It is every young girl’s dream to look the best they’ve ever looked come prom night. Wearing the most beautiful and modern looking gown is what everyone is striving for. Not forgetting shoes, accessories, hair, and make-up, a prom can be quite an expensive event. While it might not always be in the parent’s budgets to go all out, there are handy tips when it comes to shopping for a prom gown when resources are scarce.
Buying An Affordable Gown
Not all prom gowns cost an arm and a leg. There are department stores that do stock affordable stylish gowns that look great and are made of some top of the line fabrics. Usually mass-produced, you may not have the gown that your favorite actress wore on the red carpet, but you will save hundreds of dollars. These gowns are still extremely beautiful and come in all sizes and designs.
Shopping online is also a great way to stay within your budget. You can select a gown based on price to ensure you do not over spend. You can literally go through hundreds of websites comparing prices and getting identical gowns at a cheaper price possibly at every website you visit. You will be able to shop for gowns online in the comfort and convenience of your home and have it delivered to your house. Just be sure to give accurate measurements and be sure to like it. If you find the gown of your dreams online for a great price, and you know it’s what you want, don’t hesitate to make the purchase.
Budget constraints do make it a little more difficult to buy a gown that you absolutely adore. There are many stores that pride themselves on providing original gowns at affordable prices. If you have the time, take a trip to some of the smaller boutiques or shops and you will surely find beautiful creations that cost much less than designer gowns being sold in the major cities.
Another option to keep within your budget when buying a prom gown might have you considering a second hand shop or garage sale. Remember most people spend tons of money to buy a prom gown that they only wear for a few hours and then it is left hanging in a closet until you outgrow it so buying a second hand gown has a few great advantages. First of all you pay next to nothing for a gown that possibly cost the original owner a pretty penny and secondly, the gown is practically new considering it was only worn once. However, beware of buying a gown older than five years. Not only has the style dated, but who knows among which creatures that gown has been hanging since. Some friendly advice, have the gown dry cleaned before wearing it.
The 2009 prom scene is taking a cue from the catwalks of this year’s major fashion shows. How many times have you watched an award show and dreamt of wearing the gown that Beyonce is wearing? Many people think that these gowns are made specifically for the celebrities walking the red carpet or the models on the runway. In a way they are, but you can also get your own “red carpet / catwalk” gown for a reasonable price. From edgy to classic, you will find everything you love. Chances are you want to stand out at your prom. What better way to stand out than by wearing a gown that is totally unexpected. Maybe try a gown where the patterns are a bit playful, with striking graphics or a bold floral print. Also, the shorter length retro gowns are sure to be a major hit this prom season.
A major concern for many of the young ladies is that someone else may be wearing the same gown as them. These high fashion gowns are perfect for accessorizing. There is no better way to express your individuality than by putting the finishing touches on an already gorgeous gown. As long as you accessorize your gown and make it your own, everything will go smoothly. Even if someone does show up wearing the same gown as you, the accessorizing can make the two gowns completely different.
The last bit of accessorizing you should do is to find a beautiful necklace, bracelet and a set of earring that will go with the rest of your look. You can make a bold statement this year by wearing layered jewelry. Showing up to the prom with a layered necklace or bracelet can absolutely make you stand out. You could also find a set of earrings that will help draw attention to your beautiful smiling face. Once you have accomplished all this, you are ready to go and have the time of your life. Remember, you want to be different but you need to fee beautiful and comfortable as well.