The Prom Book

The Prom BookThe Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need (©2013) by Lauren Metz is a comprehensive guide for any prom-bound girl. The author is a former Seventeen magazine employee and prom veteran, and the book also includes tips from real teens and beauty experts!

The book is split into four parts: Prom Planning, Prom Day, Prom Night, and Post Prom.

The Prom Planning section covers everything from what to wear to how to get there, and all the fun stuff in between. The “Booking Your Wheels” chapter lists the pros and cons of hiring a limo (and some great alternatives). In “Planning Your Look,” there are tips on dress and shoe shopping, including a quiz to determine your personal style. This section also includes a helpful budget planning checklist and a list of fun ways to make some extra cash before prom.

Prom Book Contents

The Prom Day section is a wealth of makeup and hairstyle tips. The “Get Glowing Skin” chapter is the real deal. Speaking as a former teen who has gone through her fair share of skin issues, I can tell you that the advice here is sound.

The Prom Night section addresses how to fix various wardrobe malfunctions from a ripped dress or a broken zipper to all kinds of stains. “Staying Safe and Sane” is a great chapter full of necessary reminders about what to do in case of peer pressure or pushy dates.

Post Prom is full of ideas for what to do with your dress once the prom is over, including donating it, selling it, or even tailoring it into something you can wear again. The end of the book has a “prom time capsule” to fill out and keep.

All in all, I think this book is definitely a worthwhile resource for any girl looking forward to her first prom. It’s never too early to start planning!

Looking to donate your old prom dress? There are many ways to donate, but my favorite organization is Becca’s Closet. Click here to learn more about Becca’s Closet and to find a chapter near you!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Zest Books, in exchange for an honest review.

One Comment

  1. This sounds like a worthwhile resource, but personally I don’t see why the prom is such a big deal. I enjoyed dancing and socializing as a teen, but the idea of a prom seemed like just a show of glitz and I had no desire to attend. Just my personal opinion..

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