If you’re browsing for a new prom dress, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ve featured 10 top prom dress shops in South Dakota.
1. Bridal Gallery
Sioux Falls’ Bridal Gallery is your one-stop-shop for all things formal wear. Whether you need bridal dresses and gear for the bridal party, prom dresses, or even a tux, they’ve got you covered. Bridal Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closes an hour early on Fridays, and two hours early on Saturdays. Bridal Gallery is closed on Sundays.
Bridal Gallery has an incredible selection. No matter the style or size of dress you need, they’re sure to get you looking bangin’. From petite to plus-size, designer to “everyday” dresses, Bridal Gallery will ensure you leave feeling powerful, sexy, and (most importantly) without an empty wallet.
Go to Bridal Gallery’s booking page to schedule an appointment.
2. David’s Bridal
Don’t lie to me – you already know this name. David’s Bridal is one of the best-known names in formal wear in the United States, as a nationwide chain retailer with over 300 stores across North America, including in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. David’s Bridal is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
The entire appeal of David’s Bridal is their selection. They carry an incomprehensible number of dresses, and anything they don’t have is often a mail order away. Whether you want something new and unique or the latest designer trends, David’s Bridal has you covered. Their selection refreshes with each new year, so be sure to swing by to see the unique 2023 collection when it’s unveiled!
Go to David’s Bridal’s contact page to book an appointment.
3. Karma Boutique
While it’s not a prom shop, Karma Boutique is an excellent source for just about any clothing needs you may have right in the heart of Rapid City. They have a highly curated collection of well-made dresses and accessories, and an incredibly well-educated staff. Karma Boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday.
While the collection of clothes on offer will vary every time you’re in, the selection of dresses is quite remarkable. They don’t specialize in flashy dresses but eye-catching, simple, elegant evening gowns and dresses perfect for every special event – prom certainly included. Check out their “Lookbook” for photos of the best stuff available today.
Go to Karma Boutique’s contact page to reach out.
4. Audra’s Bridal Gallery
Those in Rapid City likely know this business already, but we couldn’t just not include Audra’s Bridal Gallery in the list of best South Dakotan prom dress shops! Their staff is super friendly, the selection fantastic, and the service extremely prompt. Audra’s is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed on Sundays (except by appointment).
Audra’s is likely your best choice if you need a wide selection and a staff that can help on every step of your dress journey. Their prom dress selection is full of the best-known designers and is so broad that your challenge will be picking just one dress. Whether you want something flashy or straightforward, Audra’s has you covered.
Go to Audra’s Bridal Gallery’s contact page to book an appointment.
5. Brides ‘n’ Bells
While Aberdeen’s Brides ‘n’ Bells lacks a website, they’re an excellent source for prom dresses in Aberdeen. Their Facebook page (linked above) is very active, and they respond with lightning-quick efficiency to all inquiries. Brides ‘n’ Bells is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sundays.
Brides ‘n’ Bells is focused on personal service. As such, you won’t find online listings of their dresses, nor will you find countless “rack standard” dresses; no – you’ll find unique, tailored dresses designed for all body shapes and dress needs. You need go no further than Brides ‘n’ Bells for personal service and incredible dresses.
Go to the Brides ‘n’ Bells’ Facebook about page to reach out.
6. Trendz Consignment
Right in the heart of Brookings, Trendz consignment is a fantastic hidden gem for those seeking unique clothing for any event, prom or otherwise. They carry gently-loved clothing that’s hand-picked for excellence by the employees, ensuring the highest possible product quality. Trendz Consignment is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closes an hour early on Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.
Trendz’s collection isn’t listed online, as it changes constantly. While this may bug some, it means that you get to go on a little clothing adventure each time you enter. It brings a sense of (very welcomed) expiration and discovery, which is a major part of the prom dress shopping fun!
Go to Trendz Consignment’s about page to reach out.
7. Bride’s Expressions & Floral
Watertown’s Bride’s Expressions & Floral is a unique store on this list in that they not only sell dresses but flowers, too! Smelling of freshly-cut flowers, while not the norm for a bridal shop, is certainly a welcome change. Bride’s Expressions & Floral is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 12-6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and closed Sunday-Monday. Bride’s Expressions is open on Saturdays by appointment only.
No matter your needs, Bride’s Expressions is sure to exceed them. They carry perhaps too many prom dresses, a broad assortment of tuxedos and suits for those who don’t want a dress, and are incredibly helpful in every step of the shopping process. Plus, a bouquet of flowers never hurt anyone, either.
Go to Bride’s Expressions & Floral online booking page to schedule an appointment.
8. Jean’s Bridal & Formal Wear
Jean’s Bridal & Formal Wear is a nifty little shop hidden away in Wilmot. They’re focused entirely on friendly, timely service, and it shows through the incredible environment they’ve created since the company’s acquisition by Casy and Jacque Cameron in 2019. Jean’s Bridal & Formal Wear is open by appointment only now and will update hours in time as they gain more staff.
You won’t find listed dresses or clothing on their site, nor will you see too much information about what they offer. What you will find, is a staff with years of experience in the industry, new ownership breathing new life into the business at every step, and dresses being sold at 1/4 below listing price.
Go to Jean’s Bridal & Formal Wear’s contact page to schedule an appointment.
9. Bridal Boutique and Bling Prom II
Another Facebook-only business, Spearfish’s Bridal Boutique and Bling Prom II, is not only a mouthful of a business name but one of your best bets to find a prom dress in the area. They focus on a broad, unique selection with all the accouterments you could need. Bridal Boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.
As their only web presence lies on Facebook, you’ll be mostly unable to peruse Bridal Boutique’s selection. They make up for this with a personalized, wildly-efficient service that is guaranteed to find you the absolute best dress for you. None of that “everyone else loves this dress” stuff – only a focus on what you, specifically, need.
Go to Bridal Boutique and Bling Prom II’s Facebook “about” page to reach out.
10. Sandra Rose
Tyndall’s Sandra Rose is a fantastic shop for all things dress. Sandra Rose is known for their “big-city selection [that] meets small-town service,” and it shows. They’re perhaps the most welcoming prom dress shop in the Midwest, and the selection is nothing to scoff at, either. Sandra Rose is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. They’re closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Perhaps the most specialized thing that Sandra Rose offers is their “uniqueness guarantee.” This boils down to not selling the same dress to multiple students at the same event – that’s right! Sandra Rose cuts out the “well one of us has to change” conversation and ensures each customer shows up in a unique stunner of a dress, unlike any other at your prom.
Go to Sandra Rose’s contact page to reach out.