Money Talks: Prom Dress Saving

Shopping for prom dresses takes time and money.

A study last year by Visa said families spend between $700 to $1900 on prom.

That's a staggering number.

So we found some ways you might be able to find a dress for a little less.

Hitting dress shops? Look for past season sales. Like designer duds? Rent one for a fraction of retail cost from a shop or an online site, like ""

Get creative and sew your own or customize an existing dress. Thrift shops can also be a great place to start.

No budget for shopping? No problem! Get together with your friends and have a dress swap.

There are also free prom dresses for young women who qualify through National organizations such as ""

Bottom line? There are plenty of ways to find a beautiful prom outfit without breaking the bank. And when you do find one, here's an idea.

Sell it when you're done with it or at least donate it.

Want more information to save on your prom?

Go to and search for "Prom." For Money Talks News, I'm Stacy Johnson.

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