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BB Shops Nine West for: Summer Wedding Attire

Cheap Cute Dresses for Summer Weddings


I know a number of you are searching for that perfect dress (or three) to wear to all your summer wedding engagements—something appropriate for the occasion (to quote one reader, "non-appropriate equaling cheap material, too casual, or designed for 'clubbing'!"), something affordable (preferably under $100), and above all, something that will make other guests says "Wow!" (without taking attention away from the bride, of course).

It's a tall order, but I'm up to the challenge. To kick things off, here are 6 fabulous options from Nine West. We love them for their shoes and bags, and right now we're loving them for offering flattering party dresses at prices we can live with. Here are just a few that caught my eye:

[1] In The Present, One Shoulder Dress (also available in black), Was $130.00 Now $49.99. Tap into the one-shoulder trend with this tasteful dress in a vivid shade of red.

[2] In The Present, Floral Lace Dress $160.00 NOW $59.99. The wonderful thing about floral lace is that it's perfectly appropriate for special occasions in all four seasons.

[3] Power Girl, Sleeveless Dress With Draping Detail Was $124.00 Now $89.99. This hot halter dress is tempered by elegant draping that's strategically placed.

[4] Power Girl, 3/4 Sleeve Dress Was $124.00 Now $89.99. Show off just the right amount of decolletage with this LBD's spectacular plunging neckline.

[5] Power Girl, Circle Clustered Jacquard Dress Was $134.00 Now $99.99. While it's OK to wear white to a casual daytime wedding, I'd add colorful accessories to brighten up this pretty, fitted shift.

[6] Power Girl, Matte Jersey Dress in Lemongrass, Was $124.00 Now $89.99. This sunny frock can be dressed up for a wedding, or pared down for the office.

ooohh love them all BB! I also spotted some nice ones at Ann Taylor Loft!
#1 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-05-06 07:04 (Reply)
I am in love with that yellow dress. I'll have to pick up the nine west boots I'm obsessing with first though! love love love nine west. great finds.
#2 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2009-05-06 09:27 (Reply)
Holy mackerel, I had NO IDEA that Nine West was serving up such fantastic frocks! Minus the first and third ones, I would seriously consider ponying up for ALL of these cuties.
#3 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-05-06 09:41 (Reply)
I'm with Sai. I had no idea that Nine West had such adorable dresses. I'm in like with that yellow/mustard one. Can't wait to nab it!
#4 Kim @ The HLMN (Homepage) on 2009-05-06 10:13 (Reply)
call me old fashioned, but i still think it is never alright to wear white to a wedding. It's stealing the bride's thunder on her big day. I just think it's inappropriate.
#5 Caroline on 2009-05-06 10:28 (Reply)
oo very nice!

I agree with Caroline, I would freak out if i wore white a wedding that was not mine.

I am going to two weddings this summer (both outdoors) and I dont like the dresses that come down to the knees for me its either above the knee or floor length..and its so hard finding something thats gorgeous yet simple for the warm months.
#6 Neira (Homepage) on 2009-05-06 11:06 (Reply)
Love #6 and 2, the yellow just pops and the lace is just a hint of sexy, without looking racy enough to freak out someone's grandma.
#7 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2009-05-06 11:36 (Reply)
I bought #2 last month at Macy's. It was marked down to $49.99 and I had a 25% off coupon - what a deal! I plan on wearing it for my birthday this Monday, it is classy, sexy and timeless...just like me :-)
#8 Maria on 2009-05-07 08:10 (Reply)
I got an email today from Nine West that they are having a friends and family discount. Enter NWFRND5 at checkout and get 30% regular prices or 20% off sale prices. I got some dresses that were marked down to 19.99 for only 15.99. Great Nine West.
#9 Heather on 2009-05-07 12:22 (Reply)
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
#9.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-05-07 16:38 (Reply)
Thanks, BB! you rock. Love the black and white lace one. Can't wait to go dress shopping!
#10 Stacy on 2009-05-07 18:26 (Reply)
Went to purchase floral lace - no longer avail!

I had no idea they had non "mom" clothes!
Considering #s 2, 5 and 6 as well as a few others on the site.
Now, has anyone actually SEEN them? Everything can look good on a model

(btw, thanks for the NWFRND5 hookup)
#11 Cristina Parker on 2009-05-07 18:26 (Reply)
Cristina, I have bought several dresses and shirts from Nine West and they are very nice and I always get lots of compliments from people when I wear them. Most are pretty true to size. My only complaint is a lot of their clothes are dry clean only.

P.S. Your welcome about the coupon code. The more you save, the more you can buy. :-)
#11.1 Heather on 2009-05-07 18:58 (Reply)
hey i loved the no2 and no3...i would definitely wear it...
#12 tanny (Homepage) on 2009-05-09 01:47 (Reply)
Ah, red is always cheers up. I like the #3 with halter neckline.
#13 Vai (Homepage) on 2009-06-12 08:44 (Reply)
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