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Seattle Prom Dresses

The Best Places to Shop for Prom Dresses


Seattle Prom Dresses

Seattle Prom Dresses

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Looking for a prom dress in or near Seattle? From Seattle to Tacoma, there are so many choices you may not even know where to begin! The obvious options are the local malls. Nordstrom, Macy's, Forever 21, JC Penney, and more provide ample places to find a dress, but there's no reason your prom shopping experience has to stop there.

A good place to start may be your budget. If you're looking for a more affordable dress, malls and thrift stores provide the best prices. If the sky is the limit, then where you shop is up to you--thrift stores, vintage, and boutique shops provide some cool prom dresses you won't find elsewhere.

Shopping Malls in Seattle and Tacoma

Seattle Malls 1
Seattle Malls 2
South Sound Malls
Tacoma Mall
Lakewood Towne Center

Thrift Stores in Seattle and Tacoma

Thrift stores can be great places to find affordable prom dresses. The best thing about going thrift is that you never know what you'll find. Vintage eighties dresses are plentiful, but beautiful and barely used newer gowns and dresses are not unheard of. Plus, hunting for the perfect dress among the many that are definitely not perfect can be a lot of fun.

There are several thrift store chains in the Seattle-Tacoma area. These include:

Seattle Goodwill
Tacoma Goodwill
The Salvation Army
Value Village

Boutique Stores

If you want a one-of-a-kind prom dress, boutique stores are likely the way to go. Some Seattle prom dress boutiques overlap with bridal stores. Some are very expensive; others are surprisingly affordable.

A Formal Choice Bridal and Prom

Details: Specializes in affordable prom and wedding dresses. Carries a wide variety of styles, including strapless, spaghetti straps, halters, and an entire line of Modest Styles.

Price Range: Affordable

114 W Meeker
Puyallup, WA 98371

BCBG Max Azria

Details: Unique and classy formal gowns and cocktail dresses.

Price Range: Expensive

600 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Betsey Johnson Clothing

Details: Fun and flirty dresses that tend toward shorter styles. Plenty of accessories and jewelry to match your dress here, too!

Price Range: Expensive

1429 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

The Elegant Bride and Prom

Details: Appointments recommended. A good selection of prom and quinceanera dresses.

Price Range: Moderate

6008 Mt Tacoma Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

J's Apparel

Details: A large selection of prom, quinceanera, and other occasion dresses.

Price range: Moderate

145 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166

Jessica McClintock Boutique

Details: Has a variety of short and long prom dresses, as well as accessories and fragrances. Dress prices are in the range of $100 and up.

Price Range: Moderate

400 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Kiko House of Couture

Details: Appointments are recommended. Kiko is a designer so your dress will be completely unique. Ideal for bridal wear, but evening formal wear is also available.

Price Range: Very expensive.

2416 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

La Belle Reve

Details: A variety of formal, short, and flirty styles, many with highly stylish flare to them.

Price Range: Expensive

900 108th Avenue NE, Suite 104
Bellevue, WA 98004

Luly Yang Couture

Details: Appointments necessary. High-end dresses, especially bridal party dresses, but evening formals as well.

Price Range: Very expensive.

1218 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Nine Lives Vintage Wears

Details: Not your traditional prom dress store by any means, Nine Lives Vintage Wears is the place to find a dress that will be different than anyone else's, whether that means vintage or a little bit quirky.

Price Range: Affordable

3013 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406

Pala Pala

Details: Lots of colorful formal and semi-formal dresses and gowns, as well as accessories and shoes.

Price Range: Moderate

1216 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98109


Details: A vintage store with a twist; Pepper actually designs all the clothes here herself. There's a little bit of everything, including some funky prom dress options.

Price Range: Moderate to Expensive

2530 Alki Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Princess Proms

Details: Trendy prom dresses from several designer collections ensure a bit of something for everyone. Appointments recommended.

Price Range: Moderate to Expensive

Country Village
720 - 238th Street SE, Ste. G.
Bothell, WA 98021

Red Light Vintage Clothing

Details: A vintage store that has dresses, too. Don't count on finding the latest fashions, but look for hand-beaded gowns, seventies dresses, and more.

Price Range: Affordable to Moderate

312 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

The Ruby Room

Details: The Ruby Room isn't a boutique, but is a program to help young women who can't afford to buy prom dresses. Eligible girls are paired with a personal shopper to find the ideal dress and accessories.

1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Samila Boutique

Details: All dresses, all the time. This boutique has a great range of dresses at a variety of price points. Plenty of prom dresses, but also dresses for other events.

Price Range: Moderate to Expensive

16540 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052

The Wedding Bell Tres Chic

Details: Almost 1,000 prom, homecoming, and other special occasion dresses in stock means an amazing selection to choose from.

Price Range: Moderate

2509 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406

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