Post # 1
So, I’m going to take the plunge this weekend and start trying on dresses. Everything that I’ve looked for online was never “quite enough”. I’ve considered a custom gown and still may go this route. However, I kinda have a cruch on DB’s cwg352 (which shocked the heck outta me, LOL).
I would LOVE it if it were more mermaid, than trumpet. So a few quesitons:
-Do you think a crinoline/mermaid slip would give the effect or would I have to do more alterations?
-Is this dress inspired by another dress?
My appointment is soon, so I hope to post pics….thanks Bees!!
~*smooches and blessings*~
BTW…here a thread about the dress *swoon* http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/davids-bridal-cwg352
Post # 3
You might be overthinking this. You haven’t tried anything on yet–including the DB dress and while you think you want something that’s more mermaid or trumpet, it might be that you like a ball-gown or an a-line. In reference to this dress, there’s no way anyone could tell you for sure without being a seamstress and seeing the dress in person–if you can buy it online, DB online does have a return policy, so you could always take it to a tailor and ask them what they can do. Plus, you don’t know–maybe they’ll have something similar at the salon that IS a mermaid silhouette–take the picture with you and show it to the consultant and explain what you’re going for and you might get exactly what you want.
But I’d try on first and nit-pick later.
Post # 4
True…I think I’ve overanalyzed most of the wedding process trying to make everything “perfect” and “what I want”…you’re right I haven’t seen myself in a wedding dress (well not since my debutante cotillion in 1999, LOL!!)
Post # 5
I tried this dress on 9/18/10 and LOVE it!!!! I wanted a mermaid/trumpet, but adore this dress. It’s not really ballgown, sort of a-line, but DB’s site advertises it as a trumpet. I suggest, try on the dress and ask to have a crinoline placed underneath. The train on this dress is so, much, FUN!!! (gee…I have a lot of exclamation points).
Let us know what you think of the dress when you try it on!
ps…this dress is not sold online.
Post # 6
This dress is based on a fairly recent Lazaro, if that helps…
Post # 7
The dress looks more a-line to me than mermaid or trumpet. I’m guessing you want it more fitted at the hips correct? A mermaid crinoline wouldn’t do this, it would just make the dress fuller at the bottom. You would need a good amount of alterations to change the dress to a mermaid. I agree with the other bees, you should try on the dress before coming to any conclusions.
Post # 8
i say try on the dress first.. u will be surprised that u might actually prefer the look of a ball gown or something other than a mermaid.. its funny but most brides end up choosing a gown they didnt expect to like
Post # 9
I think this dress is inspired by Edgardo Bonilla’s Alma. (The dress is strapless but the image shows it with the option for straps.) The Edgardo one is beautiful in person and I bet this one is too.