Opting for the Runway?
September 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
Several months ago, before I had visited any bridal boutiques, Loren and I were wandering around the Meat Packing District to see if the designer shops had any alternative wedding dress options. It’s not actually a bad way to go, considering many wedding dresses found in a bridal salon are marked up a ridiculous amount just because the B-word is attached. And because they are white/ivory/what-have-you. For instance, one ivory gown I fondled in the Saks bridal boutique — I can’t remember if it was Badgley Mischka, Marchesa, or Monique Lhuillier — was $8,000.00. The same dress in red? More like $5,000.00.
I can’t claim to know pricing on any of the dresses pictured below, but I’m going to venture out on a limb and say that if you’re in the market for a high fashion, non-traditional wedding gown, you’d get more bang for your buck with these gowns than you might for an equally priced white dress from a bridal boutique. Remember, that’s not a fully researched statement, it’s just my guess.
So without further ado, here are some dresses from this week’s Spring 2011 runway shows that could definitely serve a lady well in her nuptials and beyond.
The first and last are my favorites. Great textures. And I love the ombred hem of the last Lela Rose.