Gown instead of classic bridal dress. Need help looking at options!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Nordstrom carries those!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Those are gorgeous! If you can afford it, try ordering a few at a time online from Nordstrom’s or Macy’s. You can try on as many as you want and then return them if they’re not “the one”. Also, what about Sue Wong? She has a similar vintage glamour vibe. If you’re not a member already, sign up for ideeli.com (free). Her dresses go on major sale all the time there, and they also take returns. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would try Nordstrom’s, Saks or Bloomingdales. Also check out Tadashi Shoji – he has some dresses that would make gorgeous wedding gowns! Second the Sue Wong suggestion, too. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Neiman Marcus has some great gowns. Shopbop might work as well. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I may have every gown Adriana Papel made between 2008 and 2012. No lie. I ordered them in spades from Nordstrom.com and returned them at the store if I didn’t love them. With free shipping and in-store returns it was absolutely ideal! On rare occasions, I actually went to the store and tried on before buying. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I may have every gown Adriana Papel made between 2008 and 2012. No lie. I ordered them in spades from Nordstrom.com and returned them at the store if I didn’t love them. With free shipping and in-store returns it was absolutely ideal! On rare occasions, I actually went to the store and tried on before buying. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

DEFINITELY check out Tadashi Shoji ( http://www.tadashishoji.com).  The prices are really reasonable as well.   

You seem to be leaning towards the neutral colours.  If so, I’m in love with these ones at the moment (and I wish they weren’t so appropriate to double up as bridal because I’d love to wear one to my brother’s wedding in December:

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Also, check Saks, its a pricey place sure, but for evening gowns you will end up paying less than you would for a wedding dress. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve seen them at Macy’s and Lord & Taylor, also. I’m pretty sure I saw the second dress when I was shopping for MOB dresses with my mom. It’s gorgeous!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is the same style you are looking at but it’s an actual bridal gown:

Angelina Faccenda 1262 and it’s priced right under 2,000

 

Post # 17
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

The dresses you posted are gorgeous!

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