Before You Shop
Before you embark on your discount prom dress quest, get an idea of what kind of dress you'd like to have. Are there certain colors you favor? Would you prefer a short prom dress or a long prom dress? A princess-like prom dress or a simple and elgant prom dress? Looking through magazines, department stores or online stores ahead of time can help you decide on which styles you're interested in. It's also a good idea to be honest with yourself about what type of dress and what colors look best on you.
Bridal shops can be a great source for unique prom dresses. Why? Many bridesmaid dresses are quite beautiful and make perfectly elegant prom dresses.
These days it's quite safe - and easy - to shop online. In fact, the Internet opens up a whole new world of possibilities for finding discount prom dresses - but it all depends on how you search.