(Closed) To all the Mori Lee ladies…

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just ordered a Mori Lee dress last week!  So I don’t really have any photos of it at this point…nor have I done any alterations.  But I plan on removing the chiffon pieces and adding silk buttons in the back, as well as a matching silk sash that ties in a bow in the back…I found a Modern Trousseau dress that I loved, and was basically able to recreate it at a fraction of the price!  what else really grabbed me was the quality of the dress and material, without the hefty price tag!  I am a bit of a material/quality snob (on a budget!), so it was important to me that it felt/looked well made.

This is it.
http://www.morilee.com/DressDetail.aspx?C=12&D=4173&P=1

Post # 4
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just picked up my Mori Lee 2306 on Sunday and I LOVE it!!

I tried it on in Ivory and ordered it in white without ever seeing that dress in white and I’m really happy with how it looks. 

I did the hollow to hem measurement, I was wearing 1.5in heels at the time and the 55in was perfect so I wanted to order that.  The people in the bridal store tried to get me to order it longer “in case it came in a bit short” but I decided that I’d rather switch to flats if needed then spend a bunch of money on alterations.  When the dress came in, it was a bit longer than I expected, so I’m going to switch to 2.5in heels.  I’m really glad I didn’t order it longer because there is a design at the bottom that might have gotten messed up if I needed a lot of hemming. 

The back of my dress is a corset so I didn’t need an alterations in that area.  They measured me in the bridal store and again tried to get me to order a size bigger b/c I was a half inch over in the bust.  I told them that I thought it would be fine b/c of the lace up and I ordered the smaller size.  I’m really glad I did that b/c the size I got fits perfectly and the laced up back is the perfect width.

In the end, the only alterations I had were a 1-point bustle in the back and I had cups sewn in so that I wouldn’t have to worry about my bra peeking out all day.

The dresses you choose look BEAUTIFUL!!

Post # 6
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh, one more thing.  When I tried on the sample gown in the store, I noticed that the beading at the top of my dress was sort of leaning forward more than I’d like, almost to the point where you were seeing the inside of the dress peeking out.  (I’m not sure if I described that properly)  The girl in the store assured me that it looked like that b/c it had been tried on so many times.  When I got my dress in, I was releived to find that the beading was sitting properly 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Mine is the 6172. It’s tea length and strapless. I’m getting it in the pearl (ivory). I go in a couple of weeks for my alterations fitting. I’ll try to take some pictures then. I think I’m going to have them do a corset back. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Post # 8
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

The hollow to hem measurement is the distance from the “U” in your neck where your collar bones meet to the hem of the dress, taking into account the shape and fullness of the dress.  So, for the same person, the HTH measurement of a slinky dress would be a bit shorter than the HTH measurement of a huge princess ball gown. 

If you are having a dress custom made, the dress would be made exactly to your HTH.  For me, the Mori Lee dress that I ordered had 3 HTH options (I think they were 55in, 62in and 65 in????). 

Post # 11
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440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My dress is 4507… alterations are being done at the end of the month, so nothing to report yet!

Post # 12
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mori Lee 4523!!! It is soo romantic…I can’t wait until my first fitting! The roses are gorgeous on this dress.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have just recently tried on my first Mori Lee… and I’m in LOVE!  It is style 4524.  If i decide to go wtih this one, I will probably have a layer of tuolle removed from the skirt so it’s not so poofy, and I want to try to find a pink belt instead of the white… but if i can’t, it’s beautiful as is!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My gown is a Mori Lee! I thought there was no way she’d look so beautiful in person, considering the quoted price. Turns out she did, and she was THE ONE! My FMIL, Dad, and Mom cried when I tried her on. It’s style #4524 too- seems to be popular! For those of you keeping score at home, thats $546 out the door!

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi,

I tried on 4523 on but was a little concerned with the quality when I tried it on. I absolutely love the dress but the boning was quite noticable around the bust region. It might have been because it was a store sample dress but I don’t want to risk ordering it and not being 100% happy! I’d really love others comments on Mori Lee gowns, especially if any one has bought 4523.

Cheers!!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine is 4514, but I tried it on without the strap (and didn’t even realize it came like that until I looked it up online when i got home). And it really surprised me, because I always assumed I’d end up a Maggie bride. However, the Maggie gowns I tried on were all really heavy, and the Mori Lee most definitely was not. Plus, the detailing on the back of the gown will hopefully be gorgeous when it’s bustled.

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