Enchanted by the adorable mice. Enchanted by Cinderella's undying courage and kindness. And I must admit I'm quite enchanted with all the beautiful dresses (except for the corset part. I rather enjoy being able to convert oxygen to carbon dioxide without experiencing horrific pain).
There's still one problemo though. Have you noticed that modest dresses can be over $500? Ain't no body got
Don't you worry girl -- I've got your back. I've been cruising Pinterest and the interwebs in search of formals that will make you the belle of the ball without breaking the bank too badly. (How's that for alliteration? Did you see that, Mr. Grumpy English Teacher?)
Let's get right to it, shall we?
|Janalee - Currently $199|
|Skylar - Currently $199|
1. LATTERDAY BRIDE AND PROM
Originally over $300, these gorgeous gowns are now on sale for just $199!
Isn't the cut of the Skylar dreamy? I must say that its tulle skirt has me wanting to watch every Audrey Hepburn movie ever made. (My Fair Lady, anyone?)
The color of the purple Janalee is also breathtaking! I love the subtle high-low cut (it lets you show off your shoes!) and the ruffles add just enough glam to bring back those Disney-princess ballgown memories without interfering with the dress' mermaid silhouette.
|The Zoey Gown - Currently $145|
|The Channel Gown - Currently $110|
These dresses from Great Lengths Clothing are definitely stunners, and their prices cannot be beat. I love the flowiness of the pale blue one! It reminds me of Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride. Aren't the bold colors of the Zoey gowns fabulous, too? That coral shade is so elegant (and pleated skirts are all the rage this year).
|P807 - Currently $199|
|BR1146 - Currently $189|
The ruched waist and delicate beading on P807 also has me swooning. I think it calls for a close-up.
|Alex Evenings Printed Cap Sleeve|
Gown - Currently $156.75
|Alex Evenings Sequined Lace Gown|
|Jkara Tie-Side Wrap Dress|
|Jessica Howard Floral Embellished|
Lace-Bodice Gown Currently $160
Dillard's absolutely killed it in the prom department this year, and their prices are fantastic! Aren't those black and white's classy and chic? And I can't get over the elegance of the pastels, lace, and bows!
|Breathtaking Belle Dress in Ivory - Currently $119.99|
|Lasting Laurels Dress - Currently $46.99|
ModCloth is my go-to source for vintage looking styles. Who says formals have to be long? I think that shorter dress would be perfect for almost any dance. Planning on attending a 1920's themed event? That sleek black dress is very Downton Abbey/Great Gatsby-esque, don't you think?
|Nutcracker Dress Blue - Currently $106|
|Alice Dress Black - Currently $95|
6. SHABBY APPLE
While we're on the topic of vintage-inspired fashion, let's talk about Shabby Apple for a second. In addition to their amazing selection of more casual Sunday dresses, they also carry dressy formals like the two cute choices above. How great are those 3/4 length sleeves on the Nutcracker Dress? And the lace scallops on the hem of the Alice are perfection.
|Bonny Ruffled Neckline Modest Gown - Currently $120|
I can't get over the amazing deals Raffinata has available! Right now these three beauties are $75-$150 off! They have lots more on their website, too . . . I just couldn't fit them all here. Isn't that bold purple strinking? I love the jeweled accent! The soft pink ruffles of the Mystique are so delicate and I absolutely love the collar on the Bonny!
|Rose Modest Prom Dress - Currently $125|
|Katniss Red Modest Prom Dress - Currently $185|
|Bailey Sequin Modest Prom Dress - Currently $130|
|Alicia Sequin & Chiffon Modest Prom Dress - Currently $175|
8. Virtuous Prom
If you're a little nervous about finding a good fit without trying your dress on before hand, this is the site for you. All dresses are custom made to your measurements! When I saw that, I figured their prices would be through the roof, but Virtuous Prom is surprisingly affordable. Another thing I'm loving is that you can choose your own color! (Hello sage green dress of my dreams that I can't find anywhere!)
Where's your favorite place to find modest formals?
*Note: This post was not sponsored, nor am I being compensated for affiliate links of any sort. I'm just a girl who enjoys online window shopping and helping out her fellow sisters. :)