FAQ

Where is Dream Dress located? Dream Dress is a pop up shop, which means that we don’t have a permanent space, and are open seasonally in temporary locations.

When and where are Dream Dress’ pop ups?  Since we don’t have a permanent space, the location may vary.  The last several sales have been at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Typically we are open in August and September for homecoming season and January-April for prom season.

What brands does Dream Dress carry? Alyce Paris, Blush, Ellie Wilde, Faviana, , La Femme, Amarra, Clarisse, Val Stefani and Tease Prom (Plus size).

When should I start shopping for my prom dress? That is really up to you!  Many of our customers like to shop early so they can get their dress registered to their school before anyone else does.  However if you don’t find your dream dress right away don’t worry!  We get new shipments weekly so our inventory is always changing.

How do I know what size I am?  Prom dresses vary by style and designer.  They do typically run on the smaller side so don’t be discouraged if you fit into dresses that are a size or two larger than what you typically wear.  The most important thing is that the dress looks amazing on you regardless of what the size is!

Do I have to order my dress and wait for it?  We carry a large selection of dresses in the store.  However if you fall in love with a dress but would like a different size or color, we can typically order it for you at no additional cost.  Special order dresses usually take 1-2 weeks to arrive at the store.

Can I buy the same dress online? Buyer beware!  There are a lot of fake sellers out there that use professional pictures from designer websites to make you think you are getting a high end dress at a very low price. We have had our fair share of distraught customers that this has happened to.

Are your prices higher than what I find online?  Many people think that shopping locally means you are paying more.  This is simply not true!  Our prices are the same, or sometimes less than what you can find online.  When shopping with us not only are you supporting a local, woman owned company, but you get excellent service and in house alterations.

How will I know that other girls from my school won’t have the same dress?  Once you find your dream dress, we would be happy to check our registry to see if the exact same dress (style and color) is registered to your school.  Unfortunately we can’t prevent someone from buying the exact same dress elsewhere, or registering the dress to a different school.

How many dresses can I take in the dressing room?  We allow four dresses in the dressing room.  This decreases wait time for our dressing rooms and keeps our racks full so everyone has a great selection.

How is Dream Dress different from other stores that sell prom dresses?  Most stores that carry prom dresses are bridal stores.  We ONLY carry prom and homecoming so that is what we focus on.  Not bridal, brides maid or tuxedos.  In addition, our onsite seamstresses are very reasonable.  We hear from many customers that our alterations are less than what they have experienced at bridal stores.

What sizes does Dream Dress carry? We carry 0-22, but can order larger sizes by request.

Do I need an appointment?  No appointment is necessary.  We have 15 dressing rooms to accommodate all of our shoppers!

What if I can’t make a pop up sale?  If you are not able to shop during store hours, we can schedule an appointment to fit your schedule. Contact us for more information.

Can I order a specific dress from Dream Dress? Typically you can as long as the designer has the dress you want in stock.  Contact us for more information.

Will Dream Dress hold a dress for me?  We typically do not hold dresses.

Does Dream Dress rent dresses? No, we do not.

Does Dream Dress buy back dresses?  No, we do not.

Alyce-4182_StarryBlue_1Does Dream Dress offer layaway plans?  Yes we do!

Does Dream Dress offer alterations?  We partner with two seamstresses who are typically at the store on Saturdays and Sundays.  They are able to provide an estimate of any dress alternation costs.  These costs are not included in the price of the dress. We have found that these costs are typically lower than other prom dress stores.

What is Dream Dress’ return policy?  We are committed to finding you a dress that you will love.  All sales are final.  In some cases we will allow you to exchange your dress.  Please contact us for more details.

What types of payment does Dream Dress accept? Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.