Buying online is the current trend, and is a very practical way to shop. You get to choose items online, without leaving the comforts of home, and you can have them delivered to your doorstep. For dresses, the only drawback is that you cannot fit the dress before you buy it. But you can ask whether the online seller allows for a money back guarantee if the dress does not fit. Check their policies on returns and exchanges. Some online stores allow for exchanges, but not returns.
Let us check some of the best online stores to buy a prom dress:
bestpromdresses. This online store offers designer dresses that are priced $100 and up. You can view designs by category - prom dresses, evening gowns, and celebrity styles. Replicas of dresses worn by celebrities in their movies are also available, like Kate Hudson's yellow dress as shown in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The same design is available in different colors and sizes. Plus-size dresses are also available for plus-size women.
onlygowns. This site is not only meant for shopping for prom dresses, but it also has shopping tips and useful advice on skin care and hair care. Dresses on this site are a bit pricey, ranging from $100 to $699. Take note, however, that this online store has a NO RETURN/NO EXCHANGE policy.
www.promgirl.com. If you are looking for more affordable gowns and prom dresses, this online store is the right choice. There are dresses that are under $50, but are fashionable. Most of the cheaper dresses have less beadwork, so it is up to you to add accessories. There are also more pricey dresses available that cost over $500. Most of these are full-length signature gowns with detailed beadwork and lace. The online store is customer friendly in a way that you can view dresses by categories: by color, brand, price, event or body type. There are also shoes for sale.
cbslimited. This company has a retail store and an online store. Its online store makes it easier for a shopper to find dresses by pre-selecting the color and design when doing a search. You can also search by design and occasion. Shipping within the US is free, and they have international shipping service, so even shoppers from other countries can purchase from this online store, with the additional shipping fee. This store also offers cheap and discounted prom dresses, but you will have to check since these are not always available.
dressesonline. This site has a wide collection of formal dresses for different occasions. Price ranges from $75 to less than $300. They have a return policy, but only to exchange the dress for another one. There are also additional shipping charges depending on your location. They also ship internationally, with an additional shipping fee of $29 (as of May 2009). Also check whether there are additional taxes in making the purchase. This also depends on your location.