Perfectly Practical #190 - Looking for Prom Dresses
|I wore a similar dress to a friend's prom
but I don't remember looking that statuesque...
maybe it's because I'm only 5'1". :)
*This is a sponsored post. All opinions and giddiness about prom season are my own.
Oh how I love springtime!
It's the season of flowers, beautiful weather, Easter, and proms.
Yes, I said it, prom is a valued part of springtime to me.
I love walking into a restaurant on prom night and seeing all the handsome young men in their tuxes and beautiful young ladies in their gowns excitedly rushing through dinner before heading off to the dance. What fun!
And no, it's not too early to be thinking about and looking for prom dresses.
In fact, if your high schooler's social calendar is anything like mine was, there are tons of formal dances going on in the spring semester - Valentine's Day Dances, Debutante Balls, Jr. Proms, Sr. Proms, etc.
The amount of dresses (and the cost involved) mounts up very very quickly. And when you are trying to live a frugal lifestyle, that cost can be prohibitive...which leads to a sullen high schooler...and who wants that?!
Online shopping for prom dresses is actually a great option because you can get the latest styles at discount prices.
Dress First is an online shop specializing in wedding, evening, holiday, homecoming, and yes, prom dresses.
They have an enormous selection of gowns. In fact, they currently have 750 prom dresses from which to choose!
To narrow your search, you can choose neckline, silhouettes, colors, hemlines, etc. and list the dresses by price, newest available, and most popular.
I had a lot of fun choosing different combinations of fabrics and styles to see what was available.
|I'm kind of currently in love with this dress.
Do you think I could volunteer to chaperon at prom
as an excuse to buy it?
I remember having great fun in high school trying to find just the right dress. But as I noted in the top picture, I am only 5'1" which means that every single dress had to be altered to fit me. Every. single. one.
Again, that's where buying a prom dress from Dress First is awesome!
For only $19.99 extra, you can give them your measurements and their tailors will construct the dress to fit you! Rest assured that your prom dress will be a perfect fit. I know that it cost more than an extra $19.99 each time I wanted a dress altered to fit.
For that matter, each dress is made-to-order whether you choose a custom size or not which means that almost any dress can be made in a plethora of different colors. I love that! It really gives the shopper a chance to make the dress their own.
Another neat feature of the website is that is gives you the stats on each dress (as in does it have boning or a built-in bra, etc.) and has FAQs at the bottom of each page.
I have bookmarked the site for the next time I need a formal dress because there are quite a few that appeal to me...much to Engineer's chagrin.