Dress on the cheap

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

netto614:   I got my lacey dress from a store here called SmartSet for only $50. It looked a littled plain until I added a ribbon, flower crown, and shoes! Mine is a short dress, however around this time of year I’m seeing a lot of longer length white dresses at regular stores at the mall.

Is there a bridal consignment store anywhere around you?

Post # 3
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would search for dresses that aren’t marketed as bridal –that tends to add a large premium onto the cost of a dress.

I’ve seen really pretty white dresses at outlet shops and in the mall. I would search around and see what you can find– it’s summer time, so there should be lots of white, pretty dresses out.

Consignment shops are also a great suggestion!

Good luck!

Post # 4
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I got the “dress of my dreams” on craigslist.  I didn’t expect to find it there.  I wouldn’t say it was cheap but did see nice dresses for $100. 

Post # 5
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

Davids does have some on sale for around $149. Also you could check out places like mod cloth, or ordering from china. Also you could order a bridesmaid dress in ivory.

Post # 6
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

netto614:  What area do you live in? I know of an outlet store in Mississauga but depends where you’re from!

Post # 9
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
Post # 10
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016


You could try Modcloth





Most dresses marketed as “wedding” or “bridal” will be above your price point. You could also look at white bridesmaid dresses they tend to be pretty reasonable especially if you want a long dress.

Post # 11
1214 posts
Bumble bee

Prom season is over.  We found some really pretty white gowns marked way down at Dillards and Macys.  Most were like 75 – 80% off. 

Post # 12
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

netto614:  I’d check Tradesy.com — huge stock of wedding resale items.

Post # 12
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

David’s Bridal is having their $99 sale right now in stores and online. I went tonight and found a beautiful $500 dress for $99 tonight!! I’m very excited and loved it more than all the regular prices dresses I tried on!

Post # 14
155 posts
Blushing bee

Agree about Modcloth! They have quite a few!

Post # 15
233 posts
Helper bee
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