I CAN NOT FIND A DRESS! HELP!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Are there any dresses you tried on that were “almost” perfect? Like, they would have been perfect if just 1 or 2 things were different? Can you post those to start with and what you didn’t like about them?

Post # 4
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6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

It would sort of be easier to also list what you ARE looking for in a dress – is there some vision you have in your head that you can’t find in person? Also, what is your budget?

Based off your list of things you don’t want, I think what you’re looking for is the following:

A-line/Sheath, with straps, with lace or beading (or not), but not full lace, no ruching, no shiny fabrics.

What fabric do you like?

Do you like something like this:

Or this?

Or

Or

Post # 8
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94 posts
Worker bee
Post # 9
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6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Lbward6:  Those dresses are both mermaid, which you stated you didn’t like.

I really like the nicole miller lauren gown that @BisBeanBrien posted.

When you go to the salons, what do you tell them you’re looking for? Perhaps you’re not really explaining it properly? I would say you want a “simple, classic slimline a-line, sheath or fit-and-flare or non-poofy mermaid with simple beading or lace detailing” and show them some of the ones you’ve liked but have been ruled out and tell them why (looks like a nightgown, was too poofy on the bottom, etc).

Also, you’re probably having a hard time envisioning yourself in the dresses and what they’re going to look like in your size or with alterations. De-poofing the bottom of a skirt is pretty simple to do.

Post # 10
Hostess
1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

How about Chiffon? When done right it doesn’t look like a nightie, especially if you have it in an Aline. That way you can have a really tight bodice and then flare at the natural waist, and with these sorts of dresses you don’t need a lot of details for it to be beauitful. I can’t think of any specific designers but if you go into a bridal salon and describe that they will be able to show you lots of different options! Hang in there, I was like you, I didn’t like most dresses I saw but I ended up finding one!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

These are all pretty. Thought you might also like this one

 

 

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