Post # 1
I’m still in the decision stage of what dress to get, and am in a bit of a dillema. I have tried on the Essence of Australia D1043 and liked it a lot. However, it is around $1200 (a bit above my ideal budget) and I’m not totally sure if it’s “the one”.
In pictures, I LOVE the Allure 8861. Unfortunately, it was not in-store for me to try on last time, and the few places I’ve called so far do not have it in stock. This dress is only ~$750 too! I could probably get the Essence and be happy with it, but I will not be satisfied that I made the right choice until I can find and try on that Allure dress first.
So, in short… has anyone here, from Illinois, tried on the Allure 8861? If anyone has tried it on, would they mind showing photos, or telling me the shop that had it available? Thanks so much! 🙂
Essence (that strap thing is optional):
Post # 3
Have you checked House of Brides? I tried on a LOT of Allure gowns at their stores. I might have even tried on 8861, though I’m not positive (I tried on a lot that are similar to that style). You can actually email HOB and ask them if they carry that style in their stores, if you don’t have time to make lots of phone calls 🙂
Post # 4
Nope, I’m in Champaign right now and there’s only 2-3 bridal shops in the area. I’m planning to go up to Chicago some time within the next few weeks hopefully, and call a bunch of shops up there to see who carries it. I’ll definitely check them out, thanks!
Post # 5
I just recently bought Allure 8861 from a small shop in Edwardsville, IL called Elegant Brides. They’re fabulous and I had a great experience. When I was there they had a size 10 and a size 22 sample to try on. They list their sample inventory on the website if you want to look them up.
Good luck! It’s a beautiful dress and I loved it on.
Post # 6
The house of brides in Schaumburg has this dress in stock…They only have it in plus size though…But atleast you can try it on!
Post # 7
That’s my dress! Here is a picture of me in it. I’m from Canada so I can’t tell you where to find it in Illinois.
Post # 8
I’m not in Illinois, but I have chosen Allure 8861 as my dress. The dress I tried on was an 18 and since I’m very busty, my bra shows a bit. We’ll order it in a larger size and have it taken in. I absolutely love it though!
Post # 9
Try Adore Bridal in Morton, IL. They carry alot of Allure gowns.