I have a few modest evening gowns, but they’re all lace or floaty type. The above mentioned Dakota is one of mine, with added cap sleeves as I must wear a bra in that dress.
Part of the reason full back, sleeved, modest satin ballgowns are hard to find is they start looking very heavy. Several LDS dresses I just searched for look rather dumpy and just are too covered with a huge skirt or something is off. But I am going Galia Lahav style so my version of off is likely different than yours. Plus, all satin ballgown skirts look heavy on their own, not just modest versions.
Thus, lace and tulle comes in to lighten the appearance.
What’s your budget?
Would a satin bodice with a tulle skirt work?
If going with a lace type cover, how high do you want the solid fabric?
Have you tried on dresses at all yet? I swore I wanted the huge, sweetheart neckline, blush or ivory, no lace or 3-D flowers ballgown. They look awful on me. I look like a stripper popping out of a cupcake then. The Galia Lahav trumpet style skirt, no back, white as white gets, entirely lace bodice with the 3-D flowers dropping petals onto the skirt and train is everything I HATED in pictures. I tried on gowns that had parts of what looks beautiful and I loved them.
Honestly, without trying on dresses, you don’t get an idea on how good or bad the skirt looks.
Have you looked for Catholic wedding gowns? I’m near a hyper conservative diocese who strictly will never allow any gown that doesn’t have at least cap sleeves.
That is a satin strapless gown but it has the lace bolero for coverage and it looks lighter. What do you love about that dress? What can you tolerate there? What’s an absolutely no way part?
I have NO clue on the company, but good/live with/awful here are what?
Is Jasmine’s or similar acceptable? You could work with parts of dresses that give you the ornate gown and modesty you want.