My favorite wedding blogger absolutely hates J Crew Weddings, but I think the store can be a great resource if you are looking for a dress on a budget. Many of their gowns are under $1000 and can be used as blank slates for the vision you are going for.
I was curious how one of those dresses would translate to three different styles, so I played around with Polyvore and styled the J Crew Sophia three ways. Each of these looks totals to $1000 or less.
THE COUNTRY GIRL:
TopShop denim jacket, $85
Frye tall leather boots, $348
K Amato long turquoise necklace, $74
Lisa Stewart dangle earrings, $73
Nordstrom Hammered Concave Cuff, $58
Max Azria metallic jacket, $300
Betsey Johnson peep toe platform shoes, $105
Juicy Couture cuff, $78
The Sophia ended up being a GREAT blank slate. How would you style the Sophia?