Prom dresses, good place to look?
Posted Feb 18, 2012 - 3:05 pm
Posted Feb 18, 2012 - 3:51 pm
Posted Feb 18, 2012 - 4:43 pm
Posted Feb 19, 2012 - 1:34 pm
Accidentally In Love--colorful
Rosette Trim Strapless
Pleat Bodice Tafetta
Dillard's has some very nice short ones if she changes her mind.
Couldn't help myself...Macy's has a Pippa inspired gown but it seems to be pretty shapeless..in white or navy. I'd love to try that in store.
Posted Apr 2, 2012 - 8:36 pm
Posted Apr 16, 2012 - 7:25 am
Posted Apr 16, 2012 - 9:48 am
So we went prom dress shopping on Saturday (me and DD17). Started at Nordstrom's Rack - found a dress and she liked it. It was on sale (yeah) marked down to 82.xx (originally like $250). Since I knew it might not be there when we came back - went ahead and bought it since I knew we could return it.
Next stop was David's Bridal. Found a dress she liked even better there. I had never shopped there before and I was in for a rude awakening! First you have to "check in" and be assigned a consultant - even for prom dresses. Wish I had been told that when we got there as we had to wait about 15 minutes for someone to open up. We pulled a few dresses off the rack - and she tried them on. I noticed while we were waiting they have a no return/no exchanges policy - for ANYTHING. So I didn't really want to buy a dress off the rack since it looked worn - asked if I could buy it online and was told that particular dress was in stores only. So I said it looks dirty and was told they could steam and press it for us. Asked if they would order us one and was told no - all their dresses are sold off the rack unless they don't have the size we need. And even if they ordered the dress they couldn't guarantee that it wasn't previously used as a "try on" dress. So I go to pay and we are asked if we had been given a scratch off coupon. No, but that saved me $20. Apparently our sales person is the one responsible for the steaming of the dress. This was 4/14 - the sales person looks at her calendar and tells us that we can pick up the dress on 4/25. It also needs to have the hook and eye sewed back on because it was coming off. Wow .. while they had some reasonably priced dresses (hers was $159 before the coupon) I was put off at the way they operate. Her prom is on 5/5, the dress needs to be hemmed (they wanted $30 to hem it), so I have to get it to a seemstress friend and hope she can fit that into her schedule.
ugh .. I wish she would have just kept the one we got from Nordstroms .. oh well. So Jill - I'm right there with you in the hatred of this dress!!
And this is before her friend calls her last night to tell her that she owes $90 for the limo .. WTH?
I am there with you, this was suppose to be a simple prom (and the decorations were that LOL) but how did it end up costing $250 or so after it was all done (dress, alteration of dress, cleaning of dress, corsage/bouts that I made, bra (strapless of course).....)
Posted Apr 22, 2012 - 4:35 pm
Points to ponder: How many games of peek-a-boo can you play before you wonder if the liquor store delivers?
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