Tips for buying prom dresses
. So many dresses, so little time. It goes without saying that along with the general anticipation for prom season, there are mixed emotions of anxiety and excitement that follow closely in its wake. The one object of focus that causes issues for most people is of course, the 'prom dress
'. The single most important piece of merchandise a girl will ever purchase, aside from her wedding gown. When venturing out to prom dress stores on your quest for that perfect piece of material that fits like a glove and makes you feel like a million bucks, it is important to keep a few things in mind.
Truths about Buying Prom Dresses Online
Three words. Major No No
. I say this for the simple reason that it is never a good idea to purchase something as pricey as a prom dress
over the internet. Not only because you are missing out on the chance to be a good Samaritan by supporting your local dress store with some much needed business, but because prom dress shopping via computer screen and mouse is nothing like shopping for regular clothing. Many prom dress designers make their size charts based on different measurements and this means GUESS AND CHECK. Which basically boils down into a big inconvenient mess for you when you eventually receive your gown (and who knows how long that can take in and of itself, assuming it does show up). Pants and shirts are sized nothing like prom dresses
and require a whole other set of measurements. Even if you are familiar with how dress measurements are taken and you are “pretty sure” that the dress taunting you on the screen of your computer is the one that you want, don’t hit that Add to Shopping Cart button because there is never a guarantee that what you see is what you get with online shipping.
Saving Now Costs More Later
Pinching a penny here might hemorrhage your cute little wallet later. It is always an attractive deal when you can see your dream dress with a cheap tag attached to it. However, be sure to shop around and do your research before you make that final purchase because most stores will not take returns or perform refunds. It is vital that you begin your shopping early for this reason. NOTE: Also remember that some stores will advertise that they are having certain sales or mark downs, but the truth is that they may only be hiking their prices up even higher just to say they are “marking them down” to their normal store price so you aren’t truly getting any deal or sale at all
. Quality is also another aspect of the package to consider when buying your dress. Saving a couple dollars to buy a poor quality dress that might not hold up as well as an excellent quality prom dress isn’t the route to take, especially if you want to possibly sell your dress after you are finished with it.
Be sure to buy a dress from the store that works for you and fights for your business
. Every individual deserves to be treated like royalty and customer service is vital. Respect and honesty are important along with product knowledge. It is always important to look for this in each store’s customer service because the store that services you well demonstrates to you that they have an interest in forming a relationship with you and that they value your business. A store that services you well the first time will serve you even better down the road.
If you love it, buy it
If you find that you try on a prom dress
and your heart falls in love with it, Buy It
. No more can truly be said here because it is that black and white. Whether it is the first dress you put on, or the 25th, if you put it on and hate the thought of another girl wearing it to your prom, pull out the plastic and take it home with you. Prom dresses sell extremely quick and who’s to say that 5 minutes after you leave to “think on it” someone else won’t walk in with no qualms and buy it for themselves. Bottom line, if you love it, buy it.
Stores with Registries
Enough cannot be said about shopping at stores with a registry for their prom dresses
. This amazing list is what will keep you from that embarrassing moment when you walk in and see someone else in YOUR DRESS
! And knowing your luck, it might just be that one girl in your school that inspires anything but warm fuzzy feelings. Who wore it best?? Yeah, let’s just skip that drama and not find out.
Shop it like you’ll wear it
When you finally find that one prom dress that makes you see stars, ask for jewelry and shoes to go with it. Its important to see what you will look like on your special night ahead of time so you can spend your time focusing on more important things…like hair. Its also a good way to yet again test the store’s customer service.
Prom Dresses in Indianapolis
RaeLynn's Boutique, located near the Greenwood Park Mall has the largest selection Prom Dresses in Indianapolis
. You will notice the moment you walk into the door, the overwhelming feeling of so many prom dresses
waiting for you to try them on! After being immediately greeted, our sales associates will help you with every step of your prom dress purchase. We have a wide assortment of classic jewelry to trendy 'chunky' necklace, earring and bracelet sets. In addition, our large selection of the latest prom shoes that will finalize your complete ensemble, making you ready for prom! Don't forget about our flexible layway program that only requires half down on your dress, and payments every two weeks until it is paid off! RaeLynn's strives to turn our customers into clients. Stop in and experience prom dress shopping at its finest!
is located on Fry Road, between US 31 and Madison Avenue, right next to the Regal Movie Theater, behind Kohl's and Best Buy.
RaeLynns has the most prom dresses I have seen anywhere! It was crazy! So glad we drove to see them, they are awesome -Amanda
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