Design an Outfit and We’ll Suggest a Hairstyle for Prom

By: Emily Maggrett

Design an Outfit and We’ll Suggest a Hairstyle for Prom
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About This Quiz

For many people, prom is one of the most important sartorial occasions of their lives. Chances are good that you've been dreaming about what you'd wear to prom since you were little. Maybe you see yourself as a modern Cinderella, arrayed in a blue gown and sparkly slingbacks, your hair swept into an elegant updo. Or maybe your vision tends more toward an updated Barbie look, embodied by a pink sheath dress, riotous curls and platform sandals. 

But do those childhood dreams really match your current personal style, or are you clinging to a prom look that you've grown out of?

In this quiz, we're going to test whether your preferred prom hairstyle is truly right for you, by asking you a series of questions about your fashion preferences. We want you to design an outfit from top to bottom, including make-up, accessories and nail color. Your choices will help us to build a style profile for you, which we'll use to suggest a new prom hairstyle, one that actually matches who you are today. Perhaps this hairstyle is one you already have in mind; if not, it might be fun to experiment with it. If you want to know which prom hair is totally you, take this quiz!

Let's start with a general question: what's your favorite clothing store?
Topshop
Anthropologie
Uniqlo
ASOS

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Which "Riverdale" character's style best matches yours?
Betty Cooper
Cheryl Blossom
Toni Topaz
Veronica Lodge

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Are you comfortable being the center of attention, or does that idea make you cringe?
That sounds terrifying.
I like people to be aware of me but I don't want to be the life of the party.
I don't really care what other people think.
I'm a star!

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On a typical day, what color are your nails painted?
I've got a French manicure.
They're painted violet.
They're unpolished.
I've got a black to lavender ombre look.

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When you wake up in the morning, how long does it take to do your hair?
30 minutes
60 minutes
20 minutes
70 minutes

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Tell us the truth: what does your underwear look like?
It's patterned with fun sheer sections.
One word: floral!
It's black and functional.
What underwear?

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Are you a skincare fanatic?
I do sheet masks once a week.
I do a nightly rose hip oil mask.
Not really!
I love using serums, masks, peels ... basically my skin is my hobby.

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Bright lipstick: yea or nay?
Heck, yes!
Maybe for Valentine's Day?
No, thank you.
I like bright lip stains (they deliver a more subtle look).

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What kind of product do you use to even your skin tone?
BB cream
A light dusting of powder
Tinted moisturizer
Primer and full foundation

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To catch your crush's eye, how will you do your eye make-up?
Liquid eyeliner and fuchsia shadow
A shimmery smoky eye
Wild blue mascara
A flirtatious cat eye

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How do you protect yourself from sun damage and wrinkles?
I use SPF make-up.
I wear sunscreen every day.
I ... don't do that, sorry.
I use a sunscreen-infused finishing spray.

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Are you the "secret tattoo" type, or do you flaunt your ink with pride?
I have a discreet tattoo on my shoulder blade.
I don't have a tattoo ... yet.
I'm proud of my ink!
I have a tattoo on my hip or ankle, and I love showing it off.

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What's your favorite feature? How will you show it off today?
I plan on wearing a short skirt to show off my legs.
My off-the-shoulder top will draw attention to my décolletage.
I'm wearing form-fitting clothes that will show off that I'm in great shape.
I'm all about my hair, so I'm wearing it down.

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Time to put on your socks! What do they say about you?
I've got crazy socks on because I want people to know I'm playful.
I'm wearing patterned stockings because I like to look very feminine.
They're just no-show socks (I like to look like I'm sockless).
I'm not wearing socks or stockings (I like to flash a lot of skin).

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In your opinion, what's the ideal top?
I like short, boxy tops in bold colors.
I like loose but low-cut blouses with ruffles.
I like futuristic, sporty T-shirts and tanks.
I'm into bulky, chunky sweaters.

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Are synthetic fabrics your friend or foe?
Foe: I think they're tacky.
Foe: they make me stink.
Friend: Synthetic fabrics are cool; they make me feel very sci-fi.
It depends: do I like the style of the garment?

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Do you feel the need to cover your upper arms or are you almost as arm-blessed as Michelle Obama?
Eh, who cares?
They're not my favorite body part but they're fine.
Just call me "Michelle Jr."
I prefer to keep my arms covered.

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On your lower half, will you wear shorts, pants or a skirt?
I'm going to wear harem pants.
I plan on wearing a long, flowing dress.
It's shorts for me!
I'm going to wear a mini skirt.

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What's the best style of jeans for your figure?
Girlfriend jeans
Mid-rise straight jeans
Wide-leg jeans
High-waisted jeggings

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If you had to dress like a person from a bygone historical era, which decade would you choose?
I'd be a 1960s mod.
I'd be a Georgian English lady.
I'd be a 1970s hippie.
I'd be a 1980s beach babe.

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Let's say it's chilly out. What's the next layer you add to your outfit?
A longline sweater
A vintage blazer
A white leather motorcycle jacket
A goose down hoodie

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To accentuate your look, what kind of jewelry do you put on?
Four or five silver hoop earrings
A pearl pendant
A gold cuff
Tons of delicate gold rings, necklaces and bracelets

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Today is picture day and many eyes will be on you. How do you do your hair?
I pin it out of my face with dozens of bobby pins.
I put my hair half up, half down.
I secure it in a bun or braid so that it doesn't get messed up.
I crimp or curl it until it's huge. Big hair, don't care!

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Which one of these trendy actors is your celebrity style twin?
Zendaya
Zoe Kravitz
Michelle Rodriguez
Elizabeth Olsen

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Are your shoes a celebration of fashion or comfort?
They're fashionable AF but still comfortable.
They're beautiful but they make my feet hurt after a few hours.
My shoes are comfortable and I can move in them.
Beauty is pain.

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Is your coat warm or cute?
It's big, fluffy and warm.
My wool overcoat is nicely cut, but I'll admit it's not warm enough.
I have an incredibly warm down jacket that also looks good.
Am I shivering? Yes. Do I look good? Also yes.

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You want to add to your cool factor by donning a pair of sunglasses. Which style do you pick?
Tiny round sunglasses
Clear-framed cat's eye sunglasses
Aviators
Oversized orange sunglasses

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Can you pull off a hat? Will you?
Love hats. Today I'm wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
I like floppy straw hats when I'm on vacation, but I'm not wearing one today.
It's cold so I'm wearing a knit hat or dad hat.
Hats ruin my hair so NO WAY.

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On your way out the door, what kind of perfume do you put on?
A crisp citrus perfume with a grapefruit heart.
A rich floral with hints of roses and sandalwood.
An oceanic scent with tons of sparkling aldehydes.
An edgy men's cologne, like Tom Ford's "Oud Wood."

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When people see you walking down the street today, what do you hope they think?
"Wow, she looks impeccable."
"Wow, she's really attractive."
"Hmm, she looks cool and down-to-earth."
"Who's that? She has amazing style!"

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