Finding cheap formal dresses does not have to be a difficult task nor does getting a cheap dress mean that you won't look like a million bucks or be able to don the dress of your dreams. By following the steps below you can cut the costs on the dress of your dreams and take the money you save and put it towards the perfect pair of shoes, bag, jewelry or even use it to treat yourself to a manicure before your special night
Visit your local Craigslist.org site regularly. You will find that someone is almost always trying to get sell last years wears and are willing to sell for cheap, prom dresses from the year prior or that their kids have outgrown.
Visit Ebay - Often you find absolute steals on beautiful gowns and dresses. There are many merchants that sell brand new evening dresses on sale for cheap.
Be sure when you search eBay that you include seller stores in your query as well as auctions and buy it nows.
Search popular shops for clearance sales or special discounts. You would be amazed how many beautiful cheap prom dresses can be found when you hit a local shop at the right time. Such as this site: www.ebzj.com
Often you may be able to find better deals and cheap prom dresses if you shop well in advance. Many retailers know that parents are willing to spend whatever it takes to get the dress of their daughters dreams so the closer that time comes the higher some prices may rise and the more difficult it can be to find cheap prom dresses.
Another way to perhaps find cheap prom dresses is to see if your school or other local companies participate in prom-dress swaps.
This is when everyone can bring in fancy dress and swap it for someone else's or even just purchase someones nearly new dress for an extremely discounted price.
Last but not least if all else fails you can check out your local thrift or second hand stores. These facilities receive numerous donations of no longer needed dresses and in turn sell them at a cheap price. Contrary to some popular belief a lot of the items that can be found at second hand or thrift stores are in very good and often barely used condition and unless you tell someone no body has to know where you picked up your dress.