Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Prom Dresses - Party Like It's $19.99

Did I miss prom?  Am I too late?? Cause I want to talk dresses. When did prom dresses become so revealing that in the olden days only Cher would wear them to a formal affair?  And they are not cheap. One of my nieces went to prom in a dress from Schaffer's $9 sale.  She looked gorgeous and I will bring this up every time the price of prom dresses is mentioned.  Count on it.  I'm that annoying.  This time of year we get calls about any place that offers barely-used prom dresses for next to nothing.  Or actual nothing.  Here's the place!  Save yourselves!

The Glass Slipper
First Presbyterian Church, 3100 Easton Blvd.

HOURS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Donations: Are accepted during closet hours, or make arrangements by calling Michelle Smith at 205-6144.

Source:  Des Moines Register  Mar 10, 2010 pg. 1 West Register,  as accessed through EBSCOHost 

Graphic Source:  Vintage Bulletin

1 comment:

MaryAnn said...

Is that the dress that your niece wore? It is very pretty. : )

I think the price of prom dresses, not to mention clothes overall, must be a reflection of how much we overspend in general as a nation. People need to stop and think about the price related to the use. Buying a $500 suit or several classic pieces that will last you for many, many years is an investment. Dropping $500 on a “one night stand.” is a waste.