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!

If you haven’t been tanning and can’t deal with showing your pale legs just yet, try a good quality sheer pantyhose in nude.  (Believe it! Even Kate Middleton is on board.) These have great control top for your hips and stomach, but a flat waistband so they won’t dig in or roll down. The best feature is that they are toeless, which means you can wear them with open-toe shoes.


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