(Closed) I LOVE my brand name bargain dress!! (pics)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would you ever by a consignment dress?
    Yes, as long as I get a good deal and it looks good : (94 votes)
    92 %
    No, I must have the bridal store new dress experience : (5 votes)
    5 %
    No, Thats gross used dresses?!! : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    Very pretty! Always wonderful to find a bargain and to look so nice in said bargain to boot! The dress looks perfect on your figure. Congrats!

    Post # 4
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    That dress was made for you! Such an awesome story, congrats!

    Post # 5
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Oh, wow. Good job!

    Post # 8
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Great find, you look fantastic!! πŸ˜€

    Post # 9
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    It’s perfect for you!  You look beautiful.

    Post # 10
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    I got a fabulous deal on a dress, not through a consignment shop but by a different route. I set out to avoid the “bridal store new dress experience” altogether, if possible. I went to a Brides Against Breast Cancer event with my mom, had a great time, tried on loads of dresses, and found one I adore.

    I actually found about half a dozen that were good options. Some I liked a little better, some my mom liked a little better … I kept coming back to a spaghetti-strap A-line, allover lace, fit me like a glove, almost exactly what I wanted except it didn’t have sleeves. I really wanted a gown with sleeves for our Catholic church wedding, so I suggested to my mom that maybe we could add them to this gown. She wasn’t 100% convinced. A little later I tried on a gown that had a long-sleeved lace coat. She loved that one – but I wasn’t 100% convinced. I liked the lace, but wasn’t wild about the piece underneath, a strapless satin ball gown. I said to her, “How about, let me try on the first gown with the coat from the second one, to give us an idea of what it would look like to add sleeves to it.”

    So, I did, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Both Mom and I loved it! They looked like they were meant to go together, even though they were entirely different dresses. Even better: the Brides Against Breast Cancer lady allowed us to separate the lace coat from Gown #2 and buy it then and there so I could just use that, instead of us having to try to replicate it, or add sleeves to Gown #1. She said she would still be able to sell the second gown as-is without the coat. NO WAY would a regular bridal shop have ever allowed us to do anything like that! I was SO happy with the entire experience of buying my gown from Brides Against Breast Cancer – I can’t say enough good things about them! I ended up purchasing the lace gown #1, the lace coat from gown #2, an awesome headpiece and a veil, all for less than most brides spend on their gown alone.

    Post # 11
    1528 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @sixshifter:  what crinoline did you use?? and how much?

    Post # 13
    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @sixshifter:  What a steal! A bride after my own heart.  Wink  I scored my dress for $400 because it was a floor sample and _just_ went onto the sale rack.  I didn’t think I would like it until I actually tried it on.  

    Post # 14
    66 posts
    Worker bee

    Wow! What a steal, you look stunning in it!

    Post # 15
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Beautiful dress! πŸ™‚ I got a used dress too, I shop at thrift stores a lot so I have no qualms about secondhand clothing haha. I got mine on ebay, it was dress from DB I had been admiring in pics for a while but hadn’t tried on. The bride who wore it was selling it super cheap because there was a small spot on it, it was about $75 including shipping, and the listing ended soon so I just bid and got it! Having never tried it on, I didn’t like the shape on me quite as much as I thought I would, but after I added a sash to lower the waist a tad bit I love it! I don’t feel sad because I missed out on the bridal shop experience, sales people helping me always makes me uncomfortable anyways and there’s nothing I love more than a good deal πŸ™‚

    And of course on any dress thread I need to add my poor quality pictures πŸ˜‰

    Post # 16
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Wow OP that is an incredible story. 

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