Post # 1
FI and I have a trip to Rome coming up with his work and there is a black tie event one of the nights. I don’t have anything like that here, where can I go?? In my experience, clothes are SO expensive in this country!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
That’s exciting! Things ARE expensive here compared to the US/UK, but it depends what sort of a budget you’re on. I usually try department stores first: or even some bridal stores – they often have sale racks of one-off formal dresses (think cocktail/bridesmaid) that are last season/reduced. Those might work for a formal black tie?
Post # 4
Yeah I’d check out David Jones or Myer – you can usually get some good deals. Wayne Cooper has some nice long dresses that can be dressed up or dressed down, and they are usually in the $100-$150 range.
Post # 5
I’d try Myer and DJs first, they often have good stuff, especially if you go to a bigger store. Although I’d be tempted to buy one in Rome!
Post # 6
Thanks guys, I’ll keep an eye on those sale racks!
@Roux: I know, I would love to do that but I’m scared I wouldn’t find one and be stuck!
Post # 7
@kingytobe: Find a dress here to take as ‘backup’, then see if you can find something amazing while you are there! Win-win!