7 Cheap Prom Dresses Under $50

by CeresSchwarz

Who says that you have to spend a fortune just to be able to wear a beautiful dress for prom? There are plenty of stylish clothes out there that are cheap and perfect for prom.

Proms are very special events so it's only natural to want to look your best and to want to be able to wear beautiful-looking dresses that help to accentuate your figure and highlight your gorgeous features.

While there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, who says that you have to spend a fortune just to get what you want? Your dress for the prom doesn't have to put a dent on your wallet. It can be cheap and inexpensive and yet still be able to come across as stylish and elegant.

You have so many choices for possible prom dresses and not all of them require you to cough up a whole lot of cash just to be able to acquire these clothes. Some of these cheap prom dresses might even look as if they're very expensive.

So, what are some of the prom dresses out there that you can get for $50 or less and what other reasons are there not to buy such expensive clothes?

7 Cheap Prom Dresses Under $50
7 Cheap Prom Dresses Under $50

Prom And Fun

Having fun during your prom

The fun you'll be having during your prom isn't measured by the clothes that you'll be wearing. You can wear the most expensive dress in the world but what good is that if you're not enjoying your prom? What good is that if you're all alone and miserable during your prom? On the other hand, you could be wearing a cheap and inexpensive dress but that shouldn't matter in the least if you like the look of what you're wearing and if you're having lots of fun.

Prom Dress

Why spend so much when you can get beautiful-looking dresses that aren't expensive? This one costs $90 but you can get clothes similar to this for $50 or less.
Faironly M37 Strapless Burgundy Prom Dress Stock , Size|XS
Only $68.0

Prom And Practicality

There's also the issue of practicality that should be discussed and considered if you wish to save money or if you have a budget problem.

Just think about how many times you're planning to wear your prom dress after the prom ends.

If you're only going to wear it once during the prom, then don't you think it would be a waste to have to spend practically a fortune on said dress? 

Of course, you could always give the dress away to someone else to be used for their prom. But that person might want their dress to have a different style or design so they might not be interested in your prom dress.

If you want to be able to wear your dress to other events besides your prom such as birthday parties or celebrations and the like, then you can consider getting a dress that can be appropriate for these other events.

With that said, let's take a look at some of the cheap dresses that you can wear for your prom. These may be under $50 but that doesn't mean they can't look utterly gorgeous and beautiful and appealing.

1. Ever Pretty Chiffon Sexy V-Neck Ruffles Empire Line Evening Dress

The dress you can see below costs only $49.99 and yet just look at how nice and lovely it appears. Its simplicity is perfect for those who don't like clothes that are too loud and gaudy. However, the way the dress trails, its v-neck ruffles and the shoulder sequins prevent this gown from looking too plain and ordinary.

The dress itself consists of only one color and yet, with the way it looks, it seems as if it's made of different shades and hues of the same color and this adds to the beauty of this dress. If you don't like light blue, that's perfectly all right because this dress actually comes in several other colors such as black, coral, green, khaki, pink, purple, red and more.

2. Ever Pretty Flowers One Shoulder Chiffon Maxi Evening Dress

For some people, there's just something strangely appealing about having or wearing a one-shouldered dress. If you're one of those people, then the gorgeous-looking dress featured below can be a great choice for your prom.

With this dress, one shoulder is readily visible while the other is magnificently framed with several nice-looking flowers. There are even some unique-looking ruffles that decorate the upper part of this dress, adding to its appearance so it doesn't seem too plain or ordinary.

This gown also costs $49.99 and, just like the previously-mentioned prom dress, this one is also available in other colors aside from pink. This includes white, vermilion, blue, light purple, green, black and more.

3. & 4. Short Prom Dress

Who says that you have to wear a long dress to your prom? Who says that you have to wear a long, trailing gown to be able to fully enjoy your prom? If you don't want to or don't feel like wearing long dresses and if this isn't a prom requirement, then there's no need to wear those kinds of dresses. 

Perhaps, you prefer short dresses like the ones featured below. They look comfortable and easy to move around in so you won't have a hard time exploring the place where your prom will be held. You're also sure to not have much of a hard time dancing and twirling around especially if you're an expert dancer.

Both the Deep Purple, Ever Pretty Ruffles Cocktail Dress Evening and the Sapphire Blue Ever Pretty NWT One Shoulder Ruffles Padded Bridesmaid Dress below look simple and plain and ordinary but, you know what they say, 'there's beauty in simplicity'.

For those who prefer to wear simple clothing without any loud designs, these two dresses can certainly fit that criteria. The purple dress is sleeveless and it even has a small cute-looking design in the front so it doesn't come across as too plain.

As for the sapphire blue dress, it's the ruffles and the one-shoulder look that prevents it from seeming too ordinary. One of the best parts about these clothes is how cheap they are. They're both less than $50 and yet look at how nice they appear to be.

5. Colorful Prom Dress

Sick of plain and ordinary-looking clothes? Or not really into these kinds of clothes? Want to add more color and life to your seemingly dead and dull and lifeless-looking clothing? Want to go to prom wearing something bright and vibrant so you have the potential to be the center of attention?

Wondering if that's even possible with a budget of $50 or less? The answer to the last question is a definite yes as you can see below. The colorful prom dress featured below costs only $36.99 and yet it definitely fits the criteria of colorful, vibrant and eye-catching with the way it is designed.

There's no way anything about this gown could be described as plain or ordinary. It's anything but that. The splash of color in an otherwise black dress really gives this dress the potential to turn heads your way. The flowers add more color and life to really make this dress stand out.

But if the blue and black colors aren't doing it for you, that's all right since this dress comes in a variety of other colors including red, white, purple and more.

6. Women's Summer Chiffon Sleeveless Ball Prom Evening Dress

If there are long dresses with awesome designs, then there are also short dresses that look extraordinary and marvelous. You can see an example of that below. If you like short dresses but don't want it to be too plain and ordinary, then you can opt for the ones that have various designs and themes and colors.

The designs on the short dress below look very detailed and intricate as the flowers and leaves are woven together to create patterns that appear unique. If you don't like green, this dress also comes in a purple color.

7. Split Rhinestones One Shoulder NWT Long Prom Gown

Having a hard time deciding exactly what kind of dress to wear for your prom? This can be a hard decision since there are so many choices for you to choose from. Even if you narrow down your choices to only dresses that are $50 or lower, you still have a lot to choose from since you can find a number of cheap and inexpensive clothes.

Should you go with a long or short dress? Is it better to have a sleeveless one or an off-shoulder one? Or maybe you should go with a tube top. Should you get one with ruffles? Is it better to get a simple and plain dress or one with a lot of designs and colors and themes?

For those that are having a hard time making a decision, perhaps you can consider a combination of different styles that can form one unique and original look for a very cheap price. Take the dress featured below as an example. It only costs $28.99 and yet just look at how grandiose it appears to be. Its style comes across as very unique considering the combination of different styles.

Now it's okay if you can't choose on whether to have a long or short dress. With this dress, you can have both as part of it is long and another part is short. It's also a sleeveless tube top with a one-shoulder. The design is pretty simple and plain but it's got a bit of ruffles as well as rhinestones decorating the waist area so it doesn't come across as too ordinary and boring. Aside from green, this dress also comes in blue, white, brown, purple and more.


These are just some of the prom dresses that you can get for less than $50.

These clothes may be cheap and inexpensive but they can still look stylish, elegant, awesome, beautiful and appealing. 

Remember that you don't need to wear expensive, fancy, out-of-this-world dresses in order for you to have fun and enjoy your prom.

You can still make your prom a special and wonderful experience even if you're wearing something simple because it's not really your clothes that mater but you. 

(*Note: the prom dresses listed here all cost $50 or below at the time of writing, but prices are subject to change without warning)

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Updated: 06/30/2016, CeresSchwarz
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