HELP! Can anybody suggest a dress??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 5
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@NYBeee123:  EVERY designer makes sweetheart neckline gowns and/or lace. If the neckline isnt sweetheart then alterations can most likely modify it to be a sweetheart. What designers does the store you are going to carry? You can google the designers and look at their dresses online. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@NYBeee123:  also what is our budget? i think thats the most important part

Post # 7
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6204 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

What silhouette are you looking for? Beading or no beading?  Price range? What type of lace do you like? 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@NYBeee123:  tell your bridal consultant exactly what you just described.  she will know her stock and will be able to pull just what you want.  don’t forget to give her a budget too.

Post # 9
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941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@NYBeee123:  Maggie Sottero makes great dresses just like you’ve described and reasonably priced as well. I’d start looking at websites. 

Post # 10
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276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

weddingshoppeinc.com  this website is a real store in minnesota.  You can sort the dresses by almost anything.  This includes fabric, designer, price, season, color, size, material, neckline etc.  I like it because unlike many bridal sites it tells you the price right on the site.

Post # 11
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@NYBeee123:  i suggest trying on every style dress until you find one you like.

 

just because it looks good on the model does not mean the dress will look the same on you.

 

i wanted a simple a-line or fit and flare with straps and NO embelishments

 

i ended up with a strapless lace mermaid.  who knew?

 

Post # 12
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854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I second Maggie Sottero.  Lots of hers are exactly like you described and will be the least expensive for that type.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mypinkshoes:  +1

No research necessary; sounds like you know what you want to try!  Make sure to also try on whatever else the consultant brings  you, too…

I totally thought I was going to go with a lace dress with straps, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to end up that way.  🙂  You might be shown something you like even better!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@NYBeee123:  Just go with the flow. If you have an appointment, go in with some styles and materials you like, but let the consultant know you’re open.

 

Seriously, the best advice for anyone trying on gowns that I can give is to be open minded. I always saw myself in a plain and hip hugging halter style dress. I ended up with a sleeveless super sparkly number with a flare at the bottom. These peopel do it for a living, just keep trying on things until you find the sillouette you love, then work from there on finding the right style of that sillouette.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah, trust your consultant.

I said I wanted a massive all-lace ballgown with a natural waist, and I wound up with…

Maggie Sottero Sabelle! A tafetta, ruched, drop-waist ballgown!

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