Some of these prom dresses are offered with matching quarter or half jackets to conceal the shoulders for an even more modest look, but can be taken off during dancing, and socializing. Prices start at about one hundred and eight nine dollars on average, but some of the prom gowns can run up to over one thousand dollars, depending on the brand and type of fabric, and materials used to create the piece. For goodness sake, do not forget the matching clutch purse, shoes, and corset belt if needed.
If you make this dress purchase months in advance, wait until about two weeks before the dance to have it fitted, as teenager grow rapidly, and you do not want to have to let it out, or pay twice for tailoring the garment. Also, invest in a wedding dress crush-proof hanging bag to protect the dress until prom night. You do not want it crushed from other clothing in the closet, and become wrinkled to the point of having to have it re-dry cleaned at the last minute.
This is a big night for her and she will want everything perfect, and will practically act as if it is her wedding day. Make sure she has everything she needs and treat her like a princess, even if she has her emotional fangs out the afternoon before her date picks her up. Be sure and have your digital camera charged, and ready to go with plenty of memory available.