Post # 1
I am trying to get ideas so I can go to a bridal salon, but I hate EVERY dress online that I come across. they all look alike. I can’t stand it. I’m short so that be a problem and not everything will look good on me. I want something vintage(but that doesnt mean I want to be covered in lace either!) I want something thats empire or A line and I want some sparkle to it as well. Sleeves are a must(but those can be added). And I freakin hate satin or shinny material.
I like this James Clifford one, but its gona be outa the pricerange. PLus I like the skirt more than the top. I love the sparkle and I like that it has an overlay skirt.
I really need some help. I’ve got nothing and we will be going shopping soon. I want some ideas, but I’m starting to think they dont make the type of dress I want.
Post # 3
@VictorianChick: Have you looked at Pronovias?
Post # 4
Maybe you can see about having someone design a dress for you? This way the dress will be unique and what you want vs. a dress that looks so much like all the other dresses? Also, when you go dress shopping, give the saleslady a chance to pull a few dresses for you. When I went…the saleslady pulled a dress i was very iffy about. The only thing I liked was the lace…it wasn’t something I would have chosen to try on, or even looked twice at. It turned out to be perfect, i loved her choice much more than the ones my mom and I had chosen ourselves.
Post # 5
Do you like any of these Allure gowns??
Post # 6
Check out “Can’t Afford It? Get OVER IT”, a subsection on the Broke-Ass Bride (I think) blog.
There are TONS of women looking for cheaper version of Claire Pettibone dresses, which tend to have a similar shape.
Or you could check out maternity dresses, which also have a similar shape! (Not being facetious, some of them are very close to that shape!)
Post # 7
@VictorianChick: Keep an open mind and try on some dresses to physically feel them out. If that still doesn’t do it for you get it custom made. If the price of custon-made dresses scare you, get it done from China.
Post # 8
Heres a SanPatrick (Pronovias) Dress empire with sleeves
Post # 9
I would go to a bridal salon and try on all of the different silhouettes. Honestly things look so much different on. I found looking at pictures ended up being some what useless since all the ones I “loved” I hated on.
If you even give a consultant some description like vintage that will help. Or telling them what you don’t like that will be helpful.
Post # 10
@VictorianChick: Dresses are fun to browse online, but you need to go to a salon and try some on- and here’s why:
there are some you think might be flattering on your body, that in fact, are not.
there are some you think might NOT be flattering, that in fact, definitely ARE.
your consultant at the bridal salon should be able to point you in the direction of a few dresses to try- just because you don’t think you like it on the hanger doesn’t mean you won’t love it on.
I had quite a meltdown while dress shopping- I even ordered one, and then immediatley went back the next day, only to try on MORE dresses than I had tried on at any other appointment thus far. I also walked out of the salon the first night totally thinking I had found the one- there were no questions- but damn, I’m so happy I didn’t choose that one!!!
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Post # 12
I would agree with OPs and go to a salon and try on different gowns – I never thought that I would look good in mermaid gowns, and white gowns didn’t flatter me, so I ended up with a dark ivory. You won’t know what looks good on you otherwise.
Post # 13
This has a vnitage feel but isnt all over lace
Post # 14
I felt like this too when I first started dress shopping. I hated gowns and that they all look alike. After LOTS of shopping and salon hunting, I found one that I loved. You will too. Keep looking 🙂
Post # 15
Yeah…. I hated every dress I tried on too! I ended up wearing two to my wedding, I can’t say either one was ‘the one” ( if that even exists) but they were the best from what I tried on and could afford…. I also never left my city, although I went to every bridal shop in the area, I think if I went shopping in a bigger city I would have had more luck! All the dresses that I was in love with we’re over my budget. I also didn’t do any wedding gown research.. I thought I’d walk in the store, try stuff on, and find one that blew my mind.. Nope. I would suggest doing a lot of research on stylesfabric, etc, good luck!!!!!
Post # 16
Have you checked out the Nataya line of dresses? I am wearing one of hers and most of her dreses are under $300.