Saying Yes to The Recycled Dress

Still searching for the perfect gown, bridesmaid dresses or even wedding shoes and décor? We’ve got a place that you may have never thought to look before. Tradesy is an online resale marketplace for new and gently used wedding dresses from top designer brands.

For brides who want a green wedding or for those who just drool over top designer gowns that are normally outside of their budget, Tradesy offers gorgeous gowns that are great for your wallet and the environment. We even found some of the latest styles from Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier. Did we mention prices can be up to 70% off retail? Dreams do come true.

We warn you though, the hunt becomes addicting as there are so many amazing dresses and accessories to discover. Here are a few of our favorites from our very own Tradesy treasure hunting.

monique_lhuillier

This Monique Lhuillier Arianna gown from the designer’s Platinum Collection is just exquisite, brand-new and 33% off retail.

alvina_valenta-1

It just took your breath away didn’t it? This ivory Alvina Valenta gown is ready to transport you to your fairytale wedding. Oh, and it’s over 30% off retail.

vera_wang

Finally, this beauty from Vera Wang is 62% off retail. She truly outdid herself her with a full A-line gown, a draped wrap bodice and delicately layered asymmetrical tulle skirt.

Tradesy has capitalized on the growing trend of more than 20% of brides selling or shopping for a gently used wedding dress. If you’re still shopping for the gown, Tradesy or similar sites like PreOwnedWeddingDresses and Still White could be an option.  Maybe you’ll even find yourself saying yes to selling your own dress post-wedding.

about the author
Alexa Alexa is a fashion-intrigued adventure-seeker with a penchant for vintage finds and unique discoveries. She tends to swoon over hand-beading and sleeved wedding gowns and has been known to hoard library books and lipstick alike. When she's not pretending to draw she can be found digging up new music or rock climbing.

See more posts by Alexa