Yellow prom dresses, short and long yellow formal gowns
Our captivating selection of yellow formal dresses includes short, cocktail dresses, long and lean formal gowns and a smattering of golden hued ball gowns, mermaid dresses and soft yellow baby doll styles. Top prom dress designers are not afraid to create a smattering of glorious gowns in this sun-inspired shade, and you should not be afraid to wear it!
How to Wear Yellow
The first step in choosing a yellow prom dress is picking the perfect shade. You want a shade of yellow that makes your skin glow, not appear sallow! The shade that works best for you depends on your coloring and skin tone.
Your overall coloring can be classified into one of four categories: spring, summer, winter or fall. The categories can help define what colors look best on you and which shades of yellow make you absolutely dazzle!
Picking the Perfect Hue
Spring types have paler skin, sometimes with freckles. Just about any shade of yellow can look absolutely smashing on you, as you have ideal coloring for it, but you’ll probably do best with a medium yellow hue. Go too light and you can get washed out, so stick with at least a brighter, light shade that is not bordering on white.
Summer skin has a rosy hue and pink undertones. If you are a summer then you are a prime candidate for the soft yellow pastels. The light colors will play up your naturally rosy coloring, creating a warm and inviting look.
Those with really pale skin or really dark skin fall into the winter category. The best shades of yellow for you are definitely the dramatic, eye-catching yellows. Think deep orangey yellow or a bold golden yellow hue.
The fall category falls to those with brown or auburn hair, an automatic match for the earthy yellow tones. Go for a yellow gown that has brown or orange undertones to play up your natural beauty and compliment your hair.
These guidelines are not set in stone, of course. If you want to go for a bold, traffic-stopping yellow or a soft, sensuous pastel, by all means go for it! You can also wear yellow as a contrast against another color, such as a dramatic black, which lets you pick any shade of yellow you desire since the color is balanced out with a different hue.
Go even more dramatic by picking a dress with a vivid print that incorporates bright pops of yellow as one of the contrasting colors. Such a divine mingling of hues can look fabulous on anyone who is fearless enough to rock it!
Letting the Yellow Sizzle
Yellow makes a bold statement on its own, so let that statement take center stage by keeping the rest of your look simple. Any accessories you pair with your yellow gown should go with the overall look, but certainly not compete for attention. Keep the jewelry minimal so it doesn’t outshine or distract.
A pale shade of yellow is best complimented by neutrals, for instance, while an audacious bright yellow can be a smash contrasted with a black bag and shoes, as long as both are not too fussy.
What happens if you opt for a wild and crazy yellow pattern? By all means let the pattern speak for itself and pick a solid-colored clutch and heels in a tone that blends sweetly with the dress. Black is a safe choice as long as the pattern features black, otherwise go for another color in the pattern that does not call too much attention to itself. In other words, don’t pick orange!
Flattering Your Figure
Because yellow is so eye-catching, especially on a prom dress or evening gown, you want to make sure that your gown is in a style that flatters your figure and matches your personality. A dress that makes you look good and feel good is always the way to go, but this is particularly important when you go for a bright and eye-catching color option.
Figure flattering, short yellow cocktail dresses http://www.promgirl.net/cocktail-dresses.html are great for showing off your legs while floor-length gowns are great for hiding them! Full skirts are an optimal way to camouflage a heavier lower body while strapless, form-fitting bodices call all attention to your top. Form-fitting sheath dresses, mermaid dresses and others that hug your body are truly for the very toned and bold!
Your sense of style should also come through regardless of the hue you choose. For a fun and flirty look, sweet yellow cocktail dresses are an excellent choice while long, fitted golden gowns give off a Hollywood goddess vibe. Golden ball gowns can whisk you into a fairy tale while yellow ruffled skirts offer a playful feeling.
Asymmetrical hemlines, thigh-high slits and peek-a-boo cutouts are a few more ways to make a yellow dress totally you, as are embellishments like metallic waist sashes or sequins and embroidered patterns.
You may be amazed and how easy it can be to wear yellow, as long as you choose carefully. And as long as you’re ready to be the sizzling center of attention!