Friday, September 8, 2017

How to Buy A Designer Dress For Less

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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a lake side wedding.  Knowing that the wedding would have a laid back feel, I wanted to wear a dress that was easy, yet fun.  Not having anything that I wanted to wear in my closet, I turned to my friends at Best Dressed.  If you have been following this blog for some time, you know that I'm a big fan of renting dresses for special occasions, and Best Dressed is my go-to place to do just so.  I love that I can go to the store, try on a bunch of dresses, and leave with a rental that fits perfectly.  However, did you know that Best Dressed also sells their dresses?  Although the store is known for rentals, each season they have a wide selection of dresses that you are able to purchase at deep discounts.  It's the perfect way to purchase a designer dress at a very affordable price.  Yes, the dresses are used, and probably from the previous season, but they're always in great condition  Plus, unlike shopping at Ebay or Poshmark (trust me, I love those sites too), you can actually try on the dress, making sure it fits well, and examine it for any damages.

When I stopped into Best Dressed looking for the wedding, I had every intention of renting, until I saw this Rebecca Taylor strapless dress hanging on the sale rack, and fell in love.  Normally, this dress would cost somewhere around $400, but I was able to buy it for $50!  Not only was it perfect for the wedding (and super comfortable to wear), but I love the detailing and the fact that it has pockets.  I'm thinking it will also be a perfect option for any upcoming holiday parties.

You can get more information about Best Dressed, and read my last review on the store here.  For all my Boston readers, Best Dressed still has a great selection of dresses on sale, so make sure to stop in. Also, save the date!  Best Dressed is hosting a summer sale party on Thursday September 14th from 7-9pm, where you an shop the sale while enjoying Champagne and treats! View the details here.


Rebecca Taylor Dress

Hoe to buy a designer dress for less

Because it was a summer wedding, I wanted to keep my look light, so I paired my strapless dress with my nude block heels and beige Lauren Ralph Lauren bag.  Normally, I would use my small beige Chanel for a wedding, but since I was carrying my camera, a pashmina (since it gets chilly at the lake), and a pair of flats (just in case), I decided to use this satchel instead, and found it to be dressy enough, while fitting everything that I needed.  I then finished my look with a bold pink lip, which I thought added a fun touch.  By the way, I never ended up changing into my flats.  Not only did I have to walk a distance (and on a dirt path) from the ceremony to the reception, but I danced the entire night and my feet didn't bother me once!  These heels are so comfortable, and also come in black, which I think I need to get!

Strapless Dress

Dress with pockets


Dress: Rebecca Taylor via Best Dressed| Heels: Sam Edelman| Bag: c/o Lauren Ralph Lauren| Sunnies: ChloĆ©| Bracelets: David Yurman (here and here)| Earrings: Nadri


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43 comments:

  1. Oh that is a beautiful dress, fits you like a glove! I really like the embellishment on it :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend planned!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  2. That dress looks beautiful on you and what a great steal! Love the embellished detail on the front!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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  3. Such a score! I cannot believe you got it for only $50!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  4. This dress is perfect for a lake wedding! I love the stud detail - so chic!! Hope you have a great weekend, Rachael!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  5. Rachael, this dress is stunning! And what a great deal. You look spectacular!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  6. girl!!! you look like a supermodel in this dress and legs for days!!!

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  7. What a gorgeous and classy dress. I love that it has a little bit of pizazz to it with the metallic embellished details!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. I am surely going to check the Best Dressed. 50 bucks for something worth 400 is something I do not want to miss :)
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com/2017/09/06/duh/

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  9. Wow that dress is beautiful! You look amazing in it. I love finding deals like that especially on something that is so classic!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  10. I think to hier a dress for a special occasion is a great idea, but when you see a bargain like this dress it s even better! Great idea to take flats with you, although you didn t need them! The dress looks great on you!

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  11. WOW, this dress looks gorgeous. I would love to try Bess Dress services!
    XO
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

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  12. Great and chic outfit!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/tuscany-siena/

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  13. Thank you for the feature!! Love the dress on you!

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  14. This dress is so adorable! It looks amazing on you and I love a good bargain!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  15. That's one gorgeous dress you got there babe! You look so sexy as well, the length is perfect on you!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  16. This dress is so gorgeous on you!

    xo, Joling
    http://lovejoling.com/

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  17. That dress is so cute! Absolutely love it. All about getting the look for less!

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  18. I wish I had something like that local. I've always wanted to try renting a dress, but have been hesitant to commit to something without being able to try it on! Love that you were able to buy this dress for a steal, it's beautiful!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  19. You are SUCH babe! I can't believe the amazing discount you got on this dress!!
    --Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

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  20. You look incredible! I'll have to check out Best Dressed when it comes time for all my pre-wedding gatherings! They sound like such a great company!

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  21. That dress is gorgeous on you! Sounds like a wonderful company and great way to get a good deal!

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  22. Omg that is sooo awesome!! Who doesn't love a great deal!? Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I love a good designer bag especially when I get a great deal!

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  24. That dress is seriously amazing! And you got it for such a steal! I didn't know they sold dresses too. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. That dress is beautiful and the price makes it even better!

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  26. Love this dress on you! Such a great deal!

    xo, Steph
    www.urbanblonde.com

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  27. What a fabulous post... definitely coming back to this!

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  28. this dress fits you perfectly and bookmarking your tips!

    kileen
    cute & little

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  29. Suddenly wishing I lived closer to Boston, so I could shop that rad store! Love your dress and those nude strappy heels seem to make your legs go on forever!

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  30. What a find Rachael! I love this dress, and it is perfect for a lakeside wedding. The bodice detail is just gorgeous!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  31. Never heard of this site but this dress is gorgeous so I will need to check it out!

    michellespaige.com

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  32. What a stunning dress! You look amazing! =)
    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  33. You look absolutely stunning and it sounds like you had a great evening out without the kiddos. What I truly appreciate about this post is your outlook on life. Regular women want to look and feel great, pretty and special, but we can't just drop $$$ on a designer outfit but Best Dressed seems like a fantastic option.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  34. That dress looks great on you! What a great idea to be able to rent and/or buy a designer dress. I know Rent the Runway does that too but have never tried their services!

    xo Jules

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  35. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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