1980s Prom Dress

I need to find a cheap 1980s prom dress for my daughter. It is only for a dance recital, so I don't want to spend much money for it. Anyone have any suggestions where to find one besides ebay?

Note: Please do not post requests for buying or selling specific dresses here. Ebay, craigslist and freecycle are good sites in which to post that information.

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February 25, 20070 found this helpful

Try posting a request on Freecycle. I am sure there are people out there who have one in their closet and are looking to get rid of them.

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February 25, 20070 found this helpful

Look for a goodwill or thrift store - my sister and I found great old prom dresses for under $10 for Halloween!

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February 27, 20070 found this helpful

both places mentioned above are great ideas, try a consignment shop too

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February 27, 20070 found this helpful

What size do you need & do you have a preference for color? I may be able to help you. Also, what state do you live in?

joesgirl

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February 27, 20070 found this helpful

go thriftin---Salvation Army, Good Will & Used clothing stores always have those kind of things.

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March 1, 20070 found this helpful

I shop these places frequently so I know when I suggest these. Good Will, Salvation Army, Southern Thrift, or your local thrift store. Also sometimes yard sales will have dresses that they want to get rid of.

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March 1, 20070 found this helpful

Post on CRAIG'S LIST in the "free" area.... But I bought an old adult size velvet & satin prom dress (for the fabric) at a thrift store last month for only $2.... Go to your local thrift store.

Many thrift stores have half off days or dollar a bag days... just look in the yellow pages under "THRIFT STORES" or "Second Hand".... Happy Shopping!

PS... If you can't wash it & it cost to much to dry-clean, you can either hang it up IN THE SUN on the line outside, because the UV rays will kill most viruses & germs, or you can put rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle & spray it on the dress. (keep any flames or cigerates away until it dries!) When it dries the alcohol smell will go away! OR you can put the dress in a large bag with about half a cup of Borax & or Baking Soda... fold the top over & shake-shake-shake the dress in the bag, Let it sit for an hour or so, then take it outside & shake all of the borax off & no more musty smell! If the dress can go in the dryer, which I doubt, put 2 or 3 dryer sheets in with it & dry for 5-10 min. ---COOL!---

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