If you have a prom coming up and are thinking about what outfit to wear, below we’ve featured 10 of the best prom dress shops in Ohio.
Henri’s Cloud Nine is an Ohio household name. They carry an incredibly well-curated collection of dresses and gowns for any occasion, and the staff is super well-informed. Henri’s Cloud Nine has two locations – one in Columbus and another in Minerva. Henri’s is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday.
The gowns and dresses on offer at Henri’s Cloud Nine are simply incredible. They carry a wide variety of styles, from prom and homecoming to pageant, bridal, and quinceanera dresses (among many others). In short, if you’ve been struggling to find the dress, it’s likely your best bet is Henri’s Cloud Nine.
Go to Henri’s contact page to reach out and learn more.
Gowntastic is another beloved name in Columbus. They’re known for friendly service, an excellent selection for all body types and needs, and are generally super kind and helpful. Gowntastic is traditionally open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (closing an hour early on Fridays), from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, and is closed Monday-Tuesday. However, between May 23-June 24, Gowntastic will be closed to accommodate employee time off.
No matter what you’re looking for, Gowntastic has it all. They carry long and short dresses and gowns for all occasions and have a pretty well-stocked selection of plus-size dresses, prom or otherwise. If you’re in desperate need of a dress while Gowntastic is closed, reach out to 614-589-5622 for a private appointment.
Go to Gowntastic’s contact page (once they reopen) to reach out.
Fashions by Fowler is an excellent store in Cleveland with a selection of dresses and just about any other type of clothing you could need. While they don’t explicitly focus on prom dresses, they do have a broad selection of gowns and dresses for just about any event. Fashions by Fowler is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and opens a half-hour later on Saturday, and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays. Fashions by Fowler is closed every other day of the week.
Fashions by Fowler carries a broad selection of clothing. From eye-catching dresses and gowns for special occasions to boots, heels, and all of the other required accouterments of true style. No matter your needs, you can rest easy that Fashions by Fowler will be one of the best prom dress stops in Cleveland.
Go to Fashions by Fowler’s contact page to reach out.
La Chic Boutique is a beautiful little fashion boutique in Cleveland. Upon visiting their site, you’ll find that there are no dresses listed – that’s because La Chic’s specialty lies in the quality of their in-person service. La Chic Boutique is open from 3:30- 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, from 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays, and from 12- 6 p.m. on Saturdays, closing an hour earlier on Sundays. La Chic boutique is closed on Monday-Tuesday.
You’ll find just about everything you could want at La Chic. While there won’t be “standard” prom dresses, that’s because everything in the shop is one-of-a-kind. Shopping at La Chic means that you’ll wear something unique and completely stunning.
If you’d like to reach out, go to La Chic Boutique’s contact page.
Cincinnati’s Bridal & Formal is a long-lasting local name that provides some of the best wedding and special event dresses in the area. They’re known for a massive selection, awesome service, and the friendly environment inside. Bridal & Formal is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Over the weekend, Bridal & Formal is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday.
Bridal & Formal has an inconceivably-large stock of dresses for any special occasion. From standard bridal (and bridal party) dresses to gowns for prom, homecoming, and more – there is guaranteed to be at least one dress (if not 15+) that’ll catch your eye.
Go to Bridal & Formal’s online booking page to schedule an appointment.
Chaz Bridal & Consignment is a well-known name in Cincinnati. Since 1995, Chaz Bridal has been selling and altering the most unique and eye-catching dresses for brides and prom attendees alike. Chaz Bridal is open from 12-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. They are closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays (as well as on major holidays).
Chaz Bridal & Consignment carries just about anything your heart can desire. Their gowns and dresses range from sizes 0 to 18, and if you find something that doesn’t quite fit but looks incredible, they’ll alter and steam it, no problem. Just be sure to book an appointment for specialized services.
To book an appointment, go to Chaz Bridal & Consignment’s contact page.
Blue by Atlas Bridal Shop is one of the only dedicated prom shops in Toledo. While they obviously carry bridal dresses, too, their primary focus is on dresses for special events, prom and homecoming included. Blue by Atlas is currently closed for the season and will reopen for the 2023 prom season (January-May).
Blue by Atlas carries an incredible selection of unique event gowns and dresses. From eye-catching prom, homecoming, and quinceanera dresses to countless cuts and styles of bridal (and bridal party) dresses, there’s legitimately something for everyone at Blue by Atlas.
In the meantime, if you’d like to reach out, head to Blue by Atlas’s contact page.
Zina’s Boutique & Alterations is another beloved dress shop in Toledo. They’re known for a finely-curated selection of dresses for all occasions and masterful alterations on a quick timeline. Zina’s is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and closed Sunday-Monday.
Zina’s Boutique & Alterations has a relatively focused collection of dresses, but each one you find is certain to be of the highest quality without breaking the bank – a bonus for the parents out there during prom season. Zina’s also carries evening and cocktail dresses, bridal party attire, and more – so check them out!
Go to Zina’s Boutique’s contact page to reach out for an alteration or to learn more.
Elyse’s Boutique Bridal & Prom is a wonderful little gem in Green, just outside of Akron. They carry a wonderful assortment of clothing for weddings, prom, and homecoming alike – including tuxedos! Elyse’s Boutique is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday (by appointment only for brides/bridesmaids), and is closed on Sundays.
Elyse’s is focused on quality service and ensuring you find the perfect dress for the perfect night. As such, they tend to prefer appointments, as they allow the staff to help you find the dress, rather than a dress. At the end of the day, if you’re looking for high-quality, affordable dresses for any occasion, Elyse’s is likely your best bet in the area.
Go to Elyse’s Boutique Bridal & Prom’s contact page to book an appointment.
And finally, we make it to the last shop on our list. Encore Resale Fashions is a small shop in the outskirts of Akron (in Canton) with a surprisingly well-stocked collection. They specialize in taking older clothing and breathing new life into each piece to allow a new owner to enjoy what it has to offer. Encore is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Encore is permanently closed on Sundays.
Encore offers a broad selection of clothing. In fact, if (now that the season is over), if you have a prom dress to offer, they’ll take it! Beyond the consignments that Encore thrives on, you’ll also find bridal gowns, formalwear for everyone, purses, furs, and so much more. If you want an attention-grabbing dress for just about any special occasion, Encore is a great first stop.
If you’d like to reach out, go to Encore Resale Fashions’ contact page.