It’s coming up to that time of year where the end of year balls, proms and parties will be coming on in abundance.

Now let’s face it, we all want to look fabulous but the reality is that your student bank account may be looking pretty bare around this time of year.

Well there’s no need to panic, we are here to show you how you can bag some amazing dresses for less. Yes, you shall go to the ball!

Boutique Margot Maxi Dress

boohoo margot maxi prom dress
We start off with a classic open shoulder cocktail dress from

This is a maxi dress with a lovely fish tail detail.

It comes in a choice of 2 colours, a sophisticated black or a deep red if you’d prefer that Pretty Woman look.

Contouring to your body in all the right places, it comes with 5% elastane so it will feel comfortable and it’s machine washable too so no pesky, expensive trips to the dry cleaner.

You can team with some sparkly, metallic open toed sandals and you’ll be partying the night away looking fantastic.

Available from at just £22.50 which is an absolute steal.

Black Lace-Up Maxi Dress

forever 21 black lace up prom dress
Next we have this slinky, sleek little number from Forever 21. It’s a lace-up maxi dress and it comes only in black but lets face it, the little black dress can be used again and again.

This little baby has some fantastic strapping detail at the back and comes with a scoop neckline and waist cutouts.
We also love the hint of mermaid hem that this stunning dress has and you’ll be flowing as much as the prosecco will be in this number.

Would look absolutely gorgeous teamed up with some silver jewelery and a classic pair of black open toed shoes.

Available from Forever 21 which also has a student discount.

Cowl Neck Slip Dress

topshop cowl neck prom dress
Now for something a little different for those students who like something a little different.

This delightful Cowl Neck Slip dress is cut to just below the knee unlike the longer maxi dresses.

This one comes in a choice of 4 colours, black, red, yellow and blue so you can go for a lovely summery colours.

There are spagetti straps and some lovely detail in the cowl neck ruffles, a slight ruffle in the bottom hem line and a classic slit up the side for some glamour!

It’s fully machine washable and a snip at just £32 and you’ll want to wear this again and again.

Available now from TopShop which has a lovely student discount too.

Elvie Spot Belted Dress

coast prom dress
Now for something completely different. How about this gorgeous number from Coast?

It’s got a totally different shape to your normal prom dress and we love it even more for that fact.

The asymmetric skirt means that it moves beautifully and you’ll definitely get noticed with those retro black polka dots.

The main part of the dress is a bodice too meaning it will hold it’s shape well.

Why not pair this with some black or white shoes. And you could even add a 50s inspired head scarf instead of the normal tiara.

Available in a good range of sizes and there is a Coast student discount so you can save too.