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Best Dress Stores: 2019 Edition

03, January 2019

The results are in and we've heard some of your favorite boutiques to shop at. The stores in this year's top 10 list specialize in custom designs and cater specifically to pageant girls and women and your prom needs. To find a pageant or pageant retailer near you, visit The Pageant Planet Directory to begin. Or if you're a retailer who would like to be added to our prom and pageant directory then click here to create your free profile. Use this list to find your dream prom dress or your winning pageant dress.

Each year, a ton of really great stores are left out of the potential nominees for these awards solely because they haven't been nominated or don't have a profile. Don't miss out on the recognition you deserve for the hard work you do all year long. Create a profile in our directory to qualify for Best in Pageantry awards season, connect to your clients' profiles in the directory and encourage your clients to nominate you for an award each year!

Top 10 Pageant Stores of 2018

Top 10 Prom Stores of 2018

Top 10 Dress Stores of 2017

Top 10 Dress Stores of 2016

Top 10 Pageant Stores of 2018

10. Terry Costa

Texas-based boutique, Terry Costa, was voted in the 10th spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. It has worked with many pageants this year in the great state of Texas, as well as other states in the south and more!

Pageant dresses fit for a crown? From Faviana to Sherri Hill, Terry Costa gowns fit the bill. Show the judges your innate beauty in a buxom ball gown dress. Wow them with your winning smile by showcasing yourself in sequins. All of the elegant evening gowns at this Dallas-based store are specifically designed to help you stand out from the crowd. Want to win the title in a pageant dress with as much charisma and talent as you? Browse their curated selection of designer pageant gowns!

“Terry Costa is amazing,” one reviewer said. “They give everyone personalized service. They take the time to help you find the perfect dress for you. Every person there is the best the industry has to offer. They have the best selection and all the right accessories. We are customers for life.”

Photo: Terry Costa

9. Tulle + Dye

Tulle + Dye was voted in the ninth spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. This store has been backed by a former Miss Universe and Miss Universe Organization staffer. It’s the perfect place to find red carpet and high-end pageant looks.

From red carpets to runways, Tulle + Dye, located in Santa Clarita, California, has been there and they know what you need! Evening and pageant gowns, prom, cocktail and party dresses and more. Whether you’re strolling down the aisle or the red carpet, they will make you look and feel like a million bucks!

Surrounded by gorgeous gowns but can’t seem to find the one that captures your vision and personality? Don’t worry, they can create a one-of-a-kind dress to fit any special occasion. Tulle + Dye's seamstress has years of experience sewing beautiful creations for celebrities like Lady GaGa and Penelope Cruz.

“Tulle + Dye is the cutest boutique dress retailer,” one reviewer said. “The owner Jane is supportive and as a bonus, used to work for The Miss Universe Organization so she knows her stuff. Not only does she have all the top designers, but she loves to find new & obscure designers, so you have plenty of options.” 

Photo: Tulle + Dye

8. Glam Squad

Glam Squad was voted in the eighth spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. If you’re looking for pageant wardrobe in Arizona, Glam Squad is the place to go. It has worked with many pageants this year, such as Miss Arizona America, Miss Arizona High School America, NAM and more!

Glam Squad Couture is your one-stop prom and pageant shop located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the official state sponsor of Miss Arizona USA, Miss Arizona Teen USA, Miss Arizona America and Miss Arizona's Outstanding Teen, which means it knows glamour! Glam Squad can definitely hook you up with your dream dress for your next pageant.

“Great store,” one reviewer said. “with only the best designers and really cares about their customers!”

Photo: Glam Squad Couture Facebook

7. Noell

California-based store, Noell, was voted in the seventh spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. In 2017, it was voted the into the same spot for best pageant stores! It has worked with many pageants this year, such as Miss Mexico US National, Miss West Coast, Miss Latina Cosmopolitan and more!

Listed among the Los Angeles Times “Treasures of LA,” Noell carries one of the largest collections of ladies evening and cocktail attire on the West Coast including over thirty brand names, all by prominent designers from the United States and Europe.

Located in the heart of the Garment District and within miles from Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Noell is a favorite among celebrities, costume designers, stylists as well as many international clients, including royalty. The stunning, new showroom is a top destination for weddings, prom or any special occasion!

“Going to Noell is an experience,” one reviewer said. “They have an amazing amount of dresses in stock and their building is huge, so you don't feel claustrophobic unlike many other dress stores. Nicole, who is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet, is always there and happy to help. Not only does she make sure you are happy, but she also coordinates opportunities for her clientele.”

Photo: Noell Facebook

6. Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions was voted in the sixth spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. Lasting Impressions has locations in Alabama and Georgia and another location opening in Florida soon. It has worked with many pageants this year, such as Miss Universe Puerto Rico and Miss Georgia USA and more!

Lasting Impressions Formal Wear is located in Columbus, Georgia, and Eufaula, Alabama, and will be opening a new location in Florida.

With a rich history in the prom and pageant industry, Lasting Impressions has dressed girls from the East coast to the West coast and all the areas in between. From Miss USAs to Miss Americas, country music stars to reality stars, the store has been fortunate to dress them all. When you leave their store, you will have the perfect competition wardrobe!

So, the next time you need a prom, pageant, homecoming or special event dress, just know that Lasting Impressions is your one stop shop. When you are ready to turn heads, they’re ready to help!

Photo: Lasting Impressions

5. Infusion Pageant Boutique

Infusion Pageant Boutique, based in Rhode Island, was voted in the fifth spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. It has worked with many pageants this year, such as Miss Rhode Island's Outstanding Teen, Mrs. Connecticut America, Miss New Jersey USA, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, Miss Rhode Island US International and more!

Infusion Pageant Boutique may be located in one of the smallest states in the nation, but they are huge when it comes to customer service! Their faithful fans have made them New England's premier pageant, prom, social occasion and homecoming boutique. They have proudly dressed numerous pageant winners from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and across the nation. Whether competing in a pageant or picking the perfect dress for your next event, Infusion Boutique is sure to have your dream dress!

Nicole Pallozzi being crowned Miss Rhoad Island USA 2019 in her Fernando Wong from Infusion Boutique. Photo: Infusion Instagram

4. Le Chic Prom & Pageant Boutique

Le Chic Prom & Pageant Boutique was voted in the fourth spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. This Iowa-based store dressed this year’s Miss USA 2018, Sarah Rose Summers, as well as Miss Iowa America 2018, Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw. In 2017, it earned the sixth spot on the Top Pageant Stores of 2017 list.

Le Chic Prom & Pageant Boutique is located in Muscatine, Iowa, and first opened its doors over five years ago. They might be a newer store and a smaller brand, but the owners, Stacey and Heather DeLong have managed to garner a huge following, attracting customers from all across the United States. Le Chic’s unique brand of small town values, dedication to customer service and sincere appreciation of their clients, has made this boutique a staple of formalwear in the Midwest. 

It’s no wonder that their fan votes increased this year. This store has outfitted many titleholders from the across the Midwest in the Miss America, Miss America's Outstanding Teen, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. With a large selection of major designers collections, you are sure to find your perfect dress here!

Miss USA 2018 winner Sarah Rose Summers, wearing the gown that she got from Le Chic. Photo: Vanbrosgirls

3. Bridal Elegance

Illinois-based store Bridal Elegance was voted in the third spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. It has worked with many pageants this year in the state of Illinois and surrounding areas and more nationwide!

You need the perfect dress to make the right statement. You try on dress after dress at every shop that you go to, but can't find the right fit or color. Don't resign yourself to buying a dress that doesn't show off your style! You won't have that problem at Bridal Elegance & Pageantry. When you're looking for THE dress, you need a store that has a large selection of colors, styles and sizes. If it's the dress of your dreams, it should complement you perfectly. They have the largest selection you need with the expert advice you require to find your perfect dress.

Bridal Elegance is located in Ottawa, Illinois, and is the Midwest's largest bridal, prom and pageant store. It carries designers MacDuggal, Sherri Hill, Johnathan Kayne and more. If you're looking for a show-stopping dress for your next pageant, Bridal Elegance may have exactly what you're looking for.

Photo: Bridal Elegance Website

2. Ashley Rene's

Ashley Rene's was voted in the second spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. It has worked with many pageants this year in the Midwest and surrounding areas and more! Ashley Rene’s sponsored the National American Miss Runway Show and opening number dresses.

Ashley Rene's is Indiana's largest Prom and Pageant boutique, and they are also Indiana and Michigan's ONLY Sherri Hill Couture Retailer and one of the Top 10 Prom stores in the country. Ashley Rene's is moving to Heritage Square in Granger, Indiana early January 2019! They will be opening two locations in Heritage Square: Ashley Rene's Prom & Pageant and Ashley Rene's Couture. They are extremely excited to offer our clients a bigger and better experience with Ashley Rene's.

They will be posting sales, moving and grand opening dates there! Their gowns have graced the stages of Miss America, Miss USA, red carpets and more. Additionally, they have dressed thousands of high school girls for prom, homecoming and winter formals across the country. No matter what you're looking for, Ashley Rene's is your one-stop-shop for all things prom and pageant!

Ashley Rene's Prom and Pageant Store Inside. Photo: Ashley Rene's

1. Henri's Cloud Nine

Henri's Cloud Nine was voted into the first place spot for the Top Pageant Stores of 2018. Henri’s Cloud Nine placed second in last year’s Top Pageant Stores of 2017 list. It has worked with many pageants this year, in fact Henri’s is the proud sponsor and host of Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky’s Miss, Jr. High, High School and Collegiate America State Pageants.

At Henri’s, your personal pageant stylist will help you find or create the perfect dress by carefully considering your event, body type, personality, style and budget. Decades of experience crafting looks that wow the judges, paired with an unmatched selection of styles, is what sets Henri’s apart from every other pageant dress store.

Visit their newly remodeled Columbus prom dress store or shop their flagship location in Minerva, if you happen to be visiting the great state of Ohio. But, if you can’t make it to either of their locations personally, you can visit them online, where you’ll be sure to find the best in designer pageant, prom and homecoming apparel.

“I’ve been going to Henri’s for years and I’ve always had amazing experiences,” one reviewer said. “Every employee is knowledgeable about each designer, dress, and occasion, and it makes the experience amazing!” 

Photo: Henri's Facebook

Top 10 Prom Stores of 2018

10. Beyond Expectations

Beyond Expectations was voted in the 10th spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. It has worked with many girls this year in the Mississippi and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more!

Beyond Expectations' designer dress showroom in Ridgeland, Mississippi, boasts a collection of the world's most sought after names in prom dresses, pageants, party and evening wear. They are the area's largest trusted retailer of brands like Sherri Hill, Jovani, Tony Bowls, Mac Duggal, Jonathan Kayne, Scala, Angela & Allison, Dave & Johnny, Benjamin Walk and many others. Beyond Expectations' years of experience allow them to offer you the best selection of evening and pageant gowns by the industry's most winning designers.

“Jen and her staff are amazing,” one reviewer said. “They go above and beyond what is expected! I would highly recommend Beyond Expectations Formals to anyone. They will help you find your dream dress!”

Photo: Beyond Expectations Formals Facebook

9. Viper Apparel

Viper Apparel was voted in the ninth spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. It has worked with many girls this year in the Michigan and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more! Viper Apparel Prom & Pageant is proud to be the official wardrobe sponsor for a variety of pageant systems including the Miss Michigan and Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen pageant, Miss Nevada's Outstanding teen, Miss Michigan USA and Miss Michigan Teen USA, as well as local systems like Miss Blossomtime & Miss UNM Michigan.

They carry over 30 different designers between their two locations, including one of a kind dresses that are exclusive to Viper Apparel. Huge names include: Sherri Hill, Mac Duggal, Rachel Allan, Jovani, Tiffany and many more! They also have a unique and well known policy: They will not sell the same dress to the same event, not even in a different color! You will be guaranteed to have a unique look that no one else will have!

Viper Apparel Prom & Pageant caters to all your formal needs, from dresses to shoes, accessories, alterations. Their helpful and knowledgeable staff will help you from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave happy with the dress of your dreams.

“I have purchased multiple dresses from viper apparel for events such as prom, pageant, homecoming, and special events,” one reviewer said. “The staff is so knowledgeable on the latest and hottest trends and they always make me feel so beautiful in their dresses. I would recommend this place to all of my family and friends.”

Photo: Viper Apparel Facebook

8. The Clothes Tree

The Clothes Tree was voted in the eighth spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. It has worked with many girls this year in the Alabama and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more! Located in Birmingham, Alabama, The Clothes Tree By Deborah has been dressing the women of Alabama for 52 years, as well as Miss Alabama America for 18 years!

They are a specialty boutique that carries fashionable couture clothing and accessories, and houses more than 4500 square feet of dresses, formal gowns, sportswear and accessories. The Clothes Tree can dress you for proms, pageants, homecoming, sorority rush and formals, cocktail parties, charity balls, mother of the wedding party and bridesmaids.

Whether your taste is contemporary or traditional, The Clothes Tree By Deborah has the perfect look for you. Their website was created to introduce the boutique to more people around the world, and give the same personal shopping experience that they give right in Alabama.

“I absolutely love going in to The Clothes Tree,” one reviewer said. “They have so much of a selection to choose from. You will always find the perfect dress! The staff is very helpful and they have served many Queens!!”

Photo: The Clothes Tree Facebook

7. Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions was voted in the seventh spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. In 2017, Lasting Impressions earned the fifth spot in our Top Prom Stores list. It has worked with many many girls this year, in the Georgia and Alabama and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more!

Lasting Impressions Formal Wear is located in Columbus, Georgia, and Eufaula, Alabama, and will be opening a new location in Florida.

With a rich history in the prom and pageant industry, Lasting Impressions has dressed girls from the East coast to the West coast and all the areas in between. Prom girls are a huge part of the store’s success story! While a prom dress may be a slightly different look than a pageant dress, the staff will certainly know how to give you the wow-factor to impress everyone at school! Lasting Impressions feels it’s important that each girl be the one to select their dream gown, and that each girl should look radiant when they enter their prom. But, sometimes a customer needs help, and this is when their formal wear expertise comes into play. The staff listens, then introduces the customer to the perfect dress. With hundreds of dresses always in stock, the staff pulls from a wide array of colors, sizes, styles, fits and fabrics to create a magical moment for every girl.

So, the next time you need a prom, pageant, homecoming or special event dress, just know that Lasting Impressions is your one stop shop.

Photo: Lasting Impressions

6. Ashley Rene’s

Ashley Rene's was voted in the sixth spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. It has worked with many girls this year in the Indiana and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more!

Ashley Rene’s Prom and Pageant is located in Elkhart, Indiana, and is the leading prom and pageant retailer in the state. The store has a 5,000-square-foot showroom with a 30-foot runway inside. Ashley Rene's is the sole Sherri Hill Couture and Stefanie Somer retailer in all of Indiana and also sell brands like Rachel Allan, Ellie Wilde, Farina, Mac Duggal, ASHLEYlauren and more.

Photo: Ashley Rene's

5. PreVue

PreVue was voted in the fifth spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. In 2016 and 2017, Prevue earned the top spot on the Top Prom Stores list! It has worked with many girls this year, in the California and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more!

Do you need a magical gown for a magical night? PreVue can help you find a dress that dreams are made of! Women and girls go to PreVue from all over the US because they have thousands of formal gowns from the top designers in the bridal, pageant, prom and Quinceanera worlds stocked floor to ceiling in their mega-store. From Sherri Hill and Jovani to Mori Lee and Tarik Ediz, they have the best in formal evening gowns.

Take a deep breath! PreVue’s showroom can be overwhelming, but their consultants really do make shopping there an amazing experience. You walk in with a vision of your perfect formal look in your head - whether you're all about that princess vibe, Hollywood glam or dark romance - and their style experts will find the formal evening gowns and cocktail dresses that turn your dream into reality. PreVue Formal and Bridal is the largest bridal and formal wear store on the West Coast. They have thousands of gowns in stock from the top designers of bridal, pageant, and prom.

For over 30 years, PreVue’s experienced staff has been providing high quality customer service while helping their customers find their dream dress. PreVue is a one stop shop with everything you will need for your next big event.

Photo: PreVue

4. Lola B Boutique

Lola B Boutique was voted in the fourth spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. It has worked with many girls this year, in the Mississippi and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more! Lola B Boutique considers it a personal mission to dress their customers in fabulous dresses and gowns.

They register your special dress so no one else can buy it from them, guaranteeing that you will always have a one-of-a-kind look that is all your own. Their current formal collection includes Sherri Hill, Jovani, Mac Duggal, and Rachel Allan and many more, but they also specialize in special orders and custom pageant gowns. In addition to their outstanding formal collection, they have unique shoes, jewelry, bags and accessories to complete your look.

Lola B is proud to serve and be a productive part of their community. Their primary charities are Girls of Grit and Mississippi Miss Amazing, but they also support many local churches, schools and foster and advocacy programs.

“Love this store,” one reviewer said. “Buy all of my dresses and my daughter’s dresses here. The staff is wonderful and knowledgeable. They are so professional!”

Photo: Pinterest

3. Terry Costa

Terry Costa was voted in the third spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. In 2017, Terry Costa earned the fourth spot on our Top Prom Stores of 2017 list. It has worked with many girls this year in the Texas and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more!

Terry Costa is located in Dallas, Texas, and carries a wide assortment of evening gowns, casual day dresses and accessories. Terry Costa has been dressing pageant girls for their pageants and proms for years. It also hosts modeling competitions and opportunities to become fashion ambassadors for the store.

“Exceptional selection of dresses,” one reviewer said. “Exceptional staff! We are always able to find exactly what we are looking for at Terry Costa!”

Photo: Terry Costa Facebook

2. Henri’s Cloud Nine

For the second year in a row, Henri’s Cloud Nine was voted in the second spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. It has worked with many girls this year, in the Ohio and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more!

Nobody does prom 2019 quite like Henri's! And nowhere else will you find a better selection of Sherri Hill prom dresses and the hottest trends from your favorite designers! Henri's is proud to offer the very best in spring 2019 fashion with long dresses for prom, short dress styles, accessories and so much more. As a platinum level retailer, they hold the highest account status with all of their designers, so you can be sure you're getting the real deal whether you purchase prom dresses online or in either of their award-winning store locations.

Visit their newly remodeled Columbus prom dress store or shop their flagship location in Minerva, if you happen to be visiting the great state of Ohio. But, if you can’t make it to either of their locations personally, you can visit them online, where you’ll be sure to find the best in designer pageant, prom and homecoming apparel.

“I’ve been going to Henri’s for years and I’ve always had amazing experiences,” one reviewer said. “Every employee is knowledgeable about each designer, dress and occasion, and it makes the experience amazing!”

Henri's Cloud Nine Showroom. Photo: Wedding Wire

1. The Ultimate Woman's Apparel

The Ultimate Woman's Apparel was voted into the first place spot for the Top Prom Stores of 2018. It has worked with many girls this year in the Massachusetts and surrounding areas for their proms, pageants, parties and more! They have dressed customers meeting the Queen of England, attending the Presidential Inaugural Ball and appearing at the Oscars and the Emmy Awards!

Founded in 1969 in Frances Merlino’s home in Revere, Massachusetts, The Ultimate evolved from a tiny boutique to New England’s elite prom, social occasion and evening wear store, and is now known worldwide.

The Ultimate carries the widest selection of formal dresses in New England with more than 20,000 exclusive dresses and gowns from top designers such as Sherri Hill, Jovani, La Femme, Mac Duggal, Christina Wu, Morilee, Bill Levkoff and many more! Look no further for your exquisite bridal, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, prom, pageant or any other special occasion dress. They even have the accessories to complete your look!

The Ultimate is proud to support pageants that recognize that beauty and talent comes in all sizes and shapes. They carry in stock dresses from sizes 00-32. They also believe in giving back to the community. They do many fashion shows for fundraising events, including The American Lung Association, breast cancer awareness and the Pan Mass challenge. They also know that for too many families, the cost of going to prom is more than they can afford. Over the past three years, they have given away more than 3,000 new prom dresses to area schools and non-profit organizations. 

At The Ultimate, big dreams are never cut short by a small budget – looking like a million does not have to cost a fortune. Shop in store at their Peabody, Massachusetts location, or online, for The Ultimate shopping experience!

Customers at the Ultimate. Photo: The Ultimate Facebook

 

Top 10 Pageant Stores of 2017

10. Joann's Prom and Pageant Things

Joann's Prom and Pageant Things is located in Union City, Tennessee, and is a favorite store for many southern pageant girls. It is the official wardrobe sponsor for the Miss Tennessee, Miss Tennessee's Outstanding Teen, Mrs. Tennessee America, Mrs. Mississippi America, Miss Tennessee USA, Miss Georgia USA and Miss Mississippi USA pageants. 

Photo: Yelp.com

Photo: Yelp.com

9. Proms, Pageants, & Pretty Things

Proms, Pageants, & Pretty Things is located in Roanoke, Virginia, and has previously been featured in The Knot. Among the trained staff at Proms, Pageants, & Pretty Things is Arielle Saige, President of the Winners Circle pageant coaching business. Having an expert in pageantry and pageant coaching allows the team at Proms, Pageants, & Pretty Things to help you select your next winning gown!

Photo: Proms, Pageants, and Pretty Things Facebook

Photo: Proms, Pageants, and Pretty Things Facebook

8. Dazzle Boutique

Dazzle Boutique is located in Oxford and Waterbury, Connecticut, and carries dresses, shoes, swimwear and other pageant necessities. It carries designers Alyce Paris, Ellie Wilde, MacDuggal, Sherri Hill, Rachel Allan and more. Dazzle is a one-stop shop for all your pageant wants and needs!

Photo: dazzleboutiques.com

Photo: dazzleboutiques.com

7. Noell

Noell is located in Los Angeles, California, and carries designers such as Jovani, Sherri Hill, Terani Couture, David Meister, Badgley Mischka and more. Recently, Noell was listed on the LA Times, "Treasures of LA" list. It is one of the largest prom and pageant retailers on the West Coast! 

Photo: noell.com

Photo: noell.com

6. Le Chic

Le Chic Prom & Pageant Boutique is located in Muscatine, Iowa, and first opened its doors over five years ago. This store has outfitted many titleholders from the across the Midwest in the Miss America, Miss America's Outstanding Teen, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. With a large selection of major designers collections, you are sure to find your perfect dress here!

Photo: Le Chic Prom & Pageant Boutique Facebook

Photo: Le Chic Prom & Pageant Boutique Facebook

5. Lola B

Lola B Boutique is located in Southaven, Mississippi, and was opened in 2011. Its staff has helped many pageant girls find the perfect dress for them and the system that they are competing in. Lola B has everything from evenings gown to jumpsuits!

Photo: Lola B Boutique Facebook

Photo: Lola B Boutique Facebook

4. Regalia

Regalia Magnificent Apparel is located in Orlando, Florida and has been wardrobing local, state and national pageant winners since 1989. Regalia is the official wardrobe sponsor for Miss America's Outstanding Teen, Miss Florida, Miss Colorado, Miss Pennsylvania, Mrs. Florida International, Mrs. Florida United States and Mrs. Florida America. With a specialty in pageantry, Regalia also keeps up with the latest fashion trends!

Photo: http://regaliagowns.com

Photo: regaliagowns.com

3. Bridal Elegance

Bridal Elegance is located in Ottawa, Illinois, and is the Midwest's largest bridal, prom and pageant store. It carries designers MacDuggal, Sherri Hill, Johnathan Kayne and more. If you're looking for a show-stopping dress for your next pageant, Bridal Elegance may have exactly what you're looking for.

Photo: Bridal Elegance Facebook

Photo: Bridal Elegance Facebook

2. Henri's 

Henri's has two locations in Columbus and Minerva, Ohio. The two Henri's locations carry designers such as Mori Lee, Jovani, JVN, Sherri Hill, Rachel Allan and more. Not only do the stores carry the latest and hottest dress designers, they carry beautiful jewelry and shoes to match any dress you find.

Photo: Blog.Henris.com

Photo: Blog.Henris.com

1. Ashley Rene's Prom and Pageant

Ashley Rene's Prom and Pageant is located in Elkhart, Indiana, and is the leading prom and pageant retailer in the state. The store has a 5,000-square-foot showroom with a 30-foot runway inside. Ashley Rene's is the sole Sherri Hill Couture and Stefanie Somer retailer in all of Indiana and also sell brands like Rachel Allan, Ellie Wilde, Farina, Mac Duggal, ASHLEYlauren and more.

Photo: ashleyrenespromandpageant.com

Photo: ashleyrenespromandpageant.com

 

Top 10 Prom Stores of 2017

10. Glam Squad

Glam Squad Couture is your one-stop prom and pageant shop located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the official state sponsor of Miss Arizona USA, Miss Arizona Teen USA, Miss Arizona America and Miss Arizona's Outstanding Teen, which means it knows glamor! Glam Squad can definitely hook you up with your dream dress for prom.

Photo: Glam Squad Couture Facebook

Photo: Glam Squad Couture Facebook

9. Joeval's

Joeval's is located in Rochester, New York, and has helped many girls find their perfect dresses! It has a wide selection of both short and long dresses for prom. You're sure to find something you love for prom 2018!

Photo: Joeval's Formalwear Instagram

Photo: Joeval's Formalwear Instagram

8. Diane & Company

Diane & Company is located in Freehold, New Jersey, and is one of the best places to find your prom dress in New Jersey! Owner Diane and her two daughters, Kimberly and Christina, make sure that each and every employee is trained to help girls find the perfect dress for them.

Photo: Diane & Company Facebook

Photo: Diane & Company Facebook

7. The Ultimate

The Ultimate is located in Peabody, Massachusetts, and has experience dressing girls for pageants and prom! With a five-star rating in the Pageant Planet Directory, it comes as no surprise that The Ultimate made the Best in Pageantry list this year! It is the largest dress store in New England, carrying over 17,000 dress in stock.

Photo: Ultimatepromdresses.com

Photo: Ultimatepromdresses.com

6. Whatchamacallit

Whatchamacallit has two locations in Ft. Worth and Dallas, Texas, and has been conducting business for over two decades as a premier dress store for special occasion dresses. With over 20,000 prom dresses in stock, Whatchamacallit is the largest prom dress store in Texas. You're sure to find your perfect dress at either location! 

Photo: Yelp.com

Photo: Yelp.com

5. Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions Formal Wear is located in Columbus, Georgia, and Eufaula, Alabama, and has been open since 2001. The experienced staff members have worked with contestants all over the southeast in pageant systems like Miss America, Miss America's Outstanding Teen, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss Teen America and International Junior Miss. While a prom dress may be a slightly different look than a pageant dress, the staff will certainly know how to give you the wow-factor to impress everyone at school! 

Photo: Lasting Impressions Formal Wear Facebook

Photo: Lasting Impressions Formal Wear Facebook

4. Terry Costa

Terry Costa is located in Dallas, Texas, and carries a wide assortment of evening gowns, casual day dresses and accessories. Terry Costa has been dressing pageant girls for their pageants and proms for years. It also hosts modeling competitions and opportunities to become fashion ambassadors for the store.

Photo: Yelp.com

Photo: Yelp.com

3. Ultimate Fashions

Ultimate Fashions has two locations. One is located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and the other is located in Staten Island, New York. They carry designers like House of Wu, Dave & Johnny, Colors, Mon Cheri, Mori Lee and more. The dresses in stock range from size 00 to 38, and both stores offer tuxedo rentals as well!

Photo: merchantcircle.com

Photo: merchantcircle.com

2. Henri's

Henri's has two locations in Columbus and Minerva, Ohio. The two Henri's locations carry designers such as Mori Lee, Jovani, JVN, Sherri Hill, Rachel Allan, and more. If you're looking for the perfect dress to wow everyone at prom, look no further than Henri's.

Photo: Blog.Henris.com

Photo: Blog.Henris.com

1. PreVue

PreVue is located in San Diego, California, and is the absolute best place to find your prom dress for the special night! It carries designers like Tarik Ediz, Sherri Hill, Jovani, House of Wu, Mori Lee and more. While PreVue is an incredible place to find your next pageant dress, it is also the perfect place to find your dream prom dress!

Photo: PreVue Formal and Bridal Facebook

Photo: PreVue Formal and Bridal Facebook

Top 10 Pageant Stores of 2016

10. Dazzle Boutique (Dazzles)

Dazzle Boutique, also known as Dazzles, is located in Waterbury, Connecticut. This retailer is a certified Sherri Hill seller. They also have MacDuggal, Alyce Paris, Rachel Allan and Jovani among other top designers. Dazzles provided evening gowns for Miss USA, Miss Galaxy and Miss U.S. of America titleholders. It even dressed Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady and Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan.

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Located in Connecticut, these gowns were featured on titleholders like Miss USA 2013. Photo: Dazzle Boutiques Facebook

9. The Competitive Image

Located in Dothan, Alabama is The Competitive Image. "Magnificent Apparel and Finery" is this boutique's slogan. It has provided attire for hundreds of titleholders dating back to 2001. It's no wonder The Competitive Image is among the top in the nation, as they also hold events during the year. In April, Sherry Hill will be at their Trunk Show.

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The Competitive Image has everything for wardrobe from interview to fitness and evening gown. Photo: The Competitive Image Facebook

8. Lola B

Located in northern Mississippi, Lola B Boutique helps women find that perfect gown. Lola B opened in late 2011 and since then has dressed women in systems ranging from Miss America to Miss America's National Teenager to local festival pageants. 

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Lola B Boutique features more than trends. It focused on making its clients fashion forward. Photo: Lola B Boutique Facebook

7. Serendipity

Known as one of the largest prom stores, Serendipity has been the stop for contestants like Olivia Jordan, Miss USA 2015 and Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2016, Hellen Smith. Located in Oklahoma City, the boutique features designers like Jovani, Sherri Hill, Ellie Wilde and Rachel Allan. On its website, you can easily search the inventory to find the gown right for you.

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Olivia Jordan, Miss USA 2015, competed in her hot pink evening gown from Serendipity. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

6. Joann's

Now featured on Lifetime's "Glamour Belles," Joann's is the first stop for many pageant women in Tennessee and across the south. Joann's is the official wardrobe sponsor for pageants in the Miss Tennessee (America) system, Mrs. Tennessee, Mrs. Mississippi, and three USA state competitions. Its new show debuts in early April and will show the drama behind the scenes of the shop.

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This second generation, family-owned store is located in northwest Tennessee and will have its own show debuting soon. Photo: Joann's Facebook

5. Ashley Rene's

Next on our list is a one-stop shop located in Elkhart, Indiana. Ashley Rene's has over 5,000 square feet of prom, pageant and formal attire. Boasting close to 10 years of experience, Ashley Rene's staff has prepared women for the National American Miss, Miss America, USA National Miss, Jr. High, High School and Collegiate America competitions. 

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Ashley Rene's has a 30ft. runway with stage lighting to help women choose the right gown for their prom or pageant. Photo: Ashley Rene's

4. Ultimate Fashions

For the contestants on the east coast, Ultimate Fashions is the place to visit for your pageant needs. With two locations, one at the Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey and the other at the Staten Island Mall, Ultimate Fashions provides personalized services without the high costs. The staff can work to find your perfect dress from sweet 16 to mother of the bride to prom to pageant.

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Ultimate Fashions has a seamstress to help women tailor their outfits to perfection. Photo: Ultimate Fashions Facebook

3. Diane & Company

Another New Jersey favorite, Diane & Company features couture, pageant, prom and cocktail dresses. With over 45 years of experience, this boutique in Freehold works to make its women feel like royalty with its couture legacy. Featured on Oxygen's "Jersey Couture," each employee receives training from Diane herself to have an eye for fashion and assist in making customers feel special. Some of their gowns can be found on contestants from the Miss New York USA and Miss District of Columbia USA pageants.

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Diana & Company provides one-on-one shopping at its New Jersey boutique. Photo: Diane & Company

2. Bridal Elegance

Known as the largest bridal, prom and pageant Store, Bridal Elegance has served thousands of customers. With two locations in Illinois, Bridal Elegance is a sponsor for the Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Idaho, Colorado, Minnesota and Nebraska USA systems among quite a few others. Pageant girls near and far flock to the Ottawa location because of its large inventory of gowns (20,000) where you are sure to find the right one.

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Over 50 pageant system go to Bridal Elegance in Illinois for its large inventory of gowns. Photo: Bridal Elegance Facebook

1. Henri's Cloud Nine

Located in Ohio, Henri's Cloud Nine is a full-service boutique catering women looking for sweet 16 to prom and bridal gowns. Henri's focuses on creating the perfect image and vows to work within budgets to get the best gown.

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Henri's Cloud Nine has one-on-one services to help you find a gown that matches your personality. Photo: henris.com

Top 10 Prom Stores of 2016

10. Glitterati Prom and Pageant Superstore

Serving girls in the Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts area, Glitterati opened in the late 1960's and works to provide dresses for all events. Their focus is representing all types of women who are fashionistas with their 20,000 gowns in stock.
 

Jovani Fashions distinguished Glitterati as it's largest retailer in the world

Jovani Fashions distinguished Glitterati as its largest retailer in the world. Photo: Glitterati Facebook

9. Atiana's Boutique

With two locations, one in Milford, Connecticut and the other in West Nyack, New York, Atiana's Boutique helps young women bring another level to their special occasions. The team works to provide a personalized shopping experience and has an inventory of their gowns on its website. 

Opening in 1984, Atiana's Boutique calls themselves the number one prom resource in Connecticut Photo: Atiana's Boutique

Opening in 1984, Atiana's Boutique calls itself the number one prom resource in Connecticut. Photo: Atiana's Boutique

8. Diane & Company

Come to where the legacy begins, Diane & Company is located in Freehold, New Jersey. This store provides personalized shopping with an expert to help locate the gown for you. The staff is trained by Diane and works with clients to really hear and understand their sense of style before selecting a gown. The boutique was even featured on Oxygen's "Jersey Couture.

Diana & Company provides one-on-one shopping at their New Jersey boutique.

Diane & Company provides one-on-one shopping at their New Jersey boutique. Photo: Diane & Company

7. Whatchamacallit 

This designer boutique has a few showrooms in Texas; one in Dallas and the other in Fort Worth. At Whatchamacallit, the staff works to bring you the latest styles for prom and pageants. The store provides gowns for pageant, homecoming and prom. 

With over 35,000 styles to choose from Whatchamacallit, is working to be on at the top of the prom market for girls in the South Photo: Whatchamacallit Facebook

With over 35,000 styles to choose from, Whatchamacallit works to be on at the top of the prom market for girls in the south. Photo: Whatchamacallit Facebook

6. Peaches Boutique

Located in Chicago, Peaches Boutique is known as the "World's Largest Sherri Hill Retailer." With over 20,000 dresses in stock, Peaches carries many names from Mori Lee to Jovani in sizes ranging from 00-28. Peaches works to provide its clients with gowns as soon as possible.

What began as a mom and pop shop, grew to become one of the largest designer gown retailers Photo: Peachesboutique.com

What began as a mom and pop shop grew to become one of the largest designer gown retailers. Photo: Peachesboutique.com

5. Terry Costa

Creating "Dreams Within Reach" is the mission statement at Terry Costa. Terry Costa carries sizes ranging from 00-24 and can match its clients' budgets. Located in Dallas since 1986, the Terry Costa team also shows off its inventory of gowns during trunk shows.

Terry Costa Inc. carries gowns for all occasions and for a variety of sizes Photo: Terrycosta.com

Terry Costa Inc. carries gowns for all occasions and for a variety of sizes. Photo: Terrycosta.com

4. Castle Couture

Another entry from the east coast, Castle Couture, LLC is a luxurious boutique that offers designer bridal, evening, prom and pageant gowns. It specializes in catering to the details in its clients. It even provides an in-house seamstress. With the selection of gowns, it is no wonder that any woman can feel like a million bucks ranging from simple to elegant to sophisticated to glamorous.

Castle Couture LLC, works with every woman on their journey to find the perfect gown, even Deena from the Jersery Shore Photo: Castle Couture Facebook

Castle Couture LLC. works with every woman on her journey to find the perfect gown, even Deena from the Jersery Shore. Photo: Castle Couture Facebook

3. The Ultimate Woman's Apparel

Making our list at #3 is, The Ultimate Woman's Apparel, based out of Peabody, MA. The Ultimate has more than 17,000 dresses in stock, is conveniently located off the highway and has designers, such as Ashley Lauren, frequent their store bringing with them exclusive designs that can only be found during their trunk shows. From Prom to Quinceanera to Sweet 16 to cocktail to prom to pageants The Ultimate has got a dress for you!

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The Ultimate Woman's Apparel

2. Henri’s Cloud Nine

For over 50 years, this Ohio store has been dressing brides and pageant contestants alike. Henri's also made our list of the Top 10 Pageant Boutiques of 2016. Henri's is located in both Columbus and Minerva, Ohio, and provides a personalized service for both brides and prom-goers.

Henri's offers a commitment to excellence for providing the right prom dress Photo: Henris.com

Henri's offers a commitment to excellence of providing the right prom dress. Photo: Henris.com

1. PreVue Formal and Bridal 

As the official gown sponsor of Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA, PreVue Formal and Bridal features Mon Cheri and Lafemme designer gowns. The boutique provides the best quality gowns and service for its clients.

PreVue Formal and Bridal has been working for the last 25 years to help women find their perfect dresses Photo: PreVue Formal and Bridal Facebook

PreVue Formal and Bridal has been working for 25 years to help women find their perfect dresses. Photo: PreVue Formal and Bridal Facebook

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