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Cheap Prom Gowns, Pageant Gowns, and Pageant Dresses

Updated on April 4, 2012

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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 pageant gowns can be hard - but not impossible - to find.
Cheap pageant gowns can be hard - but not impossible - to find.
Find cheap prom gowns!
Find cheap prom gowns!


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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Kimbo! I almost wish my girls were still prom age. I loved seeing them all decked out!

      Hi, Beth. Thanks for the comment. Glad you stopped by!

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      beth811 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

      Great selection of dresses. Thanks.

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      lyricsingray 8 years ago

      great topic girl and great photos=great hub lol, thanks, kimberly

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Howdy, Carol! Yes, I know a few girls who have lucked out at consignment shops. Good to see you!

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      Carolyn Blacknall 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Great hub. I had no idea you could buy prom dresses at Amazon. I have also seen some great deals at resale shops on dresses worn one time.

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Ethel. I guess I assumed proms were popular there, as they are in the US. Glad you stopped by!

      HH, I was totally surprised at the prices! Wish they had been offered when my girls were teens! Thanks for reading.

      Yeah, Charlie - me, too! In fact, I'll have three. Always good to see you!

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Well, in a few years I will have a grand daughter ready for it.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      You really chosen well. Such beautiful dresses and not badly prices. Thank you for selecting and writing about it

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Aw LOvely. I think proms have caught on recently in the UK