5 Ways To Source The Perfect Prom Dress

While time might seem to drag in your teens, as you long to be an adult, when you can drive, drink a beer and generally do what the other grown-ups do, these are not years to be rushed; the prom is a milestone event in every girl’s life, as this is considered to be your introduction to the adult world. 

Of course, the most important thing to consider is your outfit. You certainly want to put your best foot forward, and with that in mind, here are a few different ways that you can meet the dress of your dreams for that up-and-coming prom dance.

Online Designer Dress Boutique – If you’re wondering where to buy prom dresses, the number 1 way to source the right prom dress is to search with Google for ‘online designer dress boutiques near me’, and that will give you a list of websites to browse. The great thing about shopping online is you move at your own pace, with no pushy salespeople to make you feel uncomfortable about taking your time. Send a few images to friends and make sure to allow time for a local seamstress to make those final minor adjustments.

Traditional Retail Stores – If you’re lucky enough to have a shopping mall nearby, there’s bound to be at least one designer dress boutique, where you can try dresses on until you find that magic gown.


Flea Markets – If you have the time and the inclination, why not trawl local flea markets and second-hand stores? You never know your luck, you might bump into the perfect dress that’s only been worn once, and get it for a very good price! If you are the kind of girl that loves shopping, the sooner you start, the better. Take a few friends along and make a day of it. This gives you an opportunity to have a soda with school friends, who will also be looking for the ideal prom dress.

Family & Friends – It has been known for moms to keep their prom dress, with the intention of surprising their eldest daughter and this means you don’t have to break your piggy bank! It might be a good friend’s mom who has a prom dress that doesn’t fit her own daughter but looks about right for you. Failing that, you can head over to Google and look for designers dress boutiques. You may want to choose a slinky Jovani number (ask mom to help) and then you can think about accessories.

Local Dress Maker – You might be living very close to a dress maker and if she is good and is up for a challenge, show her an image or two and let her quote for the project. A Facebook post looking for young dress maker with time on their hands might pay off big time!

The prom should be a night to remember for all the right reasons and with a stunning designer dress and the right accessories, you are ready to have the time of your life dancing the night away with your friends.