It is that point in the season where our news feed is flooded with gorgeous teenage girls that shopped Dynamite Designs Boutique for PROM 2017. We want to thank each and every one of you ladies for letting us help you find the perfect dress for such a memorable life event. For many this was the first time shopping for formalwear and came with a few takeaways:

Start the buzz and be the first in your school to score your prom look! By shopping early you can make sure that your prom vision will take shape flawlessly. Many designers allow special orders to be done for specific color and sizes of their gowns while others only produce a select amount of gowns per season (notably Sherri Hill). Avoid the stress of not getting your top choice and order in January or February.

We know it can be frustrating to learn that gown sizing is not your typical pant and/or top size. When working with designer gowns it is important to first understand the construction and fabrication of the gown. Where is the zipper located and what fabrication did the designer select? This gives you a better understanding of why certain sizes may fit you better than others. One thing we always note is that a gown that has a zipper located on the side of the garment most commonly results in women having to go up in size. In terms of fabrication many women love the comfort of a gown in the jersey construction and are often found to size down as this ensures a snug, yet comfortable fit.


Many times 3 measurements are taken into effect: bust, waist and hips. Each of these measurements are considered when determining a gown size. After being measured and reviewing a designers’ size chart a sales associate will advise the ‘best fit’ size. It is important that you try on the gown prior to your prom to know if any alterations need to be done. Most typically all gowns need a little fine tuning prior to wearing. No matter how big or small you may think the alteration may be always plan ample time for alterations to be done so that you look simply radiant the night of your prom!

Most customers enjoy shopping for a gown with close friends and/or family. It is great to hear their opinions of which gowns they like best but remember that at the end of the day you will be the one wearing it and taking pictures that will hopefully be cherished for your lifetime. Make sure you gown reflects you personally and take opinions of others lightly. At Dynamite we like to say ‘Being yourself in a Dynamite dress is key!’ BE YOU! BE BEAUTIFUL!