By Angela Parks, Contributing Writer First, let me express how delighted I am to be part of the cupcakeMAG team! Part of my commitment is to provide readers with fabulous couture finds, at a less demanding cost! As a Military Spouse, I have the great pleasure of attending countless balls with my husband. You haveNO IDEAthe passion I have for evening gowns! While watching the 2008 Academy Awards, I was inspired by Katherine Heigel's dress. The moment I laid eyes on the vermilion colored Escadagown, I knew it would be my choice for our next formal event. The curve hugging gown was a fabulous throw-back to old Hollywood glamor. Naturally, obtaining the Escada gown was not even a remote possibility. I scoured numerous dress sites searching for a comparable gown, but came up emtpy handed. I did happen upon many horrible "looks for less", which paled in comparison.
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Katherine Heigel Escada Gown at the 2008 Academy Awards
After countless days of searching for my coveted gown, I had almost given up hope. Finally, I found a website that would guarantee a quality dress made to my measurements and specifications. I was hesitant to invest a great deal of money to a business out of Hong Kong. However, when I was quoted the price of $ 100.00 (yes, you read that correctly, ONE hundred), I figured it was worth a shot. In less than two weeks my dress arrived. I was terribly skeptical. I opened the box (and much to my surprise) it was stunning! Nearly a mirror replica of Katherine's Academy Awards gown. I tried it on and the dress fit to perfection. I could not have been more pleased with the results (I think I might of even cried!). Especially at the bargain price of (did I mention) $100.
Photo of moi wearing my bargain "couture" gown at Hubby's Navy Ball
Since my fabulous find, I have had many friends commission dresses for themselves. After all - why buy"off the rack", when you can feel like the Belle of the Ball in a dress tailored just for you!
If you are feeling sassy and would like to commission a dress for yourself, you can do so at the following website:www.eDressit.com Side note: Be sure to provide accurate measurements, aseDressit does not allow refunds on commissioned dresses. When in doubt, add a couple of inches to your bust, waist, and hips - then have the dress altered by your local seamstress to guarantee a perfect fit!
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