(Closed) Trying to find lavender off the rack Bridesmaids Dresses

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I know you mentioned Nordstrom – but did you check their website (which often has more than what you can find in the stores).  I’m not good with the crayola box (lavender, purple, etc.) but I just went to shopNordstrom.com, Womens, Dress Shop, Cocktail dresses, and just asked for Purple ones… there were a lot. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

We’re having lavender.  I know you said off the rack, but it might be hard sicne lavender is not exactly in fashion right now.  Usually I’ve only seen blue, red, yellow, and splash of green these days.   I actually liked some of the dessy dresses because they had more normal cuts.  This one might be nice… http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/2721/?color=passion&colorid=219

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

What’s your budget Venuzlove?  I bought the girls dresses from Dessy/After Six using RK Bridal and they were ~$100.  And that "passion" color is beautiful in person (the dress we ended up picking had the sample in that color). 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

For aftersix/dessy, they can order from any of the local stores, or maybe try netbrides.com or rkbridal.com for cheaper on-line prices.   Those are more reputable on-line retailers.   They would just need to get themselves measured somewhere and order size based on their largest measurement.    I just checked the price on houseofbrides.com and it’s going for $135.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Hi Venuzlove – I used RK Bridal’s "no frills" program (http://www.rkbridal.com)  I faxed in an order to them – I think the dress I picked out was around $130 but I had Netbride quote me for $105.  RK Bridal matches the cheapest price you can find plus gives you 5% off!  My bridesmaids are scattered throughout the country, so I did have to pay for shipping, which was $14 per dress.  They all got them early (like 2 months when they said 3!).  I had a good experience with them.

I understand why you’d be wary of buying online!   My MOH and I went to Macy’s bridal salon and tried on a ton of different dresses – we both ended up loving that Dessy dress.  Then I ordered some swatches from Dessy to see how the color I wanted looked in person.  I think it worked out great, but it’s hard to guess when you’re not buying off the rack!  Like I said, I loved that passion color – I almost changed my wedding colors because I loved it so much!  Instead we went with my original choice, Clover.    Good luck, and let me know if you have any other questions!

Post # 13
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Wannabee
Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I originally wanted Lavendar bridesmaid dresses as well, but had very little luck finding them in the same price range you are looking for. I ended up going a few shades darker purple and found some at Nordstroms when they were having a sale.

If you are willing to do something a little different, I know that Sears, Penny’s and Macys all have quite the selection of printed dresses right now, you might be able to find a fun sun dress that would work.

 One last suggestion, talk to your bridesmaids. They might be willing to go to a higher price if they would be able to wear them again. I would be willing to spend more for a dress that I know I will wear again then spend on one I will only wear the one time.

 Good luck!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I kept lavendar as my main color, even after darkening the dresses. I simply added a couple of dark purple accents in a few places – to tie them in, but they are still purple, and still look great with everything else!

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