I scored this hot number on sale at Express. Add on the bonus discount thanks to a girlfriend's extra coupon & it was a killer deal. It's a lightweight chiffon rouched color-block dress; sexy enough for an evening out with the girls, but still wearable for other future cocktail functions if I'm feeling particularly bold.
I went the 'ol "fall in love with a high-end dress and then buy a knock-off from China" route here. *fingers crossed* it shows up and works out! After a lot of Wedding Bee Forum research, I decided to take the risk. Apparently, with the lack of reproduction copyright laws in China, it's legal for them to make the exact same dress as someone else. So, when I fell in love with this fabulous Melissa Sweet designer garb, I found VogueBride on eBay. She offered the best price, the fastest turn around, and has near-perfect reviews. I also like the protection of eBay and Paypal as opposed to ordering directly via a random website. Not only is it being made in my size, but also in whatever color I want so I opted for a blue/teal color rather then the purple shown here.
After many trips to many bridal shops, meeting with a dress designer, and hours of browsing the interwebs I found a dress online that made my heart flutter. It's wildly perfect: super fresh, fun to wear, and playful! But, I don't want Matt to see it until the big d.a.y. so some things will have to remain behind the veil 'till August...