You guys may recall the other week when Meg mentioned that late pregnancy had her spending a fair amount of time on the APW Pinterest boards, optimizing our Pinterest strategy, and pinning the heck out of useful (and stylish) wedding garb for you guys. Well. About halfway through that process, we realized that a ton of the stuff we were pinning was only going to be available for a limited time, so the best way to make our research actually useful to you guys, would be to pull some of our favorite items together into a roundup and send you in the direction of awesome deals before they’re gone (think of it as Cliffs Notes meets Extreme Couponing, but for Pinterest). Of course, there’s more to it than that. So I’ll let Meg take it from here.
—Maddie for Maternity Leave
When I started APW, I had a little bit of a… thing… about wedding dresses. I was frustrated with their limited style range (strapless, poufy, repeat) and by their totally nonsensical cost. I mean imagine this. You walk into your department store of choice, and tell them you want to spend $500 on a dress. What do you get? You get a nice ass dress. Now imagine you walk into a bridal salon and tell them you want to spend $500 on a dress. What do you get? Probably laughed at, and possibly some poorly made dress that you worry is actually going to fall apart when you take it off. (Your mileage may vary.) So we decided it was time to get old school APW and put together this indie wedding dress roundup. If you like a sparkly wedding dress (And I do. I’m still obsessed this dress, in one of the earliest weddings on APW ever.) now is the time to get in the dress shopping game, while holiday cocktail dresses are in stores. This roundup is glittery and festive: sparkly wedding dresses, short wedding dresses, and metallic wedding dresses. May it take you down a rabbit hole of magic.
GLAMMY: 1. Plus Size Tadashi Shoji Salon Z Sequin Mesh Gown from Saks ($488), 2. Adian Mattox Sequined Gown from Saks ($500), 3. Rebecca Taylor Frayed and Fitted Gown ($995), 4. Sandy B. Strapless Wedding Gown with Bolero Jacket in Nude Tulle via Etsy ($1,350)
SHORT: 1. Carol Hannah “Bellevue” ($1,075), 2. Anthropologie “Karinska” Tulle Skirt ($188), 3. BCBG “Charlize” Sequin Shoulder Cocktail Dress ($268), 4. Plus Size Tadashi Shoji Salon Z Embellished-neckline Side-drape Dress ($428), 5. Parker Fringe Beaded Dress via Shopbop ($385), 6. Anthropologie Sunday Dress ($228)
METALLIC: 1. Platinum Rhinestone Deep-V Satin Gown via EntreNousBridal’s Etsy Shop ($279), 2. Rebecca Taylor Lil Bit Strapless Gown ($695), 3. Alice + Olivia “Leighton” Embellished A-Line Dress from Nordstrom ($595), 4. Adrianna Papell Cross Back Sequin Blouson Gown from Nordstrom ($337), 5. Plus Size Sleeveless Sequin Lace Blouson Dress by Onyx from Macy’s ($97)
Editor’s Note: Didn’t find what you’re looking for in the roundup? There are a ton more dresses on our Glittery & Festive Indie Wedding Dresses Pinterest Board over here.