Prom is an unforgettable night that comes with a major price tag–the tickets, the party bus, the shoes, the hair, the bling, the post-dance McDonald’s run. Before you know it, you’re dropping $500–and that’s not even including your gown. My bank account is shaking just thinking about it.
Thankfully, it’s super easy to cut costs on the most expensive (but most important) prom investment: your dress. Shopping at these affordable brands will save you hella dollars, but you’ll still get the same amount of style. Even if everyone in your squad dropped four figures, you’ll still be the best dressed in the room. Click ahead for all the best websites to buy cheap prom dresses.
Sequined Shift Dress
If you’ve never shopped at Mango before, your life is about to change. On top of stellar formal dresses, they also stock all the trendiest pieces you’ve seen on Instagram. It’s the fashion editor secret to looking chic as hell on a budget (I’m literally wearing Mango right now).
Plus Size 1920s Forest Green Deco Angelina Maxi Flapper Dress
Unique Vintage is another secret source for affordable prom dresses that will make you feel like a modern day Cinderella. Seriously, they dropped an entire line of Disney Princess-themed prom dresses. Best of all: free shipping!
Sequin ‘Em Over Plus Belted Wrap Dress
This Girlboss favorite mostly stocks edgy daytime dresses, but if you’re willing to dig, you can find some seriously cool prom-worthy minis and jumpsuits for a super affordable price.
Strapless Long Plus-Size Prom Dress by PromGirl
A classy dress never fails to dazzle on prom night. This elegant number is just one of the dresses PromGirl stocks that will fit the bill. Plus their Under $100 tab will keep your budget in check.
3D Lace V-Neck Evening Dress
No matter what your prom theme or your budget, Nordstrom has racks on racks of dresses to choose from. They’ve got everything from blinged-out midi dresses to massive tulle gowns.
Lovers + Friends Brighton Gown
Hot AF dresses for prom, homecoming, and more can be found at online retailer Revolve. They’ve got high-quality pieces that you can get for a steal on sale.
Pretty Polished Pirouette Corset Dress
Edgy girls, get your gothic prom dress fill at Dolls Kill. They’ve got totally unique prom dresses that don’t feel too girly–and for a bargain.
Olivia White Sequin Strapless Maxi Dress
This fast-fashion e-tailer sells some of the cutest dresses online for cheap, with something for every girl. If you’re looking to go more laid-back for prom, grab a tea-length dress, and if you want full-on glam, you’ll love their all-sequin gowns.
Analise Plunging Floral Maxi Dress in Wine
If you’re looking for a dress under $100 that’s sure to get everyone at your school talking, Tobi is the real deal. This site sells everything from skater dresses to sexy bodycon pieces that look like you’ve went shopping in Kim Kardashian’s closet.
Sweetheart Column Dress
Fame and Partners stocks occasion dresses that look so chic, you won’t believe the price tag. Most of them are under $250 and all are totally customizable. Add straps, shorten the skirt, remove the ruffles–with a few clicks you can make the gown of your dreams.
Plus Carved In Stone Mesh Mini Dress
Akira is known for their affordable, totally unique dresses. Shop everything from feathered minis to glitzy printed ball gowns for less than $200.
Maya V Neck Maxi Dress With Tonal Delicate Sequin
Looking for a good place to buy prom dresses online? If you’re hunting for a totally unique prom option no one else will have, I recommend you head straight to ASOS. The online retailer has pages and pages (not kidding) of stunning gowns of all lengths, with totally unexpected details.
Making A Scene Maxi Dress
Kylie Jenner’s favorite brand doesn’t only stock curve-hugging denim and teeny tiny crop tops, Fashion Nova also has a huge selection of gorgeous gowns. Their Luxe Collection features an range of metallic maxis, ruffled mermaid gowns, and beyond. Plus, all their dresses are $50-$300.
X REVOLVE Bustier Gown
For Love & Lemons is famous for their floral summer dresses and luxe lace underthings, but they also make great party dresses. Their minis make a big impact, with bold statement sleeves, sexy lace, and lots of sequins. Click here to shop.
Midnight Swirl Gown
If you’re afraid of committing to one dress (hey, it’s a big decision!), Rent the Runway is the best option. You can wear it, then send it back – and usually for only $60-$100. Shop their prom dresses online or swing by one of their brick and mortar locations.
Maya Black Sequin Fishtail Maxi Dress
The perfect prom dress isn’t complete without a little extra *sparkle*. PrettyLittleThing offers all the sequins, beading, tassels, and lace necessary for a standout gown. The site even offers a 40 percent student discount.
Mock Neck Sequin Dress With Puff Sleeve
Plus size people, look no further than Eloquii. The retailer is just waiting to stock your closet full of trending pieces. Plus, their dress section is perfect for prom.
Burgundy Red Ombre Chiffon Maxi Dress
The plus size girl’s dream, Torrid offers stylish outfits for everyone from size 10 to 30. This store has an amazing collection of clothes and prom-worthy dresses that will make you look and feel like a total queen.
Geometric Neckline Pleated Skirt Plus Size Gown
David’s Bridal is your go-to stop for budget-friendly gowns for literally any occasion. Prom? They’ve got it. Homecoming? Sure. Graduation? Totally.
Akuru Sapphire Blue & Black Satin Lace Maxi Dress
This Kardashian-favorite brand serves up smokin’ hot dresses for every occasion. If you’re looking for over-the-top sexy gowns that look super expensive (but actually aren’t), hit up House of CB.
Boutique Sequin Long Sleeve Maxi Bridesmaid Dress
Want to rock a sequin gown or a slinky slip for prom, but don’t want to spend more than 60 bucks? Whether you’re a size 2 or 20, you’ll find a dress you love (and in your price range) at Boohoo.
Stripes And Sequins 2-Piece Tube Dress
Keep it fun and flirty with a dress from GoJane. With stand-out details like ruffles, feathers, and rhinestones, the online retailer’s extra-as-hell dresses are perfect for showing off your playful side.
Sequined Mesh-Detail Dress
You already buy everything else at H&M, why not your prom dress, too? This glitzy little number is less than $40. Choose your accessories wisely and you could nab a full prom look for under $100.
Plus Size Satin Cami Maxi Dress
Yes, you can get a prom dress at your favorite low-budget retailer. Forever 21 stocks everything from sequined-out maxis to flippy flapper dresses. Plus, they’ve got dresses in sizes 2 to 16 so everyone can find the perfect prom night look.
Cintra Mesh Tulle Bustier Gown
Whether you’re looking for something trendy or classic, Windsor is your stop. They’ve got super cheap dresses that look straight off the red carpet.
Most Marvelous Fit and Flare Dress
Complete with trendy rose appliques, this tulle dress is a fairytale-chic choice for prom. ModCloth’s unique dresses are available from size 2 to 26 and are sure to make your prom pics look amazing.
Peace + Love Tan Tiger Embellished Asymmetric Midaxi Dress
Missguided is the place to shop if you’re looking for something that will show off those ~curves~ but won’t break the bank.