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At last you've found the perfect wedding dress -- the one that magically subtracts 10 pounds and five years, harmonizes with your personal style and shows enough cleavage to look attractive without making you look like you took a night off from pole dancing to get married.
Only problem is, the wedding is in St. Louis and you -- and the Perfect Dress -- are in New York.
A dress garment bag, sometimes called a "gown bag," is the solution to protecting your lovely white creation until the big day. If you're going to travel with your gown, you need something sturdier than the lightweight cover your bridal shop may have sold you for $10 (or even thrown in for free).
Look for a bag that's extra strong across the top (so it won't be damaged by hangers) and is long enough for your dress. Unless you have a muscular, athletic groom who likes carrying your luggage, consider getting a garment bag with wheels so you'll be better able to pilot your dress to its destination.