When I think of Neiman Marcus, "thrify" isn't exactly the first word that comes to mind. So I was super surprised that while browsing through their formal dress section (just for the fun of it), I came across a $350 dress that looked almost exactly like a Pnina Tornai dress (from Kleinfeld's of Say Yes to the Dress fame).
This dress is no longer available online, but inspired by my find, I starting hunting through the Neiman Marcus website for other evening dresses that could work as wedding gowns. It's no secret that tacking "wedding" onto anything instantly increases the price, but it's still shocking how many thousands of dollars cheaper white evening gowns can be. (Edited to add: While hunting around the website, I did notice that some of these dresses were also included in a "bridal" section, but I don't think these were manufactured to be bridal gowns, hence the lower price.)
Here are some that I found, all from the Neiman Marcus website:
|Tadashi Shoji, $750|
|Badgley Mischka, on sale for only $594|
|David Meister, $650|
|Tadashi Shoji, $395|
|David Meister, $595|
|Teri Jon, $700|
|Nha Khanh, $945|
|Tadashi Shoji, $784|
|Monique Lhuillier, $598|
So there you go... 9 beautiful wedding-worthy designer dresses for under $1000. Not to mention through Sunday, June 8, take $50 off purchases over $200 using promo code JUNE50.
What do you think?