Tara wrote: "Dear Outblush,
I desperately need your help! My boyfriend and I have a wedding to attend the last weekend of October and I need to look fabulous on a budget! The wedding is black tie, in downtown Chicago, and my boyfriend will be wearing a tux since he is standing up. I am a size 2 or 4 depending on designer. I would prefer something around knee length and not in black. I usually always end up wearing black and only want a black dress unless it has something really unique or special that makes it different. I would prefer the dress to be in a blush pink, navy or plum/maroon color. (I have fair skin and brunette hair and I know these colors work well for me.) The catch is that I really only have a budget of $100 but I am willing to spend up to $150 if I REALLY love the dress.
Thank you soooo much for your help. I have been searching for the past couple of weeks and have not been able to find anything that fits this criteria.
-Tara from Chicago"
Tara, Janetor here, and I, too, am a fair-skinned brunette, so I know how great those colors look on ladies like us. I couldn't find any maroon/burgundy black-tie-appropriate dresses in your price range, so focused on the blush pink/navy/plum colors you requested. Hope one of these ten frocks will make you the belle of the ball!
1. Eliza J One Shoulder Dress ($139)
2. Allen Schwartz Prive Navy Satin Bow Detail Pleated Strapless Dress ($123)
3. J. Crew Alannah Dress in Silk Organza ($100 on sale)
4. JS Boutique Pleated Shantung Dress ($148)
5. ASOS PREMIUM Large Rose And Chiffon Satin Dress ($119)
6. Romeo & Juliet Couture Tiered Plisse Dress ($79 on sale)
7. Badgley Mischka Fifth Avenue Showstopper Dress ($75 to rent the dress, retails for $395)
8. Ellen Tracy Metallic Glaze Dress ($95 on sale)
9. Jessica Howard Ruffled One-Shoulder Dress ($90)
10. Jessica Howard Asymmetrical Neck Cocktail Dress ($118)
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