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Cheap Prom Dresses Vs Designer Prom Dresses

Jovani, Sherri Hill, Mac Dougal, Cinderella Divine, and Tadashi. These are some of the heavy-hitters in the fashion industry especially when it comes to prom and formal dresses. they’re also the most expensive dresses on the market, and we’re not just talking about $200 per dress, we’re talking about $400, $500, $600, for something as simple as a short, mini-cocktail dress, and the long dresses can get even pricier at $1200 or $1300 a pop.

Now don’t misunderstand me. Designers like Jovani and Sherri Hill are incredibly designed and extremely well-made. For those who can afford to pay top dollar for a dress like that, I encourage you to do so. You will not be disappointed.

However, not all of us want to spend that much money on a formal dress that will be worn one night and then resigned to the back of the closet. Not all of us can afford to spend that kind of money because not all of us make fifty dollars an hour, and unless you’ve been saving for a prom dress since you were 4 years old, chances are you’re just looking for a dress that has all the appearance of a high-quality dress, without having to spend the money needed to get that standard of quality.

Over the last several years, online prom and formal dress shopping have gotten more and more popular. During that time people have cut back, tremendously, on frivolous spending and the internet is a great place to find things for a much cheaper price than what retailers can compete with. This isn’t just the case with formal dresses.

Businesses that offer cheap and affordable prom dresses have been targeted as of late for offering products that don’t compare, quality-wise, with Jovani dresses or Sherri Hill. Well of course they don’t compare in every single way, but that doesn’t mean that those boutiques and online dress shops that offer affordable dresses are selling bad dresses. You’re getting exactly what you pay for: a beautifully made dress for a fraction of the price of a Sherri Hill Dress. Again, there’s nothing wrong with ordering a dress from any of these designers but many of us can’t afford the price. Does this mean that we’re to be dress-less on the night of our Prom?


Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of dress companies out there, especially online, that take advantage of the customers and there are ways to make sure you’re purchasing from a reputable, or trustworthy, site. One way is by making sure the website you are buying from is located in the United States. Most formal dresses are made overseas but you want to avoid getting your dress from overseas directly yourself. Make sure the company is located in the US and they have the dress in stock and can ship it within 1-2 days after the order has been placed.

Make sure the company you’re purchasing from allows you to exchange your dress for a different size. If you receive your dress and need to switch it to a different size it’ll be a lot easier if the company you order from is based in The United States. Companies based in the United States typically have a quality control team, to ensure that the product is up to standards as well as telephone-based customer service reps. By ensuring that the company you’re considering has these very basic things, you’ll give yourself peace of mind and the ability to contact someone quickly if there’s a problem with your order.

We highly recommend that you avoid buying your dress from a Chinese-online website. Unless they’re a reputable establishment, many of them don’t have the dress in stock and even though they will show you a beautiful picture after you place your order they start making the dress just for you which means it's not the dress that you saw in the picture.


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