Where to Shop for Prom Dresses in Salt Lake City, Utah

Stores Offer Wide Selection, From Glam to Modest

Winter scene of the downtown skyline with the Mormon Salt Lake Temple, backed by the snowcapped Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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You've got the date, now it's time to find the dress. Here's a list of the best places to find a formal party dress in  Salt Lake City. Whether it's a full-length, glamorous gown for prom, a shorter dress for homecoming or the quinceanera dress you've been dreaming about since kindergarten, you'll have good luck finding one that makes you look dazzling at one of these stores.

Most stores have plenty of dresses in stock, but you'll find the best selection if you shop at least two weeks before the event. If you plan ahead in this way, the store can order your size or the color you want if needed. Nearly all stores that sell formal dresses in Salt Lake City will add sleeves or straps to a strapless dress if you want to cover up or your school's dress code requires it.

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    ••• Bridal Closet

    Bridal Closet in Draper has an expertly curated selection of moderately priced formal dresses, with in-store alterations. Many are in a modest style. Choose from strapless styles, on-trend silhouettes that are lacey and high-necked, ruched, deep leg slits, sweetheart necklines, sophisticated classics in black or all-over florals.

     

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    ••• Sherri Hill

     Bridal Expressions/OffWhite Bride in Sandy is a bridal shop, but it has a large selection of bridesmaid's dresses that would be equally appropriate at a prom. In general, they are more modest than many prom dresses, usually not strapless and in more muted colors, with lots of black and pastel choices. If this style is what you are looking for, this shop is a must-see.

     

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    ••• Madison James

     Gateway Bridal & Prom has a large selection of prom dresses, and the website divides them into two sections, called "prom dresses" and "modest prom dresses." There are many more choices of modest dresses, so if this is your preference, this store is a great place to start your search. Gateway Bridal's LatterDay Bridal and Prom has completely covered-up styles, dresses that look like they came out of a Disney movie, chic black styles, and quite a few short formals. Regular prom dresses show a lot more skin, with strapless and slit skirt styles more prominent.

     

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    Ypsilon in Midvale has a huge showroom and hundreds of fashion-forward party, prom and pageant dresses that tend to be more original than other stores. Ypsilon also has a wide selection of gorgeous and stylish modest dresses. Shopping is by appointment only. You'll meet with a stylist who will take into account your coloring, body type, how modest (or not) you want the dress to be and how much you'd like to spend. Book your appointment on the store's website and you'll be ready for a personalized shopping experience.

     

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     Mary's Bridal offers a large selection of special occasion and bridesmaid dresses that are appropriate for formal parties. They have dresses with rows of ruffles; strapless styles; adorned bodices, backs, and skirts; and gowns both flowing and fitted. You need an appointment at Mary's Bridal; go to the website to book it.