For the bridesmaid dresses, Nicole decided to go the whole "buy-your-own-black-dress" route, so us bridesmaids have been free to choose a dress of our liking for the big day. It's been great having the freedom to purchase whatever I fancied, if not a bit difficult to find a long, black, strapless dress that's also flattering to my figure. Even with a pretty generous budget, I still had a hard time locating something suitable. But I think I finally found it.
This is a little BCBG number that I picked up on Ebay for $109. I just saw the same dress on a Dillard's rack for $480! Have I mentioned how much I love Ebay? It needs some work, namely getting that little see-through area on the cleavage "filled in" somehow, and getting it hemmed a bit, and taken in a tad in the back. (Anyone know a fabulously talented seamstress in Tyler?) I think after all that, it should be pretty good to go. There's also an accessory being made for each bridesmaid that will add so much to the dress, and I'll blog about those when they're done.
In the meantime, I've compiled a list of some of the web sites that I frequented in my quest for the perfect dress. For any of you in a similar boat, it might be helpful:
BlueFly *My favorite- lots of designer dresses on sale
Please feel free to leave a comment if you know of any other good dress shopping sites.
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