Dress characteristics – help me analyse please!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The consultants should be able to help you with this as well, if you show them the pictures. I think the most important thing is to try on a dress with a similar overall shape (fitted across the hips and starting to flare out gradually from the thighs). You should also try on dresses with different fabrics to make sure you still love all the lace (which is gorgeous, as a lace dress owner myself!). Then try on something with a similar neckline. I loved lace straps on dresses when I was looking online but when I actually tried one on I didn’t like it at all.

Just beware that dresses often look different on you compared to how they look on the model. I hate my dress on the model but love it on me. Be open minded and trust your consultant to pull something you might not have considered, if this is your first time shopping. Good luck!

Post # 4
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297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I guess all you can do is show them the picture and see if they have something similar. They might be able to use a dress with a different kind of lace straps and hold it so that it looks more like your photo. If that dress has the wrong bodice/skirt though, but there is another dress there with the right one, then they can do this thing where, while wearing the dress with the straps, they hold up the other dress in front of you with the top folded down, so you can get an idea of the mashup of the two dresses by looking in the mirror.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

The neckline is basically a sweetheart with wide straps…some call it “Queen Anne.” Maggie’s website calls the silhouette A-line but it looks like fit and flare to me. It must not be super fitted at the hips. It is definitely a figure-hugging dress so you have to be really happy with your shape to pull it off. Maggie has some very similar styles–Bronwyn and Carolina–that you may be able to track down. I also found an Allure dress that is almost identical (although I can warn you their quality of lace doesn’t match Maggie’s, they are a very popular brand and many bridal salons will have this one):

http://www.allurebridals.com/products/2455

If there’s a David’s Bridal in your area you might try this one:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Petite-Cap-sleeve-Trumpet-with-Keyhole-Back-7VW9768?cm_mmc=GMCPLA-_-Petite%20Size-_-Petite%20Cap-sleeve%20Trumpet%20with%20Keyhole%20Back%20Style%207VW9768-_-7VW9768&&utm_source=GMCPLA&utm_medium=ProductFeed&utm_term=ClothingAccessories_Dresses_Women_WeddingDresses_PetiteSize&utm_content=7VW9768&utm_campaign=WeddingDressPetiteCap-sleeveTrumpetwithKeyholeBackDefault,Default&channel=GMCPLA&mr:referralID=11785775-f1cb-11e3-bc04-001b2166becc&gclid=CjkKEQjw_N-cBRD2k73X3OjJ8eMBEiQAbdPicw1F9-WlD5dx2K3Tr57vVgT5GDEbYNOVJDcMRdhuSWXw_wcB

Marisa is another brand with gorgeous lace dresses, but they might be pricey and hard to find.

Post # 7
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2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

How about the Allure 8923

Allure 8764

Allure 2455

Essense D1435

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

sfp:  Justin Alexander has quite a few similar dresses with the same wide sweetheart neckline with straps or cap sleeves – but most of them have  open backs rather than a keyhole. They do vary in how tightly they fit – some are a-lines and some are mermaid, with variations in between.  It may be worth trying them on because you’ll still get a good idea of whether those styles suit you even if the back is different.

The Jessica is probably a trumpet, which is a more subtle version of a mermaid, but it’s probably worth trying on full mermaids, a-lines and all the other variations as well, coz you never know which one is going to suit you. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  clairebeebear.
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