Cheap Prom Gowns, Pageant Gowns, and Pageant Dresses
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If you're into pageants, you might always be on the lookout for great pageant dresses and pageant gowns. Also, it's not too early to be thinking about that perfect prom dress; after all, prom season is right around the corner! If you wait until the last minute to shop for that perfect dress, the pickings will be slim. Start looking at different styles and colors now, and do some price comparing. This is extremely important, as I learned from experience - I reared three daughters and taught hundreds of high school girls, and my granddaughters have been involved with pageantry. Believe me - I've bought my share of pageant dresses and prom gowns.
Prom was the high point of the school year for many of these girls, and they spent weeks agonizing over the perfect dress, the perfect shoes, the perfect evening bag, the perfect jewelry, the perfect makeup, and the perfect hairdo. As far as the quest for the dress was concerned, my daughters would travel from store to store, always venturing out of town to check out their dresses, as well as the gowns in our hometown shops. This was before prom gowns were so prevalent on the internet.
What my girls and I discovered was the huge price difference in formal dresses. Some stores might have a beautiful gown for around $100, while a boutique might have an almost identical gown for $800. I learned this the hard way with my oldest daughter. I plopped down $700 for a gorgeous gown in a local store, then later found a similar dress that was just as beautiful for $200. Live and learn. By the time my two younger daughters were of prom age, I was a much more savvy shopper! And now, with prom gowns available through online shopping, selecting and purchasing a prom dress is a cinch.
Another way to save money on a prom or pageant gown and to turn a cheap gown into a stunning one is to buy a simple long dress and add some rhinestones yourself to give it some sparkle. This is easy to do, and it requires no sewing. I've included a link below to my article on how to stone pageant dresses, and the same technique can be used for prom gowns.
Below are some of the best buys on the internet for prom gowns, and the dresses come in a wide range of colors - not just in the color displayed. Most all of these would also be appropriate for pageant dresses, too. Check out the great deals below!
Cheap prom gowns:
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