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Say "Hey I think I like that" to the Dress

January 9, 2018

This article goes out specifically to the dress-wearers out there. Let me start by saying I don’t think an elopement requires a dress; I believe you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, gorgeous, and just damn happy. But if you WANT to wear a dress, listen up. 


Quite a few people have asked for recommendations on where to find dresses that are good for eloping. And again, while I believe you can wear whatever makes you happy (if that’s a ballgown or a dinosaur costume, go for it), here are a few suggestions of some more traditional-style elopement dresses. 




Price point: $50-$300


Modcloth is one of my favorite clothing sites for quite a few reasons. With styles from XXS-4X, this site caters to a wide range of people. And while it has all sorts of adorable clothing in general, their wedding section is one of my favs. It offers lace, tulle, cotton, short, long, mid-length… So. Many. Options. And so beautiful!


(All images just pasted from their site) 




Lace Marry


Price point: $175-$600


This site has some simply stunning gown options. With a wide variety of styles and sizes (US 2 - 26), you can find a gorgeous dress without taking out a third mortgage. It seems like each dress is made custom, and the site has information about how to figure out your measurements. While I have personally never ordered from here, I have heard really good things. 


(All images just pasted from their site)




RCB Fashion


Price point: Short dresses typically start at $600, long gowns start at $900, skirts start at $200


These next two options are local to Charlotte, although Erin of RCB will of course ship. Erin makes some of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever seen. Her tulle skirts have basically become their own celebrity, but all of her dresses are stunning, and her prices are great.  I’ve worked with Erin on numerous occasions, and I am always happy to recommend her to anyone. 




Dressed Charlotte


Price point: $49-$59


RENT A DRESS! Why spent hundreds of dollars on a dress you are going to wear once? Bernadette of Dressed Charlotte wants to give you access to beautiful dresses for a fraction of the purchase cost. She takes care of the dry cleaning, and she offers accessories too! She has an office building with office hours, so make an appointment today to see her gorgeous inventory!






Rent the Runway


Price point: $30-$300


Speaking of renting, if you’re looking for a high-end dress at a low-end price, rent with Rent the Runway! 


And JUST in case anyone wants to make my dreams come true and elope wearing a t-rex costume, I found on on Amazon: http://a.co/dHaqAEb. Just saying. 


Until next time,




P.S. Please note: I am not currently receiving any kickbacks from any of these companies. I am just making recommendations based on my own experiences and observations. Should this ever change, I'll be sure to make it known. Much love.

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