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Where to Find Plus-Size Wedding Gowns

Beaded-strap long lace gown from Lane Bryant, only $149.50!

Lane Bryant is known for their fashionable, affordable clothing and lingerie for women in sizes 14-28...but did you know they also carry wedding gowns for the blushing, plus-size bride?

Curvaceous Budget Babes about to say "I do" will find elegant dresses, romantic intimates and finishing-touches at Lane Bryant's bridal boutique—with money to spare for a fabulous honeymoon or down payment on a love-nest.

We'll toast to that any day!

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Vintage Valentino at Shop Goodwill

Valentino 100% Silk Halter Dress, currently $109.99 at

We recently discovered that one of our favorite thrift stores has an online auction site: Shop Goodwill.

It's like a low-tech, low-budget version of Ebay that's clunkier and rougher around the edges—which is totally the experience you'd expect from Goodwill, so it works.

Their fashion offerings are worth checking out, especially for vintage, trendy and one-of-a-kind items. On any given day, you'll find about 2,000 listings in clothing, and more than 1,000 in jewelry & gemstones.

While most items have fewer photos than you'd find on Ebay, we noticed the prices were lower, which kinda balances it all out.

Revenue from auction sales go to support Goodwill's programs and services. Plus, buying second-hand is good for the planet—and that's always in style.