Dazzling dress boutiques in the community

April 6, 2022


Jessica Hippel ('23)

Aimee Michelle Bridal and Prom Boutique carries a huge assortment of dress styles.

Prom season is right around the corner, and one thing that is looked forward to the most is the different styles and types of dresses that are showcased at venues each year. This year, the theme of the Class of 2023’s prom is “Gold Rush” and with fashion as a rising interest for many students, the possibilities are endless. There are many local dress shops that provide a special experience and help juniors and seniors find the perfect dress.

A favorite local dress shop is Jan’s Boutique located at 406 Marlton Pike East. Jan’s Boutique has over 10,000 dresses to choose from and just by driving past their store, beautiful gowns of every style are shown in their display window. These include short dresses, long dresses, sparkly, blue, white, yellow, and more. Walking into the boutique, it’s overwhelming to see just how many options there are as gowns on white hangers adorn the room.

Upon entering the room, it’s clear why Jan’s Boutique is such a favorite amongst local students. The staff is very welcoming and friendly throughout the experience. Audrey Ruggeri (‘23) found her perfect prom dress from Jan’s Boutique for junior prom and was delighted by the experience.

“There are a lot of options and styles … the girls that help you are so sweet and patient,” says Ruggeri.

Another popular local choice for prom dress shopping is Aimee Michelle Bridal and Prom Boutique located at 999 W Marlton Pike. Unlike Jan’s Boutique, Aimee Michelle Bridal and Prom Boutique has a more interactive store, as the place itself makes one feel as though they are five years old again and playing dress-up with friends. It is dimly illuminated with lavender walls and seating that’s perfect for dress shopping. These include a pink circle seat, coffee tables throughout, and white leather armchairs, as well.

Aimee Michelle Bridal and Prom Boutique carries over 20,000 dresses, from wedding dresses to prom dresses in fun colors. There are so many to choose from, as choices range from a sleek pink dress with lace to a long-sleeved green gown with sparkles.

Joelle Kang (‘23) found her perfect prom dress from Aimee Michelle Bridal and Prom Boutique and was surprised by their excellent service with last-minute dress shopping.

“I called in the day of without an appointment … they happily took me in,” says Kang. She also mentions that the variety of dresses that are offered enriched her experience as well.

However, Jessica Hippel (‘23) also purchased her prom dress from Aimee Michelle Bridal and Prom Boutique and had some initial difficulties with details, though she says that it wasn’t Aimee Michelle Bridal and Prom Boutique’s fault.

“There were two gems (on the dress) that fell off and they actually glued them on and dropped it off at my house,” says Hippel.

As Junior Prom is on April 7th, and Senior Prom is on June 2nd, dresses have been purchased and hairstyles have been chosen. Now, East students are just excited for the fun to begin.

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