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Best Affordable Prom Dresses
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Best Affordable Prom Dresses

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Prom is one of those nights that will live fresh on your minds forever. In my day (circa 2012) the dress of the hour was a long, sequined gown shinier than a disco ball. Fortunately for the class of 2016, the offerings on the market have become a lot chicer. Long are the days of sparkly mesh. Instead, you’ll find ensembles that aren’t your typical prom pieces, but are most definitely stylish enough to wear beyond the glory high school days!

So, you’ve got the date, the shoes, the clutch, but no dress yet? No worries, we’ve scoured the CUTEST prom dresses for you guys. And the best part? They’re all under $80! Find yourselves something nice, ladies! You deserve it. 

 

Jill Stuart Red Academy Gown

Jill Stuart Red Academy Gown

Price: $75

Where: Rent the Runway

Makeup to wear it with: Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette | Rimmel Lipstick Kate Moss Edition


Embellished Strappy Back Dress with Ruched Waist

Embellished Strappy Back Dress with Ruched Waist

Price: $39.99

Where to buy: David's Bridal

Makeup to wear it with: NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick | E.L.F. Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette 

 

Badgley Mischka Fluorescent Chiffon Gown

Badgley Mischka Fluorescent Chiffon Gown

Price: $80 (to rent!)

Where: Rent the Runway

Makeup to wear it with: Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Palette | Buxom Lips-April

 

Herve Leger Film Noir Gown

Herve Leger Film Noir Gown

Price: $80 (to rent!)

Where: Rent the Runway

Makeup to wear it with: tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette | Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Pepper

 

Strappy-Back Maxi Dress

Strappy-Back Maxi Dress

Price: $29.90

Where to buy: Forever 21

Makeup to wear it with: Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette | CoverGirl Wetslicks Lipgloss 

 

Sweet Sophisticate Dress

Swift Sophisticate Dress

Price: $69.99

Where to buy: Modcloth

Makeup to wear it with: Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar | Urban Decay Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss

 

Red Lace Maxi Dress

Red Lace Maxi Dress

Price: $68

Where to buy: LuLu’s

Makeup to wear it with: Essence All About Nude Eyeshadow | Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

 

Mignon Black Chevron Twirl Gown

Mignon Black Chevron Twirl Gown

Price: $75 (to rent!)

Where to buy: Rent the Runway

Makeup to wear it with: Kat Von D Eye Contour Palette | Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick

 

Illusion Embellished V-Neck Long Slim Dress

City Triangles® Illusion Embellished V-Neck Long Slim Dress - Juniors Plus

Price: $99.99

Where to buy: JCPenney

Makeup to wear it with: CoverGirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Nudes | NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick 

 

Pinot Noir Dress

Pinot Noir Dress

Price: $79

Where: Mura Boutique

Makeup to wear it with: Bare Escentuals Ready Eyeshadow | Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipstick Peach Frost

 

Think you might be interested in one of these dresses?! We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below. If you want to make sure your makeup looks amazing too be sure to check out our Prom Makeup Guide

 

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