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Finding the best deals on formal wear

Abby Breidenbach shares her tips
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Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 09:26:03-05

Mardi Gras balls are happening every weekend, and from the tickets to the table décor to the drinks, revelers can bet they'll spend a good chunk of change.

But, as Abby Breidenbach has learned, cutting some corners can save a lot of money.

Finding the best deals on formal wear

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One of the the easiest is by getting a dress and other formal wear items for cheap.

Abby rounded up her best tips to save a couple hundred dollars.

The cheapest store you can hit is Goodwill.

You never know what you'll find when walking into Goodwill. And at prices like $15, even if the fit isn't perfect, alterations will still keep you under $50 total.

Next check vintage and consignment shops.

At these stores you'll find name brands at a budget. And if you're looking for a fur wrap, some of them are even less than half priced.

If you prefer to shop online for a new dress, then places like Amazon, SHEIN, Nastygal and ZAFUL all have options for less than $30.

Another great place to check and favorite of Abby is the Dillard's Clearance Center in Baton Rouge.

While it may be a bit of a drive, Abby says the store can have $200, $300 and $400 dresses for as low as $30.

And for those wanting something free, it's always a great idea to do a prom and bridesmaid dress swap with friends.