Friday, January 14, 2011

Bridesmaids' Dresses under $175 ~ outdoor weddings

Garden weddings = gorgeous. Possibilities for dresses = endless. Forget official "bridesmaids" dresses, forgo the big bridal chain stores (is it rude of me to name the one that comes to mind?) in search of dresses that are A) pretty, B) flattering to your b'maids, C) have a chance of ever being worn again, and D) affordable. So unless you're going for a formal aesthetic, try looking elsewhere for cute summer dresses. The over all look will be more personal and unique, your girls will be comfortable, and chances are, the dress won't disappear into the back of their closets never to be seen again.

Here's a selection of summer dresses from Anthropologie, all but one under $175. As I've said before, I'm fond of doing fashion math. Wear a $75 dress once, you paid $75 for that one wear. Pay $175 for a dress and wear it 5 times, you paid $35 each wear (which to me is the better value!)

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