 'one-shoulder' prom dresses, then you can search for this and all other types won't be displayed. Easy! Give it a try now by checking out the search filter in our prom dresses category! :-D
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Tips When Shopping Online

    • You can't be there in person to try on dresses. Sounds like a big problem? It isn't! In fact shopping online is good practice for buying clothes in general as you'll need to become familiar with your measurements. Reputable online stores will have a measurements chart that allows you to check your size and then order prom dresses that will fit. You will need a measuring tape and a friend to help.
    • You need to wait for delivery It will take time to ship your dress to you, so you need to order in advance to give it time to reach you and for any small alterations (which may be needed, but are by no means certain) to be made. So think about the date of your prom and give yourself plenty of time for delivery, about 6 weeks should be perfect.
    • Check The Store You're Dealing With Is Trustworthy Do they reply promptly to emails? Can you, or your parents, pay with credit card? Is the site security protected so you can shop in safety? Do they have a thriving Facebook page or twitter account where you can see them actively helping customers? Is their return and exchange policy clear and fair? If the answer to these questions is yes, then I would go ahead and buy. If not, then keep looking!
  • Be Aware Of The Return Policy You'll notice that most online stores won't accept returns on prom dresses. This is simply to stop customers ordering dresses, wearing them at prom and then returning them. Therefore, you need to be totally sure that the dress you're ordering is the one that you love as there will be no way to swap it later (although if there are quality issues with the dress a good store will still help you to change it, refund you etc).
  So, you're ready to shop for prom dresses now? Wise move! We hope that you love the prom dresses at OuterInner.com and we'd love to know which are your favorite styles in the comments below!  

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