Hello again and welcome to Fab 5 Fridays! This week, I received some questions about where I get my dresses from. I attend a number of weddings during the year (there are roughly 4 this year, alone!) Finding the perfect dress is a headache, to say the least. It has to be a great fit, quality material, yet moderately priced.
After answering the private messages, I realized that I had to share my fab 5 websites for dress shopping with my readers, too. Enjoy ladies and happy shopping!
5. Ebay- You heard it here first, although I totally have to credit one of my best friends, Nadine Khalil. Her and I have vintaged shopped time and time again, since we met....and apparently we both took our habits to Ebay. Ebay is incredible for finding vintage pieces. I just purchased a one-of-a-kind black velvet gown, that I cannot wait to show you all! Now of course, it's difficult when vintage shopping because there is usually only one piece that may not be your exact size..but you have the option to filter your search. This is ideal for the risk-taker shopper looking for something more than ordinary.
4. Nookie- This Australian brand is made for the super trendy gal that stays within industry styles. I would recommend this brand for less formal invites such as bridal showers or birthdays, since they're a bit more risqué and not too fancy- although they have some gorgeous long gowns. And as a bonus, they also make insane swimwear.
3. Francesca's- I am obsessed with Francesca's. Besides the fact that they have the cutest accessories EVER, I have purchased some adorable pieces including maxi's, shift dresses, cover-ups and midis. This brand is amazingly priced and can usually be found at any nearby mall. I do recommend shopping in-store over online, as their e-commerce isn't as updated/difficult to navigate.
2. Rent The Runway- Duh! If you are in need of a dress, you must take a quick glance at RentTheRunway.com. I have rented dresses from RTR three times, and each time I was not disappointed. This idea is simply genius. I got a high-end, expensive gown for a fraction of a price, and I never have to see it again. Now, some people haven't had a good experience with RTR, reasonably so. Sometimes the fit is completely off, although you get to choose two sizes. And other times, the product shows up damaged (which happened to me personally BUT it was minimal.) RTR got super smart and opened a shop in which you can actual shop the rentable items including accessories and handbags, so this may help you if renting is one of your options.
1. ASOS- ASOS is my go-to dress shop. This e-commerce website hones over 850 brands. Eight hundred and fifty! The vast number of options I have on ASOS is the main reason I am a loyal ASOS shopper. They have a budget for every shopper (I've purchased a dress for $45, not kidding.) Not only that, but they have trendy styles that you wouldn't see at your usual Zara or J.Crew. For those who are more conservative, you can filter your options to 'long sleeve midi' and you will be presented with pages and pages of options. ASOS never fails me- as the last 3 weddings I have attended, included dresses from ASOS.