Priscilla of Boston Samples Sale Review 3/16
The current Priscilla of Boston sample sale isn’t for everyone: the majority of the dresses are size 6 or 8 and they’re true samples, which means, among other things, dirty trains, makeup stains on the inside of dresses, and loose beading. Most of this, however, is nothing a good dry cleaner and a great tailor can’t fix and the bargains are excellent. Truly, there are deals here for every kind of wedding.
If You’re Getting Married In a Ballroom: Try a Priscilla of Boston Platinum A-line gown in heavy satin. The bodice sparkles with hundreds of beads, as does the extra-long train. The dress is crazy figure flattering, designed to make your waist look teeny tiny without the discomfort of a corset. At $3480 (marked down from $6975), this is a hot deal.
If Your Wedding Is In a Garden: Why should the real flowers get all the attention? Join in on their glory with a sexy Priscilla of Boston number with a bodice overlaid in heavy floral lace ($1838 from $3675). The neck dips into a deep sweetheart and the silhouette is a flattering (and not too extreme) fit and flare. Perfect for the bride who’s traditional, but unique.
If You Follow Fashion Trends: Short dresses are all the rage, and this sale features a few great contenders. Most notable is a flirty cocktail-length Melissa Sweet ($1034 from $2075). The skirt is pleasantly pouffy (very retro!) and the v-neck in the front and back is adorned with some seriously sparkly (but not too blingy) beading. This would be divine with some sky-high bright shoes.
For the True Romantic: A Melissa Sweet tulle dress ($2175 from $4350) is a stunner. The structured tulle bodice wouldn’t be out of place on a Greek goddess and the flowing skirt is flattering on any figure. Pair it with a beaded headband and soft curls for a look right out of a Jane Austen novel.
Best for a Beach Wedding: The sale’s best deal just might be a perfect Melissa Sweet tiered dress with a tulle overlay. The soft layers are romantic and sweet without slipping into the overt casualness cliche to beach weddings. Best of all, it’s only $925 (from $1850).
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