Feb 20, 2012 8:25 AM
October Bride writes: "Hi Outblush Personal Shopper Staff! I know ya'll get swamped with shopping requests, but I'd loooove some help with my bridesmaid dress dilemma. I'm getting married in October and would love my lovely ladies to have a dress that they can wear again (I know, common issue, right?). I've decided on gray and if budget were not an issue, I'd tell the girls to go to their local J Crew and order any dress they carry that comes in whatever the now "in season gray shade" is. Problem is...they're pricey ($200+)! Do you have any recommendations on some gray J Crew looking bmaid's dresses at a more economical price point? Oh, and of course it can't that easy...I have ladies in all shapes and sizes (and with varying budgets). So any chance on finding some wallet friendly and multi figure flattering short gray dress options?!?
Many thanks, Outblush! Looking forward to getting picked and getting some
help solving this!"
Dearest! Carlota here. When I got married, I had the same dilemma. Seven girls with all different shapes and wallets. Needless to say, it's very possible to accommodate everyone and make them all look gorgeous! Hope you like my picks! XOXO
1 - Donna Ricco Ruffle Trim Sheath $148
2 - Donna Morgan Twist Silk Chiffon Dress $148
3 - Helene Bridal Taffeta V-Neck Dress $80
4 - Suzi Chin For Maggy Boutique Stretch Satin Sheath Dress $59 on sale
5 - Celeb16 Strapless Chiffon Tea-Length Dress $50 on sale
6 - Celeb16 Halter Sash Knee-Length Dresss $60 on sale
7 - Celeb16 V-Neck Cap Sleeve Dress $60 on sale
8 - Adrianna Papell Tiered Iridescent Chiffon Dress $138
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Carlota here: I'm a true girly-girl. I love strapless dresses, skinny jeans, basic ribbed tanks, lace intimates, patent peep-toes, jeweled sandals, buttery-soft leather satchels, sparkly pendants....you get the point! I also love to save cash when I can, so consider me your personal concierge when you're looking for luxury-for-less. I also have a crazy husband, two little munchkins (Carlo and Milly) and a furry yellow Lab. All of them are sweet and lovable, but they certainly do occupy a good portion of my day. However I do L-O-V-E shopping with a passion and finding amazing deals for myself as well as others.