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When Is The Best Time To Go Prom Dress Shopping? Now!

Prom season is a magical time filled with excitement and anticipation, but it's also a time that requires careful planning, especially when it comes to finding the perfect prom dress. At Lily’s Boutique, we understand the significance of this special event and we love helping contribute to those special memories by helping you find the dress of your dreams!  


While it might seem early to plan for an event months away, the truth is, the best time to start your prom dress journey is in January. With that in mind, here's everything you need to know to ensure a stress-free and unforgettable prom dress shopping experience. 

Why it’s important to plan ahead to get your dream prom dress 

We can’t stress this enough; the key to achieving your dream look for prom night is early planning! Why is that? Well, take a look at the reasons below…  

Style exclusivity

Who wouldn't want to steal the spotlight on prom night? By securing your dress ahead of time, you'll have exclusive access to the latest fashion trends. When you purchase a prom dress from us, we make a note of the wearer's school or college. This policy ensures that we never sell the same dress to students attending the same institution, eliminating any accidental matching outfits! 


By scheduling your appointment early, you’ll be able to choose from our diverse range of sizes, colours, and styles without being restricted by others' selections from your school. Delaying until the eleventh hour may restrict your options, leading you to settle for a dress that really wasn’t your number one choice.

Extra customisation  

Our dresses are meticulously crafted, and some designs may take 12-14 weeks to be ready. For those who need sizing adjustments or want a bit of extra razzle-dazzle in the form of extra fabric or intricate beading, these wait times can become even longer.  


We also only offer alterations up to a certain point. This is because we want to be able to guarantee that your dress will be with you in time for prom, if we can’t do this, then we won’t take on the alterations. Our in-house seamstress is always busy, so ordering early ensures that you'll have ample time for these adjustments and alterations needed to make your dress fit you perfectly.

Booking early secures your spot  

We won’t be surprising anyone when we say that appointments for prom dress fittings book up fast. Whilst we do our upmost to fit as many people in as possible, if you leave your appointment to the last minute, it’s likely that there won’t be any slots left. So, if you want to guarantee a space, beat that last minute rush and get your appointment secured now! 

Gives us time to order your dress in 

We can’t keep every dress we offer on the rail; our boutique would be bursting and there wouldn’t be any room for our lovely clients! With this in mind, booking early ensures we can order in your preferred dress with plenty of time for it to reach our boutique and for you to try it on. 

Last minute details 

Ordering your prom dress early ensures that we can take care of all of the last-minute details. This includes, steaming, pressing, and packaging your prom dress so it’s clean and crease free for the big day. It also gives you time to find the perfect shoes, jewellery and other accessories to match your dress! We stock various accessories too, so can help you on the way to finding items that compliment your look. 



Ready to find the perfect prom dress? Contact us today to book an appointment!  

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