Dressing Low-Key for Homecoming or Prom

Attending your Homecoming or Prom is something is something that a lot of people look forward to for a long time. Some people will save up for a long time to be able to buy the perfect dress, as well as all of the accessories, but some people are not so lucky. The average cost of attending a prom in the USA in 2014 according to U.S. News was $978.00, which was a decrease from previous years. But there are things that you to try and reduce the overall cost, while still looking excellent and having a great time.

Choose an Understated Dress

When it comes to the hottest homecoming dresses for ladies, a dress can set you back anywhere from $100.00 at a chain store and up to $1000.00 at some of the high-end boutique shops. The fancier your dress is, the more it will cost you, and so it is a good idea to go with a more minimalist approach when choosing your dress. A simple plain black dress can be the perfect answer, and when worn correctly, it can be a timeless classic. If you have any sewing skills you can even purchase a simple dress, and alter this to make it more lavish, as well as unique.

Shopping for Accessories

As well as finding Prom Dress Shop Chicago, you can also find a wide selection of accessories to finish off your outfit stylishly. If you want to save some money, then you could look to borrow some accessories from friends or family members, otherwise you will need to look for some bargains in the shoes and handbag sections. If you have no suitable jewelry for your outfit, again your friends and family are the first place to start before you start spending your hard earned money. You may be able to borrow earrings and a locket from your mom, which will finish off your outfit perfectly.

The Art of Make-Up

When you add the cost of getting your hair, nails, and make-up done, it can be surprising how much you spend.

  • New hairstyle starting at $60.00

  • Nails manicured and painted starting at $50.00

  • Professional make-up can vary, but prices usually start at around $100.00

There are ways that you can save money, and still look awesome for your big event. There are plenty of beauty schools and hairdressing schools where you may be able to let yourself be a bit of a guinea pig. A lot of students would be happy to practice their skills on you, and you may even be able to get it for free. Otherwise, there is also plenty of sound advice on the internet, with plenty of videos on websites such as YouTube, showing how to get a professional finish with your makeup.

Car Pooling

Another way that you can save some money for your big night is by sharing transport with your close friends. Instead of hiring a car each for you to arrive as couples, why not split the cost of hiring a limousine? You can save a bit of money and travel in style with your best friends who will help to kick off the party atmosphere.


Just because you want to stick to a budget, it does not mean that you cannot have a good time. There are plenty of ways to cut costs, and still have an awesome time with your friends. Remember, it is not where you are that makes it special, but who you are with that counts!


This post is contributed by Mediabuzzer