"The outfit I want to share with you is my wedding dress. I was married in July and my dress was a huge project, but so worthwhile to dress modestly on one of the most important days in my life!
"I felt so beautiful in my dress, and everyone wanted to know where I got it. Modest wedding gowns are usually very expensive brand new. I didn't have $2000 to put towards a dress, which is a very average price for modest dresses. My dress cost $400 altogether (200 for the gown, 200 for alterations), even though it was worth over $1500 brand new. My veil was a great find for $85 on Ebay, but my seamstress said it was likely a $2,000 veil brand new.
"Beautiful, modest gowns *are* within our reach for our wedding day!
"Also, my bridesmaids wore these lovely Cobalt Blue dresses from Lands End. They were on sale for $28! They added black belts they already owned, nude shoes from Payless, and then they had their matching head coverings for the church around their neck for the photos."
Thank you so much, Mariette, for sharing your special day with us!
How have you been creative with your closet lately?