Cheap Prom Dress
by Rachel Johnson
Originality is cool: Find a unique and cheap prom dress
You don’t have to spend a fortune on your prom dress, getting a beautiful, yet cheap prom dress is doable. Many girls think they have to spend a ton of money on that perfect dress, and the more expensive, the better. This is just not the case. You can be the best-dressed girl wearing a cheap prom dress!
If you know what style of prom dress you are looking for, get out of the department store! Around prom time, the prices on the dresses seem to go way up because the company anticipates the need and responds by hiking up the prices. Instead, decide to look at a thrift store for your cheap prom dress. It doesn’t sound glamorous, but if you go to a thrift store you may be able to find a prom dress that someone gave away or sold for a few bucks just to get it out of their closet. It may be just your size, the style you wanted, and it will be cheap!
Thrift stores don’t usually take anything that is ripped, torn, or stained so you know that when you’re looking things will be in good shape. Also, most girls only wear their prom dress once so it will be in new condition! Might as well get your dress cheap! Prom dress shopping can be a lot less stressful when you aren’t looking at price tags in the hundreds of dollars.
Make your prom dress! If you are handy with a sewing machine, a cheap prom dress is a no brainer. Most of the popular styles are actually simply and cheaply made, it’s just a matter of knowing how to piece the dress together. Your biggest cost will be for the fabric, and that won’t come close to the retail cost of a prom dress. And, if you sew your own, it will be a one of a kind! All the girls who are dressed alike will envy your cheap prom dress! And, they won’t know it was cheap, instead, they’ll assume it was very expensive!
If you can’t find anything at a thrift store and don’t know how to sew well enough to attempt to piece together a cheap prom dress, renting a dress is also a great option. Instead of spending a couple hundred dollars you’ll probably spend about fifty bucks or so to rent a dress. When you go to a dress rental store you can be confident they have all of the latest styles, and their dresses are cleaned and well cared for after each use. And, because most girls don’t wear their prom dress more than once, renting is a good way to get a cheap prom dress and not clutter your closet with things you’ll never wear again!
Remember, a cheap prom dress doesn’t have to mean an ugly prom dress. As a matter of fact, if you are looking for something unique the three options above will provide you with something that is cheap and different! Expensive isn’t always better, sometimes cheap is original. And, that’s a good thing!
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