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Let’s start the New Year by rocking a reader’s “CAI/GOI” challenge. Today’s challenge: Finding a new dress for Julianne to love!
I am absolutely in love with this Watters gown; however it is completely out of my price range. I would love something for under $500 with similar detailing on the bottom. Do you have any suggestions on where I should be looking?
Julianne, I’m happy to help! Finding something super detailed and sticking to a tight budget can be super difficult but starting a new year is all about resolutions, right? We’ve got this.
CAN’T AFFORD IT
Adelaide Gown (Retails for $3,400)
GET OVER IT
Strapless Pleated Bodice Gown with Pick Up Skirt ($399.99 at David’s Bridal)
Beaded Tiered Tulle Gown with Sweetheart Neckline ($349.99 at David’s Bridal)
Organza Gown with Pleated Tier Skirt and Lace ($449.99 at David’s Bridal)
Organza A-Line Gown with Angled Draped Pick-Ups ($349.99 at David’s Bridal)
Tiered Organza Wedding Dress ($419.99 at For Her and Him)
Strapless A Line Wedding Gown ($399.99 at For Her and Him)
Adrianna Papell Strapless Rosette-Skirt Gown ($238 at Dillard’s)
To get the detailing you want for under $500, sales and clearances are going to be your best bet. Lots of places have sales around this time of year. Get out there and look around. If you’re close to a sample size, consider going to stores to see which samples are on sale. I grabbed a sample dress and paid much less for it. It was a tad dirty, but a quick trip to the cleaner made the savings worthwhile.