I was so lucky to have a perfect senior prom. I found my dress for $12 at a discount clothing store and I got to go with my best friends. Not to mention that's how my boyfriend and I started dating! However, I understand that not everyone isn't nearly as lucky as I was that year. While I can't make your crush ask you to prom, I can help by providing some prom style inspiration that often get overlooked in prom magazines or sites. After all: everyone deserves to have their perfect prom.
If you're uncomfortable in a dress (and not just because they often fit a bit tight), a jumpsuit is an awesome alternative. A formal jumpsuit is great because they can so easily be dressed up or down, so you can wear it long after prom is over!
Shop left-right: Diane von Furstenberg, Nasty Gal, ASOS, ASTR, BCBGeneration
I've never paid more than $20 for a school formal dress. It can be pretty tricky to find dresses at such a low price, but I promise, they're out there! Here are some of my favorite places to find inexpensive formal dresses: Jolly Chic, Lookbook Store, Cichic, Tidestore, Choies, Rosewholesale, OASAP, ROMWE, ASOS, and stores like Ross, TJ Maxx, and Last Chance.
Shop left-right: ROMWE, ASOS, Lovelelify
Shop left-right: City Chic, H&M, ASOS, Windsor
Some schools have strict dress codes for formals, but conservative in no way has to mean unstylish.
Shop left-right: Vakind, Lulu*s, ModCloth, SL Fashions, ASOS
Shop left-right: Adrianna Papell, Badgley Mischka, Truly You, Donna Morgan