The Best Local Stores in Winnipeg for Unique Prom Dress Shopping

It's the biggest night of your high school life, so don't risk showing up in the same dress as your BFF (or worse: your frenemy). Shop these brick-and-mortar dress boutiques loved by Nassia Christie Balaktsis, our local correspondent in Winnipeg

Prom season comes with all kinds of tough decisions. Are you DIYing your makeup or hiring a professional MUA? Is your clutch big enough to fit your Instant Camera, or will you stick to iPhone selfies? But the most important question of all is, what are you going to wear?

If you’re worried about online shopping fails or haven’t left yourself enough time for shipping, don’t freak out. There are tons of great places right in your city that can help you find your perfect dress (or pantsuit). Our Localist correspondent scoured Manitoba’s capital for the stores that have the coolest special-occasion dresses (because no one has time for bad bridesmaid looks).

Scroll down—get ready to have the night of your life! Not from the ‘Peg? Don’t fret—we rounded up the best prom stores in every major city from coast to coast for your big night.

Where to buy prom dresses in Winnipeg


Chantal’s Bridal & Formal

Address: 1045 Portage Ave.,
Vibe: Chantal’s has something for everyone, from unique boho dresses to gowns in edgy prints.
Tailoring on-site: No
Appointments? Yes
Price range: Starting at $199
Bonus: They keep a list of dresses purchased for prom for each school to avoid repeats!


Address: 203-99 Osborne St.,
Vibe: This super trendy boutique is for the more laid-back, casual grad or prom-goer, with cute cocktail-length dresses in lace, metallics and bright prints. But if you’re looking for something more traditional, try Hush’s sister site that’s focused more on bridesmaid-style looks, Hush Collection.
Tailoring on-site: No
Appointments? No
Price range: Starting at $85

7th Avenue Fashions

Address: 546 Academy Rd.,
Vibe: For the prom-goer who is still unsure whether she wants to go full glam or minimalist on prom night: this boutique has a wide range of gowns that will leave even the pickiest of shoppers satisfied.
Tailoring on-site: No
Appointments? Yes
Price Range: $200+

L.A. Collection

Address: 1365 Portage Ave.,
Vibe: This spacious boutique is filled with classic silhouettes in a range of sizes.
Tailoring on-site: Yes
Appointments? Yes
Price Range: Ranges depending on the brand of dress, fabric, alterations made

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