Local dresses retail can cover a variety of dresses including bridesmaids' gowns, designer dresses, evening wear, prom gowns, etc. One can find womens dresses in local retail stores at reasonable prices depending on what she is searching for at the time. It is generally more expensive to buy womens dresses at specialty shops or boutiques. Budget can sometimes determine where and when to shop for these types of womens dresses. Location can sometimes determine shopping preference, and availability of womens dresses can also be a factor in when and where to shop for these items. The type of dress desired will also determine which type of womens local retail dress store will be chosen. Womens dresses, although they can all be found in local retail locations, may not all be available in one particular local retail store. If one is looking for womens dresses such as bridesmaids' gowns, prom gowns, or evening wear they can typically be found in department stores and even budget-wise womens clothing stores where casual-wear is sold alongside the various types of evening wear. These stores usually carry womens sizes, regular sizes, and junior sizes, so the opportunities to find evening wear, prom gowns, or even bridesmaids gowns are plentiful. Designer dresses are not regularly found in local budget-wise womens clothing stores. Designer dresses, however, are more commonly found in some of the local department stores and/or shops that specialize in designer dresses and designer clothing. Sometimes designer dresses can be found at a discount price during department store sales or specials. Local stores, unlike specialty stores and boutiques, have chains of stores in several local areas, which tend to widen the variety and selection of womens dresses. Selection may be a key factor for an upcoming event such as a wedding, for example, where several of the same bridesmaids dress would be needed in various sizes for the special occasion. Having local retail stores that carry womens dresses at-the-ready can make this type of task (wedding planning) a little less daunting when a wide selection is available and these bridesmaidsí gowns do not have to be specially ordered individually with an availability date somewhere in the future.