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)
703-821-0167
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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