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Cheesy Dresses

Prom dress shopping can be a lot of fun if you do a little research beforehand and keep in mind a budget. You donít have to go broke getting that perfect long strapless prom grown. There are plenty of ways to get bargains on your prom dress. You might even be able to snag a designer prom dress for less if you are a smart shopper.

Make sure to start shopping in advance of your prom, two months in advance is a good time frame. This will give you plenty of time to consider all your options and if you decide to buy your dress online it has plenty of time to arrive.

The Fit

When you go shopping make sure that you choose a long strapless gown that fits you. You donít want to buy anything that is too small or doesnít fit properly. You might have grand plans to lose a dress size before prom but you might find yourself with an ill fitting prom dress on the big day.

Remember that itís always easy to alter a dress thatís too big but practically impossible to make a small one bigger. So measure yourself and buy a long strapless prom dress that fits you perfectly. If you feel that you are in between sizes go for the bigger size and then alter it to fit you better.

Vintage Buys

A great way to buy a long strapless prom dress is to look in thrift stores and vintage clothing stores. You would be amazed at the wonderful finds that are hidden away in these stores. Whatís more you can always alter the dress to fit your tastes and style more.

Look for dresses that have potential. You can make a seemingly plain dress amazing with the right accessories. Some layered necklaces, a few brooches, a sash to nip in the waist, fantastic jewellery; all these things can transform a dress.

Shopping Online

Shopping online for your long strapless prom dress is another way to get a great dress without breaking the bank. There are often sales and sometimes the dresses are sorted into categories, for example color, style, and price.

Make sure to order your long strapless prom dress well in advance so that it has time to arrive and also that there is a return or guarantee policy. You donít want to end up with a dress that doesnít fit close to prom. You can also look on eBay for great buys, some dresses may have only been worn once and will still look great.