By Elizabeth Sheer, Cheapism.com
Last year the average cost of attending a prom exceeded $1,100, according to Visa, Inc. Not surprisingly, the biggest expense is the dress. For girls determined to have a red carpet moment, the price tag could easily hit $400. Guys don't get off cheaply, either -- tux rentals commonly run $170-$200 for a basic get-up. But don't panic. With a little savvy, some ingenuity, and a few coupons, the cost of prom attire can be held below $150.
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Although prices vary by location and the selection may be iffy, the best places to start searching for cheap prom attire are vintage and consignment shops. Also try eBay for vintage duds, where both dresses and tuxes from the '50's through the '80's are likely to fetch prices in the double-digit range. And remember, dirt-cheap prom wear means funds left over for alterations.
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