Lela Rose Answers Your Wedding Fashion Questions: Day 2

In honor of bridal fashion week, designer Lela Rose has been kind enough to answer your wedding day style questions. Dear Lela, I'm on a budget and I'm planning to have a DIY wedding, however I want to have a wedding dress that doesn't go over $500! I also am seeking an off-white short (knee-length or above-the-knee) dress since I'm petite (5'3"). What do you suggest?
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In honor of bridal fashion week, designer Lela Rose has been kind enough to answer your wedding day style questions. Dear Lela, I'm on a budget and I'm planning to have a DIY wedding, however I want to have a wedding dress that doesn't go over $500! I also am seeking an off-white short (knee-length or above-the-knee) dress since I'm petite (5'3"). What do you suggest?
Lela Rose bridesmaid dress.

Lela Rose bridesmaid dress.

In honor of bridal fashion week, designer Lela Rose has been kind enough to answer your wedding day style questions.

Dear Lela,

I'm on a budget and I'm planning to have a DIY wedding, however I want to have a wedding dress that doesn't go over $500! I also am seeking an off-white short (knee-length or above-the-knee) dress since I'm petite (5'3"). What do you suggest?

Lela says: I would suggest visiting the major department stores (Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom) and online resources (Shopbop.com, Net-a-porter.com, etc) at the end of May/early June. All of the spring/summer 2011 merchandise will have just gone on sale and I am confident you will be able to find a short summer dress in white/off-white/ivory that could work perfectly for your wedding. Also, remember that most tailors only charge about $20 for a hem so if you find something too long, that's a very economical way of making it the perfect length. I also think that you will easily find something for less than $500!! With sales as deep as 75% off, you can find something designer and spectacular for a great price.

Got a question for Lela? Email us on tips@fashionista.com or write them in the comments section. xo, F