Finding affordable prom dresses

The night of prom is a date that high school students circle on their calendars. From hair and make-up to gown and accessories, it takes time to get that perfect look.

But perhaps the most time-consuming for students is finding a dress for that special night. What color do I want? What style looks best on me? Should I get a long dress or a short one? Should I buy online or try it out in stores? These are just a few questions that girls take into consideration when dress shopping.

To make this process easier, this list was created to help students find a dress both online and in stores on Oahu.

Shop online:
Lulus.com – This website includes a variety of dress styles, ranging from long-sleeved, bodycon, two-piece and short, yet elegant, dresses. Prices range from as low as $40 to as much as $300. Overall, one can get a gorgeous dress at an affordable price. An added bonus to buying from this website is that one’s dress will come in a matter of three to five business days.

Windsorstore.com – A variety of dresses can be found on this website. A jeweled dress decked out with beads and other fancy adornments would usually cost about $400 or more. However, prices at this website range from $30 to as much as $300, which is considered to be cheap when compared to other shops.

Missguidedus.com – This online website includes a variety of dresses like, bodycon, long-sleeve, midi and maxi dresses for an affordable price.

Shop in person:
Do’s Formal – Do’s Formal is located in Honolulu’s Chinatown and has a variety of dresses, including both short and long ones. In addition, dresses with simple styles of beads to fancy styles can be found here. One may find more flashy dresses in this store for a cheaper price.

White Hot Hawaii – Located on Waialae Avenue, this store is close to the Academy and offers dresses that suit anyone’s preference and body type. However, this store is on the pricier side of the scale.

David’s Bridal – Although David’s Bridal is known for selling wedding dresses, the shop also has a variety of dresses to wear to prom. One can find fancy dresses with embellishments or two-piece dresses; however, it will be a little more expensive.

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