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Is your daughter prom dress-ready?

Published 17 June 2015 by

Prom season is well and truly upon us, so parents, don’t be alarmed if your teen suddenly turns into a manic shopper in search of the ultimate prom dress – it happens to the best of us! But if you’re worried at how her expectations are going to affect your bank balance, take inspiration from our budget-friendly prom dress list – it could just be a lifesaver!*


Who says you have to go for the traditional poofy-prom dress when you can rock something like this long maxi dress from Boohoo? This is sure to make your daughter feel like the belle of the ball, and at just £35, will make you feel rather happy too. Finish off the look with some black heels and a sparkly clutch and voila, the perfect prom look!

Pretty in pink

If your daughter is looking to recreate the classic prom look, then this pink dress from H&M is a stylish choice! The blush pink shade is sure to make a bold statement while the sweet heart neckline keeps things looking young and fresh – not bad for just £29.99!


Pastel shades have been a big trend for this spring, so why not embrace a pastel tone when it comes to your daughter’s prom dress? This strapless violet number from ASOS is beautifully feminine in its design and is sure to get plenty of compliments from your daughter’s friends on the night. At £40, the dress is amazing value too.

Back to black

If your daughter is more grunge than pop-princess, why not point her in the direction of this black tulle dress from H&M? The sequin design makes it appropriate for prom while keeping things gothic with an all-black colour palette. With a lot going on with the texture of the dress, keep accessories simple.

Lady in red

For a bold, striking look go for something like this one shoulder red max dress from Boohoo. This dress is very reminiscent of one worn by Kendall Jenner and will have your daughter feeling every inch the supermodel when she struts into her leavers prom. But that’s not the best part, it’s only £25 – can anyone say bargain?


What’s prom without a bit of sparkle, right? This mesh wrap dress from F&F at Tesco will satisfy any sparkle queen and at only £45 is something that could be worn time and time again.


For more of a classic look, you could show your daughter this monochrome style dress from Quiz. The bodycon material, which features lace detailing, is very reminiscent of the Stella McCartney hourglass dress from a couple of years ago! But don’t expect this dress to come with designer prices, it comes in at a cool £24.99.

Something blue!

Maxi dresses can look elegant when it comes to prom, so why not get your daughter to try something like this blue one from New Look on? The pastel blue tone of this dress is stunning and features delicate wrap detailing at the front – at £28, what more could you ask for?

We hope our prom dress guide has helped to alleviate some of the stress that you’re under to find the perfect prom dress for your daughter - we’re sure she’ll look on trend whatever she wears!

*Prices correct at time of writing – 16/06/15