Post # 1
My wedding is in 14 months, but I found this dress at a steal! The dress I really want is JCrew Principessa, but it is impossible to find. I would have to have custom made, and that is too much of a gamble. The plus side to this dress is that it is already altered and fitted. It turns out the woman that owns it is practically the same measurements as I, so all I would need is to have hem taken up and extra bust cups removed. (And I need to lose 10 lbs.). So is it a yes? It’s so different from what I want, but it’s beautiful and fits me like a glove.
Post # 2
It looks beautiful on you, but it seems too small in the chest area, like it should be sitting up several inches higher. If you like it then go for it!
Post # 3
i agree that you need to remove the bust cups, but other than that it is lovely. I say go for it!
Post # 4
I feel like you could do better, keep looking IMO
Post # 6
I love the Principessa too. You have time, so I’d wait before settling for another dress. I don’t think replicating a Principessa-inspired dress would be too risky either — it is a very simple, classic silhouette.
Post # 7
hollyberry4: WestTexasCowgirl: I gained almost 30 pounds over the last year and a half . For years I was a 32 A and now I’m a 35B. The girl who owned it was a 34A. I figure if I lose at least 10 pounds, my bust size will drop. The dress is a size 6, altered to a 4. When I was fitted at JCrew, they pretty much said I would need to do the same to the dress. She also had it taken in about a 1/2″ but the fabric wasn’t cut, so I can alter it back if needed.
Do you think it’s the bust size remedied by a little weight loss and minor alterations or is it more an issue with length and proportion?
flowercrowns: I found a dress maker who specializes in JCrew reproductions on Etsy. The problem is that to get a dress made, it will cost almost my whole dress budget and she lives 500 miles away. Also, her reproductions are slightly different- she does a more modest bust than the original principessa that I just don’t like.
Post # 8
It’s a lovely dress, but I wouldn’t really advise buying a dress needing to lose weight to fit into it. You have a long time – there isn’t a rush.
Post # 9
If you are in love with it buy it. If you are thinking about buying it because its a good deal don’t. you have lots of time to find something you love.
Post # 10
Yes, that should doit. I hate that creeping weight gain!
Post # 11
It looks amazing.. but if you are in love with the other dress… I would say keep looking for it.
A similar thing happend to me that I fell in love with a dress that I looked and looked and looked and could not find it anywhere except replicas and used sites that I was too nervous to order from. Thinking I would never find the dress because other brides on here couldnt even find it.. well im sure you get the point… I found the dress brand new and I ordered it! I still cant even believe I am actaully getting it. and it was the same as you I fell in love with it.. and when I tried it on I loved it even more…
so unless you completely love this one more than the one you originally wanted… I would say keep looking or you may have regrets.