Affordable prom attire

April 23, 2012 10:11:29 AM PDT
Prom can be a costly time for parents -- but it doesn't have to be.

A recent survey from Visa Inc, showed that the average American family with teenagers plans to spend $1,078 for each child on the prom. That's a 33.6% increase over last year. But you don't have to spend a lot of money to look your best.

Lisa Stricker has some affordable options available from various stores at Woodfield Mall,

  • Katie: High-Low, Strapless Dress from Macy's $109.
  • Ronnie: Black Tux rented from Men's Warehouse, platinum tie and vest, Rentals start at $60
  • Jennifer: White, Long Dress with slit from Jessica McClintock, $200
  • Tana: Mermaid-Style Dress from Jessica McClintock, $245.
  • Nolan: Gray Single-Button Suit from Bachrach. Black and white plaid shirt with white collar and cuffs., total $395.
  • Audrey: One-shoulder long print dress from JC Penny, $30 Blue strappy heels, $40
  • Kyah: Silver short dress with sequins/beading from Nordstrom, $295