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Hoco or No-Go: Thrift Shops

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Alex Flagg, Nisha Rao, and Amanda Lu

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We all know the crunch of having to get a homecoming dress that checks all the boxes: looks good, within a budget, and fits us well. So, we decided to help you out by visiting different shops at different price ranges to try and find the perfect dress.

First up, thrift stores!

We visited three different Goodwills — Perry Highway, McKnight, and Cranberry — to find the best dresses.  So whether you’re shopping on a budget or like to help the environment, here’s our take on thrifting for Homecoming.

Alex: I legit loved this dress. It’s such a good color on her. Who cares that she looks like she’s going to be a flower girl in her aunt’s wedding? It’s such a lewk.

Nisha: I didn’t hate this dress, but I also felt like I was twelve. I think I could have worn this to the eighth grade semi-formal.

Amanda: I love this color on Nisha. She looks like Alex from Totally Spies (if you don’t understand this reference, get outta here), and I absolutely adore this look.

In conclusion, thrift shopping for a homecoming dress could totally work if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. Goodwill offers some great deals, especially for a dress you’ll only wear one night. You won’t be able to pop into your local thrift shop and be hoco ready in an hour, but with some alterations and some statement accessories, this could totally work!

Whether you choose Goodwill or not, happy dress hunting!

About the Contributors
Alex Flagg, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Alex Flagg is a senior this year.  She loves reading, writing, and coffee, and she hates math, parking, and getting up early.  Outside of class, Alex participates in the school’s theatre program, works at Soergel’s, and sleeps whenever that’s not happening.  She plans to study English.

Nisha Rao, News Editor

Nisha Rao is a senior and longtime student at North Allegheny, where she is involved in Key Club, Speech and Debate, and Student Council. In the future, she plans to major in Political Science and Economics, while also writing throughout college. Television, food, and running bring joy to her life. She is excited to be part of The Uproar.

Amanda Lu, Opinions Editor

Amanda Lu is a senior at North Allegheny (hopefully, you do not confuse her with the junior).

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One Response to “Hoco or No-Go: Thrift Shops”

  1. Mrs. Morris on September 18th, 2018 1:22 pm

    Your commentary is not only hilarious but spot-on. I’d trust any of you while dress shopping!

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