Dress in the making…HELP

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress?
    Pink dress with flowers (I would get it made in white) : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Ivory ballgown : (7 votes)
    30 %
    White trumpet : (3 votes)
    13 %
    White tulle like mermaid : (9 votes)
    39 %
    White long sleeve : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other (will post) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d be inclined to go and actually try on a few dresses at a bridal store even if you decide to go with the custom route. Because pictures alone are really deceptive especially when they don’t feature real brides. All your choices are lovely but you need to know what styles actually flatter you in real life.

    Post # 5
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    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    @Steampunkbride:  +1

    I’m having my dress made and it did help to go into a store and try some on. Even though they were nothing like what I want, it somehow helped me know my choice was right. Also it was fun!

    Post # 7
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    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @eecuadrado:  I chose the ball gown because it’s the safer choice considering that you would have recently given birth.  I don’t doubt your ability to reach your fitness goal but I just found ballgowns to be more “forgiving” on me.  That being said, I’m not sure if I like those boleros for the ballgowns.  I do like the first bolero w/the tulle trumpet/Mori Lee.

    Do you plan on being outside for a long period of time?  If not, what about a fur stole instead of a bolero?

    http://media.vcstar.com/media/img/photos/2010/12/07/wedding1_t607.jpg

    If you choose a strapless gown like the Mori Lee, what about wearing a shoulder necklace?

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/161827666/bridal-shoulder-jewelry-wedding-crystal?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_query=shoulder+necklace&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=handmade

    Another option would be to try on some trumpet/mermaid gowns closer to August with some shapewear to see if you like that silhouette on you.  If you do end up going with the trumpet/mermaid, I like the option listed above (the first bolero or shoulder necklace w/the tulle trumpet/Mori Lee).

    Post # 9
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    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m going custom! I just finally had my first fitting in muslin fabric last week, because I didn’t want to have my dress too soon. I just love that my dress will be made exactly to my measurements, and the final pattern will be made to my exact proportions, so everything should sit so beautifully. And everything will be exactly what I want, I won’t have to sacrifice one part of my vision because I couldn’t find a dress that was 100% perfect. I’m very picky though 😛

    Anyways, o

     

    ne of the hardest things about doing it is not having a great image to daydream about, but you could probably have her draw a sketch now, and that’s something. Of the dresses you love, my favorite is the ivory ballgown, but mostly because that’s the closest to MY style 😛 And I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. And I think it’d be more comfortable for you in your post-baby still-nursing body than the strapless ballgown and the mermaid silhoettes. But go shopping girl, I recommend trying on dresses now and after you have your darling son, to see if your thoughts on what flatters you most have changed 🙂

    Post # 10
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @eecuadrado:  I agree with @Steampunkbride I think you should go with your mom and grandma to try on dresses (which allows you guys that to still experience dress “shopping” together) but also to decide which style you prefer on.  When I went and actually tried dresses on I was surprised that I fell for a dress I wouldn’t have expected but it was very flattering.  You can then take what you liked from different dresses to tell the seamstress and have your dress made to fit you perfectly 🙂

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