My Dress – My Dress

So.. a little back story about my dress. I’ve had this dress since early 2008 when I bought it for my friend’s wedding.. She wanted it as her bridesmaids’ dress. I ended up not being in the wedding and despite several futile attempts to sell and give away this dress -it was still hanging in my closet when it came time to write up my wedding budget.

Let’s just say that already having a perfectly good dress and spending $1000 on another dress (I think I want – because I haven’t actually gone to try it on) – seemed silly to me.. And with a great seamstress – I can totally look JUST the way I want to look – fabulously chic and elegant.

So… I have a perfectly good J. Crew Dress:

Which will look totally different once my seamstress (FMIL) is done with it. We’re adding crystals to the waist, a very beautiful and sparkly lace train and matching veil and dropping the shoulders. I also have one more surprise planned that I’m going to keep secret until the reception (of course I’ll be sure to post pics after the BIG DAY).

And let’s just say that I paid more for the fabric (at 50% off than I paid for the dress) because evidently J. Crew wasn’t impressed with this dress and put it on clearance way back at the end of 2007 and then brought it back at full price about a year ago.

So – discounted dress WINS over $1000 dress and TOTALLY helps keep us close to our 12K goal. :-)

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DetroitGyrl

DetroitGyrl

The Ultimate Detroit Bride! Or at least I plan to be. I'm on an 18 month crash course to plan the best "PARTY to KICK off a MARRIAGE" you've ever seen.

2 thoughts on “My Dress – My Dress

  1. I actually have this same JCrew dress in black – and always feel great when I wear it. It would be great as a wedding dress -definitely wear it!

  2. Honestly speaking, the first thing I saw upon arrival is the fabric of the dress which may be satin or taffeta. The dress is luminous gorgeous and the waist is the hightlight which can make you look slim.

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