(Closed) Wedding dress that’s not a wedding dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I’m having a Destination Wedding too and I didn’t want the "traditional" wedding dress either. Depending on your price range, high end department stores sometimes have a good selection of white dresses although this time of year is a little tough (maybe once Resort collections come out?). I found a great white Jil Sander dress on sale at Barneys this year (I’ll be wearing for my reception).  Morgane Le Fay did great white dresses/ summer frocks for spring/summer of this year- don’t know about s/s 08 but could be great.  And I remember reading in NY magazine a year or so ago about a wedding where the bride wore a beautiful white off the rack Chloe dress. If you’re looking to spend a little less I like BCBG, Jill Stuart and JCrew dresses.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Have you tried Nicole Miller? My personal fave… Wai-Ching. They’re all custom designed dresses and fantastic for destination weddings because they’re lightweight. I ordered a reception dress and a rehearsal dinner dress from Chrissy for my wedding.  http://www.wai-ching.com

Post # 6
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2006

I didn’t want a traditional wedding dress either, I went with a full-length bridesmaid’s dress by Vera Wang.  She makes her Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in white and ivory as well if you want to go that route.  My dress was "antique gold" although it almost seemed to me like a light latte color.  I can’t think of any of her Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses that are over $350.

It was perfect for our Destination Wedding in Hawaii 🙂

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I’m doing a destination wedding too…and i just bought my second dress (cocktail length) at a neiman marcus last call for $135.  I’m completely in love with it and the dress needs no alterations!

Before I found dress two, I scoured the sale sections of saks, neimans, nordstroms and bergdorf goodmans.  they’ve got some really great dresses, but they’re going fast.

Dress was custom made locally and based off of a jim hjelm bridesmaid dress.  You should definitely look into getting a bridesmaid dress done in white/ivory.

Post # 9
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

the first dress i fell in love with when i started looking was a $400 gorgeous lacy white cocktail dress!  i think it’s perfectly ok to look at any dress at all… you will probably save some cash if you happen upon a white/off white cocktail dress, and will have lots of luck if you’re looking for something short.  you can even dress it up with a veil if you want to add a formal element.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I’m in love with the dresses by J.Crew.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

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Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2007

I got an ivory bridesmaid’s gown.  It’s perfect.  I just didn’t want the fluff & train.  And it came in at $200 (and that’s with rush shipping!)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve seen a few bees on here who bought nonwedding dresses for their wedding and they were still absolutely beautiful.

I agree with whomever said try J. Crew. and Nordstrom.

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