Personal Shopper: A black tie wedding guest dress under $300 for Elizabeth - FAST!

Elizabeth F. wrote, "Help! I need a full-length dress for a black-tie optional wedding. my budget is preferably less than $300. i'd prefer to purchase from a brick& mortar store rather than online (a girls gotta try it on!) so if you have suggestions for pretty dresses, please help. Here's an example of what i like: this and this. I am 5'5" with a slim frame (a size zero in most stores and generally designer size 2). I am near a bloomingdales, neiman marcus, and bcbg. I think I might also be able to get to a saks. I am near a Macys as well, though it is in the downtown area of DC and tends to gear its selection towards a more conservative route. It wouldn't be my first choice to go to but if there is something there I will! Thanks!!"

Hi, Elizabeth, Janetor here! I've rounded up six dresses, from the stores you requested. If they're not in stock at the store, call ahead and have them order it for you, as they'll probably be able to get it in stock within a day or two. Hope you like these!

1 - Calvin Klein Sleeveless Empire Waist Gown ($116 on sale)

2 - BCBG Max Azria Pleated Silk Gown ($298)

3 - Aqua Side Pleated Strapless Gown ($270, in 3 colors)

4 - Amsale Long Silk Gown with Rosettes ($290)

5 - Laundry by Shelli Segal Halter Matte Jersey Gown ($275)

6 - Amsale Charcoal One Shoulder Gown ($290)

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Posted on 01.11.11 at 3:53 PM

Thanks for these awesome suggestions! I featured in my blog today. Would love to hear more suggestions if you have some.

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