Prom season is here, and high school girls are hitting the stores for the annual ritual of prom dress shopping. It's the one time of year when teen girls swap their Pumas, Nikes, and Addidas for a pair of high heels and shed the yoga pants and T-shirt for an oh-so-fabulous dress! Every girl can't wait to find the perfect prom dress that makes her feel like a princess, but sometimes the search can be quite stressful whether you're trying to find an affordable option or avoid matching your friends. Then there's also the dilemma of where to go for a formal befitting dinner this special occasion before the dance. Have no fear because we have you covered in both categories with our list of boutiques and restaurants to help you have the perfect prom night in Tampa!

Boutiques for Prom in Tampa

Lending Luxury 

Lending Luxury offers a huge selection of high-quality evening gowns, prom dresses, and special event dresses for rent so very girl can get the dress of her dreams for any special occasion without breaking the bank. You can rent a prom dress at this great Tampa boutique specializing in special occasion dresses in a range of sizes, colors, and styles. Best of all, Lending Luxury keeps track of rentals per high school for all special events so that your dress is as unique as you are at your prom. They also sell dresses at an affordable price in case you want to hold on to your beautiful dress forever to remember the night. As their name suggests, looking for the perfect prom dress in Tampa is easy at Lending Luxury. Call to make an appointment for your prom dress session!

Prom in Tampa

The Platinum Zipper

Tucked away in a unassuming strip in West Tampa, you'll find one of the best-kept secrets for a stunning selection dresses for prom, homecoming, and other formal events. Platinum Zipper is a formal dress boutique with styles, sizes, and colors perfect for you on any special occasion.  

CC's Boutique

CC's Boutique at International Plaza boasts that it has the largest selection of prom dresses and takes dressing for special occasions seriously. Their sister location has been in business for over 30 years and is known as the premiere place for wedding dresses. They have transformed their Tampa boutique into a premier high-fashion destination whether you're a high school student going to prom or a bride-to-be.

The Fancy Frock

This independent formal wear boutique has become Tampa's premier place for unique off-the-rack and custom order bridal gowns, bridal party dresses, tuxedo rentals, prom dresses, homecoming dresses, cocktail dresses, and formal gowns. Something great is awaits for you at The Fancy Frock where shopping for your prom easy and fun!

Georgette's & The Shoe Salon

Georgette's promises to dress and accessorize the diva in you! Their hot fashions lend themselves to red carpet-ready looks like powerful prints, artsy designs, and multi-colored dresses, which are are just a few of the many styles of formal dresses for prom and special events you will find at one of Tampa's most trusted and loved boutiques.

Emelina's Bridal & Boutique

Browse from a big selection of dresses and gowns from designers and manufactures around the world. Sparkle and dance the night away in a fabulous prom dress from Emelina's Bridal and Boutique. They have the dress that's just right for you!

The Look Boutique

This trendy boutique offers an array of chic and trendy dresses with a great selection of accessories, shoes, and purses to give you a whole new look that is fashionable yet affordable. They offer unique prom dresses so you can dress to impress in a way that's true to your personal style. This is a favorite boutique in Tampa has something for everyone! 

Nikki's Glitz and Glam Boutique

This location will take you over the bridge, but Nikki's Glitz and Glam Boutique is worth the trip! This boutique specializes in high-fashion prom dresses, domecoming dresses, and formal event dresses that make every girl feel like a princess! 

Department Stores for Prom in Tampa

Looking for more options for prom dress shopping? Two stand-out department stores offering a high-fashion prom dresses and formal gowns are Dilliard's and Nordstrom at International Plaza in Tampa. Both offer great service and a boutique-style offering of great prom dresses that fit any budget.

10 Great Restaurants for Prom in Tampa

There are a number of great restaurants in Tampa you can dine at before going to the prom. All of these fine dining restaurants are perfect for a formal dinner with your date or friends, but make sure to book a table in advance so you don't have to wait and get to prom late!

Once you find your perfect prom dress and make your dinner reservation, all you have to do is look forward to that special night. Senior Prom only comes once in your life, so have fun!

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Photos courtesy of Lending Luxury