Prom season—arguably the most exciting (and well-documented) event of the school year, especially if you're about to graduate—is upon us. Of course, it's a night you'll want to look and feel your very best.
Finding the perfect dress (or jumpsuit, or pantsuit) shouldn't have to be a stressful experience, for your or your wallet—which is sometimes easier said than done. That's why we did a bit of the work for you, seeking out the most wallet-friendly and inclusive prom dress brands to shop from.
From made-to-order looks and designer rentals to styles of all sorts, these are the brands (and shops) that cater to bodies of all shapes and sizes, and also won't leave you broke. Which means, of course, more money for you to put toward your after-party plans (which are clearly as important as the prom itself).
Get to planning your dream look, below.
Photos Courtesy of ASOS
You can consider ASOS our go-to for everything, including prom. Not only will you find ASOS Curve's incredible line of formal dresses available up to size 28, but you'll also find an assortment of accessible plus-size dress brands, such as Virgos Lounge, Flounce London, and more.
Rent The Runway
Photos Courtesy of Rent The Runway
Have designer taste but not looking to break the bank (for, you know, just one night)? Rent The Runway has tons of glorious designer pieces available in up to size 22, from labels such as Badgley Mischka and Monique Lhuillier, at prices we can all get behind.
Photos Courtesy of Isolated Heroes
Not here for the classic prom gown, but looking to stand out? Look no further than Isolated Heroes, the loud and in-your-face U.K.-based label that offers tons of sequined, vibrant, and quirky dresses in up to U.K. size 28 (U.S. size 24).
Photos Courtesy of Eloquii
Eloquii has been a staple in the world of inclusive fashion, offering its goods in a size range from 14 to 28 in quite the accessible price range. But did you know they offer some killer evening dresses, as well? From fringed to floral and sequin, head to Eloquii to nab your chic and wallet-friendly prom getup.
Chi Chi London
Photos Courtesy of Chi Chi London
After first discovering Chi Chi London via ASOS, we found that its curve selection is pretty epic. The British label offers a range of prom-appropriate frocks in sizes 18 to 26, from floor-length pleated gowns to lace and tulle mini dresses. The best part of all? They're all under $150.
Photos Courtesy of Modcloth
ModCloth has an amazing selection of dresses fit for the prom from its namesake label and other plus-size faves (such as Chi Chi London) up to size 4X, featuring everything from florals and tulle to vintage-inspired embroidery.
Fame & Partners
Photos Courtesy of Fame & Partners
When it comes to our dream dress, customization is key. That's why we love Fame & Partners, whose made-to-order pieces, from modern day-to-day essentials to formalwear, allow for custom changes to ensure it's the dress (and the fit) you want, up to size 22.
While we'll admit that some of the styles can be considered a splurge, many fall under the under $250 range—and when it's made-to-order to fit your body like a glove, it's money well-spent.
However, while the brand caters to an inclusive size range, we do hope to see more of that range represented by its models on site, soon.
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