It may only be March but somehow, June and prom season always seems to come out of nowhere. Us ladies know how important it is to not only have a gorgeous gown but also it’s KEY to not be wearing the dress as another prom-goer. If you’re starting to plan for your prom, make sure you scope out what stores like Anthropologie to dress rental services like Fitzroy are packin’ in the prom department.
These 10 stores are the best spots to go prom dress shopping in the Toronto, plus you may just find you’ll wear your frock more than once post-prom!
Serve all the romantic and girly vibes with a dress from Australian brand, Ever New. While we will always support Canadian brands, there’s just something about Aussie labels that have also stolen our hearts. Not only are Ever New’s offerings classic and perfect for Spring but their dresses for the most part, all come in around the $200 price point so you don’t have to worry about financing your dream prom dress.
SD Pick: Holly Cowl Neck Midi Dress, $199
A little further north from the downtown-core is Madeline’s in North York, pleasantly situated near Avenue and Lawrence. A bit of an undiscovered gem, Madeline’s is a prom queen’s dream come true with all the glitzy-glam dresses just waiting to be tried on. They stock all the brands you could ever want like Sherri Hill, Badgley Mischka, and Tadashi Shoji to name a few.
SD Pick: Sherri Hill V-Neck Beaded Dress, $860
Let’s be honest, no one ever really talks about plus-size dress options for prom and it’s about time that changed. Did you know that Laura Plus has really cute, fun, and trendy prom dress options? Well now you do and with numerous locations across the city, a show-stopper prom dress is never too far away, no matter what size you are.
SD Pick: Keyhole Glitter Gown, $318
The Store On Queen
A destination for all fashion girls, The Store On Queen aka TSOQ always has unique dresses in store for those of you who are wanting to stand out on prom night. Dare to bare in a dress with cutouts, high slits or even a plunging neckline and you’ll turn major heads. A bonus with the dresses available at TSOQ is that they’re all so cute which means you can totally re-wear it again and again!
SD Pick: Endora Dress, $145
We know Club Monaco is mostly known for trendy-chic work attire, but do yourself a favour and dig a little deeper because you might just score the perfect dress for prom. Most of their dresses are midi length and can either be dressed up or down but hear us out—this means that you can re-wear them!
SD Pick: Izanda Dress, $279
A mall fave, Topshop has no shortage of on-trend affordable options but did you know they also stock a gorgeous selection of evening dresses that are just begging to be shown off at prom? Why not shop a little outside the box and go for a midi dress that’s bound to have you standing out from the crowd—after all, isn’t that what high school’s all about?
SD Pick: Colourblock Satin Wrap Dress, $84
Poor Little Rich Girl
A mix of uptown class and downtown vibes is Poor Little Rich Girl, located near Yonge and Eglinton. This isn’t your run of the mill shop and anyone who shops at PLRG knows it. This boutique is not only filled with fun and fresh offerings but shoppers say that it feels like they’re browsing through their BFFs closet—who wouldn’t love that? Their options for prom excel our wildest dreams with their ultra chic yet still age-appropriate dresses so there’s definitely something for everyone.
SD Pick: Keepsake Catch Me Midi Dress, $209
With a gorgeous selection of prom-worthy gowns is another mall fave, Anthropologie. Their boho vibe is perfect for spring but we love that it allows for a more chill approach because full-length frocks can sometimes appear a little too Hollywood. They offer a variety of dresses all with a variety of prices—some high and some, well, higher. We suggest keeping it sweet and simple because you never know what trend might quickly go out of style!
SD Pick: Belize Dress, $275
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop, then here it is. Nordstrom is where you’ll find not only the perfect dress but also shoes and accessory you could ever dream of. With so many styles to try and inclusive sizes available, we definitely think that doing one big prom shopping day is a great way to not only get everything checked off your list but also avoid any dress drama!
SD Pick: Mac Duggal Sequin Stripe Evening Dress, $639
Don’t want to shell out big bucks for a dress you’re not sure you’ll ever wear again? Why not rent your dress from Fitzroy Rentals? Not only will you save loads of $$ but it’s also pretty likely that no one else at prom will be rocking the same dress as you. If you’ve ever wanted to shop one, big dream closet then this is the place to be and with options from trending designers, you can dare to be bold at prom!
SD Pick: Love And Lemons Maison Maxi Dress in Pink Hearts, starting at $100
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