Prom is something most teenage girls dream about. For many it’s the first time in their life that they get the chance to wear a beautiful formal gown. Naturally, each girl wants to look her absolute best and a designer prom dress is desired by many. Unfortunately, buying a designer gown is too expensive for some, but is buying second hand an option? You bet it is.
There’s a misconception that designer prom dress are expensive. While some do cost in excess of $500 many can be bought much cheaper than this. The cost is directly proportional to the quality of the material used, how much is used and the level of workmanship that’s gone into making the gown. Depending on what style you buy, you can pay as little as $150. This is very cheap for a gown that has been designed and made by a top fashion house.
Why do wedding gowns cost so much? You have probably noticed that there is a huge gap in prices for wedding dresses, ranging from $99 to many thousands of dollars. When you are looking at gowns that are ordered from designers, they are usually made to order, rather than mass produced. This means that each individual gown is created by hand one at a time, many in workshops in the United States. Then there is the cost of the fabric, especially silk, as well as trims such as French lace, Swarovski crystals, seed pearls, and embroidery. All of these special details add up. They also allow you to have a gown that can be customized just for you, and one that you know will be an amazing quality, with beauty to match.
Although clothing fashions change quickly from season to season, prom gowns don’t. Many styles like the Empire, Ball and A-line are timeless classics. They would have been worn by your mother and her mother. Even the more contemporary styles hardly change from year to year; these are, after all, formal gowns and as such they are designed to be elegant and classy and not flighty and forgettable. So, don’t worry about the second hand designer prom dress being unfashionable.
Of course, your budget is an important factor in choosing your wedding gown. If you have a tight budget, make sure that you first allocate a certain amount of money for the bridal gown and choose the gown that falls within this range. However if you have money to spend, you can always go in for any designer wear. There is a huge collection of designer wear available for you to choose from in malls and designer gowns stores.
Finally, many girls will sell their gowns after Prom is over. Well, you know what; you may even be able to sell your second hand designer prom dress, saving you even more money.
But, what if a girl can’t afford or justify spending a large amount of money on a gown that is only going to be worn for, perhaps, one night? Does she have to make do with a cheap prom dress? The answer is no, she doesn’t.
Keep in mind that opting for a unique wedding dress will mean that it will be more expensive. This is not really the case. It is a matter of how you want you unique wedding dress to be decorated. Sometimes, it is not the dress that makes it unique but the accents and embellishments.