Homecoming is fast approaching. The excitement is palpable as everyone discusses who asked who and what they are going to wear! You’ve spent time carefully choosing the perfect dress. The last thing you want is a wardrobe malfunction to ruin your night. Thankfully, many disasters can be avoided by planning ahead and being prepared. Below are tips for sidestepping and surviving 5 of the most common wardrobe malfunctions.
This common and preventable mishap can ruin your night. It might also live forever in your photos. Don’t ruin your homecoming dress with unsightly panty lines. It is important to try on your dress with the undergarments you plan to wear well ahead of time. Use a full-length mirror to examine all the angles. Dance in front of the mirror to see if you can catch any weaknesses. Straps that slide or a skirt that rides up should be easy to find and fix beforehand. Seamless underwear in a nude color is a great option to help you keep everyone’s attention on your amazing dress and off your unmentionables.
Most of the time eating while dressed in a formal gown is much more stressful than dancing in one. Going to the dance with a stain down your dress is a sure way to put a damper on the night. Stay away from foods with lots of sauce. They are often oily and prone to drip. In short, spaghetti is not your friend. Even with preparation accidents can happen. Be sure to use a napkin to keep your exquisite homecoming dresses free of debris and spills. Remember all those times your parents told you to take smaller bites and chew? It will now pay off if you heed their advice.
Dancing, laughing, and spending time with friends is what homecoming events are all about. Unfortunately, lots of people in one room can make for a warm atmosphere. Dancing and sweating can lead to your flawless makeup becoming a shiny, runny mess if you are not prepared. Waterproof mascara is essential. You can set your makeup with powder or a fixing spray before the dance. Keep some basics in your bag like powder, eyeliner, and lipstick. Check up on your makeup occasionally to keep it in tip-top shape.
First, you should pick a style you love that works with your type of hair. If you are doing your hair yourself be sure to test the style before the dance. Use good quality hair products if you want the look to last through the night. If you have your hair professionally done you will avoid many hair issues. The best way to be prepared for an unexpected hair emergency at the dance is to bring hair pins in your bag. Sidestep any hair emergency by having a plan for taking care of any stray hairs or unruly curls. You can be confident in your hair the whole night.
The shoes you wear to homecoming can make or break your night. Blisters and pinched toes can make dancing painful. If possible, choose a shoe that is comfortable as well as fashionable. Wear your shoes at home for several hours before the dance. Walk around in your shoes to determine if there are any problem spots. If your shoes have closed toes, you can tape your third and fourth toes together. Taping these toes can reduce the pinching and soreness in the ball of your foot. Another trick is to file down any rough spots on the inside of the shoe with a nail file. After filing, rub some Vaseline on the spot to reduce friction and prevent blisters.
With careful planning, you can spend homecoming focusing on your friends and not on your wardrobe.