There are several reasons you SHOULD NOT spend more than $75 (if you can more than $50) on your prom dress.

You’ll probably only wear it once. The memory of the dress will only live in photos in your mom’s living room. Unless you turn into one of those people who wear their high school lettermen jacket in college, it’s not the greatest night of your life (trust me, you’ll have many more). Your local thrift store 25 Reasons You Shouldnt Spend More than $75 on Your Prom Dress (especially Salvation Army and Goodwill) are full of prom dresses for under $10, that you can “alter” to fit your style (for inspiration, watch the 80′s Molly Ringwald movie “Pretty in Pink”).

And these great prom dress options below: