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Prom Dresses: The Importance of Ordering Early

As the school year unfolds there is one night that fills everyone with excitement; prom night! It's that magical time of the year when you get to dress up, create beautiful memories, and dance the night away with your friends.

Among all the preparations, finding the perfect prom dress is undoubtedly one of the most important (and fun!) tasks. To make sure you have the best experience and the widest range of options, let's dive into why ordering your prom dress early is a must.

Get style exclusivity

Who doesn't want to stand out and shine on prom night? By ordering your dress early, you'll get first dibs on the latest styles! When we sell a prom dress, we also take the name of the school or college the wearer attends. This means we never sell the same dress to members of the same school, helping you to avoid accidentally twinning!

By getting your appointment booked early, you get access to our extensive collection, allowing you to choose from a variety of sizes, colours, and styles and avoiding being limited by what others at your school have already purchased. Waiting until the last minute may limit your choices, and you might end up settling for a dress that isn't your first choice.

Take advantage of the best prices and payment plans

Before you head in for your appointment, it is a good idea to decide on your budget as this will help our experienced staff guide you towards options that align with your budget while still fulfilling your style preferences. Whilst we don’t offer discounts as it’s not fair on the people who have paid full price before you, planning ahead and ordering early means you can take advantage of any sales.

We believe that everyone deserves to look stunning without breaking the bank. Our collection features affordable dresses starting from just £50, ensuring you'll find a dress that fits your budget while still making you feel like a million dollars.

Plus, ordering early not only secures your preferred dress but also enables you to take advantage of our interest-free payment plan option! You can spread the cost over several months, making it more manageable and allowing you to focus on enjoying the prom preparations. You can even use our prom payment plan for dresses on sale – a double win for your bank account!

Secure a private room

At Lily’s, we strive to create a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere for everyone. We typically have a busier shop environment, so if you require a private room, we recommend booking early to avoid the prom rush.

We want every prom-goer to have a stress-free shopping experience, especially those who have extra sensory needs like overwhelm or ADHD. Please let us know ahead of time if you’re going to need quieter surroundings for your appointment and we’ll do our upmost to accommodate you.

Try before you buy

We’ve all been there at least once; you’ve left shopping for an event to the last minute and now you need to panic buy in an outfit! This scenario can happen with prom too so the best way to avoid having to order a last-minute dress online is to book your appointment early.

Ordering early gives you the opportunity to visit our store, try on different dresses, and see how they look and feel on you. You might even surprise yourself with which dress you end up liking on you the most! Trying before buying eliminates the disappointment of receiving dresses that might not fit or suit you as expected, plus you can have the option to get them tailored when you buy early. This brings us to our next point!

Leave time for alterations

If you find a dress you love but predict you’ll need some alterations, for example, you are taller or have a larger bust, booking early ensures that you have ample time for fitting and alterations. We can handle all the tailoring for you, but you must have bought your dress before the end of January if you require alterations.

Don’t forget to bring your shoes with your ideal heel height to your first appointment too. Even if they're not the exact style you'll be wearing on prom night, they'll give us a good reference point and are helpful when it comes to length alterations.

Ready to book your prom dress appointment? Contact us today, we’d love to help you find the prom dress of your dreams!

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