Great Dresses Under $300: BCBGMaxazria

For this week’s installment of budget dresses, I present to you BCBGMaxazria‘s fabulous line of white dresses.

STRAPLESS TIERED SATIN GOWN $298

RUFFLED COCKTAIL DRESS $229.60

SATIN GOWN WITH PLEATED BUST $298

HALTER GOWN WITH LAYERED-PANEL DETAIL $268

COWL-NECK DRAPED DRESS $178

SHADOW STRIPE HALTER DRESS $258

PLEATED-SLEEVE SILK DRESS $278

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Great Dresses under $300: J.Crew

I originally planned on buying my wedding dress from J.Crew so of course I want to share with you all the great ensembles they have available.

Silk tricotine Cecelia short dress in Champagne $180

Silk tricotine Sophia gown in Ivory $295

Silk tricotine Robin long dress in Ivory $250

Cotton cady Sydney dress in Light Pewter $225

Silk taffeta bow monde dress in Champagne $225

Solid embossed beach dress in White $98

Long embossed-cotton aubrey halter dress in White $175

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Humorous Bridal Posts

I’ve always been a hug fan of the Brits and their satirical humior. So I especially loved this post on Credit Crunch Bride about what to do with your wedding dress after the wedding.

I especially like the one on storing it 🙂

Still haven’t decided what to do with mine yet. I’m actually leaning towards the “Trash the Dress” shoot b/c that really does fit my personality 😛

Dress Update

Confession: I was having apprehensions about my dress :-/ Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it! It’s just I never wanted a strapless/backless dress. And I have valid reasons…

You see I am very lucky… I rarely ever get breakouts on my face. However when I am stressed I do breakout on my back. This had lead to a very scarred back… not a big deal… it’s easily hideable. But w/ a strapless dress it’s not.

My mom suggested I just wear my hair down and a long veil. That would work but it’s gonna be really hot and I’m thinking of pulling my hair up into something like this…

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And besides, I’d want to take the veil off after the ceremony. So I was discussing this with my mom and we decided we should just go ahead and make a pretty bolero jacket just to cover my back. After doing a little research I found some pics we will base our design on.

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We even thouht it would look cool to have the lace appliques be in black. That will had the dramtic pop to my dress I’ve always wanted. And to tie it all together I would wrap a black sash around the waist of my dress that will look something like this 🙂

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As a refresher, this is what my dress looks like 😀

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Do you think it will all pull together nicely?

Designer Dreams

So not only are these dresses not in my budget but I could never justify spending this kind of money on my dress. But for those of you with a larger budget than I, power to you!

Encore Bridal is an amazing site that lists designer dresses that are either once worn or samples, etc… and they are at amazing savings. These are my favorites off their site…

L'ezu Atelier #1331; Street Size 10--NEW $2,800 - a $1,300 savings

L'ezu Atelier #1331; Street Size 10--NEW $2,800 - a $1,300 savings

Oscar de la Renta, 72E19, Street Size 6-8 $4,500 - a $4,930 savings

Oscar de la Renta, 72E19, Street Size 6-8 $4,500 - a $4,930 savings

Melissa Sweet Lark, Street Size 0-2 $1,250 - a $2,150 savings

Melissa Sweet Lark, Street Size 0-2 $1,250 - a $2,150 savings

Must Check Out This Dress!

So I’m addicted to ebay and I just came across this amazing dress. It’s an Alvina Valenta 9509 Size 10 (street 6) starting at $.01. There’s still 6 days left to it so start stalking ladies! I would snatch this up myself if I didn’t already have a dress I love and if it actually fit my butt 🙂

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In Blossom hand painted cotton dress from ZaZaStudioDesign Collection

il_430xN.70671528Wouldn’t this make an absolutely beautiful offbeat wedding dress? It’s completely handmade by ZaZaStudioDesign. And it’s going for only $170. I think this will make some bride very happy indeed (kwelikweli).