The Osh Gosh Prom Experience

Prom Prom Prom!

With COVID-19 we are uncertain when this lockdown will end (hopefully soon!) and we have had a lot of questions regarding Prom. We have heard from parents that schools are not canceling proms, just postponed and rearranged at a later date to ensure you still get that ever so special day that you have all been dreaming of. So girls if you still haven't found your dream dress, once the boutique reopens we will be taking appointments ready for Prom 2020!!

If you are a Prom Girl for 2021 don't be put off from starting to search for your gorgeous gown. Over the next few weeks, we will be uploading posts on shape style and colour to help you swoon over all these beautiful gowns.

Here is our Osh Gosh Prom Experience in a nutshell for you all with a few testimonies from some of our 2020 girls!

We mainly run by an appointment-only basis especially on our peak times (Saturday and after school hours), appointments can be booked through our online booking system, via any of our social media platforms and by phone- all details can be found on the contact me page.

Each appointment is with either 1 or 2 of our fully experienced Prom Consultants and is around 1 hour 30 mins. Within this time frame, this includes your 15-minute initial consultation and choosing a selection of dresses. An hour (if needed) of trying all the incredible gowns on that yourself and your consultant has specially selected for you. Finally with 15 minutes to organise all your paperwork for your Prom Dress you have picked!!

It’s not every day you purchase such a special dress so our stylists will help you and offer you their honest and independent advice. We want you looking absolutely fabulous so it’s our job to find you that perfect dress that creates memories to treasure for you.

Instore we have over 1000 dresses to choose from and only by the top designers including, Mori Lee, Tiffanys, To The Nines, and Angel Forever just to name a few. Prom prices range from £175 - £899 and available in sizes 0-30.

We only sell one style per school so your look will be exclusive to you. Buying locally allows us to maintain a strict register of what dresses are out for each school.

There are only so many dress designers in the prom industry so buying out of town increases your risk of purchasing a dress that we have already sold to someone from your school.

We do our very best to bring exclusive designers to the area for you but we might stock the same designer as another out of town boutique. If you have seen a dress you love out of town - it’s worth checking with us first to see if we can order your preferred style to avoid the risk of wearing the same dress as someone else. Keeping it local protects you and your choice of gown - as you (and your gorgeous dress) will then be added to our prom register.

If we need to order your dress into store it may take up to 3 months to arrive as dresses are made to order. Please also allow approximately 2months for any bespoke alterations that you need to ensure that your dress is fitting perfectly. The majority of prom dresses will need some form of altering i.e hem shortening, shoulder lift etc. All alterations can be done in house under our watchful eye with our team of experienced seamstresses. Your initial appointment will be to pin your dress and we will then invite you back again to check that you are happy with the alterations that have been carried out. Your gorgeous dress can then come home with you or you can take your dress and then book back in for your alterations appointment!

We offer payment plans on all Prom Dresses with a special offer of a minimum of £100 first payment before Christmas. Dresses are ordered once 50% of the cost of the dress has been paid (however please allow at least 3 months for delivery plus at least 6weeks for alterations). You can pay over the phone or via bank transfer at any point but all dresses must be paid for in full on delivery of your dress.

We are aware that confidentiality is very important to our customers so please be assured that we maintain details of your purchase at all times. If a dress has already been purchased for a specific event, the same style is not offered to anyone else considering that style – even in a different colour. Your choice will not be shared or shown to anyone else other than yourself and our staff work hard to keep everything top secret!

Should you wish to request a specific consultant then please just mention this to us when booking your appointment as we need you to trust our confidentiality.

Our very own Saturday girls have their prom this year and have written their experience in shopping for their own prom dresses below.

Just like most girls, I was both nervous and excited to get a prom dress and Osh Gosh Gowns ensured that I had the loveliest experience! Everyone made me feel super comfortable right from my entrance and the staff makes sure to do everything they can to make you feel happy and confident. Everyone, there is clearly knowledgeable in their field and knew exactly which dresses to pull based on my comments. Overall, the whole experience was amazing and I would highly recommend the service!- Guste

Prom dress shopping for me was always in my head as a big milestone that I was so excited to do, even as something on my bucket list. Every girl may have dreaded the thought of finding a dress due to insecurities but when going to Osh Gosh Gowns I felt so welcome and so pretty! The service from walking in the door to walking back out it’s just outstanding. I was quite nervous at first but once I had got to know my consultant (Jess) I put all my trust in her to help me find my dream dress which I found. Not a bad word can be said I found my experience there absolutely wonderful and I would definitely do it again!- Courtney

Buying a prom dress was something that I had always dreaded. Being pummelled by big beautiful dresses that just don’t look right on me and ending up in tears was just not my cuppa tea. However, when I came to Osh Gosh, I was immediately greeted with warm welcomes and words of encouragement. After speaking to the girls and team here about my dream dress, they were on it, pulling out dresses that I described. If I said no, it wasn’t a matter of judgment, they plainly put it back and carried on. Trying on the dresses was so easy and I felt so comfortable. They asked if I was okay with being helped and even let me keep my tights on! The team was so kind and didn’t force me to pick anything. I found my dream dress and I am just so excited to wear it (eventually):)- Maddie

My experience at Osh Gosh gowns was absolutely amazing! Everyone that helped me find my prom dress was extremely helpful and polite, great customer service and a fantastic team. I felt very comfortable as everyone was so polite. As soon as we walked in they were keen to search for the perfect gown, they pulled out dresses to match what I was describing which was great, they made the day very enjoyable and exciting not one bit as scary as I knew I had full support. I wish I could experience it all over again!- Chloe

Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for more blog posts of the most beautiful gowns.

Speak soon,

Osh Gosh Gowns x

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