How much does an average prom dress cost?


How much does an average prom dress cost?

School proms have now become the most important date in the school diary for 16-18 year olds, marking the end of exams and summer term.

Meticulous planning and attention to detail goes into Prom night.  Nothing is left to chance.  Flowing hair, curly hair, elaborate up dos, with or without diamanté clips and tiny tiaras.  Make up, manicures, pedicures and with or without the spray tan.  The promise of a night of glitter and glamour, excitement and music.  Helium balloons, limos and laughter.

And then comes the most important part. Choosing your prom dress. Prom dresses range from sophisticated and elegant to simple and fun. It’s your choice whether you opt for glamour or bling, slinky or sexy.  Sleek and figure hugging jersey fabric or sequins, beads and diagonal slashed. Proposals carry an extensive range of gowns from traditional to contemporary, vibrant to vintage dresses.

Our team are very experienced in helping and advising you choose the dress which will flatter you, knowing you can go to your prom looking stunning and feeling confident.  Our stock of designer prom dresses includes Dynasty, Morille and Gino Cerutti.


How much will my prom dress cost?

A recent survey indicated that for the Prom season, an average of £244 is spent on the night. Ten per cent of girls will spend more than £500 and two per cent will spend more than £1,500.  Included in these figures is the cost of your prom dress.

Some dresses are borrowed. Some are bought from department stores and others are high end couture.  Some people decide to buy their dress and others prefer to hire for their prom. Hiring means you can have a beautiful prom dress without the expense of buying it outright.

Proposals carry an extensive range of prom dresses to hire, suiting all budgets.  We take a third deposit and then arrange flexible payments to spread the cost of the balance.  In addition, we keep a prom book, to avoid duplication.

Our stock of designer prom dresses includes Dynasty, Morille and Gino Cerutti.  We can also offer an alteration service to ensure your gown is a perfect fit.

Proposals understand how important it is that you choose the dress, which is right for you for your special prom night. It is not a case of the most expensive dress being the best. It’s choosing the one that is perfect for you.  We all have very different styles, taste and personalities and it is important that your prom dress has the ‘wow’ factor and gives you confidence.

We can offer advice on styles, colour and fabrics, which will flatter and enhance your unique look.  We also have a wide range of accessories to complement your prom dress.  These include bags, clips, fascinators and jewelry.

Remember it is a night of fun with school friends, to be enjoyed and will become a treasured memory in years to come.


If you want to hire a prom gown, please do not hesitate to call Proposals on

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