It’s that time of year when the prom season begins. You can go to Dress 2 Go and pay £200-350 for a dress or you can try other options. This is what I intend to do because,
A I’m a cheapskate
B I wouldn’t buy myself a dress for £300 so why would I buy my 16 year old daughter one.
C I have a theory that she doesn’t really want to go to prom at all and so I’m just helping her with this decision by not buying a £300 dress
D I’m curious to see if I buy a dress from China if it will arrive in a tiny envelope in slices or whether I will really get the wow dress they advertise for £43.50.
Ebay is full of companies from China promising you dresses to make you feel like you are spending £300 for actually only around £43.50. Whether you get a dress or a shiny sparkly sock is another matter.
Or try a well known brand like Coast and see if someone is selling cheap a previously owned Coast dress in your size on ebay.
There is a dress shop in Chandlers Ford that had dresses for under £100, new prom dresses. It is behind the arcade near the train station shopping area. Dresses were a bit old when we last looked but that’s ok. If my daughter doesn’t want to go to the prom I can go instead……
Try websites such as Preloved in your area, someone again may be selling a dress that they have only worn once and you can go and try it on before committing to buy, unlike ebay. Not sure I’d like to turn up to someone’s house to try on their dress – but if you are brave enough to try. Just make sure whoever opens the door doesn’t have an “eyes too close together look” in a serial killer kind of way. If they lick their lips….run. Preferably before you are wearing the prom dress.
John Lewis currently has many prom/evening dresses and some are in a sale. It is John Lewis so it means that even in the sale most of them are still nudging £200 upwards. New Look online is also just adding a few sparkly evening dresses at around £40-60. You just have to be able to cope with the fact that probably at least 20 people will have the same dress and at least half will look a lot better than you in it. If you can cope with that, go for it….. someone has to look the best and it could be you…
This dress from New Look, is down to £28.00. Have to go, need to skype it to my daughter…..!!