What's Under Your Prom Dress?

Prom season is coming! And so are the problems that come with wearing any formal dress. Undergarments shouldn’t be an afterthought. They rank at least equal to nails, makeup and jewelry. (OK, fine, maybe just below nails…)

To ensure your prom dress looks flawless, there are a few things that are on the accessory list other than statement earrings. Each is appropriate for a teen to wear on her big night and well-priced for a garment that makes a big difference in body image.

Jenny Altman is a fashion editor at large and expert in intimates and fashion. As the Chic Executive Officer of, she has represented brands such as Chantelle, Spanx and Wolford. As a bra-fitter and style expert, she has consulted for websites like, hosted events for retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman and worked as a market editor at Oprah, People StyleWatch and of course, Lucky. Jenny instantly "sizes up" women everywhere and is on a mission to help women find their right size—one bra at a time!

This bra will be perfect under your prom dress whether it’s halter, one shoulder or strapless. Unless your dress is black, buy nude. And please buy the right size. Generally, all women need to go one size smaller in the band and one size up in the cup. Super important with strapless especially since you don’t want that bra falling down on you on prom night! This is an investment piece. Buy a good one and you will wear it often.


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