Post # 1
This may be a long shot, but I’m hoping someone out there might be able to help me ID the wedding dress I picked!
It’s a lace/tulle natural-waist ballgown with a unique sash that (supposedly) comes with.
Here’s a pic of me in it from the front (sample not properly fitted at top, obviously):
And from the back:
And a close-up of the belt/sash that they told me will come with the dress:
The salon was great but they did their own tagging, so I’m not sure what the designer is. I’m just curious.
My consultant told me that the sample was pretty new, like only a couple weeks old…? At least new for them, if not a more recent dress, I figure!
Thanks for any help you can provide! 🙂
Post # 3
Can’t help you, but you look gorgeous!
Post # 4
@flaminga: Aww, thank you so much! 🙂
Post # 5
Bumping because I KNOW I’ve seen this dress on here before! Hopefully someone recognizes it!
Post # 6
Your boutiques website should have a list of the designers the carry; consult that to help narrow it down and maybe post it on here to help people who may have seen it. Also, if you felt comfortable, noting your price range may also help people who have seen it.
Post # 7
Btw, I’m far from an expert but this reminds me a lot of Watters or Alfred Angelo. I am curious though, did you not ask about what the dress was? Did you order it?
Post # 8
@Blondehorizon: I am confused. I know the salon has their own tags or whatever on it but they need to order it, right? Why don’t you call the salon and ask them? You did pay for it so you can ask.
Post # 9
@Jessy727: Thanks for the bump! 😀
@mcp3x: Let’s see…the salon website only mentioned a few brands ‘and many more’ so I had done a little hunting on dress designer websites to see who listed their shop as an authorized retailer. My short list from that and their site includes: Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgeley, Allure, San Patrick, Paloma Blanca, Mikaella Bridal, David Tutera for Mon Cheri.
Checking against authorized retailer listings, they do not seem to carry Alfred Angelo, Jasmine, Casablanca, Tony Bowls Bridal, Mori Lee, Pronovias, La Sposa, Enzoani, Ines de Santo, or Watters.
The tag price was about $1600 but I think with a discount we paid about $1400.
When I was asking in the dressing room I was told that both this one and my second choice are private labels from designers. Today I discovered from another Bee that my second choice was an Allure Women’s dress from an older collection. So that kind of spurred me to dig for my dress identity, lol! When I mentioned to my consultant that it reminded me of Pronovias, she told me that it was a designer of similar quality (would like to believe that’s true, but who knows for sure!) She also said that the sample was new and had just come in a couple weeks before.
@gelaine22: That’s a good point! I was planning to call and check in on our order in the next couple days anyway. I guess I just assumed the coyness would continue throughout the process. The paperwork of our order only had a model number for identifying purposes. I will definitely ask them!
Post # 10
@Blondehorizon: when salons are coy it’s because they dont want you to get the designer and style name or # to go and try and find it cheaper. We have a salon here in NJ that does that. I tried on my dress and they wanted $600 more and wouldnt tell me the name. I figured it out on my own And found it elsewhere cheaper.
Post # 11
Could it be an Allure Bridal 8858?
Post # 12
You look gorgeous in your dress, whatever it is! 🙂
Post # 13
You guys know it’s actually illegal for bridal salons to do this, right? The FTC requires textiles to be labeled with the manufacturer, country of origin, fiber content, and care instructions. I can’t see any reason for a salon to rip labels out other than to try to rip their customers off.
OP, I would call and demand the name of the designer. If they won’t tell you, file a complaint with the FTC. The only way to get the authorities to crack down on this practice is for enough people to complain.
Post # 14
I bought my dress from a place like that and I’ve always wondered who made it. My issue is 7-8 years ago when I bought it I didn’t have WB to help and now I doubt even the bees can identify an unknown dress from that long ago! Hope you figure it out though!
Post # 15
@vermonster: if they have replacd the label, they are within the law. The label only has to ID one entity in the chain of distribution.
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