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So I have already bought my dress:
But It really is not the right dress. I need help. I want a knee length ivory dress under 1000. My mother and I decided that this dress is not bridal enough, I am having a very small casualish wedding but this dress maybe just too casual. Anyone have any suggestions? I am getting married in August so Im in need of some quick help!!!!
Thanks In Advance!
Post # 3
here are some dresses… do you like any of them? you only want knee length?
ill keep looking….
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ohhh yeah the Melissa Sweet its really cute ….. beautiful gowns!
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I LOVE the dress you bought.
You’re right, in the photo it isn’t bridal- but if you pair it with the right shoes and accessories- it will be beyond gorgeous. If you wanted to pair a etsy bridal bolero with it, it would add a bit of the bridal feel or even a veil (any length). I would reconsider buying a new dress, and look into some awesome accessories (IMHO I think you made a wonderful first choice)
Post # 8
i think your dress is gorgeous.
as with comments above, you can consider a very classy bridal bolero (lace maybe?) and with the right accessories, you’ll be just fine.
think about how you’d wear your hair / make-up too: you can look more dolled-up, add a cute veil – bird cage / fascinator, and you’d be so chic & so fab.
remember, being a bride doesn’t necessarily mean being swathed in reams & reams of white fabric! i love the dress you bought and i think it’s very apt for the small cozy wedding you’re planning.
Go for it!
Post # 9
Thanks Ladies! That Melissa Sweet dress is perfect I have been looking at it for a few days only problem is they take 5 months to order and my wedding is in 4 and 1/2…blah!!!!
I do like the dress I bought and we are having a bbq at our lake cabin the next day so I was thinking about wearing it then…
and I do think you could dress it up…just not sure…When I first got engaged I really thought picking the dress would be my favorite part and it has just not been, I bought the above dress in a moment of despresion because I could not try on 1 more dress!!!!! and of course now…second thoughts.
Post # 10
your dress is gorgeous! You can totally wear it again though…bust it out for your rehearsal and some other things. Also, I think a good idea for "dressing up" a casual white dress are those gorgeous bridal belts. They’re like sashes but heavily embroidered (a couple inches thick) and then they add some bling to your waistline. They look the best on simpler dresses that don’t already have imbellishments
Can you find a used melissa sweet online? or on ebay?
Post # 11
That Melissa Sweet is lovely, but the site indicates that it is in the 3 grand range…
Have you looked at Alfred Angelo dresses? They have lots of pretty, tea length dresses which are within your price range.
Post # 12
I think with the right accessories, the dress you already have would look wonderfully bridal!
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J.Crew has some great dresses http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WeddingParties/womens/w_bridesmaids/PRDOVR~11455/11455.jsp’ defer=’defer
Have you totally decided on knee-length? There are some very chic and simple long dresses that are still casual. The short and long versions of the Robin dress are pretty affordable and quite lovely. They come in way under $1,000. Also, if there’s a long dress you like you could shorten it and use the excess fabric as a wrap.
Post # 14
I have heard of people getting mock POB/ Melissa Sweet dresses. You should get that checked out as they are GORGEOUS. Otherwise, I think you’ll be fine with what you have.
Post # 15
I personally think that you dress is totally suitable for your wedding. I can see it "bridalled-up" with a hair fascinator or a birdcage veil.