Post # 1
I’ve been casually hunting and realising that while I love a big white dress on other people, I’m looking for something simpler for myself.
I stupidly went to the most expensive shop in town and fell in love with Stephanie Allin’s Frankie- http://www.ukbride.co.uk/wedding-ideas-product/stephanie-allin-2011-ivory-2-straps-05fda6. I loved the slight high-low, box pleats, and pockets.
However, I didn’t love the fabric (prefer a silk shantung or a raw silk which has less sheen to it), or the price tag.
Can anyone recommend anything similar? It’s such a simple dress and a dead simple, a-line, sweatheart in a silk is surprisingly hard to come by. Shops tend to stock things with more embellishment and if they have simple dresses, they’re often in a chiffon.
Post # 3
Have you visited another shop and explained you’re looking for something similar? I’m sure they would be MORE than happy to look for an alternative for you, especially if it means earning your business. 🙂 Wedding dresses are all special but a lot have similar silhouettes. I bet you can find something similar you love that is more budget friendly. 🙂
The first dress that I (thought I) fell in love with was over my budget. I looked for similar things and ended up finding a dress that absolutely wowed me for half the cost. I didn’t even want to look at that first dress again after finding the one that ended up being “the” dress!
Post # 4
Jcrew.com has several dresses with pockets and I believe they are not too expensive