How to Get the Most Out of Your Formal Dress Post-Prom

Prom is great, yet returning home only to hang your dress up after a magical night is definitely a tad depressing—not just because the night is over, but because you will likely never wear it again. That sad notion stops here. Whether it's your prom dress or a formal dress you bought for a special occasion, we sought out to find alternatives for that stunning frock that don't involve hanging it back in your closet and never seeing it again. 

Even if the dress is floor-length, mini, or strapless, there is more than one way for you to use what you've got and turn this once-hopeless situation into an opportunity to be resourceful. Styling it for different occasions is one way and donating it to a good cause is another, but whichever you choose, you'll be getting way more use out of your dream dress than you ever thought possible. 

Keep scrolling to see the many ways you can get use out of your formal dress once the night is over.

What did you wear to your prom? We want to know! Tell us in the comments below. 

Opening Image: Adam Katz Sinding