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I’m trying to plan a Californian wedding from Australia- 2 of my bridesmaids are there, 2 are here, and my sister, my maid of honor is in South Africa. I went back to CA in January and did a trip to J Crew with my sister and one of the CA bridesmaids and we found the perfect bm dress. Well, it’s since been discontinued in navy.
The other CA bm bought a dress from the J Crew outlet in navy and sent me pics and all the other girls liked it and at $90 it seemed like a steal compared to most dresses. Well, she sent the pic a month ago and now that we are ready to order, they aren’t available in all the sizes we need.
The two CA girls do not like chiffon so that cuts out about 90% of bridesmaid dresses!
Does anyone have suggestions on where I can find non-chiffon, navy, cocktail length dresses? I’m trying not to break the bank for my girls either.
I found 2 lovely ones on Ann Taylor that are $235 and there is a 25% coupon on retailmenot for AT right now so that might work, but I still feel like $176 is a lot of money to be asking them- especially since 3 of the 5 are travelling internationally to be there!
Thanks for your help!
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Eden Bridesmaids has matte satin in navy and you can order dresses at discounted brices through netbride.com!
This is an example of their navy satin:
and this is their page of Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses:
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@DeadUtopia: Thanks, I’ll have a look now!
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Ann Taylor has a bunch. Navy was initially going to be my color but then I went with a different blue from them.
ETA: Wow, can you tell I didn’t read your whole post before replying? Sorry, you’ve clearly already checked into AT. I don’t think $176 is too much for dresses In My Humble Opinion.
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Wow! That’s some handy internet searchin’ up there! Awesome dresses!!! I didn[‘t know target did Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses!
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I bought from here, btw-Great Quality:
This one comes in Navy/Ivory3021-PY $66.00
Post # 10
Thank you all for the feedback! I hadn’t seen all those target options.
There was another AT dress that was jersey that I had really liked, as well, but it was only available in a 0 and 6 at the moment.
These are the dresses that I think we are going with:
And thank you for saying you don’t think $176 is too much. I wouldn’t mind paying that for someone else’s wedding but not all of my bridesmaid’s are out of school yet so they don’t have a ton of expendable cash and I was feeling a bit guilty. But my Mom keeps telling me that when you sign up to be a bridesmaid you realize there is more than likely going to be a few $100 that go in to it. And I’m not doing a bach party or any showers so at least that is cutting down expenses for them? Haha, still trying to justify…I still feel guilty!!
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I think one of below 2 stores should meet your target.
The first one, dresslong, dress-long.com i bought ordered several satin bridesmaid dresses for the girls on Mar last year when my sister got married. i feel that the quality and workmanship is very very good. but very cheap price. They should have your requested navy color and size.
Currently, i am going to help my younger girls to order the bridesmaid for our friend’s wedding on Aug this year, and we love both dresses below, but hesitating to decide which one yet, we feel both looks very good on our girls. so also share with you as below.
The other site store is cocomyles, i did not have experience of ordering dress from this site yet, but one of my friends ordered dress from this site last time. it looks good too.
So share above with you and hope that it is helpful for you!
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@OzToCaBride: I love those Ann Taylor dresses! Have your Bridesmaid or Best Man scrounge around for coupons!
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@pengoala: There are 25% off coups on retailmenot so we’ll be using those for sure! And because even with the coup they come to $176, ther are eligible for free shipping!
Thanks again to all who posted links and pics for me to check out
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@OzToCaBride: I think that coupon is only for full priced items but I also wanted to bring your attention to this sale navy dress for a fantastic deal:
Only $99 and would look amazing accented with a ribbon matching the shoes!
Just wanted to help a little I love Ann Taylor
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you can have the custom dress made at http://www.7foxmall.com if you can’t find anything similar. my friend has her dress made there and it looks the same as the picture!