Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Yes, Forever 21 does prom. While perusing some sites online we couldn't help but notice the large banner on Forever 21's home page announcing its 2010 prom collection—including dresses, handbags, and jewelry. The dresses are interesting, to say the least. Lots of tafetta, lots of bubble, and lots of bright colors. However, there were a few simpler dresses that could easily be styled up. The least expensive dress is a satin bustier dress for $13.80, and no dress was more than $47.80.
If you are on a tight budget and don't particularly care about your prom dress being immortalized forever in class photographs and stuff, Forever 21 could be the answer to all your prayers. Plus, the fabric is inexpensive and thus ready for all the champagne, beer, vodka to come its way during pre and post prom festivities (NB: Racked does not condone underage drinking). And really, who ever wears their prom dresses twice? Caution: these dresses run the risk of looking like they came out of one of those horribly cheeseball movie flashbacks of an overdone 80's proms—which might just be the look you're going for this June. —Lauren Frankfort
· Prom 2010 Collection [Forever 21]