Warren, MI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/10/2014 -- American families spent an average of $1,139 on the prom in 2013, a five percent increase over the previous year. Of this money, experts estimate $100 to $400 was spent on prom dresses. "When the time comes to look at 2014 prom dresses, parents often turn to First Lady Prom as they offer a wide selection of red carpet couture prom dresses and many others at affordable prices," Joe of First Lady Prom declares.
Upper class families typically held debutante balls for their daughters, and middle class families wanted a similar experience for their children, leading to the introduction of the prom. When the tradition started, both sexes usually wore their Sunday best to the event. Over time, this has changed and many families now purchase special clothing for this occasion. "With a variety of dresses to select from, including Tony Bowls prom dresses and Sherri Hill dresses, every girl should be able to find the dress of their dreams easily," Joe explains.
Mermaid dresses remain a popular option with many teens while others prefer a high low dress. Cocktail dresses often meet the requirements set forth by the host organization while quinceanera dresses may be used most anywhere. "Parents and daughters find it easy to locate a dress they both love thanks to the wide range of dresses offered," Joe continues.
Designers available through First Lady Prom include Tony Bowls, Alyce Paris and Terani. Others offered range from Panoply to Party Time Plus along with MacDuggal, Jovani and many more. "Don't spend time traveling from store to store in an effort to find the perfect dress. Thanks to First Lady Prom, locating the perfect ensemble has never been easier," Joe proclaims.
In addition to prom dresses, First Lady Prom stocks cocktail dresses for a work occasion, evening dresses for a night on the town, and couture dresses perfect for red carpet events. "While visiting the site, check out the contests offered to help offset the price of a prom dress or evening gown or possibly obtain one for free. First Lady Prom strives to make prom affordable for all and the contests are one way to do this," Joe exclaims.
About First Lady Prom
First Lady Prom, in business for more than 30 years, remains the industry leader in pageant, evening, bridal and prom wear. One of the largest prom stores in the nation, First Lady Prom stocks more than 10,000 dresses to meet the needs of a wide range of customers, from simple cocktail dresses to couture gowns. Customers find the dresses to be affordable and of the highest quality, and the goal continues to be to provide consumers with outstanding products and services to make each client's occasion memorable.