Finding the perfect homecoming dress for just the right price can be difficult to find, especially with homecoming just around the corner for both Oswego high schools.
The Prom Shoppe, 27 Main Street, is in with new styles including lace, and the most popular style short and full. The average price for a dress is $100-$150 with dresses starting from $65 and going up.
Once you say yes to the dress, you get fifty percent off on shoes and are given the homecoming promise.
“The homecoming promise is that we will not sell the same dress to the same school in the same color,” store manager Stacy Shaw said.
The dresses come from markets in LA and carry designers such as Faviana, Sherri Hill, Sticks and Stones, Mori Lee, and many more.
Savvy Fashions and More, 1238 Douglas Road, also has a wide assortment of prom dresses and is great for those looking to save a little money.
Owner Dawn Aagesen said popular styles right now are short dresses, one shoulders, those with toole and form-fitting dresses.
Dresses sell for about an average of $50 and if you purchase a dress you can get 10 percent off on all accessories including shoes, purses, jewelry, and shawls.
“I make sure [customers are] taken care of and that I find whatever they’re looking for," said Aagesen. Savvy Fashions sells both gently used dresses and also retail lines, like Milano Formal.
The store currently has over 300 dresses, but if you can't find your dream dress Aagesen said the store can order one for you.
And if you're not looking for a dress:
American Male & Company has the newest suit style which is slimmer in the middle with a flat front, tapered pant to give a guy that clean, young, slim look.
Guys can find black and gray colors for the average price of a rented suit for $100. A purchased suit starts from $295 and goes up from there.
A great idea for homecoming is that you can rent a tie for $15 and that tie is color matched to the dress and it can be either a bow tie or a long tie.
Oswego East's homecoming is this weekend, Oct. 12 and Oswego's homecoming is set for Oct. 19.