WHY PRE-ORDERS? Spirit Dress is a small, home-based business so we don't have a lot of room for inventory. But there's another reason we take pre-orders and that's to keep prices low. We have all the pre-orders made plus another 25% or so on top of that, which means we rarely have inventory left on our shelves collecting dust. Since we aren't losing money on stale inventory, we can keep our prices significantly lower than our competitors. We understand that the wait times on pre-orders can be long but we promise when you receive your Spirit dress or top, you'll think it was worth the wait!