Do I need an appointment?
We do not take appointments when shopping for your homecoming, prom, or pageant dress. Miss Priss works on a first come, first serve basis. On Saturdays, and days that schools are not in session, we are typically very busy. On these days we operate like a restaurant: once the fitting rooms are full, we begin a wait-list. Once you are on our wait-list, you leave the store (feel free to go eat lunch, or go shopping), once a fitting room opens up, we will call you to come back to the store to begin shopping and trying on. On Saturdays January-April, the wait-list can sometimes get pretty lengthy, so please be aware, the wait times can sometimes last 2-3 hours. On these days, please plan to arrive before 2 pm in order to make sure you get on the list in time to shop before closing, especially if you are driving a long distance.
We recommend appointments for viewing the couture collection ($2000 and up) please call to schedule- 859-254-2110. We require appointments for our bridal section. Please see our bridal appointment request form.
Do you rent dresses?
No, we do not rent dresses due to contractual obligations with our designers, we only sell them.
Do you offer Layaway?
We do offer layaway with all full priced gowns. A down payment of $100 for gowns less than $400, and 25% for gowns more than $400 is required the initial date of purchase. Bridal gowns require a deposit of 50% down at the time of purchase. A monthly payment of at least $100 a month is required until the dress is paid off. Once the dress is paid off, you are more than welcome to pick it up anytime, or we can ship it to you! If the gown is not paid off and picked up by the wear-date, the deposit and payments are forfeited. If you have a change in date, please call and let us know, and we are happy to accomodate! 859-254-2110 Payments can be made online, in-store, or over the phone.
Do you alter?
No, we do not offer in-store alterations. We do, however, offer recommendations to several local tailors, please inquire with us for their contact information.
Do you register gowns?
We ensure that every dress that leaves our store is registered for a specific prom, homecoming, pageant, and any other event. With that being said, we legally cannot refuse a sale and we can only register a dress for one event at a time. Our stylists try their hardest to check the registry list as frequently as possible during your shopping experience, so that we can help you find a dress that we know no one has.
Do you have sales?
We keep a sale rack at all times of $250 and under, these dresses are from previous seasons. Current seasons and carry-over styles cannot be discounted.
Do you accept returns?
All gown, swimsuit, and layaway sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or returns. Jewelry and accessories can be exchanged within 30 days of the purchase.
It is never too early to start shopping! Our typical peak season begins right after Christmas break. If you want to beat the crowd, we recommend starting at the beginning of December.
What are some tips when I come to shop?
- Give yourself plenty of time, especially if you plan on shopping on a Saturday from January-March. It is almost guaranteed that there will be a wait for a fitting room, so make sure you aren’t on a time limit!
- Wear the proper, flesh toned undergarments that will give you the most support while trying on your dresses.
- Look at the inventory we have listed on our website before visiting the store, so you already have a good idea of what you are looking for.
How do I measure to order a gown?
You will need to measure your bust, waist, and hips, then consult the designer's size chart:
- Stand up straight with your feet together and both arms lifted
- Make sure the tape is level when measuring
- Take the tape around your back
- Bring it across your bust at the fullest part
- Record measurement
- Wrap the tape around your waist (located an inch above your belly button or naturally where you curve in when you bend side to side)
- Record measurement
- Loop the tape completely around your buttocks and thighs at the fullest part
- Record measurement
Now that you have all three measurements, make sure you match them accordingly--bust-waist-hips (For example: 34.5-26-36).
If you are between sizes, we recommend going with the larger size. It is always easier to take in than let out.