5 Things to do With Your Used Prom Dress

5 Things to do With Your Used Prom Dress

January 11, 2023
By Katerina Katakalides

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Oh hey, prom queen! You finally had the night you’ve been waiting all of high school for: your prom! Now that you’ve taken photos in your gorgeous gown and made a lifetime of memories with your best friends, it’s time to answer a major question: what should you do with your prom dress?

We know your prom dress can have sentimental value, so selling your gown might not be for everyone! There are actually quite a few things you can do with your prom dress that don’t involve parting ways forever. While we at Queenly totally support the sustainable fashion movement and think every queen can benefit from joining the formal wear resale community, we also wanted to share a few other ways you can repurpose your prom dress!

1. Sell Your Prom Dress on Queenly!

This one might be a shameless self-plug, but was it not expected? Selling your prom dress on Queenly is one of the most efficient ways to make some of your money back after prom night is over. We know so many costs go into prom night, like your limousine, makeup, and of course, your prom dress! If you’re a queen who decided to splurge on her big night, consider making some of your money back with a quick and easy upload. Queenly’s seller tools and active community makes it easy to sell your prom dress with confidence and ease!

2. Alter Your Prom Dress into Something New

It’s out with the old and in with the new! You can make sure your prom dress never goes out of style with a few alterations. A snip here, some rhinestones there, and a little lace can completely transform your prom dress into something new. Just think of all the possibilities! A pair of scissors and a sewing kit can turn a floor-length gown into a cute cocktail dress. Some sparkly sequins and eye-catching rhinestones can take your gown to a whole new level of glam. There are truly so many things you can do to turn your prom dress into something new!

3. Donate Your Prom Dress

Turn your prom dress into the gift that keeps on giving! Your gown served you well on prom night, so why not share the favor and give your gown to someone in need? Not everyone can afford a glamorous prom dress, but almost everyone wants to have that prom queen feeling. Your prom dress can truly transform someone’s experience. We all know how expensive prom can be, so eliminating the cost of a dress can provide someone with an opportunity that they never thought was possible.

4. Save Your Prom Dress for a Sister

It’s the sisterhood of the traveling prom dress! Sharing your prom dress with someone you love, like a younger sister, can be a sentimental way of supporting the sustainable fashion movement. If your sister is always stealing your clothes, then try beating her to the punch by sharing your prom dress with her! Keep in mind that she doesn’t have to wear it to her prom as well. A prom dress can easily be used for other events, like a winter formal or graduation party.

5. Swap Your Prom Dress with a Friend

Has your friend ever worn something and you instantly thought to yourself “I have to have that!” If this was the case during prom, then we have some good news for you! Swapping your prom dress with a friend is the perfect way to give your dress a new home with someone you love and trust. This is a win-win since you’ll also be scoring a dress for yourself!


Where can I sell my prom dress?
You can sell your prom dress on Queenly, the largest formalwear resale app. Queenly makes buying and selling prom dresses a breeze!

Can I wear a used prom dress?
Yes, you can wear a used prom dress! Used prom dresses are a great way to save money before prom night. Websites like Queenly have thousands of prom dresses for sale!

How much is a used prom dress?
You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by buying a used prom dress. Queenly has a huge inventory of preloved prom dresses for sale!

Selling your used prom dress should be a breeze! A queen like you deserves the royal treatment whether she’s selling a prom dress online or buying a pre-worn one to wear at prom. At Queenly, we’ve committed ourselves to promoting sustainable fashion while making it affordable for everyone. Join our community of Queens who have listed outfits in their online closet. It’s as easy as signing up for a free account, snapping some pics, and uploading the details- that’s it!

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