Does anyone else think that paying hundreds of dollars for a prom dress is kind of ridiculous? I mean come on its just fabric and some beads and they want like 500 dollars to wear it one night. I'm feeling making mine haha who's with me? :)
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Alright, so I'm TOTALLY with you on how ridiculous it is to spend so much money on a dress you will wear for ONE night.
However, I cannot sew. N'or can I follow patterns. I have a lack of skill thereof, haha.
So, I carry with me a few pointers and tips for buying a dress that -doesn't- cost 500$. Now, the trick is, don't go to some store that sells dresses exclusively, for one. But also don't go to a store where everything is typically pricey.
I have found some GREAT findings in regards to evening-wear at even Frenchies (Second Hand Clothing Store, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term).
I know that some people are against such stores, and that's fine. It's a personal choice, but I have found some near-new dresses that are BEAUTIFUL, at not exceeding the price of 50$. Some of them might need a touch up or two, but that's easy- Take it to a tailer. They will charge you probably between 10-20$ to fix, and you are STILL remaining under the ridiculousness of 500$.
Also, try vintage shops. Actual vintage shops. If it's your style, that is. I myself am a HUGE fan of vintage, and they have GORGEOUS dresses between 90$-180$.
If worse comes to worse, and you feel it best to make your dress, by all means do so! :) Just be careful, too, and make sure that your "finish" date is at leas 3 weeks before your prom to make room for potential fix-ups, and such!
Hope that helps