11/15 {Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} The Iconic ‘Jean Dessès’ Chiffon, Cross-Front Vintage Dress

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I am a huge fan of Jean Dessès, a fashion designer from the 40s, 50s and 60s, so I was super excited when I got a CAI/GOI request based on one of his chiffon stunners.  See what bride Saskia had to say:

This is my dream dress, typical it’s a 1950’s vintage Jean Dessès dress and I can’t seem to find anything remotely similar in any colour, while I’d love it in red [but] any white, ivory, blush, silver, grey etc colour would also work.  Would love to see if you can find something similar.  🙂


This bride is clearly not afraid of color, so don’t be surprised to see some non-white dress picks in the get over it mix.

Can’t Afford It:

Get Over It:

1. Dere King. Under $600.

2. Mikael Aghal. $122.50.

3. Nicole Miller. $530.

4. Mikael Aghal. $239.75.

5. Destinations by Maggie Sottero. About $1000.

6. ABS. $79.99.

7. Alex Evenings. $128.

8. Laundry by Shelli Segal. $375.

9. Vera Wang Lavender. $550.

10. Allure Bridals. Under $1000.

11. Bonny Bridal. Under $1000.

12. J.Crew. $850.

13. Aria. Under $500.

14. French Connection. $91.65.

15. J.Crew. $675.

16. Tadashi Shoji. $348.

17. Mandalay. $921.

18. Max and Cleo. $178.

19. Calvin Klein. $198.

20. Badgley Mischka Platinum. $417.

21. Robert Rodriguez Black Label. $537.

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