What is the Difference Between Value and Designer



What’s the Difference between Value and Designer Prom Dresses?


One of the biggest decisions you’ll make for your prom is what kind of dress to buy, and that decision extends beyond color and style. During your prom dress search, you may run across a variety of different dresses that fall into different categories. Two of those categories are value prom dresses and designer prom dresses. What’s the difference? Keep reading to find out.


Value Prom Dresses

Value prom dresses follow the same formula used to create other types of value clothing. This formula produces clothing on a low-quality, low-cost, high-volume scale. The formula allows manufacturers to churn out thousands and thousands of items using low-quality material and workmanship, low-cost labor, at an incredibly cheap price.

The lower quality of the items has earned this category of clothing the nickname of “disposable clothing,” with the idea that many of these garments can be worn once and then given or thrown away. While the low price is certainly a top selling point for value prom dresses and value clothing in general, the quality and workmanship often leave a lot to be desired.

You’ll find value prom dresses at many chain retailers known for their inexpensive fashions, although you want to remember the warning that says you get what you pay for. It’s also tougher to make a statement or wow the crowd when you’re worried about the poor-quality material of your dress, the way the straps don’t stay in place, how the sequins appear as if they’re going to fall off, or whether or not the zipper is sturdy enough to withstand a night of dancing.

Value Prom Dress Benefits

  • Low price
  • Readily available and easily accessible
  • Can wear once and discard without guilt

 Value Prom Dress Detriments

  • Low-quality materials
  • Low-quality workmanship
  • May be uncomfortable due to low-quality
  • May not be latest colors or styles
  • Not designed to last or be worn numerous times


Designer Prom Dresses

Unlike value prom dresses, designer prom dresses are designed to wow the crowd, make a statement and be worn as many times as you wish without the fear of them falling apart. They rely on high-end materials, high-quality workmanship and the creative eye of talented and skilled fashion designers to produce a luxurious piece of clothing.

Designer fashions have always been in demand, and designer prom dresses are no different. In addition to using quality materials and impeccable workmanship, prom dress designers stay abreast of the latest prom dress fashions and trends. You’ll also find prom dress designers tend to have a certain style and flair that’s reflected in every dress they create.


A few examples include:

  • Ultra-feminine prom dress from designers such as La Femme and Sherri Hill
  • Edgier prom dresses from designer like Jovani and Rachel Allen
  • Spectacularly eye-catching prom dresses from designers like Tiffany Designs
  • Sophisticated, high-end prom dresses from designers like Ellie Wilde

While prices are going to be higher for designer prom dresses than they are for value prom dresses, the price is worth it for those looking for a gorgeous gown they can wear with pride as many times as their heart desires.

Designer Prom Dress Benefits

  • High-quality materials
  • High-quality workmanship
  • Latest styles
  • Comfortable, long-lasting and flattering
  • Talented creators known for dresses that wow
  • Readily available from quality prom dress shops
  • Can wear again and again for different occasions


Designer Prom Dress Detriments

  •  More expensive than value brands


Designer Prom Dresses Last Far beyond Prom

Even though designer prom dresses are going to cost more than value prom dresses, you’re getting what you pay for. If the price seems too high to pay for a dress you think you’ll only wear once, you can fix that thought by choosing a prom dress that doubles as an elegant formal gown you can wear for other occasions.

There are several occasions where a gorgeous designer gown would make the perfect outfit. These can include:

  • Weddings
  • Black-tie affairs
  • Holiday parties
  • Date to the opera or ballet
  • Formal charity events


Store your designer prom dress in a breathable garment bag in a well-ventilated closet away from your everyday clothes, and it can stay crisp, fresh and beautiful for many years to come. You can also adjust the look by selecting different shoes, accessories, hairstyles and other details that match the specific occasion.

Even if you only wear your dress once to the prom, it is a once-in-a-lifetime event for which you deserve to look and feel fabulous. Looking and feeling fabulous comes easy when you opt for a designer prom dress that’s created with quality, care and a talented eye on the latest fashion styles. Check out the designer prom dresses at Prom Headquarters to get a good idea on what those latest styles are, then choose your favorite and enjoy.



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