You Have to See Kelly Ripa's $199 Wedding Dress—Which She Still Wears!
It's no secret that it's been a bit of a rough week for Kelly Ripa. But in the midst of all the drama, "America's sweetheart"-as dubbed by Abbi Jacobson of Broad City-celebrated her 20th anniversary with husband Mark Consuelos with a romantic trip to the Caribbean. The former All My Children love-interests and long-time couple IRL looked like they were having fun in the sun and taking a well-deserved break from the public eye.
When Ripa returned to Live! with Kelly and Michael from vacation, she shared a cute story with her audience about a very important piece of clothing-her wedding dress! "I bought it at the Barney's Warehouse sale," Ripa explained on the show. "The dress is 25 years old. My marriage is 20 years old. I didn't buy it as a wedding dress. I just bought it because it was really pretty, and I wanted to buy something from the Barney's Warehouse sale … It was $199 on final clearance sale. 'Do I eat this week, or do I get this dress?' Literally this was the thought process."
Not many brides can claim they wear their wedding gown on the regular. "I swear to you, I wear it constantly," Ripa said. "It's a beach cover-up now. I wear it all the time. It was the best $199 I ever spent in my life."
Consuelos's wedding attire, however, did not withstand the same test of time, Ripa said: "It was like a white linen jacket with a black shawl collar," she explained. "He looked a little Travolta-y. In a good, sexy way, but in a very of-the-moment, of-the-time way."
If anyone can make a $199 wedding dress look timeless for 25 years, it's Kelly Ripa! #teamkelly