For every teenager, prom is one of the most exciting days of their lives and they will most often want to spend a lot of money on the most expensive dress in order to be the best looking girl on the prom floor. However, you as an adult can understand that it is just one day of your teen’s life and you will understand how much of a waste it would be to spend massive amounts of money on a fancy dress they are unlikely to wear again. Therefore it would be a good idea for you to encourage your teen to be creative and look for a way of having a stunning dress without spending a lot of money.

Recreate an old dress

One of the most fun and exciting projects that you and your daughter can embark on is a project to recreate an old dress to make it look amazing and stunning. You could think about Cinderella and how her rags were transformed in to a stunning dress. You can either look for an old dress that you have in your wardrobe or you can go out to a thrift store to look for a dress there. You may even be surprised to find some stunning dresses at the thrift store that you can use as they are if you want to with some dry cleaning. Check this link if you are looking for dry cleaning. 

If you are in a bit of a rush, you can go to a same day dry cleaning company that will do the cleaning for you immediately so that you can start work immediately on your dress.

It would be useful for you to go online and look at some up cycling ideas for clothing which will give you hundreds of amazing ideas from beads to plaiting to painting your dress. You could even buy or look for some old pieces of cloth and create a patch work masterpiece. When people think of patchwork, they think of old, cheap looking clothing however, if you look on the internet, you will see some amazing dresses that have been created using the art of patch work. If you have a very vibrant, colourful personality, a patchwork dress would be an amazing idea. While everyone comes to the prom in their fancy ball gowns, you will be able to walk in looking amazingly unique and you will certainly stand out in a crowd. In honesty, you don’t even have to wear a dress to prom in the first place. You can wear anything you like and you can be as creative as you like.