Post # 1
I’m dress shopping and I just feel more confident in a lace dress with a lot of structure. I tried on one, the Maggie Sottero Amelia, that fit great and I loved the boning etc, but hate the lace pattern.
What other manufacturers make a lace dress with a lot of structure? I’m small but have a large chest, so these silk dresses with an overlay just look like a tent on me 🙁
Post # 3
@msrmz: I recently tried on a few Matthew Christopher dresses, which were lace with quite a bit of structure. The lace on them was beautiful!
Post # 4
Maggie Sottero’s Ellie had quite a lot of structure, and it is gorgeous!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2014 - Kiawah Island
I’m wearing Essense of Australia D1398. It is boned and the lace is meticulously applied directly to the dolce satin so there is no lace overlay at all. I got mine (floor sample) for $1450 (USD) including taxes. Hem + bustle was an additional $200.
Post # 6
My Judd Waddell has tons of structure!
Post # 7
I have a different lace Maggie. Her styles all have different types of lace. I would keep looking at her stuff if you liked that dress otherwise.
Post # 8
@msrmz: Are you open to something that isn’t strapless? I’m wearing Sottero and Midgley Amara and it is such a beautiful, full lace dress, with great structure. There is an inner corset and boning. I also have a large chest but am not a very big girl (street size 6).
Here it is on the model. I am not wearing the sash.
Post # 9
Monique lhuillier has an amazing line of lace dresses. Her dress “belle” has amazing structural details to it… It was nearly my dress… U til i tried it on lol it just wasnt working for me. But it is pretty mich the definition of “lace dress with structure”
Post # 10
@KMoon5314: I would love something that isn’t strapless. I tried Bronwyn and loved the lace pattern but the dress had no substance and wasn’t working.
Post # 11
@msrmz: I loved the neck on the Amara – I felt like it actually minimized the look of my chest a bit due to the lines. The dress is so pretty in person. This is me in the sample at the store.
Post # 11
i was wondering what jewelry and veil you are going to wear with this dress! I have the same one but am having trouble with this!!!!! 🙁
Post # 12
msrmz: i tried on some tara keely’s that had lots of structure.
Post # 13
Not really sure what’s meant by a lot of structure, but I think mine qualifies. All it needs is cups sewn in, but the mid section has boning etc, and crinoline at the base.
It’s a Robin Jillian 621.
It’s a couple sizes too big on me for reference. I’m not planning on anything underneath, as it supports itself so well which is nice. The lace has small ‘sparklies’ strewn throughout – little sequins and beads just enough to make it shine. The waist accent has lace ‘fluff’ and pearls and sequins.
(Ignore the slouching….it was pinned back and kept poking 😛 )
Post # 14
gillykat824: FABULOUS dress!!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club
Commenting to follow- I have the same concerns!