The Best Places to Buy Prom Dresses: The Ultimate Guide

Prom season is approaching, and you need to decide what you’re wearing! It’s not as easy as it sounds to buy the right prom dress as there is a lot to think about. You need to set a budget, look for styles and colors that you like, and make sure you buy the right dress for your body style. Also, you need to be sure the dress fits comfortably and that you’ll be happy wearing it. That’s why we’re here to give you the lowdown on the best places to shop for your prom dress. Let’s not waste any more time, our first stop is the high street!

Your Favorite High Street Fashion Store

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We all have our favorite high street store, and it’s a great place to start looking for a prom dress. You’ll know what they stock and what you like, so get your friends together and have a day out browsing. The big stores are a great source of dresses of all styles and as prom season approaches will be amending their stock to suit, so you’ll find plenty of choice.

However, it may be that your favorite store is not one that sells such items as prom type dresses, so where do you go if this is the case? Well, while you’re in town for the day, we have a suggestion!

Find a Boutique Dress Store

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If you go off the beaten track a little, try some of those smaller side streets, you’ll come across the occasional independent boutique fashion store. Most big towns and cities have them, but you might not know they are there. If you do find one, go in and you’ll see that these are great places to buy unusual and often stylish one-off dresses that may be perfect for the prom.

You’ll find the proprietor will help you choose and – as with the bigger stores – you can try on the dresses you like and see which one fits. This sort of shop will probably offer an adjustment service too, so you can get exactly the right fit. These are places where up and coming designers often sell their stock, so ask around your friends and see if any of them know a great boutique.

Online Fashion Retailers

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For many people shopping online is the way to go, but some shy away from shopping for clothes this way. However, you really should check out online fashion retailers as there are great savings to be made. These stores don’t have the overheads of a high street store to worry about hence they sell at lower prices. You’ll find that the difference in cost is quite considerable, and you may find the same items online as in the high street but at a lower cost. There is one downside, and that’s the inability to try on your dress which brings us to our final point.

Check the Returns Service

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We love online fashion shopping as the sheer choice of outlets is amazing, and most of the retailers have recognized that online buyers are looking for a sensible returns service when it comes to clothing. You buy the dress, try it on when it arrives, and if you don’t like it or it doesn’t fit you can send it back. Look for retailers that offer a free returns service, and you have nothing to worry about. That’s our guide to shopping for a prom dress, so we hope you enjoy your search.