Show me runner up dress & then THE ONE!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@foreverlovex:   my pictures are uploading weird for some reason. The top dress is my dream dress that I got <3 the second dress was my runner up 🙂

Post # 4
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Runner up: Jenny Packham Azalea.  Gorgeous detailing, but too much out of the budget and required too many complicated alterations.  FI also mentioned randomly that he didn’t like sleeves.

 

The ONE: Francesca Miranda Ambrosia (minus the sash).  Style of the dress was much more flattering to my figure without losing interesting detail and felt like my dress.  I’m planning to do some cool alterations that’s super excited about!  

Post # 5
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801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

This was my runner-up from Allure (I can’t remember the style number). While I looooved the color, lace straps, and train, the bust just looked awkward on me.

I ended up going with a customized Casablanca dress – I combined the 2010 with the top of the 1857. It was perfect 🙂

Here’s a photo from the final fitting so you can see the back and bustle.

Post # 6
Hostess
10876 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@foreverlovex: Love it, right choice!

My runner up, unfortunately I don’t have a photo of me in it, I loved the top


The ONE

Post # 7
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8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@urbanriceball:  I didnt know you had chosen another dress! It looks soooo good on you!

 

My runner up (would have gotten a differen belt though.)

 

My dress.

Post # 8
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918 posts
Busy bee

Runner up (WK0801-1 from Calla Bridal):

The one (Dere Kiang 11066):

I loved the detail on the front of the bodice of the runner up, but I wasn’t so fond of the skirt, and also it was quite big and heavy.  The winner is simpler and lighter, with cleaner lines – much more me.  Also, the runner up was around $2500, while the one I bought was $500.

Post # 9
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@allyfally:  Thank you!!  I just bought the dress today!  I’m sad to say goodbye to the JP, but the FM feels much more like me.  Your dress is beautiful – definitely made the right choice!

Post # 10
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8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@urbanriceball:  Its so unique! Its a lot more flattering also.

And thank you!

Post # 11
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279 posts
Helper bee

@foreverlovex:  your actual dress is the one I’ve dreamed of! If I lose enough weight! 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This is the runner up – I loved how it hugged my curves!

Ultimately I ended up with this, which was more what I imagined myself in, but with more bling hehe

 

Post # 13
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1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@urbanriceball:  OMG, I TRIED THIS EXACT DRESS ON. I Loved it, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.       (Sample Room NYC ??)    I haven’t seen anyone else on the bee with this designer’s dresses…which is such a shame.  I love love love LOVED her dresses!!  So glad you got this one!!!  

Post # 14
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@PeachSnapple:  Yes the Sample Room!  That’s so funny!!  How long ago did you try it on?  The dress in such good condition, the ladies said it was a “new sample”…whatever that means.  I haven’t found any real brides in Francesca Miranda either, even doing a Google search…surprising because I liked a lot of her designs while I was there.  

Post # 15
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1681 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Shantly07:  So pretty, I love your winner! It’s like you’re on a whimsical cloud 🙂

@flying_hearts:  I agree, the bust looks much nicer on the dress you picked! (I was swooning over your over-the-shoulder cap-sleeves in another post. Did you recap?)

@urbanriceball:  That might be one of the most fun dresses I’ve seen yet. Are those rose petals??

@foreverlovex:  Your choice looked gorgeous on you. Much, much softer than the first 🙂 Great idea for a thread btw!

Here’s my runner-up. From Davids Bridal. I still swoon over the way the train lays, but the overall construction and quality just wasn’t right for me.

 

And here is my dress! Allure Couture. Discontinued so I have no idea what the model number was.

Post # 16
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3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My Allure runner up. I wasn’t totally digging the taffeta skirt and I felt kind of awkward about the flappiness of the side of the mermaid skirt. If the skirt had been more of a circular shape and of a different material the chioce may have been harder. I really loved the lace pattern on it.

And the one, Sincerity 3201.

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