Last Updated on February 8, 2023 by Ellen Christian
If you live in the north, finding prom dresses and formal gowns with sleeves is an absolute must. There are so many gorgeous designer evening gowns that are sleeveless or have tiny straps. But, if it’s 20F outside, that is probably the last thing you want to wear to your prom.
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Prom Dresses and Formal Gowns With Sleeves
Finding formal gowns with sleeves can be a challenge but it’s definitely possible. There are many formal dresses for juniors that have long sleeves or include a wrap, short jacket or can be worn with a shawl.
When looking for winter prom dresses with sleeves, you’ll need to consider if you want the dress itself to have long sleeves or come with a removable wrap that has long sleeves. If you purchase a dress with long sleeves, you may be too warm inside once you start dancing.
If you purchase a strapless prom dress that includes a sheer jacket or shawl, you can remove it if you get too warm. You can also purchase a traditional prom dress and then buy a shawl or lace wrap separately. Opt for a neutral color like white or ivory for the wrap so it matches.
Depending on your body shape, you may end up shopping for prom dresses for juniors or misses. The fit will be slightly different in the junior section. You may also be able to find more modest evening gowns in the juniors section rather than in the misses area. Always plan ahead when shopping so you can find the perfect fit or arrange for it to be altered if necessary.
If you’d prefer not to purchase a prom gown, you can always rent a prom gown instead. That way you will have the latest style without having to purchase a dress you may never wear again.
Remember that you will also need foundation garments, shoes, and a bag that will go with your gown. You may also want to consider having your hair and makeup done by a local salon. Check out the benefits of sleeping with a silk cap to protect your updo.
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