Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Speaking of sack dresses.* (Sort of.)

Hello ESB,

I just received an email from Barney's telling me the super chic dress that I was planning to wear at my Jan 2, 2014 civil ceremony in San Francisco is sold out!

This dress [pictured above] is pretty much perfection to me.

Everything else I find that's made with quality natural fibers is either too short or a boring sheath dress that is way overpriced.  All the more interesting dresses I find are made of polyester and even more overpriced.  

Do you have any suggestions?  I work all day and have very little time to online shop, much less to actually go to brick and mortar stores.  

My sweet fiance has been looking on etsy for me, but I don't want to wear something that looks obviously bridal that I will only want to wear once. 



Let a little viscose into your life.

Exhibit A : Helmut Lang

Exhibit B : Alexander Wang


*In case you missed the SACK DRESS CONTROVERSY, check out the comments over here.


  1. Brooklyn Bride just featured a Philip Lim dress that is very similar to the first alternative posted above if you're into black & white :

  2. You could try to have one made? But maybe there is not enough time and it might be too expensive.

  3. Replies
    1. only in carbon, not porcelein

    2. Bah, of course it is. I stand by my below comment, in that case.

  4. that helmut lang. wow. so pretty.

  5. Also, same dress in black? Wedding dresses don't have to be white.

  6. Pissy Original Anonymous from former Sack Dress Debate: She could just buy a white bed sheet, wrap it around her and fold up the waist band area a few time, holding in place with scotch tape. Because that's what this dress looks like.

    And is the top of her dress made out of sweatshirt material? WTF?

    1. I really like how you've fully embraced this persona.

    2. I've literally got nothing else to do. I wish it was for a better reason.