Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner Dress #2

You may remember my previous dilemma regarding this topic. I was in love with that gray dress (the one that didn't fit) and lukewarm about the purple dress as a rehearsal dinner ensemble. I ended up wearing it to my San Antonio shower, (belted as many of you suggested) and think it was perfect for that. But I was in San Antonio with access to my MOH (sista MB) and another bridesmaid (little cousin MB) and Momma MB and wanted to do some dress shopping. Since my wedding dress is being made by Momma MB it's the only bridal dress shopping I really get to do.

With all of this in mind we set out to the San Marcos outlets. Now, I normally hate outlet shopping, it's crowded and everything is always in disarray. But this time, we went in the middle of a weekday. Very few people there and plenty of things to choose from. And the pluses of outlets are pretty obvious; tons of stores and really low prices and I really don't care if it's from last year.

I went into Nieman Marcus Last Call and most of the dresses were still 2-300 dollars, so we walked around and found our way in BCBGirls. I'm 5'10" and so is my sister, and 'girls' usually equals way too short, but my cousin is 5'4" so we thought she could find a cute dress for the rehearsal dinner there. Well, I picked something out just to try something on and didn't think much would come of it. Though I loved the pleats at the bottom of the skirt, I assumed it would be way too short. I tried it on and that was it. After trying on one dress and forking over a measly 50 bucks, this trip was deemed a success.
Sorry for the bad picture, but I left the dress in San Antonio, so that I wouldn't just have to lug it back later, but it's got pleats on the bottom and the front panel of the skirt has straight layers of fabric that are the same width as the pleats. The top is blousy and has grey, black and teal in it. I'm going to wear it with my matte, grey, pointy toed stilettos. I'll probably invest in some spanx as well, but I like that this dress is fitted on the bottom, so I get to feel a little bit sexy during all this wedding business. With a large skirt in the wedding dress, I'll get to feel pretty, but a little sexy never hurt. Here's the skirt portion of the dress, I'm so happy that pleats are playing a big role in this dress. I love pleats.
So we went on in search of some dresses for Sista and Cuz MB as well and made our way over to white house/black market since my dress was predominately black and quite a departure from the wedding colors, we thought it'd look nice if their dresses were black.

They both found cute, strapless numbers with flowy skirts. Sista MB's is all black and cuz MB's is a black and white print with some black at the empire waistband. And for $60 and $20 respectively, they were also great deals.

Any bargain shoppers out there? Do you guys have any tips?

1 comment:

  1. cute dress, really love the detailing of the skirt :)