Whatever your budget, there are some prom shopping tips you can follow, it doesn’t matter if you’re planning on spending hundreds of dollars on a sparkling dress or $10 on an old vintage piece. Everyone has different tastes which means you can turn up to prom in anything you want and there won’t be any judgments. JJ’s House designer, Jessica, has put together a list of the best shopping tips for every prom princess, no matter what budget you’re on. She understands what it’s like to feel pressured to spend more for your prom but wants to show younger girls, like you, that you don’t have to spend your entire life savings on a dress, and the night altogether. Take a look at these tips, and even if you don’t do any of them directly, you can always be a lot more wary of the price you’re paying.
Get the Best Bra Possible
Many girls spend a lot of money on their dress but forget what’s underneath. The best shopping tip anyone can give you is to ensure you’ve got the best bra possible. It doesn’t seem necessary, but when you’re dancing the night away, you’re going to need something that keeps everything in place. It’s worth spending more money on a bra that fixes everything and ensures you’re supported for the entire day rather than your dress. Having a perfectly fitting bra can change the whole look of your prom outfit for the better.
Skip the Tiara
Tiaras are very expensive and definitely overrated. Prom dresses don’t cost a lot of money these days, and many girls spend their money on a diamond tiara instead, but it’s simply not worth it. If you want to look like a princess, you don’t have to have a tiara, some dainty jewelry should be enough. There are some tiny necklaces you can wear as headpieces that look amazing if you really want something on your head. Skipping out the tiara will mean you save a lot of money in the long run since you’d never wear it again away!
Look for Prom Discounts
Retailers online and in person will be handing out prom discounts for all the princesses out there. Cheap prom dresses are always better when they’re at an even lower price too. Smaller boutiques and online retailers will have a percentage off (sometimes up to 40-50%!) which can save you a lot of money. If you choose to shop in-store, then it might be worth asking a retail assistant if they have any deals or offers on as they may be available but not promoted.
Sparkle Up Your Old Formal Wear Pieces
If you really want to save money on your prom dress, then you can always use an old piece of formal wear and sparkle it up. This is a perfect idea for all those who are creative and love to have a challenging project on their hands. Add beads and embellish some gems onto the dress before adding some color or glitter. You can really go crazy with your vision of this outfit, and it can be everything you ever wanted. Perhaps if you don’t have an old piece of formal wear, you can buy a cheap prom dress online and add your own elements to it. This way your outfit is sure to be unique and wonderful.