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Best Places To Shop For Dresses To Wear To A Wedding

April 5, 2011 1:41 PM

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A versatile dress will get a lot of wear — from weddings to work — whereas a statement dress will work hard to state your arrival at any wedding. When in doubt, go with a style that is timeless and classic that will not put you in competition with the bride.

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Ann Taylor

Multiple locations
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Find one or several dresses with this collection that evolves on a regular schedule and includes bridesmaid, cocktail and every day dresses. A classic dress with trendy influences can often work for day with a blazer and special occasion with jewelry and heels. Select dresses are also available in petite.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA

3499 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
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When the dress code says “cocktail” and the invite connotes an elaborate affair, consider this mix of fashion-forward dresses. From feminine and frilly to sleek and sophisticated, the collection is Hollywood, celebrity and runway ready.

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dugo

3601 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
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Dresses for everyone from bridesmaid to mother of the bride can be seen, touched and ordered at Dress Up Go Out. With unique designers, an emphasis on service and one particular line that comes in 42 colors of silk, you will leave looking and feeling like a queen for your special occasion. Allow up to seven weeks for orders during early spring.

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Mall Of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
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Be prepared for sensory overload when you step into this locally-owned formal wear boutique. Dresses in every color, shape and up to size 32 can be purchased in store and/or ordered for moms, bridesmaids and guests while accessories like a feather caplet are sure to illicit a gasp. Allow up to 12 weeks for special orders.

Melly

3227 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
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If silk, jacquard and designer labels speak to you, look no further for this spring’s “it” dress. Exquisitely detailed and constructed Kate Spade and Shoshanna dresses rule this locally owned boutique. The only thing missing is an expanded selection of sizes.

Neiman Marcus

505 Nicollet Mall on 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Invest in designer dresses from the likes of Badgley Mischka, Tadashi, Phoebe Couture and Kay Unger at this top-tier department store in Downtown Minneapolis. The ultimate in sophistication, details and fit, these fashion-forward dresses will ensure you are formally dressed for the occasion.

Nordstrom

Mall Of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
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From petite to plus, Nordstrom’s dress selection is one of the best in the Twin Cities. Tadashi, Donna Ricco and Suzi Chin are a few of the wedding-appropriate brands that are consistent with the department store’s quality, value and style.

Saks Off 5th Avenue

655 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-7200
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Better versions of department store brands like Calvin Klein and Tahari, along with Saks Fifth Avenue’s private label, are offered at discounted prices at this outlet. With versatile dresses that can be re-purposed for a variety of occasions including weddings, these dresses are designer with a discount.

-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.

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