Post # 1
Hello fellow WeddingBees! I’m new to this site and appreciate how helpful everyone is. What a great community! I’m on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress and after one appointment, have a better idea of what I’m looking for. I’m in love with the Alita Graham 12063 gown, but not so in love with the price. Does anyone have suggestions for a very similar dress? I love the asymmetrical look on the waist, the lace, beading and the darker ivory color. I’m very fair skinned so I can’t do white! Any help or recommendations are appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 2
I am sure it does but wanting the dark ivory color makes it harder, the couture designgers always have the best colors which can make dying dresses more expensive which is why many mid-range designers stick to basic Ivory and White. I will show some suggestions with similar features but if you already love the Graham it will be hard to top not matter what (unless you maybe try a more expensive dress which defeats the purpose).
But still it never hurts to try if it can save your dress budget!
Sophia Tolli ‘Talisa’ (available in a color called ‘warm ivory’)
Sophia Tolli ‘Roslin’ (available in ‘ivory/blush’)
Sophia Tolli ‘Olga’ (Standard Ivory)
Maggie Sottero ‘Everett’ (Standard Ivory)
Maggie Sottero ‘Lacey Marie’ (Champagne)
Venus Bridal VE8177 (Standard Ivory)
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
This Essence of Australia dress doesn’t look like a dupe for yours but it does have some visually similar elements, I am not 100% sure but I think Essence of Australia is usually fairly affordable as far as wedding gowns go. The shoulder strap is detachable. This is style D1158
PP showed you some Sophia Tolli dresses, there are quite a few dresses by Sophia Tolli that might interest you.
Honestly though it seems like all of the things you really love about this dress are the things that are uniquely this dress. You may not find something you love as much.
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llussier: These are great! I can’t believe I haven’t discovered these other dress yet. Thank you so much for the suggestions 🙂
Post # 7
Yeah the Sophia Tolli ‘Roslin’ dress is probably the closes plus her colors are a little different so her ivory might be on the darker. Let us know how it goes!
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aklaverkamp88: My dress is a Robin Jillian dress style 621, $1500 or so full price, but I’ve seen a few recently that have been 50% of that or less. To me it looks like a middle ivory – not just off white, not as dark as yours, but solidly ivory.
Sorry, the only really good pic of it I have is in bright white. :- P I didn’t ask about other colors than ivory when I bought it, so I don’t know if it comes in oatmeal or some color that would be closer to yours. The back is draped very similarly to your dream dress, with buttons. It’s one of my favorite parts of the dress, along with the lace, beading, and small pearls at the waist.
Edit: found a horrendous, bad-fitting, picture of the back of the dress. ‘Scuse the largeness of the sample, lol.