Are you shopping for a prom dress? We want to help. Below we’ve featured 10 of the best prom dress stores in Iowa.
1. Jocelyn Taylor Bridal and Prom
Despite its small-town beginnings in Coralville, Jocelyn Taylor Bridal and Prom has grown to become the best-rated prom dress shop on Google in the entire state of Iowa. They’ve earned this reputation with an awesome selection and super-friendly staff. Jocelyn Taylor is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and is closed Sunday-Monday, taking appointments on Sunday when necessary.
Jocelyn Taylor brings a broad selection of prom and homecoming dresses to Coralville. They’ve got designer brands, such as Ellie Wilde, Colette, and Zoey Grey, to name a few. And no matter what you need, their stylists are certain to bring out a glow unlike any other shop in the area.
Go to Jocelyn Taylor Bridal and Prom’s contact page to reach out.
2. Skeffington’s Formal Wear
Skeffington’s Formal Wear is a well-known Des Moines gem for formal wear in all forms. They’ve got four locations across Iowa, though their West Des Moines location is a local favorite. Skeffington’s Formal Wear is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closes an hour early on Fridays, two hours early on Saturdays, and is closed on Sundays.
You’ll find just about anything your heart can conjure at Skeffington’s. From designer dresses to tuxedos and accessories galore, they’re your one-stop-shop for all things prom or homecoming. And the staff is quite knowledgeable, ensuring you’ll find the perfect fit – no matter your gender or preferred clothing and fit.
Go to Skeffington’s Formal Wear’s contact page and select your desired location to reach out.
3. Dillard’s (West Des Moines)
Another West Des Moines gem, Dillard’s is a national chain that makes for an awesome resource for all things prom. No matter what you’re seeking, Dillard’s will either have it or help you find it. Dillard’s is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week except Sunday when they close at 6 p.m.
Dillard’s seriously has it all. Whether you need dresses, suits, accessories, shoes, or something else, they’re certain to have them. And the employees are surprisingly well-informed on the fashion industry, so ask if you have questions! All in all, Dillard’s is a great one-stop-shop in Des Moines for all things prom.
Go to Dillard’s corporate contact page to reach out and learn more.
4. Dream Dress
While they’re only open for the homecoming and prom seasons (August-September, January-April) Dream Dress is a fantastic resource for those seeking the perfect prom dress. If you’re in Cedar Rapids, keep them on your radar for the next season – you won’t regret it. Dream Dress is currently closed and will reopen in January 2023 with new hours.
Dream Dress has a surprisingly wide assortment of absolutely stunning dresses and gowns. The selection changes each year, depending on what’s in style at the moment, so be sure to take a peek at their website (linked above), Facebook, or Instagram when they reopen to see the new selection.
To reach out, head to Dream Dress’s contact page.
5. Hope’s Bridal & Prom
Hope’s Bridal & Prom is a hidden gem in the heart of Cedar Rapids. They’re known for super-friendly service, an awesome selection of unique dresses, and a dedication to ensuring you leave feeling utterly glowing. Hope’s Bridal & Prom is currently open by appointment only, though they’re in-store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. most days, except for Tuesdays when they’re closed entirely.
Imagine your dream dress – now enter Hope’s Bridal & Prom. Bam! You found the perfect little number – it really is as easy as that. Hope’s is not only an adorable building but filled to bursting with sleek little dresses and gowns for just about any event you can imagine. So the next time you want to catch that special someone’s eye, reach out and get an appointment at Hope’s.
To schedule an appointment, go to Hope’s Bridal & Prom’s booking page.
6. Little Black Dress
Located in the middle of bustling Davenport, Little Black Dress (LBD) is a standout on this list, for one specific reason – sizing. LBD is known across the state as one of the best spots to stop for plus-sized or irregularly-sized formal wear. No matter your shape, they’ve got the dress for you. Little Black Dress is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, opens an hour early on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12-4 p.m. on Sundays.
First things first – take a peek at LBD’s Instagram for a look behind the curtain. With that said, you’ll be quite shocked at how broad their selection is upon entering. They not only carry designer brands such as Studio17 and COYA, but also offer a number of unique consignment dresses!
To reach out, go to Little Black Dress’s contact page.
7. Dream Dress Express
Not to be confused with Dream Dress, Dream Dress Express is a separate store located in Sioux City. Dream Dress Express is a well-known chain retail store with an incredibly broad selection and locations in both Iowa and Nebraska. Dream Dress Express is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Friday, is closed on Tuesdays, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and is open from 12-6 p.m. on Sundays.
You’ll find something for everyone at Dream Dress Express. From basic dresses to prom and homecoming gowns, tuxedos, and suits, you’re certain to find the perfect outfit for your tastes. And the staff is not only super helpful but incredibly friendly – so no need to worry about judgment.
Go to Dream Dress Express’s booking page to schedule an appointment.
8. Reflections Bridal & Prom
If you’re seeking a more private, boutique experience for dress shopping, Sioux Center’s Reflections Bridal & Prom is likely your best bet. They’re dedicated to creating a one-of-a-kind experience, rather than just a store. Reflections is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and is closed Sunday-Monday.
You’ll find an incredible selection of unique dresses for all events and walks of life at Reflections. From tuxedos and suits to prom and wedding dresses, they’ve got all of the best-known names in the industry. You’ll find Madison James, Alyce Paris, and more, all within touching distance! It’s like a dream come true…
To reach out, go to Reflections Bridal & Prom’s contact and chat page.
9. Something Blue
Ankeny’s Something Blue is a quaint boutique shop with an awesome selection of both clothing and houseware to bring out the best on your special day. Whether that special day is your wedding or prom doesn’t matter to the staff – only that they get you looking stunning. Something Blue is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12:30-4 p.m. on Sundays.
You will be absolutely gobsmacked upon entering Something Blue. They have such an incredible selection that the largest challenge is figuring out where to start! From tuxedos and dresses to housewares and accessories, their consignment stock is full of incredibly unique numbers that are sure to catch the eye of that special someone.
Something Blue doesn’t have a contact page, so give them a call at (515) 339-7006 to reach out or book an appointment.
10. Rumor Prom and Formal
Rumor Prom and Formal are one of the most beloved prom dress shops in Iowa, let alone their hometown of Dubuque. Opened in 2012 by owner Cathy, Rumor Prom and Formal have grown into a household name due to their friendly nature and awesome range of dresses for all occasions. Rumor is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and by appointment all other days of the week.
Rumor carries a number of designer prom dresses, including some of the most well-known names in the industry. From Lucci Lu and Madison James to Alyce Paris and Amarra, there’s perhaps too much to pick from. At the end of the day, whether you want a sleek gown or an eye-catching all-out prom dress, Rumor has you covered.
To schedule an appointment, go to Rumor Prom and Formal’s contact page.