Prom dresses can be bought at discount prices from vintage shops, outlet malls, second-hand stores, consignment shops, family and friends, and department stores. Designers also have occasional sales that allow shoppers to obtain prom dresses at discount prices.
Designer sales are often kept hush-hush, so shoppers need to be sure to cover all media outlets to find such sales. Some websites list the sales, and purchases can even be made online in some cases.
A great way to save money is to buy a simply designed dress and then use shoes, earrings and other accessories to make the dress shine.