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Inclusive Prom Dress Brands That Won't Break The Bank

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Because shopping for prom should be stress-free

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.

ASOS

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

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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.

Isolated Heroes

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).

Eloquii

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.

ModCloth

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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From selling probiotic supplements to picture frames and umbrellas

A Kardashian-level of success doesn't happen overnight, and it certainly doesn't happen without proper planning. Kim Kardashian West clearly knows this because, according to TMZ, she has already filed for trademark protection on the name of her two-week-old baby, Psalm West. From personal appearances and entertainment services to probiotic supplements and scrunchies, she is leaving no stone unturned in terms of possible business opportunities.

Apparently, all of the Kardashian parents file these kinds of trademark protections for their kids even if the businesses never come to fruition. It's done as a precautionary measure to keep others from profiting off of their name and to make sure that, should they ever want to start a business, they don't have to worry about someone else getting to it first. The sheer length of this list speaks to the huge earning potential of baby Psalm, who can't even control his own neck muscles yet, let alone go into business. Still, this brings a whole new meaning to "securing the bag."

Below, a list of all the things Kardashian West is seeking usage rights for.

Hair accessories

Barrettes

Bands

Bows

Clips

Ties

Ornaments

Pins

Scrunchies

Chopsticks

Twisters

Wrap

Hair extensions

Ornamental novelty pins

Entertainment services

Personal appearances

Skin care

Probiotic supplements

Toy figures

Doll accessories

Computer software

Clothing

Baby bottles

Furniture

Strollers

Beverageware

Swaddling

Blankets

Skin moisturizers

Lotions

Creams

Bubble bath

Fragrances

Body powders

Shower gels

Body oils

Skin serums

Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Nail care preparations

Puppets

Puzzles

Toy jewelry

Toy cameras

Toy food

Bath toys

Baby gyms

Playground balls

Electronic action toys

Baby bouncers

Baby changing tables

Baby walkers

Pillows

Mirrors

Cushions

Picture frames

Playpens

Baby carriers

Cosmetic bags

Toiletry cases

Duffle bags

Umbrellas

Clocks

Watches

Key chains

Calendars

Books

photo albums

Stationery

Stickers

Writing utensils

Collectible trading cards

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Well, actually it's crocodile, but she looks out of this world so...

Winnie Harlow walked the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday on her way to a screening of Oh Mercy!, wearing a showstopping gown.

The sheer black dress featured green embroidery on the front and back, which Ralph and Russo confirmed was in the shape of a crocodile. She belted the dress with a black crocodile skin-like belt and finished the look off with some strappy heels. She didn't leave it at just that. For beauty, Harlow packed on full lids of sparkly purple eyeshadow. She kept her hair sleek and simple.

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Though the brand says otherwise, as Game of Thrones fans, we'd like to think the embroidery is reminiscent of a dragon's skin. Not to mention, Harlow looks out-of-this-world beautiful in it.

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That denim kimono!!

Marion Cotillard shut down the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday at a screening for Matthias Et Maxime. Instead of an extravagant gown that's expected of the event, Cotillard wore a matching black crop top and shorts. Despite wearing an outfit I typically don to a hot yoga class, she looks incredible. She completed the look with an oversized denim kimono, a statement necklace, and heeled booties.

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At first, I was drawn in by the crop top and hotpants duo, but, after looking closer at the kimono, it's clear that it's the real scene-stealer. The floor-length Balmain piece was decorated with artful rips and dragon motifs. I would like to live in it.

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Let's all bow down to the Khaleesi of Cannes.

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"It doesn't make you weak to ask for help"

Singer Billie Eilish is continuing to open up about mental health, this time in a new PSA video in partnership with the Ad Council and Seize the Awkward.

In the video, Eilish insists that "it doesn't make you weak to ask for help." She doubles down on the importance of asking for help, and stresses the importance of friends and family being there when their close ones reach out and checking in on them as well. "You should be able to ask anyone for help, everyone has to help someone if they need it." According to Eilish, there have been times when someone reached out to her at the exact moment she needed it, and it helped.

It was particularly refreshing to see Eilish acknowledge that there are things she still doesn't know and has to learn about her mental health. At the very beginning of the video, the interviewer asks her to reflect on her mental health journey, and all Eilish can do is let out chortle. "I think when people hear, 'Remember to take care of your mental health,' they think that everyone else is, and that is not at all accurate," she admitted. "You know, for me I'm trying to learn still to make sure that I stay okay."

Check out the PSA below.

Billie Eilish On Mental Health & Friendship | Ad Council www.youtube.com

Photograph via @kimkardashian.

"#NotOnMyMoodBoard"

Kim Kardashian has definitely been accused of borrowing a design now and then. But when Instagram influencer and Kardashian look-alike Kamilla Osman claimed the entrepreneur copied her birthday look for a Met Gala after-party, Kardashian was not going to let it fly—and shared plenty of photo evidence to shut down the claim.

Fashion industry watchdog Diet Prada first noticed Osman's claims on Instagram and shared side-by-side images of Kardashian's Cher-inspired outfit designed by Mugler and Osman's dress. "Never get confused with who 'inspires' who. They won't give you credit but they will copy," Osman wrote on her IG story. "I designed this dress for my birthday last year. Nobody had a dress like this was an original design."

Kardashian responded by posting the true inspiration behind her look: images of Cher, in similarly sparkly, plunging-neckline dresses and wigs, and of model Yasmeen Ghauri walking a Mugler show in the '90s. In fact, the only similarity between Osman's and Kardashian's looks is the bodycon mini-dress style, which the two are not the first to wear. Among the images, Kardashian included a blank slide with the hashtag "NotOnMyMoodBoard," making it clear that this was in response to Osman's claims.

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Though I am with Kim on this one, Kardashian does have a history of co-opting other people's work. From being sued over her Kimoji app, to claims she copied makeup palettes and perfume bottle designs, to being accused of copying Naomi Campbell's entire style, it's far from the first (and probably, far from the last) time Kardashian's name will be mentioned like this.

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