Where to Shop for Homecoming and Prom Dresses in Denver

Prom in the Mile High City starts with the search for the perfect dress for many high school girls. According to a survey by Yahoo Style in 2017, Americans spend an average of $600 on prom night. The figures include dresses, tuxedos, pictures, food, corsages, accommodations and limo rentals. Parents also plan to foot the bill for 73% of the total cost of prom night in 2015.

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    Prom Dress
    ••• The Pearl Jeweled Necklace Halter Mesh Gown is available for $99 at David's Bridal. Photo courtesy of David's Bridal

    David's Bridal offers affordable options for proms and weddings, with many formal dresses priced at $100 or less. Many of the chain's bridesmaid dresses can also be worn as prom dresses. The bridal shop offers a wide range of colors and sizes, although it's best to shop early because some styles may need to be ordered. David's Bridal also offers in-house alterations for an additional charge.

    David's Bridal #196
    100 South Abilene St. Unit B
    Aurora, CO 80012
    720-579-0700

    David's Bridal #82
    8680-B Park Meadows Center Dr.
    Littleton, CO 80124
    303-792-5300

    David's Bridal #71
    9270 Sheridan Blvd.
    Westminster, CO80031
    303-412-0558

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    If your tastes run more to princess ball gowns, Party Cloz & Bridal offers a wide selection of colors and styles. The store in Westminster only offers formal apparel, and will match prices of competitors. Party Cloz & Bridal offers layaway, and also serves as a good option for Quinceañera dresses.

    The Orchard Town Center
    14587 Delaware St #400
    Westminster, CO 80023
    303-255-3830

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    As the name suggests, White House | Black Market specializes in little black dresses and other sophisticated options for prom. The store does also offer a few options in colors, although most dresses are knee length or shorter. Dresses range in price from less than $100 to $250.

    Cherry Creek North
    180 Clayton Lane
    Denver, CO  80206
    303-322-4441

    The Shops at SouthGlenn
    6853 S. York Street
    Centennial, CO  80122
    720-377-9500

    Belmar
    354 South Teller Street
    Lakewood, CO  80226
    303-937-6046

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    Designer prom dresses grace the boutique in Wheat Ridge run by a former Miss Colorado Teen USA. While the prices are higher than other stores, the boutique offers the latest fashions from designers such as Sherri Hill and Terani Couture. The boutique also offers in-house alterations and image consultations. The store is closed on Mondays and open by appointment only on Tuesdays.

    Royal Image Boutique
    6073 W 44th Ave #200
    Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
    303-466-9216

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    Other Options

    • Bella Boutique in Denver offers free prom dresses to high-school girls who demonstrate financial need. Donations of gowns are also welcome.
    • The Prom Dress Exchange is an annual event held in March that offers gently-used prom dresses for a $10 donation.
    • Are you handy with a needle and thread? Visit Joann Fabrics in Denver to sew your own prom dress.
    • Renttherunway.com allows members to rent dresses from high-end designers such as Badgley Mischka for four to eight days. PromGirl.com also offers a wide selection of prom dresses for sale.

    Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.