November
17
2014

Choose the perfect dress for your Destination Wedding

We have had a ton of brides come in lately who are having destination weddings. While this can be very exciting, it can also limit your dress options. As an example, if you are getting married somewhere tropical with warm to hot temperatures you should really stay away from satin or dresses that may be “too much” dress. This may sound like a lot of information to think about…but NO WORRIES! Here at Le Dress boutique we have a wide variety of dresses that are sure to fit your destination!

 

Tropical Wedding Destination

As we briefly mentioned earlier stay away from heavy fabrics! We suggest a light chiffon or organza fabric. This Amy Kuschel is a great option especially if this wedding happens to be on the beach! It is sweet and simple but still remains very bridal.

Amy Kuschel 'Viva'

Amy Kuschel ‘Viva’

 

Europe/Chateau Destination

Recently we had a bride who was getting married in a beautiful castle in Ireland. For a destination such as this you must think of the culture of the country you will be in as well as a dress ‘grand’ enough to fit the space. For this we suggest a fuller skirt with plenty of embellishment. This Justin Alexander would be a great option as it has more of a conservative silhouette and beautiful beading throughout the dress.

Justin Alexander 9714

Justin Alexander 9714

 

 

Elopement (Vegas, NY, Paris…etc)

Either opt for something very fun and unique or a chic short dress that you can dress up with some fabulous accessories and shoes!

 

Pronovias 'Agnes'

Pronovias ‘Agnes’

 

These are just a few of the great options we have for a destination weddings! To see more of our inventory go to www.ledressboutique.com.

 

With Luv,

Le Dress

 

 

206-B Johnson Ferry Rd. NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328/404.842.1955

November
7
2014

SUPER SALE at Le Dress Boutique! Luxury Wedding gowns at amazing prices!

It’s SUPER SALE time here at Le Dress Boutique! Are you a bride that gets a thrill out of saving money or maybe one with strict budget? GREAT NEWS! Le Dress Boutique is taking some of our already-fabulous-priced wedding gowns, and making them even more budget-friendly!! Here we have listed a few of our favorites, to see more go to www.LeDressBoutique.com!

Pronovias "Menta"

Pronovias “Menta”                                     Retail: $1450                                                   Le Dress: $450

 

 

 

Badgley Mischka Ivory Gown

Badgley Mischka Ivory Gown                          Retail:$750                           Le Dress:$99

 

 

Pronovias "Pamela"  Retail:$2600 Le Dress:$650

Pronovias “Pamela”
Retail:$2600
Le Dress:$650

Allure 2313 Retail:$895 Le Dress:$395

Allure 2313
Retail:$895
Le Dress:$395

Watters 6059 "Corinth" Retail:$1600 Le Dress:$550

Watters 6059 “Corinth”
Retail:$1600
Le Dress:$550

If you want to see more of our inventory or make a bridal appointment go to www.ledressboutique.com! We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

With Luv,

Le Dress

 

206-B Johnson Ferry Rd. NE Sandy Springs NE 30328/404.842.1955

 

November
3
2014

Cheap Prom & Wedding Gowns – Knock Offs have NO Resale Value…

As the owner of a luxury consignment boutique in Atlanta, selling high-end wedding and evening gowns, I see a lot of knock-off dresses. This past Saturday, I had two different customers try to consign “look alike”  dresses they had ordered over the internet.  In each case, the dresses were new and had never been worn.  The presentation is always the same….”I ordered this dress, and when it arrived, it did not fit.  Will you consign it for me?”  One dad said he ordered the dress for his daughter’s homecoming dance, with the guarantee that returns were accepted.  When  the dress arrived, it did not fit anyone approaching his daughter’s size.  I smiled, and asked him if it came from China?  He said yes.  When asked how much he paid?  He said $110. When he contacted the site to return the dress, the cost to UPS it back would be about the same as the purchase price and would take up to 5 weeks to arrive back in China.  I just smiled and explained that’s how the scam works.  The knock-off prom/dress sites look very legitimate.  They often use the original designer’s photos, and it ALWAYS ends up the same…. The dresses never fit, and the quality is never the same as the photo. In the case of a knock-off mother-of-the-bride dress that was presented for consignment, the sleeves on the size 14 gown would only have fit a 10 year old child.

Note the difference between the original designer's photo and the knock-off.

Note the difference between the original designer’s photo and the knock-off.

When I say “no, I am sorry, we can’t accept your dress for consignment” the refrain is always the same….It’s a pretty dress, it’s new, and it will fit someone.  Although we consign all sorts of special occasion dresses, they only have resale value IF they have a genuine designer label, and have the quality and fit you’d expect from that designer. This problem also exists with wedding dresses, they knock-offs never get worn.  Typically, the bride has tried on the designer original in a boutique, even though it was far outside her budget. Rather than choosing a dress within her budget, she orders the “look alike wedding gown” over the web and hopes it will be the same, for a 10th the price.  If it is seems to good to be true…..

allureknockoff

Note the lack of detail and the fit difference on the knock-off wedding gown.

My advice is always the same…. Buy your dress from an AUTHORIZED retailer, or a reputable consignment boutique.  You should see it, feel it, and try it on.  Consignment boutiques often have samples, new, and recently discontinued styles that arrive directly from designers and overstocked boutiques.    Happy Shopping…Linda

Le Dress Boutique  is the only ALL DRESS Consignment Boutique and is located in Atlanta’s Sandy Springs area at

206 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-842-1955 or  LeDressBoutique.com

 

October
23
2014

Non-traditional bridal Gowns for Unique Brides…

Nowadays it seems that no bride wants to be like another. This is starting to revolutionize the wedding industry, especially wedding attire! The most recent trends are jumpsuits and crop-top two pieces. Now, we haven’t gone as far as to stock up on white jumpsuits just yet but we do have quite a few non-traditional, “offbeat” wedding gowns!

One of our favorite and very fashion-forward gowns is this stunning Tadashi. What makes this dress even better is that at our boutique you can have her for only $395! Click the photo to go directly to our website!

Tadashi OC151L

Another great one is this Nicole Miller peplum dress. This is perfect as it is such a classic shape and will be easy to move in no matter where you are saying “I do!” Check out more of her details at www.ledressboutique.com

Nicole Miller FA0039 "Merril"

Nicole Miller FA0039 “Merril”

This Ivy and Aster is not technically a bridal gown but would be so stunning for our non-traditional ladies. She is a fit-to-flare gown with nude lining and sparkle EVERYWHERE!

Ivy and Aster L2

Ivy and Aster L2

 

If you love what you see here, or just want to see more of what we have go to www.ledressboutique.com to see our full inventory!

 

 

With Luv,

Le Dress

 

206-B Johnson Ferry Rd. NE Sandy Springs, 30328/404.842.1955

October
16
2014

Find this year’s top trending wedding dresses at Le Dress Boutique!

Obviously, we LOVE weddings and wedding dresses here at Le Dress Boutique. In the most recent issue of The Knot the latest wedding dress trends are listed as naked lace, capes, dropped waist, and plunging neck lines. The good news is that here at Le Dress Boutique we have ALL of these trends for amazing prices! We will show you just a few of these examples here! To see all of our options check out www.ledressboutique.com!

 

Trend: Naked Lace

L’Fay ‘Anna’ stays near to this trend while offering a sweetheart neckline and stunning scalloped-edge train.

Retail: $2,100.00
Le Dress Price: $1,295.00

L’Fay ‘Anna’

Trend: Plunging Neckline

This Maggie Sottero is a beautiful example of this trend. She also has stunning bead work and a simple yet flattering shape.

Retail: $1,700.00
Le Dress Price: $1,195.00

Maggie Sottero “Gianna”

Trend: Capes

This gorgeous a-line gown comes with a detachable cape-like bolero jacket. This would be a great way to try the cape trend as it is a modern interpretation and can be removed for various aspects of the wedding.

Retail: $1,800.00
Le Dress Price: $1,195.00

Essence of Austrailia D1606

Trend: Dropped Waist

This is a classic silhouette that looks good on so many women! This Allure in particular has just the perfect amount of sparkle and embellishment.

Retail: $2,398.00
Le Dress Price: $995.00

Allure C183

 

Now that you have seen a FEW of the budget and trend friendly dresses we have check out the rest of our inventory online! www.ledressboutique.com 

 

With Luv,

Le Dress

 

206-B Johnson Ferry Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30328/404.842.1955