Prom season is here and getting the perfect dress that is unique and special, without breaking the bank, can be challenging. Local student Nicole Agner took this challenge into her own hands in 2014 for own prom, and has turned that into a business: Dress Culture Dress Shop.
Agner, a 2014 Woodstock High School graduate was looking for the perfect dress while staying in her budget, and found herself on Etsy. She found her dress, but she also made an acquaintance — a Chinese seamstress, Serena, who was making dresses and selling them online. Agner, who had stayed in touch with her new overseas friend, received a message from Serena that she no longer could sell her beautiful dresses because of government restrictions. After some collaboration, the two now are in business together, with Nicole running the entire Etsy store and marketing for the U.S., and Serena still being able to make the dresses.
It was not on Nicole’s radar to start a business while still in college, but the Savannah College of Art and Design fashion major has always been a bit of an entrepreneur and a self proclaimed shopaholic, so it was a perfect fit.
Dress Culture Dress Shop has dozens of dresses to choose from, and any dress can be made in any of the colors on their site. Dresses are made to order, so you send in your measurements and the dress is created for you. Dresses take about 15-20 days to be made plus shipping time.
Dress Culture Dress Shop is also a perfect place to get bridesmaids dresses! Almost all the dresses available are under $200. And if you’re hesitant to order without seeing it first, there a hundreds of reviews on her site.
Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook are the best ways to see their latest designs and trends. Right now, Dress Culture Dress Shop is offering a discount code DCPROM17 for a 17% discount on any prom dress through April 15th.
If you are looking for an alternative to dress shopping at the mall, check out Dress Culture Dress Shop. You may just find your dream dress!