Prom season is right around the corner, and high school students around the country are anxiously awaiting one of the biggest nights of the year. But between the cost of attire, flowers, transportation, dinner, and tickets to the dance, prom can also add up to be one of the most expensive nights of the year for students…and their parents. According to a 2015 study by Visa, American families spend an average of $919 on prom.
Wondering how you can save money while ensuring a great time for you or your student? Ohio Valley Goodwill is here to help! Here’s a look at some of the great deals you can score when you shop Goodwill this prom season:
Save on the perfect prom dress
Looking for a one-of-a-kind prom dress that won’t break the bank? Check Ohio Valley Goodwill first! We frequently stock gently-used formal dresses and gowns, including prom dresses in the latest styles. While prom dresses usually range from $100 to upwards of $500, you can find beautiful dresses at Goodwill for just a fraction of the price. Keep in mind, most prom dresses are only worn once, and for just a few hours. Buying secondhand is essentially like buying a brand-new dress!
Suit up for less
Renting a tux isn’t the only option young men have when it comes to prom attire. Instead of paying to rent a well-worn (and often ill-fitting) tuxedo, shop at Goodwill for a gently-used suit, or even a blazer with slacks. A little tailoring and alterations can go a long way in making an “off the rack” suit fit like a dream! And even after prom is over, it’s nice to have a suit in your closet for other special occasions.
Complete your look with accessories
Once you have your prom outfit, don’t forget about the accessories to pull it all together! Whether you get your dress or suit at Goodwill or not, our stores have everything you need to complete your look at budget-friendly prices. Need a new pair of dress shoes, sparkly stilettos, or strappy sandals? Check Goodwill first before you spend big bucks at a department store! Looking for unique or vintage jewelry, hair accessories or for the guys – a tie, bow tie, or cufflinks? You know where to go! What about a bag or clutch? Guess what – you can find those at Goodwill, too!
Prom is a special night, and you deserve to look and feel your best from head to toe. To find stylish prom attire and accessories for less, shop in one of our 18 Ohio Valley Goodwill retail stores, or online at shopgoodwill.com.
Remember, when you shop at Goodwill, you’ll get more than a great deal, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your money is staying in the community and benefitting a good cause. That’s because the profits we raise through our retail stores help fund life-changing job training and employment support services for individuals with disabilities and local veterans. Every item you purchase from one of our stores is turned into education and opportunities for people who need jobs – now that’s a good thing!
Use our locator to find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill retail store, and be sure to sign up to have our special offers sent directly to your email for additional chances to save.
P.S. For even more helpful fashion-forward ideas and tips from Ohio Valley Goodwill, check out our Fashion Blog!