How to Dress for a Dance when You're 13

Three Parts:Casual danceFormal danceMakeup and hair

Dressing for a dance when you're 13 requires balancing the ability to move with ease while looking well presented and showing off your own style.

Steps

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    Know the school rules. Find out what the school expects in advance of attendance. Avoid wearing anything that the school has either banned or has made clear is out of bounds.
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    Wear appropriate clothing. Revealing outfits are not suitable for dancing, where you'll be moving a lot. Wardrobe malfunctions are neither amusing nor flattering.

Part 1
Casual dance

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    Wear a neat shirt with jeans, a skirt or shorts. Casual slacks or cute jeans are good. Avoid wearing anything that is too tight or you'll regret it when all you can do is stand around.
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    Wear flat shoes for the best comfort. For example, Converse or Vans.

Part 2
Formal dance

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    Wear a dress or a skirt with an elegant top if you're a girl. For guys, wear a neat top and well pressed slacks or trousers. Think of what you'd wear on smart occasions such as a wedding, a bar/bat mitzvah, your grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary, etc.
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    Wear short heels or neat flats if you're a girl. For guys, wear neat and polished lace-up or slip-on shoes.
    • Avoid wearing flip flops or shoes that reveal a lot of foot.

Part 3
Makeup and hair

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    Decide whether or not you'll wear makeup. It's not essential although many girls and some guys enjoy wearing it.
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    Keep the makeup light. Makeup is supposed to enhance your features, not cover them up. Moreover, makeup will cause you to sweat and it can smear while dancing. Go for as natural a look as possible.
    • Lip gloss and a little eyeliner might be all you need.
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    Keep your hair neat. For casual events, it can be worn down and for more formal events, girls may wish to choose an updo, a bun or a braid. Avoid going over the top; at 13, the idea is to have fun, not spend hours in the hair stylist's seat.
    • Put simply, choose a hairstyle you don't usually wear at school; the small difference will make the occasion seem more special.

Tips

  • Flats are better than heels if you plan on dancing a lot.
  • Don't wear anything silky; sweaty silk is unpleasant.

Article Info

Categories: Dances