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A guide to prom dress shopping

PHOTO Monroe Chapman

As the cold winter nights end and the bright spring mornings awaken, prom season is blooming. When it comes to finding the perfect dress, several things should be taken into consideration. Whether it’s the unique style of the perfect dress, or the budget present in buying the dress, these things can be difficult to manage without any prior knowledge. Here’s a few tips and tricks to prom dress shopping. 

For inexperienced dress shoppers, starting out at Macy’s or JC Penny is the best option. 

Big chain franchises offer an abundance of different styles, colors and fits tailored to several different body types. Another plus to shopping with big franchises is the ability to order a dress online if the store doesn’t carry a particular size. The variety of the dresses can also be seen online. A con to these stores is that because they’re such a great option, there’s a possibility of seeing a duplicate of the dress desired on some one else.

To combat the duplicate dress, local dress shop Viper Apparel is the answer. Located in Bridgeport, Mich.Viper Apparel specializes in prom, homecoming and pageant dresses. One thing that sets Viper apart from other boutiques is their unique buying experience. Viper will write down a customer’s name, school and dress style and they will not sell the same dress to another customer from the same school, solidifying a unique style of dress and avoiding the duplicate dress. A con to Viper Apparel is the price of the dresses. Because the boutique is considered higher end, and contains designer brands, the prices of the dresses aren’t necessarily budget friendly. 

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If actual dress shops aren’t your thing, making a dress is also an option. Having a unique style of dress that’s one of a kind is a unique standpoint on prom fashion. One issue is how time consuming making a dress is, but that should not be a deterrent, but rather a forewarning. 

Prom season is a stressful time, but with these tips and tricks—prom can be easier than ever.

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