Jul 15, 2010 9:58 AM
Caitlin wrote, "Hey guys, I recently fell in love with this Ian Stuart Brasilia wedding gown, but it is way way out of my price range. I'm hoping you guys can use your super powers to find me something similar that's a bit more affordable. Thanks! I believe the Ian Stuart gown is around $2500, but I'm not 100% sure since I can't find the price listed ANYWHERE (it's from the 2010 collection) so I'm basing it off of his other retail prices and resale prices from the same collection. My budget is closer to $500-$700. Thanks so much! I knew I wanted something different, and when I saw this one I about cried, it's perfect! :)"
It's really hard to find prices of wedding gowns online, isn't it? Designers just show dress style numbers so wedding shops can charge whatever they like. Grr! Caitlin, we did find the dress online for $277 (see #1 in picture), but we think it's probably a Chinese copy designer, as are many of the rest of these. Therefore, we *urge* you to be careful when purchasing! Also, if you find a strapless gown that's similar style-wise to the Ian Stuart, a good tailor can always sew a shrug into it to add the off-the-shoulder sleeves.
1 - Ian Stuart Wedding Dress style Brasilia ($277)
4 - Helene Bridal #WD2299 ($239)
6 - Oleg Cassini Strapless Beaded Metallic Embroidered Gown style CT203 ($750 on sale)
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