Priscilla of Boston

Handmade wedding gowns with full skirts, applique and lots of beading.
Mon 10:00am- 6:00pm Tue 10:00am- 8:00pm Wed 10:00am- 6:00pm Thu 10:00am- 8:00pm Fri 10:00am- 6:00pm Sat 9:30am- 5:00pm
(Tysons Corner)

Editorial Review

At this purveyor of handmade wedding gowns, full skirts, applique and beading abound. If your dream dress fits this bill, you'll be in heaven. An off-white dress with a fitted satin bodice and a touch of applique and beading has a full tulle skirt and a small satin train extending from the waist ($2,200). Most gowns fall in between $1,700 and $4,000 (not including alterations), but for bargain hunters Priscilla has a sizable sale rack. On it recently was a simple floor-length sheath made exquisite with a green and gray sash anchored in back with a flower (originally $1,700, now $1,275). You'll also find plenty of wedding accessories to complete your bridal ensemble. Shoes by Fenaroli for Regalia come in a wide array of heel heights and styles ($145 to $165). One caveat: Priscilla sells them as is, so they'll have to be dyed elsewhere. A dazzling array of tiaras ($200 to $600) will make you feel like a princess. And if you have any of your bridal party with you - including flower girls - they can choose from a nice selection of dresses (flower girls, around $250; bridesmaids, $180 to $260, not including alterations).

-- Susan Breitkopf