Category Archives: Dresses

Wedding dresses under $500 from J Crew

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Is it possible to buy a wedding gown under $500? These days you’d be surprised that J Crew has several nice ones. I love these three dresses simply because you can wear them more than once. And how’s that for utility!

Halter style – it’s now $250!  Imagine yourself in this classic style ala Greta Garbo.


Long chiffon dress – it’s $325.


Silk goddess gown – not bad at $450! So elegant in a pretty shade of ivory.

And if you want to view all of their gowns, check them out!

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Buying a used wedding gown

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There are some things in life that you just wouldn’t think of buying second-hand. However, it seems that there is a growing number of sites that specialize in used wedding gowns. I don’t know if it is for me, but when you’re on a tight budget, spending $2000 is certainly a lot of money. Plus, designer gowns cost even more! I stumbled upon several sites that offer used gowns sold by brides themeselves besides the obvious eBay:

PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Woreitonce.com

Savethedress.com

Bridetobrideboutique.com

I also think this is a good article about how to buy a used wedding gown:

How to Buy a Used Wedding Dress

Cocktail Dresses as Bridesmaid Attire

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I was thinking the other day about how there are so many beautiful cocktail dresses out there and it totally made sense to me that they can make wonderful bridesmaid attire. For the most part, many of these dresses are available at a much cheaper price and you can wear it over and over again. I found this great article that talks about dresses for less $100. Practical, I say. Here is the link: http://fashion.about.com/od/specialoccasions/tp/formals100.htm

Moreover, many retailers are now offering great discounts, since times are bad and Christmas is just around the corner. So, you should be able to find some good deals out there.