Pretty and Dignified

Well folks, this is my last day filling in at Manolo for the Brides. As fun as this has been, I’m looking forward to having NtB back again. Hers are not easy shoes to fill.

Thanks to NtB for giving me this opportunity to play in her sandbox, and to Manolo and his assistant Margaret for all their help to a new and uncertain blogger. Everyone has been superfantastic!

But I’m not here to do an Acadamy Award acceptance speech; I’m here to talk about weddings. So with no more ado, I want to share a wonderful source of gowns I’ve found.

Wedding gowns, bridesmaid gowns, pretty clothes for the mothers of the bride and groom, nice things to wear as a guest…you can find them all here. Many of them are quite reasonably priced, too. No matter if your taste runs to the Victorian or the Renaissance, super slinky to modern gypsy, chances are you can find something pretty here.

Some of the color names are a bit ambiguous, but a phone call or email can answer the question of what color Octavia might be. The good news is that many of the gowns on this site are available in sizes from S to 6X and there are gowns not only with necklines, but actual sleeves as well! They even use some plus-size and ethnic models to display their clothing. Also, there are handy charts of what measurements are used as standards for different sizes made by different manufacturers.

But don’t take my word for it. Take a look at a couple examples.

One Response to “Pretty and Dignified”

  1. junebride says:

    I looked on this site when I was shopping for a dress, but ended up getting my dress on eBay. It’s a Vera Wang, bought it used, size 10, at $700, original price was somewhere around $3k. I found a good a tailor and a good dry cleaner. There were some scuffle marks at the bottom but the dry cleaner took care of that.

    Not for everyone, but worked for me. You need to be smart if you’re thinking about buying a pre-owned dress (ask questions, check the seller feedback, look at lots of pics, etc.).

    There’s a site that features gowns on ebay for sale here that seems to be a good resource: