Post # 1
Has anyone found designers or salons that have very SIMPLE dresses? I love Alix & Kelly’s Kate (pictured below) , but they no longer make dresses. I recently had a bunch of appointments and immediately told our salesperson:
-no diamonds, crystals, rhinestones (NO sparkle)
– no bows
and it MUST be backless
Fortunately for me, most attendants were honest and said they had nothing like that, so no one’s time was wasted. Basically, I want a very simple slip-style backless dress, with no frills. I love Jane Yeh’s designs but they are WAY out of my price rance (why does so much less cost so much more?). At this point, I”m considering just finding a tailor and having it made. Does anyone know of any designers that make SIMPLE backless dresses that don’t cost 4-figures? Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
My dress was like that. It was Rosa by Claire Pettibone. Except it was around $1400-but maybe it might give you an idea of what you want.
Post # 4
Would you like it if it were a solid non beaded lace sheath dress? I see many more of those.
Post # 5
Have you looked at evening dresses that aren’t necessarily “wedding” dresses? ABS usually has a lot of options in white/ivory, BCBG may also be one to try.
Post # 6
Have you tried J Crew? I bought a dress exactly as you are describing during one of their sales for $80!
I never wore it, and still have it, but the only difference is that it is a criss cross back.
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Post # 8
What about the ‘Pippa Middleton’ white dress? Its not backless, but it fits every other requirement (and from memory its pretty cheap too!).
Post # 9
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I’ve been lookin at ABS and BCBG. The (FULLY) backless detail is definitely a non-negotiable for me. I figure if I’m going simple (and I have a very “simple” frame), it’s my big WOW factor! I know I’m being picky but the dress is my one ‘my way or the highway’ detail of the wedding… I only plan on getting married once!
Post # 10
My SIL had exactly the kind of dress you’re talking about–slinky, backless, no-frills sheath. She had it made by a top-notch tailor as it wasn’t one of those things that people were selling AT ALL 10 years ago. She’s got a tiny frame and doesn’t have many curves, and the dress looked absolutely stunning.
Have you tried the usual “slinky” designers like Claire Pettibone and Johanna Johnson? Here’s one of Johanna’s that is similar to what you were describing, though it’s ivory with a little lace:
Post # 11
Take a look at Nicole Miller she has a lot of dresses just like the one you are describing. http://atelier.nicolemiller.com/wedding/#
Also, it might be worth looking at department stores like Saks and Nordstrom, both of them have wedding shops that sell designer wedding gowns that are more simple. You can also take a look at their evening gowns.
Post # 12
I saw this dress and thought of you… the Amy Michelson Halo. But I don’t know the price.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Romona Keveza’s Legends line and Amsale both make beautiful, unfussy gowns with minimal embellishment. Jenny Yoo makes very simple gowns at a lower price point.
Post # 14
Don’t make the backless non-negotiable for trying the dresses on- that’s something that a seamstress might be able to alter depending on the dress. If you’re not sure, take a good photo of the back of the dress and take it to a seamstress. Or better yet, if you’re looking at evening dresses (as opposed to wedding dresses), buy the dress and take it to seamstress without removing the tags to ask about it (just double check that it’s returnable).
My friend wore this one recently, and it was BEAUTIFUL on her, though a bit pricey (and not backless really but talk about WOW factor at the back!!):
Post # 15
@Over the Moon:That’s gorgeous!!!!
And my cousin wore a dress exactly like you want, not sure where she got it but everyone loved it and it was only about $300. I’m just saying they definitely make them, don’t give up!
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