I've worn this $47 velvet gown from Amazon to a number of weddings and nobody would have guessed how inexpensive it was

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  • Shopping for a special gown for every marriage ceremony as a visitor can get costly.
  • For 2 back-to-back weddings, I wore the identical $47 Amazon gown, regardless of differing gown codes.
  • The gown obtained me a whole lot of compliments and was very snug and straightforward to tailor. 

A number of the commonest complaints about weddings are the bills: Journey, accommodations, presents. Tacked onto the record is a gown, which might find yourself being a one-time outfit relying on the event.

Whereas I’ve gotten away with sporting knee-length informal fare previously, I had two almost back-to-back weddings developing that required slightly extra wardrobe consideration: A principally outside fall marriage ceremony, and a extra formal winter one.

I figured one thing floor-length would work for each, and after seeing a gown I appreciated on another person’s Instagram, I saved Googling phrases like “lengthy velvet 70s wrap gown” till I landed on a fairly priced Amazon one.

This velvet wrap maxi gown is available in seven completely different colours and works properly as a marriage visitor gown or perhaps a bridesmaid gown.

On the time, it solely got here in a number of colours — Maroon (the one I obtained, which is extra of a burnt auburn), Burgundy, and Navy Blue, however now is available in seven attainable choices together with Black and Darkish Inexperienced. Despite the fact that it seemed a bit like a choir gown in among the product pictures, I appreciated it as a result of it appeared heat sufficient for an out of doors, 50-60 diploma marriage ceremony and versatile sufficient to both gown down or gown up, relying on the event. I wore a extra dangly, assertion necklace for the extra informal marriage ceremony and extra minimal equipment for the formal one.

Based on a whole lot of the evaluations, this gown is flattering on a whole lot of completely different physique varieties and is comparatively straightforward to tailor. (For the brides on the market, the evaluations on this gown additionally point out that it could possibly be a pleasant possibility for bridesmaid attire.)

On high of the $47 value of the gown, I did get it hemmed and altered to be slightly tighter on high, which ought to usually be a low expense, however I obtained scammed into paying extra for the tailoring than I did for the gown (a narrative for a special time!) 

Photo of author standing in a long velvet dress at a wedding next to another person

On the first marriage ceremony, which was principally open air, this gown saved me cozy whereas additionally nonetheless feeling informal sufficient with the suitable equipment.

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I additionally paid for Spanx as a result of this gown may be very form-fitting, however apart from that, it was a comparatively low-cost technique to obtain an outfit that felt proper for 2 weddings with out the effort of renting something or paying so much for 2 robes I in all probability will not put on once more.

All in all, I beloved sporting this gown to each weddings. I obtained a whole lot of compliments and felt actually snug the entire time. I am even pondering of changing it right into a wide-leg jumpsuit sooner or later, making this an much more everlasting staple of my closet.