Please Assess My Nontraditional Dress!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@ohnatto:  I actually like it as is! I love the back! Great price, and you will definitely be able to move about. It doesn’t look cheap to me. Nice pick 🙂

Post # 4
5883 posts
Bee Keeper

It looks nice and the only thing that stands out to me is the length. What kind of shoes might you wear?

I wouldn’t remove any of the layers as it will then have no shape at all and look like lingerie.

Post # 5
956 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ohnatto:  Love! Although if it’s in your budget, I would maybe take it to a seamstress and get it altered to fit you perfectly 🙂 Also wondering about length/shoes?

Post # 6
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@ohnatto:  That dress is lovely, and it certainly doesn’t look cheap in the photos. If you’ve got fit/alterations questions, you may be able to take it to a local tailor and ask. Local people tend to be cheaper. I’ve never had any quality problems with ModCloth, so I think it should handle being altered pretty well.

Post # 7
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I like it!! Its one of those cool dresses that I could never pull off, but I think it looks great on you and its different (in a good way!). What type of shoes would you wear with it?

I like the way it poofs so I wouldnt remove any layers.

Post # 8
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it’s beautiful.  I also went with a non-traditional dress and was really happy with it.

I have the same question as PP’s – what shoes are you considering?  For the waist, I’m not sure you can do much to make it lie flatter unless you get it altered to be a bit tighter or potentially try a sash to really cinch it in.  The reason I’m not sure is because of the multiple layers attached to it, I feel lit it might be meant to fit that way (e.g. not cinching).

Finally I don’t know if remove the tulle underlayer would show your figure that much more although it’s hard to tell from the pictures.  I think if you removed it you’d have to get the middle (silk) layer sewn to fit tighter and then it might show off your figure better.  If you want it to be clingy but still have movement I think you’d need to consider getting a slit sewn into it. 

Post # 9
560 posts
Busy bee

I like it, but I think you’d also look great in an Empire dress, so the ‘waist’ of the dress is raised to under the bust and then you could add another sheer fabric on top (starting there under the bust) that goes to the floor.

Post # 10
109 posts
Blushing bee

It’s beautiful and definitely does not look cheap.  My only suggestion would be to have it sit at your natural waist.  But if you like it the way it is, then it’s perfect!

Post # 12
5031 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I LOVE it! I think it has a sweet and vintage-y vibe. I LOVE non traditional. I’m not sure (personally) about bright shoes, I feel like people’s eyes would just zone in on them instead of you in your pretty dress. Especially love the little polka dots and neckline detail.

Post # 13
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ohnatto:  it’s gorgeous! Does not look cheap at all & sounds like it fits your vibe perfectly. 

Post # 14
2893 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@ohnatto: love your dress! It looks amazing on you! Colored shoes are awesome and would be so fun!!

Post # 15
2343 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ohnatto:  I really love the overall feel of this dress. But, I’d have a couple of fit concerns. The length is awkward, also you are very petite & to me  the bodice looks a little big on you. I would definitely wear different shoes. 

Post # 16
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think its perfect for your venue and you look beautiful in it. 


I would suggest wearing more special shoes, though. I like the idea of turquoise flats, or maybe navy (?)– blue will fit with being on a boat and would look nice with the color of the dress. I don’t know if red would go, but maybe a dark mauvey-pink if you decide against  a shade of blue. 

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