Mar 19, 2011 11:25 AM
Bora writes: "First of all, I love your site. I've been following it for years and I can't even begin to count the number of clothes, foods, and gift items I've ended up buying after my daily perusing of your posts. Thanks again for culling so many fabulous things for all of us to enjoy.
So, on to my dilemma. I am getting married this coming October and have not started dress shopping yet. I'm not much for trying things on when there's a gaggle of people waiting outside for me and I'm tempted to go about it alone simply because I'm worried about being swayed or inconveniencing other people. With that said, I fell in love with a Vera Wang dress I saw on a blog post and would dearly love to find it but haven't had much luck figuring out the style name/number. I'd love to find this dress somewhere nearby (I live in Los Angeles, CA) or at least something very similar but I'm at a loss as to where to start. My dress budget is $3000 max though the less expensive the better. I wear a street size 4-6 and am 5'1. I'm looking for a strapless, empire waist or sheath dress in a flowy material in white or ivory. Do you think you can help me? I'll be your best friend forever, if you can. :) Thanks for hearing me out and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed. My regards, Bora"
Dearest Bora, Carlota here. I'm super excited to help you find your wedding dress! We weren't able to find the exact Vera dress, but we did come up with a few similar styles all within your budget (even those where prices are not indicated). We wish you the best of luck on your quest for the perfect dress! We're sure you'll be radiant and beautiful in any of them.
1 - No Ordinary Bride 31396062 Pricing available upon request
2 - Jewel by Priscilla of Boston JL201 $1,975
3 - Reverie by Melissa Sweet Prague Dress $2,075
4 - Jorge Perez De La Habana 31852791 Pricing available upon request
5 - Vineyard Chelsea Gown $1,975
6 - Henry Roth 32012874 Pricing available upon request
7 - White by Vera Wang Draped Charmeuse Gown $600
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