Not too early to begin prom shopping

Sarah Watts– Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Prom is set for April 28, and many Mustangs are beginning prom dress shopping. While it may seem early to get a dress now, Mustangs have many different reasons for getting a dress so far ahead of time.

According to dress brand Faviana, the best time to prom dress shop is January, “Beginning your search in January may seem premature but retailers will already be stocking their racks by then.”

Department stores, boutiques, and any dress shop has the most available dresses right now. As prom gets closer, fewer dresses are in stock and in stores.

More specifically, local boutiques, such as Rusty Crickett’s, are very popular places to get dresses. These boutiques offer unique kind dresses, which many Mustangs want.

“I decided to start prom dress shopping now because I wanted a one of a kind dress from a boutique, and all of the best dresses from boutiques are going to be taken soon,” said junior Emily Weott.

Furthermore, many Mustangs are getting their dresses now in order to avoid any last minute changes or stress.

“I have had my prom dress since last year because I found my perfect dress, and because I now have a lot of time to get any alterations and plan out my hair and makeup. I definitely want to avoid stress concerning my dress,” said junior Payton Adams.

Also according to Faviana, “One of our biggest tips for prom is starting early which will allow you to fully sift through the myriad of options and give you plenty of time to make up your mind.”

Getting a prom dress early also guarantees no stress because it gives one more time to decide what style dress they want.

Finally, if a Mustang is considering ordering a prom dress online, now is the time to do that as well. Logistically, getting a dress online that fits and on time is risky. It is important to give a company a long amount of time to send the dress and allow for time to order another style or size dress.