Post # 1
Okay, Bees, help me out here. I’m totally stressing!
I tried on and orderd the Allure C207 gown (shown below). It normally comes in white lace over white satin or ivory lace over ivory satin.
I’ve been wanting a lace dress that is a little more fashion-forward, and was having a hard time finding such. So, to spice up the C207 a bit, I put in a custom order of ivory lace over champagne satin. Since the dress doesn’t normally come that way and there are subsequently no pictures of it in that modified form, I’m freaking out now and thinking I should just stick with the ivory over ivory.
I held some champagne satin under the ivory lace in the store, and though it looked nice, a few inches in my hand versus an entire 5-foot long gown are very different things.
My concern is mostly with how the bottom of the gown will look with the champagne underneath it. Because the lace is more sparse/spread out toward the bottom, will the champagne be overwhelming? All of the ivory lace over champagne satin gowns I’ve seen online are a tight lace throughout – so that the champagne isn’t overtly obvious.
Any advice/insight/pictures anyone can share would be amazing. My dress hasn’t been made yet, so I still have a couple weeks to change my mind about the color.
Post # 3
As a bride with a champagne dress, I think you should keep it.
Post # 4
I think it will look great, I love champagne. I think the lace on top will mute it, even where it’s the tulle like fabric and it’s not lacy.
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Post # 6
I think it will look okay. Don’t worry, and your dress will be one-of-a-kind!
Post # 7
I love champagne wedding dresses. I think with the champagne underneath the ivory lace would make the lace pop! It seems very fashion-foreward to me. Go for it!
Post # 8
Gahhh! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your dress SOOOOOOO MUCH!
Keep the champagne — I didn’t for mine and I regret it after seeing brides in the champagne version, looking amazing. I prefered champagne but went with ivory/ivory as I was worried it would be too dark. It’s not too dark at all.
Again, can I say how much I LOVE YOUR DRESS!
Here is me in my champagne dress with a different ivory dress held up for comparison sake….
Post # 9
As a bride with a light gold gown, I say go for it!
Post # 10
Do you know if they called the colour ‘champagne’ or if perhaps it’s called ‘cafe’? I just purchased an Allure lace gown with a silk cafe colour underslip but it was one of the actual colour options – not a special request. It was one of the big reasons I fell in love with this dress as it gives the lace so much more depth and texture.
Definitely keep the champagne! (or whatever darker colour it is).
Here’s the sample of my dress with ivory over cafe:
Post # 11
Champagne is well….
I am a HUGE fan of Lace over Champagne… and it is something I am doing myself… and YES that GOOGLE IMAGES link that lia22 provided is awesome inspiration…
Here is my own personal fave… Rivini’s *Lisette* (from their Spring 2013 Collection)
And like S2013 has shown with her pic… Ivory is just another shade of white…
Champagne is destinctly different… and very classy in its own way.
I mean really, when is Champagne a bad thing (lol, it is afterall the ultimate wine you can drink morning noon or night)
Hope this helps,
Post # 12
Beautiful! I had a champagne dress with lace on top and silk taffeta on the bottom. I loved it! The champagne made the ivory lace pop!
Post # 13
it will look fantastic custom made… GO FOR IT!
Post # 14
Maggie Bernadette with Ivory Lace over Champagne. The lace is more sparse on the bottom as well and it looks beautiful. I think you will love the result. I certainly did 🙂 No worries
Post # 15
@S2013: Thank you so much for the encouragement and photo!! You made me feel more at ease with my decision, for sure! Like you said – don’t want any regrets later on about what I wanted to do and didn’t.
Post # 16
@Tina.Baker: So pretty! Thanks for posting! I loved the Bernadette, too! I was oggling it online for weeks and weeks.