My 15 minutes with Oscar de la Renta

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The first place I went was Oscar de la Renta! Man, was that ever a rookie move 😉 I just wanted to see them…

Thankfully I didn’t fall in love with any!

Post # 5
1047 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That dress is to die for! Sucks they are so much 🙁

Post # 6
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Honestly, for $7k, that’s pretty ugly.

Post # 8
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@urbanriceball:  So pretty!  But yea, I’d rather have a down payment on a house…

Post # 9
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i couldn’t do that. i’m sure i would have fallen in love and been so sad

Post # 10
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I tried on some pretty expensive gowns as The Sample Room NYC and Mark Ingram Atelier in NYC.  I think the most expensive was $10,000.  I don’t remember the designer, since I immediately decreed it “very pretty” but “stupidly heavy”.  It was just stunning if all you had to do was stand in one place, like for a photo shoot.  


I did love how the super expensive dresses were, for the most part, just simply works of art.  They took the idea of a bridal gown to a completely different, whole new level.    

Post # 11
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@urbanriceball: Oscar’s gowns are amazing! The one you went with is so much better than that one though. I think the problem with his dresses is that there’s so much detail and applique/beading, a lot of them are only really cut for super-tall super-skinny types. 

I’m wearing this Oscar (from the 2012 Fall collection) for my Australian wedding in three weeks, got it for a really decent price so I don’t feel too bad. It has hand-painted wildflowers all over it.


Post # 12
4089 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@urbanriceball:   At one bridal salon I browsed quite a bit in the expensive dress section (over $5,000)  and oddly enough didn’t find a single one I wanted to try on.  My taste tends to be costly so I was surprised at myself.  LOL   

Post # 14
2687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@MsW-to-MrsM:  I agree. That’s one of the worst ODLR dresses I’ve seen. Most of his dresses are seriously to die for, though. 

Post # 15
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Am I missing something?

I get that dresses are different and that many have varying degrees of quality.  It’s up to the bride but as a guest or as someone who is looking at the dress I don’t understand how that dress can cost 15K (or 7K as a sample) compared to most gowns that are 2-3K.  Quality-wise most of them look the same.

I get beadwork is expensive because it’s more labor intensive but I’m one of the people that can’t “See” or appreciate the quality that makes a dress so expensive.  

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