As much as there is a prom dress to suit every shape, there is one to suit every budget too. A dress doesn’t have to cost the earth to make a statement on the night; equally for that one special dress, you can always squeeze a little more out of the account. Who needs to eat anyway!?
So if you’re skinted or minted, we have some fabulous options for you to choose from…
CHEAP AND CHEERFUL: £30- £100
Left to right: Hedonia Coral Maria Dress, Was £70, Now £30, Kate Fearnley Vegas Dress in Gold and Black, Was £145, Now £35, BlingDeenie Black Split Maxi Dress, £72.
For the lower end of the spectrum by no means do you need to pass up on fantastic fashion. This coral Hedonia dress is ideal for the season with it’s summery shade as well as offering up some sex appeal with the cut-out detail. In the same vein this BlingDeenie femme fatale maxi dress flashes more than a fair bit of thigh, making it great for a more casual occasion. To go glam on a budget this embellished Kate Fearnley will have you rivalling the mandatory disco ball in the sparkle stakes. All thrilling looks for thrifty prices, and no one will be any the wiser!
THE MIDDLE GROUND: £100- £200
Left to right: Kate Fearnley Sarah Dress in Turquoise, £199, Kelly Ewing Lily Dress in Gun Metal, £150, Z-Mode Lana Dress in Aqua, £187.
For something special that you don’t want to spend a month’s rent on, these are the dresses for you. Classic, feminine prom style can be achieved in this Kate Fearnley dress which teams cute bow detail with a full skirt and bright shades, while dabbling in the SS2013 trend of dip hems (nicely done Kate). For something a little less girly and a little more screen siren, Kelly Ewing’s sparkling show stopper, Lily, is the perfect choice even without a red carpet to waltz down. And with woman of the moment, Lana Del Rey in mind, this Lana dress is the cool girl’s option with a peter pan collar and unusual print.
BREAK THE BANK: £200 AND BEYOND!
Left to right: Gina Bacconi Animal Print Dress in Fuchsia, Was £399, Now £279.30, Elliot Claire Green Chiffon Prom Dress with Silver Jewels, £335, Aftershock London Doris Pleated Maxi Dress, £356.
For a night you’ll remember these dresses are second to none in quality and detail. Take a walk on the wild side in a printed Gina Bacconi full-length dress; the bold colour is sure to make you stand out, as will the sexy ruching detail that moulds to your shape perfectly. For a prom dress fit for a princess, Elliot Claire does a brilliant line in ethereal, designer gowns such as this trend conscience pastel number. And for high end drama, nothing could be more glamorous than a glittering black maxi dress.