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Put Your Red Dress On

If you’re like me and never met a costume drama you didn’t like, wish Jane Austen had written more novels, and prefer a genteel garden party to a rave…then you’ll probably love The Red Dress: Vintage-Style Clothing. This on-line retailer (with a showroom on the Central Coast, CA) lets brides choose from a huge array of wedding dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses and mother-of-the-bride dresses inspired by the nostalgic styles of bygone eras. I confess to spending more time than was absolutely necessary scrolling through the pages and pages of photos on their website. Romantic lace tea-gowns perfect for an Edwardian fête, flowing ensembles for a retro soiree, and even sassy showstoppers with classic appeal, available in a variety of colors (some in red!) to take you and your lucky attendants from engagement party to honeymoon. Delectable details like shawls, jackets and other matching accessories complete the look.

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What’s more, The Red Dress also has hard-to-find historic fashions—like Renaissance dresses with lace-up bodices ideal for Celtic weddings. I fell hard for the Dangerous Liaisons gown, with a sexy drop-waist accented with bows and dangling ¾ sleeves! (Uma Thurman, eat your heart out!)

Uniquely Wonderful Bonus: If you’re body type is a far cry from stick figure (i.e. you’re a real woman), then you’ll appreciate that many of The Red Dress’s offerings are sized “for Voluptuous Women with Curves” (a more flattering way of saying “plus-size”!)

Since most of these gowns cost less than $1000, with many in the $300 range, I can buy more than one… uh, I mean, YOU can buy more than one! Yeah, that’s what I meant!! (Will someone please invite me to be a bridesmaid in their Gatsby-esque gala so I can have an excuse to get one of these darling dresses???)

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Jan 04, 2008.
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