Dress Help! please provide some clarity

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which Dress
    Bite the Bullet and Choose 'The Dream' Dress ; Stella York 5911 : (61 votes)
    80 %
    It's all in 'The Romance' ; Stella York 5959 : (8 votes)
    11 %
    You're a princess be 'The Princess' ; Casablanca 2077 : (7 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee

     I suspect that what you really want is a gown with a lace bodice and flowing tulle skirt.  Those are the essential elements of “dream dress” that make it your dream dress. If the Stella York 5911 is not available to try on then how about lookig for something similar by another designer eg this David Tutera one http://davidtuteraformoncheri.com/wedding-dresses/115241/?fc=.  This is a reasonably popular sort of style so if you go to a large bridal store they ought to have something like this.  That will be the next best thing to trying on the Stella York 5911. If you like what you see then it might give you the confidence to order it in.  Yourother 2 choices are beautiful but in assessing their merits you are applying logic when your heart says Stella York 5911!  I say, follow your heart!

    Post # 3
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    177 posts
    Blushing bee

    I like your dream dress the best, but I’m really not sure about ordering a dress you have never seen in person or tried on. Sometimes dresses look very different in real life than they do on the models. Are any stores willing to order it for you to try, or any stores in nearby cities who have a sample?

    You shouldn’t “suck it up” and order a dress that you don’t truly love.

    Post # 4
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    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee

    There is a similar dress in Stella York’s sister collection Essense of Australia which is very popular and maybe easier to find to at least try on, if anything it would give you a close enought representation of the Stella 5911 that you feel comfortable ordering. 

    Essense of Australia D1702

    http://www.essensedesigns.com/essense-of-australia/dresses/detail/D1702

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  llussier.
    Post # 7
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    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    If you have tried on other Stella York  ballgowns with the same/similar waistline, and you like the fit and quality of those, you may want to give it a shot and just order it.

    Post # 8
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    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee

    lana1709: 

    Well if you tried it on and loved it the only main difference is the lace on the skirt I would say just go ahead and order the Stella. That’s why I was saying just to try the Essense because they’re so similar. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

    lana1709:  I agree with PP.  You’ve tried on a VERY similar dress by the same designer.  Order Dream Dress.  You’ll never stop pining for it if you settle for one of the others.

    Post # 10
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Order your dream dress. But, is there a city near by that has it for you to see in person ? By the way, your dream dress has been my favorite also. Seeing it I wish I could have tried it on in person. I did go for a tulle skirt after realizing it made me feel young. 🙂 and not to old. So yes go for your dream dress and don’t settle. 

    Post # 11
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    4015 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Order dream dress! Especially if you’ve tried on that particular shape and general style and love it! I love the color!

    Post # 12
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    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I too am getting married in May and had a very similar vision to you and for quite some time dreamed of the stella york 5911…

    I have tried LOTS of gowns and eventually chose my original ‘dream’ dress, which is a story for another day, BUT – During my search, I was lucky enough to find the 5911 in a store here in NZ and it was pretty but didn’t live up to my perceived idea of it. The lace is quite coarse and appears almost crochet looking (to me). Anyhow…. I then came across a new dress which I soon fell in love with that I think may just fulfil your criteria!

    It’s the Allure 9014. I encourage you to track it down if you’re still lusting over the 5911 🙂

    The stock photo’s really don’t do it any justice – it looks stiff on the model, but in person it is very delicate, frothy and romantic. When I tried it on, it gave me the feeling that I had imagined the 5911 would bring me. It looks very much like this in real life:

     

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you should bite the bullet and get the Stella, as you’ll always be wondering “what if?” if you didn’t.

    If you are looking for something similar, how about this David Tutera for Mon Cheri (has stockists in Australia).

    Mind you, this collection has only just come out so you might have the same problems finding it here, though there is at least one store in Sydney that has the new collection as a friend of mine has tried some of them on.

    Post # 15
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    2595 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    lana1709:  oh yay, so glad you were able to do that! $50 is really good – one store wanted to charge my friend $500 to ship a dress from interstate. Needless to say she didn’t take them up on that offer! 

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