As a mom, I hate that kids’ clothes look so adult these days. As a short shopper on a budget, I love it! It’s one of the few benefits of being short, kids’ clothes and shoes cost less than adult clothes and shoes. I’ve found a few places where the smallest adult size and largest kid size are identical, except for pricing.
Even if they aren’t short, your bridesmaids can take advantage of a similar “youth discount.” Instead of looking for bridesmaids’ dresses
in bridal salons
, consider looking for prom dresses. They won’t necessarily be smaller than dresses made for adults, and many of today’s top prom styles are surprisingly sophisticated.
With prom season wrapping up, now is the time to check out the teen section at a local department store, resale shop, or an online site like promgirl.com
for even better deals. If you’re buying online, you may want to consider buying slightly bigger than usual, with plans to get it altered if necessary. Clothes made for teenagers usually have a slightly more slender cut.
Can you still fit into your prom dress? Do you want to?