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Homecoming Aftermath

After the all the fun during the homecoming dance, you still have your dress that you paid money for. Some people think it’s a waste of money, and some people go all out. But what can you do with it after homecoming?

Selling is always a good way to go. You can get most or all of your money back that you spent on the dress. The average price for a homecoming dress can range from $100 to $500. No matter what you spent, it would nice to have that money back after a one time use for a dress. Facebook has tons of groups that people buy and sell homecoming dresses, usually for cheap. You can also check second hand stores such as Goodwill and Salvation Army.

You can also hand it down to a sibling or a family member. It’s always nice if you could pass it down or donate it. Goodwill and Salvation Army, as mentioned before, are always accepting to donations of dresses.

You can reuse it or save it for other occasions and more memories. You never know who’s going to get married soon or if your little family members need a princess for their birthday parties.

If you’re creative, you can upcycle it. Make it a brand new dress or make a two piece or vice versa. There’s a ton of things you can make out of it if you have the time and ability to. You can take a long prom gown and some shears and make it into a short

homecoming dress, or take a one piece homecoming dress and make it into a two piece. You can always search websites, such as pinterest, on ideas how to alter your dress and what you will need to help archive your goal.

There’s plenty of things you can do with your old homecoming dresses if they’re taking up space in your closet, just put your mind too it.