Post # 1
I am in love with a more modest neckline and open back combos and my dream dress is way way way out of budget. Actually if I got my dream dress it would be our entire budget. As much as I have tried to put it out of my head I feel that it is the one I would prefer. It fits our image of the wedding and I feel that its simple but yet special all in one. My friends have taken me out shopping for dresses but I dont seem to find any that I can picture wearing while I stand next to my future husband. I came across a Jcrew dress that is just plan and simple but along the lines of the cut I need. I was thinking of ordering a belt off etsy and getting some beading done on the shoulders along with opening the back more so I can have something similar in design and in budget. Here are the pics, do you think its possible to do? I found one in my size preowned so the dress alone would just be $300, so half off!!. I’m a very hourglass shaped girl and love my body, dont really want to hide it even with some places needing toned. Its what I was given and love it.
The dream/inspiration dress:
Johanna Johnson, how I love the color and flow.
And the Jcrew dress I want to alter
Post # 3
@anemone681: I think sounds completely do-able!
Post # 4
@anemone681: you can definitely do it the jcrew is very similar or u can go the replica route. You can find really nice appliqués on gloryhouse.com
Post # 5
@babypearls: I agree. The dress looks almost the same (slightly different sleeve length). You idea looks doable.
Or you could go the replica route: Fabulous U, Dressily me, Jasmine’s bridal etc.
Post # 6
That looks totally doable!
Post # 7
I think it’s possible, but I would definitely speak to a seamstress first and see how much it would cost and compare a replica company’s price. It might cost more for a seamstress to handbead something on like that than you think.
Post # 8
TOTAL DOABLE, AND I THINK REPLICA WOULD BE BEST MOST SEAMSTRESS CHARGE MORE TO BEAD THAN REPLICA SHOTS
Post # 9
Find the right tailor and you can do anything!! I haven’t bought my dress yet, but I am in a similar situation with a very plain dress- love the shape (which I think is the most important part!), and the price is amazing… so spending $$ on things like adding buttons down the back, sparkle and beading along the neckline-is something I am totally comsidering. You can get your “dream dress” for a LOT less, but will have ONE OF A KIND, UNIQUE TO YOU gown for your wedding day. I say go for the JCrew dress!
Post # 10
@futuremrsk18: I was thinking of doing appliqué for the shoulders instead of the beading kinda like the belts that just get sewn onto the dress to cut costs