Secret places to find prom dresses for cheap!
If you're looking for a big selection, JCPenney is a great place to shop for prom. The store has tons of super cute dresses that are totally affordable—which leaves extra money to shop for accessories!
My Pick: This dress is fun, bright and beautiful. The fact that it was a total bargain can be your little secret.
Promgirl.com offers dresses that range from simple and chic to totally glam. Plus, the site makes it so easy to stay within your budget: just use the "Shop by Price" tab to keep yourself from seeing a dress that's way out of your price range!
My Pick: This dress is so elegant, and comes in three different colors, so you can choose the one that's best for your skintone!
We all know that Forever 21 is the place to find on-trend inexpensive pieces, but it can also be perfect for prom! The store's prom line typically doesn't come out for a little while longer, so keep checking back.
My Pick: I love this dress. The sheer skirt is playful and adds a great pop of color!
EBay isn't just for autographed memorabilia and strange collectables—it's a great place to find new or gently-used gowns for unbelievably cheap prices. It's totally worth the time to search around the site—you may find the answer to your prom dress prayers!
My Pick: This dress is so glam, you could rock the dance floor or the runway. At only $78, it's also a total steal.
Keep it fun and flirty with a dress from gojane.com. With stand-out details like ruffles, feathers and rhinestones, the site's unexpected dresses are perfect for showing off your playful side.
My Pick: I'm in love with this short dress! It's stunning and perfect for dancing all night with the girls.
Consignment shops can be great places to hunt for prom dresses at heavily marked-down prices. While most towns have local thrift stores and Salvation Army or Goodwill shops, a popular national consignment chain I love is Second Time Around. And since most girls only wear a gown once, the prom dresses are usually in perfect condition!
Stop by one in your town, or check out the store online—you could find the vintage dress that everyone will be talking about at prom!
Rent The Runway
Ever dream of rocking a red carpet look a la Taylor Swift? Rent the Runway lets you rent designer gowns for totally reasonable prices! Even though you have to give the gown back, you're guaranteed to feel like a celeb on prom night. You could wear a $1,000 dress for only $100!
My Pick: This dress is my fave because of the color and pretty shimmer!
Another secret source for affordable prom dresses is Unique Vintage. The site sells dresses that you won't find anywhere else, and the options are all really inexpensive. Best of all, Unique Vintage offers free shipping!
My Pick: With its unique floral strap, this dress is modest and beautiful. It's perfect for achieving a soft, girly look.