Is it ever too early to start thinking about prom dresses
? Some girls know exactly what kind of gown they want to wear years in advance. For me, it was all about finding the classic floor-length princess gown. I started combing magazines about a month in advance, and found the perfect pastel dress in no time.
If you're looking for prom dress inspiration, February is actually the perfect month to start! It's awards season, and with so many of our fave best-dressed celebs
traipsing down the red carpet in to-die for frocks, you're bound to find one you want to wear to your prom.
Of course, most of us don't have the spending budget like Jennifer Lawrence or Taylor Swift
. Luckily, there are a ton of affordable look-a-likes you can score for way, way less. I chatted with a rep from David's Bridal
about the hottest 2013 prom trends and how to score the red-carpet look for less. Click through to check out the outfits they put together for the savvy fashionista who doesn't want to break the bank!