What a fashion throwback!
During the Tuesday, April 26 Live! With Kelly and Michael episode, Kelly Ripa gushed about her recent 20th anniversary vacation with husband Mark Consuelos — and revealed she wore her original wedding dress for the special occasion!
Kelly (in her wedding dress!) and Mark during their anniversary vacation. (Photo Credit: R/R)
“See that dress?” Kelly, 45, asked the studio audience while photos from her trip with Mark, 46, flashed across a screen. “That’s my wedding dress. And guess what? It still fits!”
“The story behind the dress is I bought it at the Barney’s Warehouse sale. 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," she continued. "I was working on [All My Children]. I didn’t make a lot of money. It was $199 on final clearance sale. ‘Do I eat this week, or do I get this dress.’ Literally, this was the thought process.”
Omg. Here it is. 5/1/96 pic.twitter.com/xL79Qzdalv— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) May 1, 2013
“I said to myself, ‘I bet if I buy this maybe it will be an investment piece. Maybe I will wear it more than once.’ I swear to you I wear it constantly. It’s a beach cover up now. I wear it all the time. It was the best $199 I ever spent in my life," Kelly added.