New York, New York (PressExposure) July 10, 2009 -- When your budget is tight or you just don't want to spend a lot, a cheap prom dress can help you look great on your special night without going into debt to do so. A cheap prom dress doesn't have to look like you didn't spend a lot of money either. In fact, there are so many options for finding a cheap prom dress that it may be a contest among your friends to see who can spend the least.
The best place to start looking for a cheap prom dress is friends and family that are the same size or about the same size as you. While they might not have a cheap prom dress, they may have a dress that can be altered to fit you and basically be worn free of charge. Look for friends and relatives that have been in weddings or gone to dances before to find a great cheap prom dress. No one ever wears them twice anyways.
You can also find a cheap prom dress on the Internet if you're confident that you know what size you will need. Actually, you should go to the Internet to find a dress that is slightly bigger than what you need in order to have it altered into a custom fit cheap prom dress. Auction sites are a wonderful place to search for a cheap prom dress because others are trying to get rid of them.
A cheap prom dress can also be found at your local consignment or thrift store. Many people don't think to go to these stores because they fear that the quality will not be as good, but some girls just dump their old clothes off at thrift stores because they want to get rid of them, leaving you with the perfect opportunity for a cheap prom dress.