The prom is a highlight in every girl’s life and it is an occasion when you want to look your absolute best. Of course, if money was no object, you could have your chauffeur take you to an exclusive boutique and pick a glitzy, high-tag number, but for most of us, our budget determines what we buy.
Here are a few tips to help you get the dress of your dreams and not have to overspend.
1.Comparing Dresses And Prices – Google is your best friend, especially when looking to find a bargain designer dress. In a few hours, you could visit the majority of online boutiques and it’s always a good idea to bookmark the sites, then you can return at a later date with no hassle. Boutiques often put special items on clearance sale, as they need the retail space; if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon the perfect dress that is up for discount price.
2.Online Designer Dress Boutiques – This is where you will find the best deals, as the online boutique has no trendy retail outlet to maintain, which is very costly. This can save you up to 40% on 2022 prom dresses, with top designers like Sherri Hill and Jovani showcasing their latest creations. When buying a dress from an online boutique, always read the store’s returns policy, just to make sure you get a refund in the event you are unhappy for any reason and let’s not forget that alterations mean you cannot return the garment.
3.Social Media – There are always girls looking to sell last year’s prom dress and searching for second-hand Facebook groups might pay big dividends. Many people use Facebook to sell unwanted items and while the chances are slim that you will find what you’re looking for, there’s nothing to lose to take a look at a few sales pages.
4.Buy Early – As prom season nears, boutiques will price their designer dresses accordingly and by looking 6 months in advance, you can save as much as 10%. Boutiques prepare for the season but if they had a slow couple of months, this might lead to the need for extra store space.
5.Buy Now, Pay Later – Some online boutiques operate a buy now-pay later option and if you have a limited budget, this might be just what you need. Spreading the payment over a few months is better than having to settle for second best and most boutiques have this option.
Of course, your budget determines the scope of your search and we hope that you are able to acquire your dress and accessories within your budget. If the worst comes to the worst, you can always ask mom for a little help, as she is sure to want you to have the best time on your prom night.