Kathlin Argiro, a dress designer in New York City, has some pretty cute bridesmaids, cocktail and graduation dresses at very reasonable prices (starting at $200). You can even customize your dress by choosing the silhouette, material, bows, flowers, trim you like best through their Unique Chic program. I love that the dresses are all made in NYC, not overseas in some sweatshop paying dismal wages.
The studio offers 'Bride and Bubbly' sessions where your gals try on the dresses with some sparkling wine to get things rolling. And if you don't live near a shop featuring Kathlin's dresses, they'll ship out a number of dresses, complete with a bottle of bubbly, so you can have your own Bride and Bubbly party at home.
Katie Couric has donned Kathlin's designs, as has fashion guru, Stacy London. Magazines from Vogue to In Style, The Knot and Brides have all featured Ms. Argiro's dresses. They have a 1950's touch, with a nod to Jackie O, while still being fashion forward.
So, what's up with the free dress? Kathlin Argiro is running a special where the bride will receive a free dress when five or more bridemaid's dresses ordered before April 15. Perfect for the rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch or cocktails during the honeymoon. They also offer discounts of 10% for bridal parties of three – six and 15% for seven or more!
Great dresses at a great price plus a discount AND a free dress?! Love it!