Getting married is exciting, there’s no doubt about it. Accepting the cost of everything, on the other hand, is not so exciting. Even though your dress should be the magical gown you’ve always dreamed about, reality brings your feet back to the ground. So if you find yourself desperately pleading with the wedding gods (Please let it go on sale…), here are three helpful tips to help you make that low-cost, off-the-rack, sale dress look expensive, three times its price.

First 3 Tips

1.) Focus on fit. First, this tip works for virtually any article of clothing. A dress that hugs you in all the right places will look substantially more glamorous than any other dress not adjusted to meet your specific measurements. Ever seen someone wearing a spectacular dress and heard someone murmur that the dress looks to be wearing her? That’s often avoided with a perfect fit.

2.) Play with accessories.  Accessories often make the outfit, and a wedding is no different. Especially try out a beautiful hairpiece like a vintage birdcage veil, a jeweled hairclip, or a large, stunning exotic flower. Also, adding a sash to coordinate your dress with the rest of your decorations is a great idea. Also, consider wearing a playful, eye-catching pair of shoes if you have a short dress. This is a secret to making a sale dress look expensive.

3.) Don’t be afraid to personalize. Absolutely adding a personal touch to your dress will make it unique from all other brides that might wear the same dress and show off a part of your personality. Most bridal shops offer the option of changing the sleeves slightly or having the dress hemmed to a shorter length.

Final 2 tips – Sale Dress Look Expensive

4.) Make the appropriate preparations. No matter how beautiful or expensive a dress is, if it’s wrinkled, it will look as cheap as ever. Importantly, if you’re wearing a used dress, ensure it is properly cleaned and steamed before your big day to ensure it looks like a million bucks.

5.) Don’t forget the details. Repairing a frayed hem or replacing a missing button will do wonders to make a dress look fabulous. The good news is it’s really not even that expensive! Examine your dress carefully for any small flaws and see what you have to do to fix them. In addition, if you see something that is loose. Find out what it would cost to replace it before it falls off.  So you don’t have to deal with it while you’re getting dressed to say your vows.