Finding perfect Homecoming dresses
Finding the perfect homecoming dress is a strenuous and time-consuming task. Girls must spend hours scrolling through pages of dresses online or roaming through stores and trying on an endless supply of options. To make life a bit easier, The Patriot has compiled a list of the best places to visit, both online and in Harford County.
This online store has unique retro-inspired dresses for reasonable prices. With over 2,150 dresses and new arrivals every day, girls are bound to find something they will love. Dresses range in price from $13 to $698, but most are priced between $50 and $100.
ModCloth provides great services in addition to their great selection. Free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns and exchanges within the U.S. are just a few examples.
For questions and comments about clothing, you can call, live chat, tweet, or email a ModCloth employee. Response to an email will be received within 24 hours and usually even sooner than that. ModCloth also offers an exclusive service where you can request personal style tips and outfit suggestions from a “Modstylist.”
A cute boutique right in the heart of Bel Air, Tiger Lily is a fabulous store. Although there is a small selection of dresses, the ones they have are chic and of good quality. Brands such as BB Dakota, Free People, and Miss Me are featured in the store. Prices are usually at least $100, but do vary.
Tiger Lily has a website where you can find the phone number, directions, store hours, and an email form for contacting the store. This boutique doesn’t have an online store, but it’s in the works. Tiger Lily is a great local option for someone looking for a chic and unique dress.
Tiger Lily is located at 19 North Main Street in Bel Air.
Forever 21 has a wide selection of extremely inexpensive dresses. There are over 420 in Forever 21’s online store and all of them are $32.80 or less. With so many other things to pay for, like hairstyling, manicures, pedicures, and accessories, purchasing an inexpensive dress helps to save money.
Many of Forever 21’s dresses are more casual cocktail-type dresses, but these styles suit homecoming. This store does not have a large selection, but it makes sense to try on some dresses. A dress from Forever 21 can be worn over and over again to many different events. Although the dresses are cheap in price, they’re not cheap in quality. You get a lot of bang for your buck.
Forever 21 is located at 8200 Perry Hall Boulevard in Baltimore and at 825 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.
Rue-la-la is a constant online sale. Every day the site is updated with a new designer that is drastically discounted. This website is perfect if you have a favorite designer but could never afford them at retail.
The one downfall of this website is that it is unpredictable. There are a limited number of designers on sale and the sales last for short periods of time. However, if you monitor the website every day, you can find and cash-in on unbelievable discounts.
H&M is perfect if you’re looking for something that is cheap in price, but still looks like high end fashion. Although the selection is limited, the dresses that are available are perfect for someone who loves high fashion. Prices range from $13 to $70, but the average price is between $30 and $50.
There is a website where one can view the collections H&M has; however, purchases cannot be made online. Not all of the dresses pictured online are sold in stores, but you can call the locations nearest you to see if the dress you are interested is in stock there. Phone numbers for H&M locations can be found under the store locator link on H&M’s website.
H&M is located at 8200 Perry Hall Boulevard in Baltimore and at 825 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.
Additional reporting by Emily Cassidy.
Mary Kate Luft is an A&E Editor for The Patriot and www.jcpatriot.com.
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