The Cost of Prom

Each spring, thousands of high school teens prepare for the biggest event of their high school career – prom. This tradition, which started back in the 1800s at Ivy League colleges, has become one of the most expensive outings for high school students and their parents to afford.

Prom has grown into an all out gala over the years. Once a traditional dance held on college campuses, proms today include extravagant venues, elaborate wardrobes, and over-the-top “after-prom” plans.

In 2013 alone, the average cost of prom was over $1,400. Come spring of 2014, the cost of prom is projected to total over $1,900. Most often, this comes as an expense to parents, though it has recently become a trend for students to help offset some of the costs associated with prom.

Also, another interesting trend is the fact that single parents and families with annual incomes under $50,000 spend more on prom. For a closer look at what is purchased for prom and who pays the bill, check out our Cost of Prom Infographic.

And if you are looking for ways to reduce your total spend on prom, then you may want to check out these prom cost-saving tips.

Prom Infographic

Copy & paste the code below to share this image on your site:

2015 Prom Dresses
Shop Prom Dresses by Designer
  1. Alyce Black Label Prom Dresses
  2. Alyce Paris Prom Dresses
  3. Angela and Alison Prom Dresses
  4. BG Haute Prom Dresses
  5. Blush Prom Dresses
  6. Colors Dress Prom Dresses
  7. Coya Collection Prom Dresses
  8. Dave and Johnny Prom Dresses
  9. Decode 1.8 Prom Dresses
  10. Exclusives by Golden Asp Prom Dresses
  11. Faviana Prom Dresses
  12. Gigi Prom Dresses
  13. Janique Prom Dresses
  14. Jasz Couture Prom Dresses
  15. Jolene Prom Dresses
  16. Jovani Prom Dresses
  17. Karishma Creations Prom Dresses
  18. La Femme Prom Dresses
  19. Lara Design Prom Dresses
  20. LM Collection Prom Dresses
  21. Mac Duggal Prom Dresses
  22. Madison James Prom Dresses
  23. Mignon Prom Dresses
  24. MNM Couture Prom Dresses
  25. Mori Lee Prom Dresses
  26. Morrell Maxie Prom Dresses
  27. Panoply Prom Dresses
  28. Precious Formals Prom Dresses
  29. Primavera Couture Prom Dresses
  30. Rachel Allan Prom Dresses
  31. Riva Designs Prom Dresses
  32. Scala Prom Dresses
  33. Sean Prom Dresses
  34. Shimmer Prom Dresses
  35. Terani Prom Dresses
  36. Tiffany Designs
  37. Tony Bowls Prom Dresses
  38. Tony Bowls Cocktail Dresses
  39. Tony Bowls Evenings Dresses
  40. Tony Bowls Le Gala Prom Dresses
  41. Tony Bowls Paris Prom Dresses
  42. 2 Cute Prom Dresses
  43. Vienna Prom Dresses
Shop Prom Dresses by Color
  1. Black Prom Dresses
  2. Blue Prom Dresses
  3. Brown Prom Dresses
  4. Gold Prom Dresses
  5. Green Prom Dresses
  6. Ivory Prom Dresses
  7. Multicolor Prom Dresses
  8. Nude Prom Dresses
  9. Orange Prom Dresses
  10. Pastel Prom Dresses
  11. Pink Prom Dresses
  12. Purple Prom Dresses
  13. Red Prom Dresses
  14. Silver Prom Dresses
  15. White Prom Dresses
  16. Yellow Prom Dresses
Shop Prom Dresses by Style
  1. A-Line Prom Dresses
  2. Ball Gown Prom Dresses
  3. Celebrity Dresses
  4. Cheap Prom Dresses
  5. Club Dresses
  6. Cocktail Dresses
  7. Corset Prom Dresses
  8. Cutout Prom Dresses
  9. Evening Dresses
  10. Formal Prom Dresses
  11. Halter Prom Dresses
  12. High Neck Prom Dresses
  13. Lace Prom Dresses
  14. Long Prom Dresses
  15. Long Sleeve Prom Dresses
  16. Low Neckline Prom Dresses
  17. Mermaid Prom Dresses
  18. Movie Prom Dresses
  19. One Shoulder Prom Dresses
  20. Open Back Prom Dresses
  21. Ruched Prom Dresses
  22. Sequined Prom Dresses
  23. Sexy Back Prom Dresses
  24. Sexy Prom Dresses
  25. Short Prom Dresses
  26. Strapless Prom Dresses
  27. Sweetheart Prom Dresses
  28. Two Piece Prom Dresses
  29. Unique Prom Dresses
  30. V-Neck Prom Dresses
Shop Prom Dresses by Event
  1. After Prom Dresses
  2. Graduation Dresses
  3. Holiday Dresses
  4. Homecoming Dresses
  5. New Year’s Eve Dresses
  6. Party Dresses
  7. Prom Dresses
  8. Quinceanera Dresses
  9. Semi Formal Dresses
  10. Sweet 16 Dresses
  11. Wedding Guest Dresses
Visit Our Store

Hours

Fall 2014
Starts Sept 6
50% Fall Sale
Saturday 10 – 6
Sunday 12 – 5

Prom Season 2015
January – May 2015
We are open 7 days a week for Prom 2015 beginning January 2, 2015

Shop anytime Online.