J. Crew recently added some stock to the clearance section and although the dresses may not be titled as “bridesmaid” attire, I think they would make some fine picks for the big day. Not only that, these are bridesmaid dresses that your bridesmaids really can wear again, especially if you are sticking to the black and blue palette for your event. J. Crew offers free shipping over $175 and has an awesome return policy but NOT on clearance so keep that in mind if a dress that catches your eye is only available online or through the catalog. They also offer a student and teacher discount of 15% with I.D. so you may want to drag a fellow educator in with your bridal party to try on some garb!
I am typically not a fan of bridal stores unless they are having a major sale. The mark-up in bridal salons is absurd and you can usually find attire or items of better quality for less if you think outside the box. However, you may want to head over to David’s Bridal and check out the sale they have from now until May 20th. Party dresses are only $29.99 and up on many different styles and bridesmaid dresses are $49.99 and up.
Ready to think outside the box and save some money …in a bridal store? Here’s how:
I went on a recent excursion with a friend of mine,a bride to be, to look at bridemaid dresses at David’s Bridal. My friend found a dress she loved in black and white. When we began getting information, we were told it was a party dress and not a bridesmaid dress. I asked what difference does that make, we just want the dress. They explained we couldn’t use it as a bridemaid dress. I asked if it came in multiple sizes…yes. Could more than one person buy it? Yes. I wasn’t understanding this whole “this dress can’t walk down the aisle” idea. At the end of the conversation I basically deciphered that this dress couldn’t be used as a bridesmaid dress because it wouldn’t be around in a year (we were planning on ordering that week so that wouldn’t matter) and because…well…it’s cheaper!
So here is the lesson to learn, if you want to save some money for your girlfriends…check out the party dresses that are beautiful and $20 cheaper! They can order online to bypass the No NO NOOOO! of the instore salespeople =) Here are some of my favorite picks all for under $30 and some come in multiple colors!
This J. Crew cocktail dress is currently on sale for only $74.99 and comes in an array of sizes. It also comes in hot pink! It originally retailed for $128.00. With the coupon code GETMORE, you will save an additional 30% off this final sale item! That makes this dress only $50.22 before shipping. Order several at once to avoid shipping costs! What a beautiful and affordable bridesmaid dress! Check it out here!
I posted earlier about a great sale going on at Bloomingdales. This just may be the time to order some elegant and affordable bridesmaid dresses…and there are many to choose from! Many dresses are on sale for 20%-40% off. There is also an additional 15% off using an emailed coupon or the online coupon code FASHFUND13 today and tomorrow! Shipping over $150 is free!
I did some browsing and many beautiful dresses are available with this deal for just about $65 each! Just some of the choices are listed below! Most are available in sizes S,M,L, ), 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14. Check out more here!