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7 Tips for Finding the Perfect Prom Dress for Less ...

By Melanie

I know it is not prom season yet, but I am going to prepare you in advance for that prom. First of all, if you are in 12th grade this year, then congratulations. After school is when all the fun is going to begin and I know you must be excited about this. I remember when I was, which was seven years ago. Saying that makes me feel old. Haha. Right now, I am going to give you 7 tips for finding the perfect prom dress for less …

7 Shop Online

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When I want to save money, one of the first things that come to my mind would be to get it online. When you are on the Internet, you will not only save money as there are many shops offering discounts, but you can also find a lot to choose from.

6 Second Hand Shops

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Looking at second hand shops to find a second hand dress sounds like a great idea. I have found hundred dollar dresses in second hand shops for fewer than ten dollars. There is nothing wrong with doing this.

5 Put an Ad out

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You can place an ad on places such as Freecycle and Craigslist. In the ad, explain that you are searching for an affordable prom dress. Explain that you are trying to save your family money.

4 Dress Exchange

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Have you ever heard of a dress exchange party? This one actually sounds interesting, but you will have to spread the news around to all the girls. This is where the girls will be taking their dresses out of their closets and exchanging them with other girls. I remember a friend going to one of these parties one time.

3 Look at the Clearance Rack

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Believe it or not, you can find prom dresses for sale on the clearance rack. In the mall, go to the back of the stores, which is usually where those clearance racks are placed. They put the more expensive stuff at the front of the store.

2 Purchase the Dress Months before

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You could purchase the prom dress months before the prom. When prom is up in the air, this is when the prices of those dresses will be up in the air as well. You may even purchase the prom dress at the beginning of the year. If you lose or gain weight, you can have that fixed.

1 Your Sister

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Did your sister go to a prom not too long ago? Does she still have her dress? If so, then there would be nothing wrong with you wearing the dress as well. Talk with your sister and see if she will let you borrow her prom dress. She may be more than happy to do this.

Those are my 7 tips for finding the perfect prom dress for less. Do any of you girls have any tips that you would like to share with us?

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