Post # 1
Doesn’t even have to be bridal, we may be switching to an entirely different wedding (!!!!!) and if we do, I want a poofy 50s style dress or just a tea length dress. As I am eagerly awaiting Mrs. Onion’s short dress post, I’ve been trying to google, but I’m not good at looking for dresses.
I would love red, magenta, pink or purple, but ivory’s nice too 🙂 Also, probably max $700. I don’t want people to do my work for me, but if someone could point me in the right direction, I’ll be so grateful! Thanks!
Post # 3
have you looked at the Dolly Couture dresses? dollycouture.net
Post # 4
I have no idea how much these cost, but Stephanie James Couture has some AMAZING dresses like the ones you described. I would LOVE to have one but that’s just not the look we’re going for. Here is her site:
Post # 5
thank you! I love those 2 sites, I wish I could find out how much the Lizzie dress is! A bee just included it in her post too, it’s awesome!
Post # 6
There is a huge thread called "poofy tea-length dresses" on indiebride (http://kvetch.indiebride.com) in the wedding dress alternatives forum. It’s always at or near the top.
Post # 7
I just saw a stunning tulle tea-length dress for sale at gilt.com a few days ago. I posted a photo and designer info on my blog here:
I think this was above your price range, but since it is being clearanced out, you might be able to find on for less.
Update – I just looked on the Alexander McQueen website and they have a store locator that shows that have several stores in the US. You could try calling the stores and asking if they still have this dress on clearance.
Post # 8
I love this dress! I wish I could find somewhere to wear it! And have been trying to justify it. But I just can’t. If I can see someone else wear it, that would be awesome. Hope it helps alittle!
Post # 9
Betsy Johnson has ADORABLE poofy dresses right now — very 50s! They are not tlenght that I saw but it might be worth a look 🙂 Let us know if you find one!
Post # 10
Oooohhhh Firefighter_Prazs_Girl, I love it!
thank you snmcdowell & lreighard1, great suggestions!
Post # 11
I am wearing the dress firefighter posted as my "going away dress" from the reception. I am wearing teal shoes, so I am going to get a teal ribbon to tie around my waist and wearing a little birdcage veil I got at a vintage shop. Is it sad that I am almost more excited about my going away dress than my wedding dress!!!
Post # 12
You could get a dress from Trashydiva.com and add a crinoline…
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Post # 14
I just saw this from michelle roth
Post # 15
OMG firefighter!!!! that just is beyond adorable.
i am enamored.
i have been racking my brain for the last 30 mins trying to find a reason to order that dress. too bad i already have my gown! that would be so adorable as an unexpected/nontraditional dress with some feirce heels!
im totally ordering that….ill find a reason later…..rehearsal dinner? honeymoon? hang in my closet until a find a reason to wear it? any of the above!
Post # 16
I’ve been scouring the internet for the last year trying to find nice tea-length, knee length or slightly above knee dresses and it is a trial.
When it comes to weddings everything seems to be full cathedral length gowns [not that those aren’t beautiful, they just aren’t for everyone].
Try googling ‘tea length’ ‘above the knee’ ‘cocktail dresses’ ‘beach wedding dresses’ and whatnot just to get some images to look at & maybe you’ll have a more concrete idea of what it is you’re looking for.
You could also try going to your local formal wear shops [not bridal boutiques, but the places most girls would go for prom & whatnot]; or perhaps you can scour vintage shops if there are any [even places like Salvation army & value village can have some surprises & it never hurts to look] if you’re looking for a 1940-50’s style dress.