Prom Dress Store in Massachusetts – the Largest
Prom dress shopping at The Ultimate on the weekend can be a great time. Relax, and take your time. No need to stress out. We have more than 8,000 dresses on our floor at any one time. Aisles and aisles of Sherri Hill, Jovani, La Femme, Alyce Paris, Faviana … and more. The Ultimate is the largest prom dress store in Massachusetts.
La Femme, Aidan Mattox, Flirt, Nina Canacci, Jovani
We love Saturdays during Prom Season at The Ultimate. Our hours today are 10 am until 7:00 pm. We received 2 very large shipments of dresses this week which have been placed out on our racks.
The hottest prom dresses online this week? Monday – Friday … March 3rd thru the 7th were from La Femme, Aidan Mattox, Flirt, Nina Canacci, Jovani
Who has The Biggest Selection of Prom Dresses in New England?
The Ultimate in Peabody, Ma … that’s who!
And the winners of the Tony Bowls Gown Giveaway Contest are:
Previous Season’s Dresses are now available at The Ultimate’s previous location at 168 Newbury Street in Peabody, Ma. For a limited time only.
- These Previous Season’s Dresses are 50% – 75% Off.
- Shoes from $9.99.
- Bags and Purses from $4.99
- Bikinis from $19.99
- Tankinis from $39.99 (valued @ up to $120)
This Season’s Dresses are available at our New Location @ 130 Newbury Street, Peabody, Ma.
The Ultimate is so excited to have Payton Rae and P. Sanders Live & In Concert at the store
February 1st, 2014
Admission is free!
There will be a Meet & Greet immediately after the performances.
Don’t miss out!
Phone Issue Update at The Ultimate: The phones are working but we are experiencing sporadic issues with the call waiting feature, which is being worked on now. So if you call and the phone keeps ringing, we’re here … it’s just the glitch with the phones. If this happens, please hang up and call again. The problem should be remedied shortly. Thanks!
BIG NEWS! WE’RE MOVING TO OUR NEW STORE! Yup, packing up and moving on Thursday and Friday, January 2nd & 3rd, just a little bit down the street to 130 Newbury Street (Route 1 S.). We’ll be closed on the 2nd and the 3rd but we’re planning to be open at 10 am on Saturday, the 4th, at the new location! Stay tuned for details. VERY EXCITING! The new store is spectacular … you’re going to love it!
SCHOOL’S OUT! … DRESSES ARE IN!
The designers love us! We are the ONLY store in New England that has already received THOUSANDS of 2014 Prom, Semi and Social Occasion Dresses. Get in today … We won’t sell your dress to anyone else going to your prom! This gorgeous dress is from La Femme, style 20425. To check it out, Click Here.
On February 1st, 2014 (2 – 5 pm) The Ultimate will be hosting an in store musical performance by teen sensation, Payton Rae, along with a Special Guest. Payton’s performance will be followed up by a Meet ‘n’ Greet. Mark your calendar!
Here’s Payton performing her new music video, “Gone Girl” …
Heather’s been very busy this week at the largest prom show in the country … Atlanta … buying 1,000″s of prom 2014 styles. Wait until you see them!
Here are some photos of her at the show.
Heather with the owners of House of Wu (Hannah S. Panoply, Studio 17, Tiffany) … Win Wu and Don Derek.
Heather and her very close friend, Pam Neirenberg – designer of Jasz Couture … with 4 Miss USA Pageant Winners modeling for Jasz.
Heather with Mike and Kate Denton, and Leah Shipe of the International Prom Association.
Heather and Meg Walters and the guys at Cool Book.
Heather with Steve Glazer of Mori Lee.
LaFemme Fall 2013 Preview
Most Viewed Prom Dresses Online … Prom 2013 … on the Ultimate Woman’s Apparel web site …
The Ultimate Prom Schedule for May 13th – 19th … Best Wishes to those going to the following proms … have fun and be safe:
Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School … Senior
Milford High School (NH) … Junior & Senior
South Boston High School … Senior
St. Bernards (Fitchburg) High School … Junior & Senior
Bishop Brady High School … Junior & Senior
Salve Regina University … Commencement Ball
St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) … Junior & Senior
Stonehill College Senior Formal
Apponequet Regional High School … Junior & Senior
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School … Senior
Bedford High School … Junior
Bentley University Commencement Ball
Bishop Guertin High School (NH) … Junior & Senior
Boston Collegiate Charter School … Junior & Senior
Bourne High School … Junior
Bridgewater Raynham … Junior
Christa McAuliffe Regional High School … Junior & Senior
Dover Sherborn High School … Junior & Senior
Hamilton Wenham High School … Junior
Holliston High School … Junior & Senior
Hopkinton High School … Junior
Hudson High School … Junior
Lawrence High School … Junior & Senior
Marshfield High School … Junior
Medway High School … Junior & Senior
Melrose High School … Junior
Nipmuc Regional High School … Junior & Senior
Norwood High School … Senior
Oliver Ames High School … Junior
Oxford High School … Senior
Pope John XXIII High School … Junior & Senior
Prospect Hill Academy … Junior & Senior
Revere High School … Junior
Rockport High School … Junior & Senior
Salem High School (NH) … Senior
Sharon High School … Junior
Silver Lake Regional High School … Senior
South Kingstown High School (RI) … Junior
Suffield High School (CT) … Junior & Senior
Tahanto Regional High School … Junior & Senior
Timberlane Regional High School … Senior
Wakefield High School … Junior
West High School (NH) … Junior & Senior
Wilmington High School … Senior
Algonquin High School … Junior
Alvirne High School (NH) … Senior
Austin Prep High School … Junior & Senior
Berlin High School (NH) … Senior
Black River High School … Junior & Senior
Cape Elizabeth High School (Maine) … Junior & Senior
Fitchburg High School … Junior & Senior
Glastonberry High School (CT) … Junior & Senior
John Bapst Memorial High School (Maine) … Senior
Lewiston High School (Maine) … Junior & Senior
Londonderry High School (NH) … Senior
Madison High School (Maine) … Senior
Manchester Memorial High School … Junior & Senior
Mansfield High School … Junior & Senior
Monadnock Regional High School (NH) … Junior & Senior
Mountain Valley High School (Maine) … Junior & Senior
Mount Ararat High School (Maine) … Senior
North Middlesex Regional High School … Junior & Senior
North Yarmouth Academy … Junior & Senior
Oak Hill High School (Maine) … Junior & Senior
Shepherd Hill Regional High School … Junior & Senior
South Hadley High School … Junior & Senior
St. Josephs Prep High School … Junior & Senior
Wayland High School … Junior
Wells High School (Maine) … Junior & Senior
Westford Academy … Senior
Wiscasset High School (Maine) … Junior & Senior
York High School (Maine) … Junior & Senior
Governors Academy … Junior & Senior
Williston High School … Senior
May 10th … and The Ultimate sends Best Wishes to those going to the following proms tonight … have fun and be safe:
Assabet Valley Technical High School … Junior
Ayer/Shirley High School … Junior & Senior
Billerica Memorial High School … Junior
Canton High School … Junior
Catholic Memorial High School … Senior
Derryfield School .. Senior
Hanover High School … Senior
Haverhill High School … Junior & Senior
Laconia High School (NH) … Junior & Senior
Lincoln High School (RI) … Junior
Lowell Catholic High School … Senior
Maynard High Scjhool … Junior & Senior
Medfield High School … Junior & Senior
Medford High School … Junior
Merrimack High School (NH) … Junior
Narragansett High School … Junior & Senior
Nashoba Valley Techincal High School … Junior & Senior
Newmarket High School (NH) … Junior
Oliver Ames High School … Senior
Plymouth South High School … Junior
Shawsheen Technical High School … Junior
Shea High School (RI) … Senior
Somerville High School … Senior
South Shore Vocational Technical High School … Junior & Senior
St. Anthony’s School (Everett) … Semi-Formal
St. John’s Prep (Danvers) … Senior
Sutton High School … Junior & Senior
Tamarac High School (NY) … Junior & Senior
Tewksbury Memorial High School … Junior
Tolland High School (Ct) … Junior & Senior
Worcester Technical High School … Senior
Every year around this time various news publications run stories about the cost of going to the prom. Many of the stories are sensationalized. But it is true, proms can be expensive. But they don’t have to be. It’s up to the prom goer how expensive they want it to be … because there are choices.
Most kids work and contribute to the overall cost. So it isn’t as much of a burden on families as some would lead you to believe.
So if they want to have an over the top night … it’s their money and there are a lot worse things that they could be spending their money on.
According to Visa, this is the breakdown of what the average family will spend on prom in 2013, by region:
Northeast: An average of $1,528.
South: An average of $1,203.
West: An average of $1,079.
Midwest: An average of $722.
Evidently the Northeast is the most expensive prom area … pretty consistent with the cost of living comparisons across the country. And if you think prom is expensive … just wait for those college tuition bills if you’re heading off to school in the Fall. Oh, yea … they’re a real bargain.
There’s an interesting article in Time Magazine about the rising cost of going to the prom. Clearly a lot goes into prom … a dress, shoes, bag, jewelry, hair, nails, makeup, limo, photographer, tickets, etc. and there is a pricetag attached.
As reported by Time:
“The most troubling aspect of this spending free-for-all is the recurring finding that those who can least afford it are spending the most. In households with less than $50,000 of annual income, spending plans this year average $1,245; parents who make more than $50,000 will spend an average of $1,129. Two years ago, Visa found that the top prom spenders had household income under $30,000.”
If these stats are correct … prom spending is one of the major household expenses for these families. There are ways to reign in expenses (B-U-D-G-E-T) so that this night doesn’t bust the bank.
Keep in mind that the income generated by the prom-goer probably isn’t factored into the household income. And kids do work and save for prom … so the numbers reported above may not be as extreme as Time is making them out to be.
As long as you don’t have to go to the bank for a loan!
Prom can be expensive … but it can also be one of the nicest nights of a person’s life.
To check out the Time article, go to … http://business.time.com/2013/04/24/how-to-tame-the-rising-cost-of-prom-season
The Ultimate is the only authorized retailer in the area for the Exclusive Collections from Sherri Hill and La Femme. So if you’re looking for these fabulous dresses. we’re your destination.
Just in Time for April Vacation
The Ultimate received several shipments this week of dresses (Sizes 00 – 36) from top designers, including Sherri Hill and La Femme!
Yes, we have a LOT of Plus Size Dresses, too!
As always, we have more dresses in stock than any other store in New England.
Enjoy your vacation … and maybe we’ll see you this week.
The Ultimate is an Authorized Retailer for all the dresses, shoes, and accessories which we sell in our store and online.
But not every store is. So shop with The Ultimate to be sure that you don’t get ripped off!
As reported by MSNBC: “Call the company that makes the dress and ask, ‘Look, I’m on this website right now, is this an authorized dealer?’ They’re happy to tell you. Many of the top prom dress designers have a list of authorized retailers right on their website so you can go there and check it out before you go shopping for your prom dress.”
Check out the MSNBC video warning about scammers targeting promgoers with fake designer dresses.
The Ultimate Pageant Girl 2013 is Francesca Primavera!
We had a great weekend at The Ultimate this past weekend. Thank you to all who shopped with us : )
We sold a LOT of Prom dresses! So much fun!
Going to the Prom this year but still haven’t purchased your dress yet?
Are you starting to panic?
No need to panic … The Ultimate still has a huge inventory of this season’s styles. We receive shipments each weekday so that we always have in excess of 7,000 dresses on our floor at any one time.
Maybe we’ll see you this weekend?
Here’s The Ultimate Magazine cover for April.
La Femme 18944 was really popular yesterday online. This dress works great for Prom … or any formal event. Elegant and sophisticated … and sexy, too. For info about colors, sizes, etc … Click Here.
Good Morning! FYI on our hours for the weekend. We’re open on Good Friday and Saturday, but closed on Easter Sunday. There’s no school on Friday, so if you would like to shop with us … we’ll be here. Enjoy your day : )
There’s not that much time left to enter The Ultimate Pageant Girl 2013 Contest! The cutoff date is March 29th … the winner will be announced on March 31st.
If you’re interested in competing in the world of pageants, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the pageant world from Natalie Pietrzak, Miss Massachusetts USA 2012, the official spokesperson for The Ultimate.
Go to The Ultimate Pageant Girl 2013 Contest for more details.
Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful March day! We open at 10 am today and close at 7 pm. Plenty of time to shop for that special prom dress or for him, the tuxedo!
Most views during a wintry morning, Night Moves Modest Style 6808M.
Much attention being paid to this dress online today … as of 2 pm … Alyce B’Dazzle Style 35493.
Lotsa Looks at this dress online today … as of 2 pm … Angela and Alison Style 21095.
We know you’ll look gorgeous at the Prom … but what about your date? You do know that The Ultimate does tuxedos, right? We think you’ll LUV our low prices … $40 OFF COMPLETE PROM TUXEDO … That means they start as low as $69 for Jacket, Pants, Shirt, Vest, and Tie! 100’s of colors of vests and ties to choose from so that the 2 of you match.
Lotsa Looks at this dress online today at The Ultimate … as of 2 pm … Mac Duggal 61184H … a Ball Gown.
For more info on this dress, go to Mac Duggal Ball Gown 61184H
Planning for a wedding?
Be sure to check out the Liz Fields Bridesmaid dresses … you will not be disappointed.
Here’s Liz Fields Style 366.
For more info on sizes, colors, etc … or to order, go to our Ultimate online store … Click Here.
Did you watch The Emmy’s on Sunday night? If you didn’t, you missed some gorgeous dresses!
Hot color? Yellow.
Will Yellow still be Hot for Prom 2013? Check out The Ultimate for the answer.
The Ultimate Online Store is Now Open.
You can come in and shop in person in our Peabody store … or shop online!
Prom, Pageant, Moms, Bridesmaids, Quinceanera … we have it all.
Click Here to visit The Ultimate Online.
Looking forward … Top Prom Trends for 2013, according to the International Prom Association …
Snapshot from Atlanta Prom Market for 2013 … Heather and Johnathan Kayne.
Snapshot from Atlanta Prom Market for 2013 … Heather and Michael of La Femme.
Snapshot from Atlanta Prom Market for 2013 … Miss Jr. Teen models for Heather and The Ultimate.
Heather has returned from buying at the Atlanta Prom Market for 2013.
How was it?
In a word … Fabulous!
Here’s a snap shot …