Post # 1
I love the look of both dresses. I have had a chance of trying on the Anastasia and I really like how it fits. I have called everywhere to see if I could try on the Morilee but no one carries it. I would get either in ivory for a garden ceremony and tent reception next June. I am also partial to the Morilee costing much less than the Maggie. Which one do you guys prefer? Any thoughts would be very helpful!!
Post # 3
It’s hard without seeing them on you. For example, where on your torso will the waist detail on the Mori Lee hit? They are similarly slim shapes so that is a little easier to visualize but things look so differently on everyone. I have tried the Anastasia on as well and loved it, and there are ways to get it cheaper — buy used, price cheaper stores like Pearl’s Place and either buy from them or use it to negotiate at your local bridal shop. I do love the hem detail of the Mori Lee, though, and I think both would be appropriate for a garden ceremony. I don’t know that I have been much help, but good luck!
Post # 4
I am 99% sure that I’m also going to buy a dress that I have never tried on. My advice would be to try on different Mori Lee gowns in the same style to see where the details will fall (as Amaryllis suggested).
I am going to be a Maggie bride, in large part because of the amazing fit and little need for alterations. I think fit is so important. I would go with the Maggie, it’s more of a sure thing, plus it is so classic and beautiful!!!
Post # 5
Oooh, I really like that Maggie. I’ve never seen that before, and it is so pretty! I think it would be great for a garden ceremony– organza skirts have such a light flow.
Post # 6
also, on the morilee– would one of the shops, if they carry that designer, ask the manufacturer to borrow a sample for you to try on? or do that for a small fee that you could apply to the dress if you buy it or another one from them?
Post # 7
lastly, sorry for not thinking it all through before posting…
Looking at the Mori Lee again, duchess satin tends to be a heavy fabric, so that is something to think about. very different than organza.
you might also want to think about the cost of alterations, if you’re short like I am. i’m not sure which would cost more, so you’d have to consult a tailor. I was at a shop today, and looking at lace dresses on sample sale, and the saleslady kept telling me that it would be a lot (like more than $400) or impossible to shorten them. I don’t know how true that is. But you’d think she’d just be trying to sell me the dress, so…