Prom can be one of the most memorable events of your high school career, and that means your search for the right prom dress can be extremely important. You want to find a dress that will make you feel beautiful at a price you can afford. The tips below will guide you in finding prom dresses that not only will help you feel your best, but will also save you money!
Shop off-season: Since school is out in the summer, there is not a high demand for prom or formal dresses during this time of year. Retailers will offer discounted prices during the summer in order to unload their inventory.
Borrow a friend’s dress:The fact is that prom dresses can be very expensive, especially for a dress that is only worn once. This is where girlfriends can be your greatest resource. Spend some time raiding each other’s closets and get more use out of your beautiful prom dresses.
Copy a designer:Try on dresses at local retail stores. When you find one that you love, take a picture of it to a local seamstress and have him/her make it especially for you (without the designer price!).
Shop online:There are many websites you can search to find gently used or deeply discounted prom dresses in your local area.
Sell a dress:Find one of those beautiful dresses in your closet that you haven’t worn in months, or even your prom dress from last year, and sell it. You can apply the extra money you make to the purchase of this year’s dress! Go out and buy the prom dress of your dreams with the extra money you made by selling your previously worn dress. (You can sell your dresses at the same websites listed previously.)
Prom night is sure to be a night you remember for years to come, so make sure that whichever dress you choose makes you feel amazing!