Choosing your prom dress is an amazing experience, it’s likely to be the most glamorous (and possibly most expensive!) dress you’ve ever worn. We have the finest and most diverse collection of prom dresses in Solihull and we want you to have great fun choosing your dress, trying on different styles and colours until you find THE ONE! And you’ll know it when you’re wearing it, because you will feel fabulous!
It needs to comfortable and easy to move around and dance in, it needs to stand out, and you want to feel like you made the right choice when you see all the hundreds of photos your friends and family will take. As it’s probably the most glamorous dress you’ll wear until you’re a bridesmaid or a bride, you’ll remember this dress forever.
This is a great opportunity to try something different – maybe a colour you don’t normally go for, or a style you’ve never worn before, and our friendly and encouraging team are here to help you find the perfect prom dress for your colouring, personal style and body shape.
Choosing a prom dress for your body shape
An hourglass figure has curves in all the right places and is very feminine, so choose a dress that flatters your beautiful shape. Pick a dress that accentuates your waist, like a mermaid dress – where it fits closely to the body through the torso and hips and then flares out to the floor.
Triangle / Pear
This is when your hips are wider than your bustline. A fitted strapless or halter neck bodice is a great option, complemented by an A-line skirt.
An apple shape has a large bust and a waist that is not well defined – so focus the attention on the bust and away from the waist. A-line or empire line long prom dresses are a great choice for an apple shape, as are deep V necklines and strapless options.
Narrow hips and a broad upper body define this body shape so try and create a defined waist and keep the attention away from the shoulders. Short prom dresses (but not too short) are great as your bottom part is more slender than the top - and go for a split if you dare!
This body type is proportionate from the top to the bottom, without too much definition, and luckily you can wear pretty much anything! Asymmetrical styling would look great on this body shape to add some interest, as would a deep V neckline, a cinched waist or some ruffles.
Our prom dress designer
We’ve chosen to stock Morilee’s range of prom dresses as they offer an exquisite collection of breath-taking and stunning designs. We have a vast collection of over 100 dresses to choose from, from £295 to £795, featuring Swarovski crystals, sparkling fabrics, intricate embroidery, and a wide range of fabrics from lace and tulle to chiffon and jersey. After all, the dress needs to feel good, as well as look good.
"Absolutely amazing shop and lovely staff. I am not a young thin bride but they made me feel so special nothing was too much trouble I get married in three weeks and very happy with the dress and bridesmaid dress from here. I would highly recommend this shop."
"Absolutely amazing place and staff. I went to Brides of Solihull with my mom and my sister, to find my dream dress! And I did in less than 1 hour. The staff were really nice and friendly. Nothing was too much for them. Amazing service. Really happy with my dress. "
"I was really nervous and had no idea what kind of dress I wanted. The staff were really friendly and helpful and made the experience a happy one for me and my family. My dress was perfect for our day, thank you."