Q. Do you have any suggestions for where to find a “non wedding” wedding dress? – Loni
A. At good vintage stores, you can find gorgeous vintage nightgowns incorporating lace and chiffon that look very much like gowns (top one with a beaded or feathered bolero if you feel too bare, and make sure to wear excellent undergarments since there likely won’t be a ton of support). But of course vintage stores can be hit-or-miss, and there are tons of options that work at your local department stores.
Below, some suggestions (my personal favorites are starred):
**Yves St Laurent Strapless Dress** ($2390); Zac Posen Illusion Long-Sleeve Dress ($1,590); Priscilla of Boston Silk Taffeta ($2500-3000) [UPDATE: Jenny Yoo, recommended by Colleen below, also has some gorgeous – and affordable – cocktail-length dresses.]
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