- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
Yes, another dress post from me!! Some of you may remember me going on and on about this Jacquelin exclusives dress I plan on purchasing in a couple weeks:
And though I vowed to look around first I haven’t found anything I love as muc yet. But as always I am trying to save money if possible. So I would like to share what I have recently found:
Now, what I loved about dress number one is the allover lace. This one has allover lace. I loved the sheer lace back with buttons. This one doesn’t have as much sheer “area” but buttons can be added, the faux button thing over the zipper, right? And I loved the vintage look of the first one. I think this one has that too (it IS vintage, but not as old as I usually go for)…
I love the cap sleeves on the first dress. This one doesn’t have that. The first one is ivory with a darker underlay and this one is white.
This second one has tiers of ruffles, which I’d admired in many dresses already. So those are okay.
The silhouettes are different with the first being more fit and flare and this more a-line with a more defined waist.
With the top one I’d planned to swap out the bodice ribbon for a blue one. With the second dress I could add a blue one at the waist if I want to right?
It’s hard to tell from the pics but number 2 has lace all over the bodice.
My only hesitation is the neckline on the second one. I am not sure if it will look good on me and if it doesn’t I am wondering if I can change it.
The main difference here (aside from the tons of ruffled lace which I LOVE) is the price. Number 2, the ruffled one, is MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper. Like 1/6 of the other one, price wise! Enough to spend some on altering it and still have money left over (vs the top one which I KNOW I will have to alter as the sizing is weird and I am inbetween and would have to order up, causing a 4″ bust issue right off the top)..
So cheap in fact that if I knew for sure it would fit I probably would have bought it already and then I’d sell it if I don’t like it. I’m waiting on an email to determine if it will fit. The size is right in the bust but small in the waist (very weird in my experience).. bust is actually a bit large for me and waist a bit small so i don’t know if it will work out.
I just about fell off my chair when I saw it though. surely that’s a good sign? Reminds me of a San Patrick dress I love and never dreamed I could afford so I wrote off the list.(Balcanes, the top anyway, though i know they are different). Also reminds me of a Demetrios ruffled tiered one I loved.
So what do you think? Should I go for it and sell it if I get it and decide I don’t want it What, if anything, do you think I could do to change the neckline if I feel the need to? Do you think it has that same vintage “feel”? Do you think there are enough similarities that I’d be happy?
I have read posts about carefully cutting lace to make changes…. and FI thinks it’s worth the risk, that I can always sell it again if it’s a no go when it arrives.
I think it’s GORGEOUS. My fashion consultant (my 12 year old son) agrees but said it was tough as both dresses are “awesome”. But what about you bees?