Between hair, makeup, and nails, prom expenses add up faster than T-Swift can write a breakup song. And let’s not forget the dress! With so many options, how to choose one that flatters your figure-and your wallet? Before weeping silently in the corner as your budget sails out the window, check out our super sophisticated prom dresses under $250! With our sweet (think modest necklines and flowy silhouettes) versus sexy (form fits and a bit more skin) styles, we have plenty of diverse looks for less in our prom dress collection. We mapped out four trends below so you can select the style that suits you best. Shop now, thank us later.