Post # 1
I literally do not know where to start in looking for a bridal gown. There are a few stores where I live but I will probably end up going to London to try on dresses as most of my bridesmaids are there.
Therefore I want to find some dresses I like online and pick the store from that, otherwise there are soooo many places I wouldn’t know which to visit.
Who are you favourite dress designers? Where should I be looking online for dresses that I like? I’ve polled a bunch of names I’ve heard of but if you can recommend anyone please advise!
Post # 3
My dream dresses were either by Martina Liana or Paloma Blanca. Both were totally out of budget, but I love their styles. Get some bridal magazines, they are full of dress ads. Then go to the designer’s website, and they usually tell you where you can buy them. Salons usually carry a bunch of different designers, so I recomend finding one that has a lot of the designers you like. Some may even offer trunk show for one of them. Good luck!
Post # 4
I drool over Claire Pettibone’s dresses. Not a big fan of many other designers- I tend to like specific dresses and not designers. There is one Vera Wang on David’s Bridal I am in love with though.
Post # 5
ENZOANI! Absolutely unforgettable gowns! I also like Martina liana.
Post # 6
Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Romona Keveza, Elizabeth Filmore and Jim Hjelm.
Post # 7
My favourites are Carolina Herrera, Oscar de La Renta, Reem Acra, Vera Wang, Angel Sanchez and Jenny Packham. I also love a few Aussie designers – Toni Maticevski and Seven Khalil in particular.
I would probably start by visiting a few bridal salons and trying anything that takes your fancy. Think about the kinds or silhouettes and fabrics and styles you’re usually drawn to, and start there. I would also get inspiration from sites like Style Me Pretty and Oncewed.
Post # 8
I love Justin Alexander gowns. They are beautiful. He does te really pretty tea length one.
Post # 9
My favorites are:
Vera Wang (because I always dreamed of being a Vera bride and my dream came true)
Melissa Sweet (although I feel that with the closing of Priscilla of Boston, it is harder to find MS. I’m referring to the original MS line, not the line at David’s. I also wore MS at my wedding)
Amsale (I fell in love with the feel of Amsale silk on my skin but I had to admit the dress was not flattering on me. Many of Amsale’s dresses are featured in many movies)
Watters (I feel she’s a little underrated. Her dresses are well designed and she uses real silk in her regular Watters line. Prices come in a little lower than your other famous designers. I actually bought the Watters Lasara and decided that it wasn’t the look I wanted.)
Marisa (I’ve never tried on Marisa because I couldn’t find one to try one. But i’ve seen some beautiful gowns and brides say you get more bang for your buck with Marisa.
Jim Hjelm (I almost wore jim Hjelm but I ended up selling it. I think all JLM lines are beautiful and includes Tara Keely, Lazaro, Alvina Valenta…)
Monique Lhuillier (I think this one is another Hollywood favorite. It seems like if a celebrity is not wearing Vera, she’s wearing Monique. I think her designs are very romantic)
Romona Keveza (I love the edgier designs. I fell in love with a black version that Julia Stiles wore to an event)
Ines de Santo (Pricey but beautiful. I still remember a Bee’s beautiful blush gown)
Post # 10
I love Marchesa, Reem Acra, Vera Wang and Monique Lhullier but they were wayyyyyy out of budget for me so my gown was a Maggie Sottero that I was extremely happy with and THE most gorgeous gown I’ve ever tried on. Amazing quality, gorgeous designs and budget friendly!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My favorite designer is Oscar De La Renta. But since that was way out of budget, I went with my second favorite designer, Ian Stuart. Ian Stuart gowns are amazing.
Post # 13
@Corgi-cariad: There are several Israeli designers I have feel in love with, namely, Yaki Ravid and Inbal Dror.
Post # 14
I’m in love with Stephen Yearick gowns because I really love bling and he knows how to do it haha!
Post # 15
I voted for Pronovias, Vera, and ‘other.’
I love Jim Hjelm and Lazaro gowns.
I’m not a fan of the sheath dress thing so that eliminates the designers that mostly do them.
Post # 16
Mori Lee and Jim Hjelm are my top two, followed by Maggie Sottero.
@gelaine22: I always hated the sheath style, but that’s what my dress is? I wouldn’t call it a sheath, personally, but I don’t know what else to call it.