Prom Season is once again looming, and the good news is that Kansas City, Missouri, has several good places to find that perfect prom dress. The bad news, you can only wear one dress.
Evening Extraordinaire works by appointment only, from Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They carry 12 different wedding gown designers, 6 exclusively in their boutique. In addition to Alfred Sung, Anjolique, Essence, Henry Roth, Maggie Sottero, Marisa, Matthew Christopher, and Saison Blanche Couture, Evening Extraordinaire carries its own unique brand of custom jewelry and an array of unique and one-of-a-kind, off the runway dresses. Evening Extraordinaire is located at 12109 Shawnee Misson Pwky. Shawnee, KS 66216 and can be called to set up an appointment at 913-268-5566.
Gown Gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-6, Thursday 10-8, abd Saturday 10-5. They have recently expanded their prom and shoe departments, boasting the largest selection in the city, and carry dresses by Jovani, Tiffany Designs, Alyce Designs, Flirt, and Alfred Angelo. They also specialize in one of a kind designer accessories that can be custom designed for an individual’s unique taste. Gown Gallery also has their own convenient in house alterations department. Gown Gallery also hosts the Julee Jones Prom Closet, where Julee Jones, a popular DJ on Hot 103 Radio, collects gowns each year to help teens being served by MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault). The Gown Gallery assists this effort by collecting donated gowns from customers and rewarding each donor with a $25 gift certificate to the store. By making an appointment, you’ll be able to spend the time you need and have the full attention of the bridal consultants. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to make special requests to customize your gown and in some cases meet the designer. Gown Gallery is located at 515 west 75th street, Kansas City,Missouri 64114. Appointments can be set by calling 816-361-8111.
CB’s Limited is an online prom dress retailer that has the largest inventory of any online retailer in the USA. Carrying designs by Alyce Designs, Alyce Designs, Beyond, Bdazzle, BG Haute, Black Label, Cassandra Stone and Cassandra Stone II, Cire, Fabulouss, Faviana, Flash, Flirt by Maggie Sottero, GIGI, Glam Gurlz, Hannah S, Joli, Jovani, La Femme, Le Gala, Mac Duggal, Mauri Simone Nika, ME Prom, Mori Lee, Night Moves, Panoply, Paris, Precious Formals, Riva Designs, Satin Rouge, Scala, Sean Collection, Showtime, Splash, Sherri Hill, Studio 17, Tiffany Designs, Tony Bowls, Vivace, and Xcite Xtreme. CB’s Limited has been in business for 40 years, promises the absolute lowest prices and free shipping within the USA.
Nordstrom has a powerful online Prom 2009 Style guide that allows for online selection and purchase, with in-store pickup and alteration. Prices range from less than $100 to over $300 with designers such as Adrianna Papell, Teeze Me, Calvin Klein, Nicole Miller, De La Ru and Ruby Rox. Bubble dresses, bow dresses and metallic patterns are among the offerings.
Macy’s allows online shopping of their extensive 2009 Prom catalog, and free shipping on orders over $75. Dresses start at $59, and include designers such as Alfani, Appropriate Behavior, Bandolino, BCX, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Chinese Laundry, Corso Como, Guess?, Jessica Simpson, Nina, Nine West, Ralph Lauren, Speechless, and many more. Included with the online catalog is a Prom Style Source that shows the latest trends in spring formal fashion. Macy’s is located at 400 N.W. Barry Road Kansas City, MO 64155 and can be reached by calling 400 N.W. Barry Road Kansas City, MO 64155.