Post # 1
Ok, so I should really be asleep by now since it’s 12:10am and I have to get my son up at 5:30am for school….but instead I am browsing through wedding dresses. I think I may have found “The One” in a very non-traditional but spectacular gown. What do you think ladies? I’m a plus sized gal who hates my arms with a passion, so I love the sleeves on this dress. And with the right undergarments I think it will highlight my curves. I can’t wait to hear your opinions.
Post # 3
I think the draping on the top might look too boxy, but if you found something similar with flowy sleeves like that (but more definition on top), it would be lovely. 🙂
Post # 4
I think it is very pretty. I don’t think it looks boxy at all, but I would make sure to try it on before purchasing it. If you have any type of figure flaws, I don’t think this dress would do much to camoflauge them.
Post # 6
I think it’s fantastic! Hope you can find it nearby to try on. Actually, I think that would be a dress you could easily have custom made for you! Depending on your figure type they could modify the design a bit and make it perfect.
Post # 7
i think you need to try it on,
it could be really nice, or it could cling in all the wrong places!
You know what it’s like, you can’t tell till you try it on
Post # 8
Hmmmmm, I don’t think it looks boxy, I really love the upper part of the dress. Unfortunately the only way to get this would be to have it custom made, and I’ve already looked at a couple sites, but they look kind of sketchy. One place makes it in chiffon, and the other makes it in satin. It looks like a cotton jersey or stretch polyester to me. I like that casual material better than the traditional wedding dress material for this design. I guess I could take this photo to a dressmaker in town and see if they can duplicate it. I’d hate to spend money and order it online and then end up hating it. But what am I talking about, lol? I’m not even officially engaged yet….meaning I don’t have a ring yet. 😛
Post # 9
It reminds me a little of a dress my friend had custom made for her wedding. Hers was a kind of 30’s-esque goddess dress, chiffon, with sleeves (but a bit shorter)… and she had it made and it didn’t cost her much at all. I know, because she’s REALLY tight with money, wedding or not.. she’s just that kind of person. 😉 Point is, once you get away from things like ballgown skirts, lace, beading, etc., it shouldn’t cost a ton to have something made like that unless you choose a very luxurious or expensive fabric. Just my 2 cents.
Post # 10
Your friend sounds like a smart woman, lol! I don’t have a lot of money to spend on a wedding, so finding a cheaper dress is definitely on my priority list. Plus, this design is so elegant and classic that I think I could wear it again and again. It doesn’t scream “Wedding Dress” to me, but I still think I could make it work with the right accessories. I’ve bought 2 wedding dresses in the past, when I was way younger, but those relationships fizzled before we ever got married. Those were both very traditional from David’s Bridal. Now that I’m much older, my tastes have changed dramatically. We’ll see though…….
Post # 11
You know, you can actually find some of these red carpet dresses on Saks.com and Nordstrom.com and NeimanMarcus.com etc. for less than $1000. I found a couple contendors in the $500-$700 price range that are designer labels! I don’t know about finding the exact sleeve style, but it’s worth a look too! You could see if you could find the designer of this dress for pricing! You might be surprised at how affordable the red carpet/evening gown dresses are compared to the bridal gowns!!
Post # 12
Thanks for that info, Stacey, I didn’t know that! I think the designer is Badgley Mischka (sp?), but I will definitely do some more research because I just ADORE this dress. 🙂