(Closed) looking for a simple, modern dress with something special

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Have you checked out any of the Nicole Miller designs?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If I were you, I’d check out some bridesmaid dress designs.  Not sure which designers would best capture your style, but there are some gorgeous modern, elegant bridesmaid dresses.  You could add a sash or a brooch if it needed “something special”, but I think you could find some dresses that are gorgeous as-is, and in your price range as well.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Have you tried a department store? Sometimes you can really luck out there. Macy’s or Norstrom’s both carry gowns.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

David’s Bridal has A LOT of styles under $1k.  Here’s one that I thought you may like for $650

 

$600

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

Maybe check Beholden?  www.bhldn.com   it’s Anthropologie’s bridal line, and some of the dresses are over 1k, but many have the modern, clean aesthetic you’re looking for.  check the ‘gown’ and ‘dresses’ sections.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Alfred Angleo makes a dress very similar the 2nd one you posted.  It’s 2166…it may be a little fuller than you are looking for but you can always remove tulle.  And I think the dress is right around $1k.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

J. Crew might have something you like.

 

Arabelle $500

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree w/ all my other Bees: Nordie’s, BCBG, Anne Klein, BHDLN, and David Bridals.  All of these stores will have ready to wear so you can actually try on the dresses to decide if you like.  If you are near NYC, you can check out Sample Sales by wedding designers.  That was going to be my option(sister lives in NYC) if I didn’t find one. 

Once you’ve decided which dress, comb preownedweddingdresses.com, recycledbride.com, and oncewed.com.  Thanks to 2 dress brides, you may find your dress for even less than the store.  My Girl is a Sample Dress(yourdreamdress.com) that I got 85% off.  Yes, its from the 2009 collection but who cares cause she’s mine. 

Good Luck!!!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Take a look at the Ann Taylor website. My tastes are at least kind of in line with yours, and though their line is pretty small, they have more things I really like than anywhere else. And they’re definitely all within your budget, I think they’re about $300-900. And they do have sales pretty often. Wink

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Good job!  Congrats & good luck!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Nordstrom has a fantastic bridal suite. Try Sue Wong (dresses are in the $500-$600 range). I got my Dahlia MacPhee dress for $298 there. Total shocker.

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