Going to Mardi Gras balls can be a lot of fun but getting that perfect gown can be expensive. The good news is in Mobile and BaldwinCounties, there are several consignment shops that offer dresses for less than $100 dollars.
At Rave Reviews just off Airport Blvd, you can find dresses, furs, gloves and jewelry for your fun night out and it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.
“We have over 1,500 Mardi Gras gowns in stock. We have 350 that are $100 dollars and under which is a big big savings,” the owner said.
If you’re looking for a more mature style with sleeves or a conservative dress, those are also available and there’s a good size selection too from zero to twenty-four.
Shopping around at different consignment shops is going to give you the benefit of exploring different styles at different prices.
All the dresses at Lovely J’s are less that 60 bucks and that’s a bargain.
“All sizes from 2-22 so you come in, consign your things and I’m pretty sure you’ll find something you like for that ball,” an employee said.
If you’re in need of some extra money, you can always sell that dress that’s just taking up room in your closet. Lovely J’s and Pepe’s Consignment Botique in Mobile will take your dresses and so will Hertha’s.
Don’t forget borrowing from your friend is also a great option. It’s easy, affordable and you can wow the crowd with a different dress from the year before.
We didn’t forget about the guys. Renting or buying tails is a bit harder to get a cheaper price because men don’t trade in their tails. If you go onto yelp.com there are a list of shops you can call to check the prices and compare.