What to Look for When Buying A Prom Dress

What to Look for When Buying A Prom Dress | Atsuna Matsui

The search for your prom dress may become legendary. Will you go to a department store or one of the bridal shop chains? You have a lot of the proverbial balls in the air, a lot to consider. Among these (and frankly, at the forefront) are price and style.

You want your dream dress and you may have found it, but cool your jets! Where you buy your dress has a lot more importance than you realize.

You’ve decided. Well, sort of. You caught a glimpse of the Sherri Hill prom collection for 2016 and narrowed your prom dress choices down to gowns from that collection. Well, and your interpretation of “narrowed down” is wider than most people’s. You love the Cap Sleeved dress, the Sleeved A-Line Long Dress, the beaded one, and the two-piece one. There are gorgeous floral-patterned full-length skirts, a black or a blue background, another Ivory. One skirt is mermaid style (you’re debating if you have the right body for it) and the other, is A-line. All you know is that you were on the Peaches Boutique website and browsed through the 17 pages of Sherri Hill gowns. You want to make a statement and you will definitely be able to do in one of these stunning dresses.

The latest Sherri Hill prom collection includes long and short gowns, full skirts to make you feel like a princess, fitted dresses for genuine glamour, beaded sweetheart and halter necklines, long sleeved, cropped topped, illusion-fabric, belted and not, embroidered, patterned and solids. Dresses come in gorgeous jewel-tone colours, including (but not limited to) vivid reds, blues, greens, black, nudes, pink and a combination of colours in an array of fabrics. Next to your wedding, the prom will likely represent your most-photographed event.

If you live in or near Chicago, you can learn more about dress details “in person;” after all, it’s a 20,000-sq.-ft. shop.  If not, thank goodness for extremely detailed photographs and descriptions – you can get a close-up and different angled look online. Make sure that you know the store selling your dress. This means, be sure you’re aware of their policies, what kind of payment do they accept, the return policy, etc.

Features and policies to look for from your prom dress shop:

  • Large stock of dresses in a variety of sizes and styles
  • Free ground shipping for non-sale dresses
  • A strong online presence and a brick-and-mortar store
  • Lowest price/matching price guarantee (if you find another U.S.-based online site, which has the exact same style, size and colour and advertises the dress online)
  • Offers a five-day return policy on eligible items (any items marked “final sale” are not eligible and are non-returnable; days include weekends and holidays)
  • You can return your dress for a full online merchandise credit.
  • You can return your dress for a refund minus a 15% restocking fee
  • Dress must be in the same condition with original tags attached

Enjoy your prom dress search process as it should be a fun experience. Because your dress will be an investment – and probably your biggest clothing purchase to date – you must be sure that you are aware of the prom dress store’s features, policies and other what nots.

Have anything to share about your prom dress shopping experience? Share it in the comments section.

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Your post really makes me miss prom so much <3 Hehehe Sherri Hills dresses are really so pretty! 🙂 Wishing you a great week ahead!

XO, Elizabeth

Love it!