Post # 1
Last night I went dress shopping for the first time 🙂 I have a few more appointments over the weekend, but I found a dress last night that I absolutely adored.
It’s a strapless, chiffon, mermaid style Maggie Sottero with a lace up back that gives me a figure I never thought I’d have, lol! Unfortunately, I don’t know which dress it is and I can’t seem to find it on the website so I think maybe it came from last year’s line.
Anyway, as much as I love this dress (and the people who were with me loved it too!), it’s very different from what I had imagined myself in. Actually, not true–I’ve always loved the mermaid style gowns, BUT I love lace and this dress is very plain. No lace, no bling….although I *would* add a sparkly brooch and some spectacular earrings.
The dress would still be plainer than I’d originally anticipated, BUT everything else about this dress is drop dead gorgeous. It’s so elegant and sophisticated and fits my venue perfectly. I’m having a hard time believing that I will find anything else anywhere else that tops this one.
SOOO, I want to see some of the simple gowns!!! Show me your simple, elegant, beautiful, non-lace, non-sparkly dresses!! Pics please 🙂
Post # 3
@LilySarah: I personally just bought a vintage dress that is really simple but the prettiest simple bride I’ve seen is an Australian model rebecca finch. I loved everything as out her ensemble!
Post # 4
@LilySarah: Belt does not come with it but I still think this one is too blingy and will be going with something even simpler still. I love this dress exaclty beacuse it is so simple. Some of the more intrictate beaded, lace, sequined dresses are gorgeous…but I had a big fear that if I wore one of those I may one day look back and regret it since styles and trends come and go. I know for sure that I will always look back on this dress and know I looked damn good.
Post # 5
My dress has a little unembellished lace, but I think it is still simple and elegant.
Post # 6
@LilySarah: My rules were actually “no lace” and “no bling,” so I tried on a number of gowns that fit your description. Here are a few:
Maggie Sottero “Cleo.” I added the straps to see, since I was looking for a dress with straps by that point in the process.
Maggie Sottero “Courtney.” This dress would have been the winner if we were having a summer wedding. I adore it and felt like it did wonders for my figure. Unfortunately, it’s not really a February wedding dress where I live. The belt is part of the dress.
And, the winner, a “test” dress from David’s Bridal. The belt is an addition, and the appliqué on my left side will be removed in alterations.
Post # 7
My dress is very simple and I think that’s the beauty of it. There’s just a little bling at the waist, but no other embellishment.
Post # 8
a lot of times you end up with something you didn’t think you wanted. I thought my dress would be blingy, however, it is plain. I am adding a belt to it.
Post # 9
@sillysillybee: That dress. That train. That fabric. Breathtaking. Have you considered adding silk-covered buttons allllll the way down the back? Might look spectacular and yet not take away from the gorgeous simplicity of the gown. Just a thought!
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I guess mine is considered simple. I wanted a flowy dress that would be comfortable and look nice at the beach.
Post # 11
Hello, i think mine is pretty simple and elegant. thats why i went for it. its a sotero and midgley
Post # 12
Mine is!!! I thought I’d get lace, but nope!
Post # 13
@LilySarah: I always thought I would be in a blingy dress!!! But my dress has zero bling (it had an ugly crystal bow on the bodice that I had removed), and I added a sash (it looks crooked in this pic because it was not tied on right, but just to give you an idea!) Sorry the lighting makes it loook green!! My Enzoani Esme…first without the sash…
with the sash:
Post # 14
Not the greatest pictures of the detail, but:
Post # 15
@Eckle: love your dress!!!
Post # 16
@soontobeGray: Yours looks very similar to mine! I love it!!!