Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Sky's the Limit for Some Dresses

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Sky's the Limit for Some Dresses

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Byline: Megan Pope

MOST Fraser Coast students will only wear their formal dresses and suits for a few hours to celebrate the end of their schooling a so how much is too much when it comes to splurging on formal wear?

Spending upwards of $600 is now the norm for most young women attending formals in the Fraser Coast, with elaborate dresses and designer shoes growing in popularity.

It's not strange to hear of a young girl spending more than a $1000 on her formal attire according to Wedding Daze store owner Mark Pledger, who said a lot of local girls were now shopping in metropolitan areas and spending up big on formal dresses.

aYou get two different budgets when it comes to formal dresses,a he said.

aSome girls are willing to travel out of town and pay lots of money for the big puffy princess dresses.

aWhile others shop locally and pick up simple sophisticated dresses for half the price.a

Mensland store owner Neville O'Sullivan said young men certainly had it easier when it came to formal season. …

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