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    The 10 Best Places To Find Prom Dresses For Cheap

    You don’t have to pay $$$ for major fierce.

    Want a prom dress that no one else has, but that will still leave you with money left over for the actual dance and night-of festivities? We’ve rounded up the best stores to find the hottest affordable prom dresses.

    Forever 21

    We all know that Forever 21 is the place to find on-trend inexpensive clothes and accessories, but it also also be the perf spot to score an amazing prom dress. They carry an array of straight and plus-size options, well under $50, that everyone will think are a lot more expensive.

    Sequined Maxi Dress, $68, Forever 21

    Boohoo

    Want to rock a sequin flapper-style dress or a slinky silk gown for prom, but don’t want to spend more than 60 bucks? Whether you’re a size 2 or 20, you’ll find a dress you love in your price range at Boohoo.

    Plus Rose Sequin Embroidered Maxi Dress, $52, Boohoo

    Nasty Gal

    If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, hit up Nasty Gal for gowns that range from under $100 all the way up to $700. You’ll find cool cut-out styles, simple ’90s-inspired gowns, and dressy jumpsuits for any budget.

    Nasty Gal Collection Dancing Out in Space Beaded Maxi Dress, $298, Nasty Gal

    ASOS

    Fashion girl fave ASOS carries dozens stunning of dresses perfect for prom, with many priced at under $100. The plus-size collection is especially stellar, with on-trend looks up to size 24.

    Little Mistress Plus Short Sleeve Lace Bodice Midi Dress With Tulle Skirt, $88, ASOS

    PromGirl

    PromGirl offers dresses that range from simple and chic to off-the-charts glam. Plus, the site makes it so easy to stay within budget: just use the “Shop by Price” tab to narrow down the options to styles in your spending range.

    Open Back Sleeveless Floor Length Dress with Gold Details, $99, PromGirl

    PromGirl

    PromGirl offers dresses that range from simple and chic to off-the-charts glam. Plus, the site makes it so easy to stay within budget: just use the “Shop by Price” tab to narrow down the options to styles in your spending range.

    Open Back Sleeveless Floor Length Dress with Gold Details, $99, PromGirl

    Lulu’s

    This fast-fashion e-tailer sells some of the cutest dresses online for cheap, with something for every girl. If you’re looking to go more laid-back for prom, grab a tea-length dress, and if you want full-on glam, you’ll love their all-sequin gowns.

    Bariano Rebecca Rose Gold Strapless Maxi Dress, $268, Lulu’s

    Lulu’s

    This fast-fashion e-tailer sells some of the cutest dresses online for cheap, with something for every girl. If you’re looking to go more laid-back for prom, grab a tea-length dress, and if you want full-on glam, you’ll love their all-sequin gowns.

    Bariano Rebecca Rose Gold Strapless Maxi Dress, $268, Lulu’s

    Missguided

    Missguided stocks tons of majorly cute dresses for cheap, including a large selection of plus sizes, and they’re all under $300. The site updates so often that there’s a good chance no one else will have your dress.

    Peace + Love Black Embellished Long Sleeve Dress, $270, Missguided

    Unique Vintage

    Another secret source for affordable prom dresses is Unique Vintage. The site sells dresses that you won’t find anywhere else. Best of all: free shipping!

    Black Sheer Illusion Floral Print Long Dress For Prom 2017, $215, Unique Vintage

  • Body Image, Celebrities, Fashion, TRENDING

    Tim Gunn blasts designers: They don’t make clothes that fit American women

    The “body positivity” movement may not be a new phenomenon, but after Tim Gunn’s recent Washington Post essay, it’s seen such a boost in relevance that it may as well be.

    The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and a size 18, according to new research from Washington State University,” the 63-year-old fashion consultant and TV personality wrote in an essay that slammed fashion designers for their role in dismissing the bodies of larger women.

    “There is money to be made here ($20.4 billion, up 17 percent from 2013),” Gunn continues. “But many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk — still refuse to make clothes for them. This is a design failure and not a customer issue.”

    Women who are larger than a size 12 shouldn’t be cast aside simply because designers don’t believe they can make clothes that will look good on them, he says.

    “There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women,” he writes. “The key is the harmonious balance of silhouette, proportion and fit, regardless of size or shape. Designs need to be reconceived, not just sized up; it’s a matter of adjusting proportions.”

    He’s also quick to point out that moves to include plus-size women in fashion campaigns are generally “the exception, not the rule.” And even when they’re not done in poor taste, they often feel like “tokenism,” as he believed to be the case when designer Ashley Nell Tipton won this past season of Project Runway with her plus-size collection.

    To Gunn, her win felt less like an achievement and more like a forced milestone.

    “I’ve never seen such hideous clothes in my life,” he explains. “… One judge told me that she was ‘voting for the symbol’ and that these were clothes for a ‘certain population.’ I said they should be clothes all women want to wear.

    “I wouldn’t dream of letting any woman, whether she’s a size 6 or a 16, wear them. Simply making a nod toward inclusiveness is not enough.”

    #bodypositivity

    Article From: Today

  • Body Image, Celebrities, TRENDING

    Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up About Being Called “Plus-Size”

    Jennifer Lawrence sat down with Extra at the premiere of her newest feature, the IMAX movie, A Beautiful Planet, and she talked about more than just saving the Earth.

    She opened up about her friendship with Amy Schumer, saying the two love to stuff their adorable faces together and then joke about how it’s ridiculous they’re sometimes referred to as plus-sized. “There’s so many different ways to be beautiful; Amy and I are always laughing about it. Everyone always talks about us like, ‘Look, plus-size actresses!’ Our idea of what is curvy is, like, so bizarre.”

    She also shared that she and Amy are searching for a director for their movie, as well as the time to make it happen. “We’re done. We’re trying to find a director and time to do it, ’cause every time we get a spot slotted, one of us does something.”

    From: Seventeen