Post # 1
Any ideas on where to look for a casual floor-length wedding dress for an August daytime outdoor wedding? I like some of the J.Crew ones but wanted to see if anyone had more ideas on where to look. I checked a bunch of department stores yesterday in their “special occasion” dresses, but not many all-white/ivory dresses.
I’m looking for something like this:
Basically something without a traditional train that wouldn’t be too heavy for a summer wedding.
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I just found this designer recently and am on the ledge about possibly having a custom designed dress made from her!
Tons of tea length loveliness!
Post # 4
What about a white/ivory bridesmaid dress? For that, you can look at Jim Hjelm/Alvina Valenta/Lazaro, or Vera Wang Maids, or Thread, just to name a few.
Post # 5
Try Ariadress.com. That’s where i’m getting my dress, and their dresses are simple and cute! They even have eyelet… 🙂
Post # 6
It seems like a lot of bridal shops carry “destination” wedding dresses that are more informal with little/no train. Mine’s a Maggie Sottero destinations dress. I saw some Nicole Miller dresses that were very simple like the ones you posted. (See my “found my dress today” post for a pic of the one I ended up with.) You could call the stores ahead of time and describe what you want and they should tell you if they have it or not. (Although be warned, one store assured me they did and they only had one or two that were lightweight. They kept wanting me to try on huge heavy things.)
Post # 7
My reception dress is from Aria (I’m a must-have-silk kinda girl). I got it off their sale page for $85. It’s really nice – very well made. Also try Jenny Yoo.
Post # 8
Most of Nicole Miller’s dresses have no train and are simple Mine is a Nicole Miller gown! They are at bridal salons, and there are a select cellection of them at edressme.com (where I got mine – but be sure before you order, because you can’t return bridal gowns there). They have some other good white dresses, too! BCBG has a few cute floor length white gowns right now, too!
Post # 9
I think that Lela Rose has stunning, simple dresses. Check her out. lelarose.com
Post # 10
I ordered a floor length ivory bridesmaid dress and had a lace jacket made by a friend to go over it. You can get most bridesmaid dresses in white.
Post # 11
omg i LOVE the two you posted originally!
Post # 12
I agree that most lines have destination dresses that are much more casual than their other dresses. I was looking at those kinds of dresses, yet somehow got a ballgown.
Saja Bridal has some gorgeous casual wedding dresses, not sure on the price though.
Post # 13
This gown is beautiful and although it has a bit of a train you could always have it cut off and altered although I don’t think the train is very dramatic at all the way it is.
Post # 15
Thanks so much for all the suggestions!! I didn’t know about all these designers that make more lightweight dresses so I’ll definitely check it out. I also bit the bullet and ordered three jcrew dresses to try on, and return if i don’t like them (the avery, sophia, and cecilia). I hope one of them is the one!
Post # 16
I love the first one on the page! It looks a lot like Jcrew’s sophia dress, I think, simple v-neck. Thanks!