Attending Two Proms

I have two proms to attend, therefore I need two different looks. How can I achieve that without spend a lot of money?

Prom2007 from Eden, NC

January 28, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Prom2007. The key to saving $ is in the accessories. I went to 3 proms in 2 years and saved a bunch.

If you're buying shoes, look for the type you can dye any color. Wedding and prom shops can dye them for you, but you may need to be cautious of getting the wet afterwards. Use a different color for each prom, but wear the same dress.

You can add accessories to the same pair of shoes. Clip-on flowers and jewels (or hot-glued on) work well and are inexpensive.

Craft and thrift stores often have cheap jewelry and button bins to help add flair to your neck and wrists, dress and shoes.

Good luck!

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January 28, 20070 found this helpful

You could buy/make a long skirt in a dressy fabric, and then get two different tops to go with it. One top could be metallic or sequins, and one in a fabric like the skirt's One pair of shoes and a purse that coordinate with the skirt, and different jewelry, and you are set.

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January 28, 20070 found this helpful

A few ideas:

1. find a dress with ribbons/sashes that can be removed, or add some for the second prom.

2. pins can hold beautiful sashes, scarfs

3. Don't use a dress that is too slinky, that will be harder to wear both times.

4. different or dyed shoes

5. accessorise, like crazy...or un-accessorise.

6. A shawl draped over your shoulders for one, pinned in front, or not.

7. cut the dress to a shorter length for the second prom and either add or remove the satin shawl, either matching color or a contrast color with the same color shoes

That's all I can think of.

Hope it helps,


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January 31, 20070 found this helpful

Hi, if you have a friend that is attending one of them but not the other, you could ask if you could borrow her dress for the other prom. No one ever wears a prom dress for more than one dance, it seems.

If that won't work and you love your dress, wear it twice! You could always do your hair and accessories differently to achieve a different look.

Have fun!

Jess in Portland, OR

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February 2, 20070 found this helpful

Don't worry about how much everyone else is spending!!! My proms I knew girls that were buying 2-3 dresses for 1 prom @ $100-$200 ea. My Jr prom I went to a modeling school that also sold dresses and got an oriental style dress with a diamond shape cut out of the back for $60. Sr yr was a very simple, low back dress for $30 at Lazarus (it was on sale). As you can see I don't like spending a lot of money and like to see how much I can save. (My wedding dress was in the Chadwicks catalog and my mom had a coupon. An ivory "evening gown," off the shoulder, no train, for $100 when most women spend thousands of $s. Look around and see what looks nice withough spending a lot of money. Also look for something simple and let your accessories define the dress. Change a few or all and your hair as well and you have a totally new look for very little money. Good luck with your search.

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February 2, 20070 found this helpful

get a plain cut in a dress without a lot of pattern to the material. then accesssorize with lots of glitzy jewelry. pins with a lot of stones for flash and color. chains around the waist or at your neck. gloves, rings, bracelets, you name it. mix and match. you could change your look 20 times!

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