(Closed) HELP! Need a "Winter" gown idea!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Any particular silhouette in mind? Price range?

 

This dress is $1050 at David’s Bridal

I love the look of the fur capelet / shrug for winter weddings, too.

Post # 6
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46153 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would choose whatever style of dress is the most flattering to you and the one you feel most comfortable in. After all, the majority of the time you will be indoors.

You can add the “winter” look with a wrap, coat or fur-faux if you choose.

I love the look of a vintage Persian Lamb jacket

Post # 7
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254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ruffles?

Post # 8
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724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love the dresses with an illusion back and straps or sleeves for winter.  Also there is something about Alencon lace that is so textured that just screams winter….sooooo elegant.  

I did a modern twist on my wedding day outfits with all my accessories….ahhh the jackets and boots!!!  It was awesome being able to wear it all!  

Here is what I wore throughout the day:

My husband even took off his jacket for a sweater vest for the reception…I loved the outfit change!

Good luck….and post pics!

E

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@glamourmama:  don’t panic- it won’t help.Try on whatever dresses you can find locally just to decide on a style.

Then do some looking online to find one that you like in that style. You will already know what the style looks like on you so you won’t be taking a great risk.

You can find pics of real life brides in their dresses on the used wedding dress sites like

http://www.recycledbride.com

http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com

http://www.oncewed.com

Post # 11
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237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m getting married in January 2013 and planning on everything winter. My dress is Maggie Sottero Priscilla. I think it’s going to be perfect for a winter wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@glamourmama: Well thank you very much…I kinda had every type of weather you would expect in March in the mountains that day…I do come prepared!

I also agree do not panic.  I hated every minute of dress shopping in Calgary.  Designer shops were too expensive, didn’t have what I wanted (covered back and sleeves and not just a bolero), plus they didn’t have anything for me to try on.  

I found a few bridal stores that make and import dresses from Asia that had tons of selection.  I was able to confirm my idea that a fit n flare gown would work for me.  I then approached 1 store that I was comfortable with the saleswoman and tailor about a custom made (and designed) dress.  I gave her 5 different pictures and they made the dress for me AND for about the same price as an in stock dress.  I figured that they could do alot with a dress to tweak it once it was here so I decided to do it – BEST DECISION EVER!  

I am sure you will find your dress….there are numerous amounts of dress shops that sell beautiful NON-designer gowns.  You will find it.  Hang in there!

Oh and another site to check out is Etsy.com.  Most things are vintage or handmade….so for us Canadians as it is made in the USA we don’t have to pay duty.  I ordered alot of items (veil, faux furs, glasses all custom made) with great service, prices, and delivery.  I mean who gets a hand written thank you for a purchase??  Maybe someone can make you a dress??

E

 

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