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A local businesswoman has found a possible cure for ‘dress stress’

If you’re looking for a wedding gown and have a severe case of dress stress – September 18 may just be your lucky day.

The first Chic Eco wedding dress sale is taking place and a heap of loved-for-a-day gowns will be on offer.

Miranda Levey, 35, of East Finchley set up Chic Eco when she was looking to sell her wedding dress.

“There were no non-online places to sell a dress,” she explains. “I think it is so important that you see the dress in real life before you buy it for your wedding.”


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Unimpressed by the hordes of eBay transactions, Levey decided to put on her own sale. An appeal for dresses was fruitful – Levey will have 30 dresses for brides-to-be to consider.

Prices will range from �250 to a �3,500 Oscar de la Renta dress, originally �10,000. Sizes are from six to 22, with most being eight, 10 and 12.

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‘Good as new’

The money for the dresses will go to the original owners with Levey taking a small commission for her work as sale co-ordinator.

“I was 34 when I got married and I think I had a bit more to spend on a wedding dress than people who marry a little younger. In a time when people haven’t got much money, I think this is a great way to own a beautiful dress without spending a fortune. Most dresses are worn for about eight hours. Once they have been dry cleaned, they are as good as new,” says Levey.

“I think it is nice to own a dress which someone else has loved.”

Levey intends to hold an event every two months if the first one is successful.

n Visits to the sale are by appointment, maximum five people at one time. To make an appointment, visit www.chiceco.co.uk or call 07931 778427.

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