As more and more shoppers become comfortable with the idea of buying all kinds of products from internet websites, online shopping for prom dresses has increased dramatically over the past few years. There are several reasons for shopping online for a prom dress. Many people do not live in close proximity to a physical store that carries the huge selection of dresses they can find online. With the busy schedules many people have, internet shopping is much more convenient and, in addition, many websites offer free shipping. Several internet prom dress retailers begin to put new spring styles on their sites as early as October so you can begin shopping much earlier than at your local prom store and typically you can get a discount pricing, even on designer prom dresses. So online shopping is convenient, you can pick from the best selection, and you can order your dress long before it is possibly sold out or backordered to a date that is past the event.
So, when do prom dresses start selling out and going on backorder and when should you start shopping for a prom dress? The earlier, the better. Prom dress designers and manufacturers begin shipping the new season’s prom dresses as early as September with November and December being the heaviest months for initial prom dress deliveries to stores. This means you will have the very best selection of the most popular prom dress styles in the month of December for spring proms. By January, in some cases late December, the more popular styles are already backordered into March. By February, you are lucky to get the dress you want for April or May in many cases. By the time prom magazines show up on your supermarket’s shelf in December, many people have already pre-ordered the most popular prom dress styles. How do they find these new styles that are not even out in the magazines yet? They go online.
Prom dress sites often sell internationally and, in many countries, their formal events are during different times of the year. For example, Australia has proms in the fall. So, if available, they are already ordering spring styles. There are also winter formals and other events in the winter. So many people are ordering spring prom dresses in December for January or February events.
So, you can see that when prom-goers wait until March or April to shop for their dress, they are often surprised and disappointed when they can’t also have the most popular dress. Each year, thousands of styles of prom dresses come out for spring proms. But, in our experience, there are always about 10 specific dress styles that most people are wanting. These popular styles, in the past, have usually come from Jovani, Flirt, Alyce Designs, Mori Lee, Paris Prom, and Joli Prom.
So don’t delay, shop early, and you won’t be disappointed.