So you're wondering—should you look at prom dresses to buy or should you look at prom dresses to rent? This is a very important question and it all depends on what you want out of your prom dress.
First of all, if you want to rent a prom dress, you need to consider both the pros and the cons. Firstly, you don't have to take care of the dress the same way that you do when you buy prom dresses. You care for it carefully for one night and then you return it. You also don't have to worry about the fact that you already have a prom dress or formal dress if you rent one. Instead, you can simply pick another one for your next dance and so on. Not to mention the frequent cleanings. You may find that some formal dresses have to be dry cleaned and that may not be an option for you.
On the other hand, when you buy prom dresses, they are yours. You don't have to worry about paying more for a dress if you accidentally spill punch on it or you trip and accidentally rip the dress. You simply take it home and see what you can do, instead of paying not only for the dress, but also it's cleaning or perhaps even a fee of some sort.