So part of me really hoped the bride in my life would pick the dress for me - love it or hate it - just so I wouldn't have to spend hours shopping for one. But alas, I have to find my own. I am not annoyed, just super lazy.
The Bride's request states that dress needs to be black, long (meaning on the ground, not ankle length) and in shiny fabric if possible.
I want the dress to be "classic" in style and have a good waist at waist height ie nothing drop waist, column shape, empire or shapeless.
I'm willing to pay up to the high hundreds if its absolutely amazing and completely wearable for the rest of my life. But I'd prefer closer to $500 or less.
After searching at my usual dress shops online and off I decided to have a peek at proper bridesmaids shops and actually found some I like:
Here and here. In Australia these retail for about $300, even though in US they're about $180. Which is reasonable I guess but that fabric doesn't look very nice to touch, seems cheap and the online reviews I have found agree with me.
So I'm looking for alternatives, and something in silk would be great. Would you/your readers be willing to help?
I tried tweeting this request the other week, but no dice....
Any ideas, my friends? (Must ship down under.)