(Closed) Help, just found out NYE wedding is black tie!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Jewel814:  Depending on your budget, you can find a formal dress at Macy’s, JCP and Nordstroms. You should be able to find some good deals.

Post # 3
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Jewel814:  I was browsing on michigan ave the other day and Express of all places had some amazing classy black long winter appropriate dresses. I wanted an aoccasion to wear one! 

Post # 4
3035 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Just check the sales racks at the department stores… winter/christmas formal dances should have been recent and so all the stock left over for those should be on clearance. 

Post # 5
9588 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

There will be plenty on sale at department stores

Post # 6
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

H&M just added a more formal selection to their inventory and it’s actually really nice. I would take a look there.

Post # 7
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Lots of sales going on right now, so it should be a great time to find something with all of the sales going on! But yeah, I’d check out Express, The Limited or a department store and see what they have.

Post # 8
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Private lodge

I’d check craigslist or ebay if you know a style that is good for your body type.  You could get a steal if its local.

Post # 9
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

Since you’re in Chicago, definitely go to Nordstrom Rack! It’s a gold mine!

I know Filene’s Basement closed but there are other discount stores that sell high end/good brands at highly marked down prices!

Have fun with it–you might find some amazing deals!

Post # 10
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think most long black dresses can look formal with the right accesories. I would look for a black dress.

Post # 11
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Cache also has a ton of dresses and isn’t too pricy. 

Post # 12
1210 posts
Bumble bee

Jewel814:  I second Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom also has a big sale going on right now. The nice thing about getting an inexpensive dress is that you always can have a tailor shorten it to a cocktail dress after the wedding if you want to.

Where is the wedding at? I have all long dresses here, but if the venue isn’t a super fancy hotel or similar, you probably could get away with a glitzy cocktail dress as well.

The above dresses are all in stock at the Nordstrom on Michigan Ave. The ones below are from Rack online, you can call to see if they have in-stock at any area stores.



Post # 13
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nordstrom Rack. There are also a couple Saks Off Fifth around.

Also, just thought I should mention that renttherunway is amazing, super fast and will send you two sizes.

Post # 14
5072 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

does it have to be a gown? Are knee-length cocktail dresses acceptable?

Post # 15
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Rent the runway!! Check to see if they gave a physical store in CHI.

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