Why Shop Early For Your Dress?

Many dresses sell out during prom season so for best selection – shop early! From December to February, prom dresses begin arriving in prom and bridal stores. You'll have the largest selection of prom dresses if you shop during those early months of prom season. These dresses are made in China and many are handbeaded. They take about 8-10 weeks to special order because of the handwork. During the early months of the year, China celebrates their Chinese New Year and their factories are closed for 2-3 weeks. No prom dresses are produced during the celebration weeks. If dresses are ordered right before or during their holiday, that adds about 2-3 weeks to the production time.

If you have an early prom in March or April, you should shop very early if you have a favorite prom designer such as Sherri Hill, Tony Bowls, Night Moves, or La Femme that you want to wear for your prom. In prom stores, try on different styles to discover your favorite look. Or if you are shopping and plan to order online at TJ Formal.com, take accurate measurements to get the best fit as formal dresses usually run small. Alterations are important for a perfect fit so don’t be discouraged if your dress doesn’t fit you perfectly. Purchasing your prom dress as early as possible will allow time for alterations and fittings. Buy your jewelry, shoes and other accessories at the same time to completely coordinate your prom look. After you are all done with shopping and alterations you can relax and enjoy dreaming about your big night! Have a great time!