Prom night should be the night that you enjoy your years as a teenager and that transition from being a child to being an adult. This is that time of the school year when girls and boys have every right to flaunt their gorgeous dresses and fashion sense. That’s why most teenagers eagerly anticipate prom night. Nevertheless, if your budget is tight, it definitely is difficult to focus your mind on the joys of your prom night even more so if you’re trying to think of ways to save on your prom dress.
Obviously, your parents would mostly be affected by your predicament especially since they would be giving you the money to buy the dress. The seemingly constant skyrocketing of prices, be it food, clothes, and others, doesn’t help the situation. Nevertheless, you can tell them to relax since it is possible to find stores where prom dresses are usually on sale. Actually, there are stores that rent out gowns and tuxedos. Hence, if you’re prom date tight on the finances, too, you could tell him to just opt for prom tux rental instead of buying a new one.
Anyway, if you are looking for ways to save money while still getting your hands on a gorgeous prom dress, there are things you need to do.
- Start early.
Instead of thinking that the prom is still six months away, tell yourself that the prom is only six months away; thus, you need to get started right away. This ensures that you’ll get the best deals since you won’t be competing with too many people yet. Some mothers go as far as one year when looking for prom dresses and they do get the best deals off past season styles that never grow old. Some are luckier than others are and they may even find dresses priced less than $50 per piece.
- Watch out for prom season sale.
Let’s say for instance that your prom isn’t for another year. That would give you ample time to take advantage of store sales after the current year’s prom season. Prom dresses seldom go out of style. Hence, it’s possible to find a fabulous dress. What’s more, you’d have enough time to prepare yourself – lose a few pounds or add a few on – so that when you finally wear it, you would look ravishing. Of course, always remember to go for a size that’s a tad bigger than what you wear. That way, if you put on some weight over the course of the year, the dress would still fit you. At any rate, you can always alter a dress that’s too big for you than the other way around.
- Go vintage.
Not too many people know it, but vintage clothing stores have timeless classic dresses that you can alter if necessary. You should take note, though, that some of the styles are too mature to wear on prom night. Nevertheless, with a little creativity, some needle, and thread, you’ll be able to make these dresses work for a teenager.
These are just some tips you could keep in mind when looking for prom dresses on sale.
Author: Erin Bentley is an accountant who considers writing for fashion blogs therapeutic. When she’s not busy with numbers, she scours the Internet for ideas about the latest fashion trends.