(Closed) Who is your is Dress Inspiration???

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Who is your dress inspiration?
    A classic beauty : (12 votes)
    48 %
    A celebrity : (2 votes)
    8 %
    A particular designer : (6 votes)
    24 %
    Other - explanation below : (5 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Grace Kelly!

    Post # 4
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    There are several dresses I love that come from different sources. The hard part is going to be narrowing it down to one unless I combine them in a custom  made dress.

    For example, I fell in love with a dress in a Victoria Frances painting which is similar to an outfit at Fairygothmother.com. I also love the styles worn by Joan Holloway on Mad Men as well as the vintage tea-length poofy skirt dresses at dollycouture.net. At the same time, my sister designed a conglomerate dress in a color combo I love that looks flattering on me (instead of white that makes me look sickly) in Sims 3 that I may end up taking to a local seamstress to have made. 

     

    Post # 5
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jim Hjelm gowns. I hope that when it comes time to purchase my dress I can find a trunk show so that I can get one! 🙂

    Post # 6
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    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I really am the classic "cake topper bride" I love all the classic, traditional wedding looks with a more contemporary twist/update 🙂

    Post # 7
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I didn’t really have a dress inspiration. I really just had a "Midsummers Night Dream" and enchanted forest look in mind when I went dress shopping because at the time, my fiance and I were talking about going to a beautiful state park and getting married in the forest near a waterfall with just us and our parents. Then our plans changed and we are now having more traditional wedding so I ended up with a tea length, more vintage looking dress. But I still love the flowy, lacy, fairy princess-ish kind of dresses. I just couldn’t find one that flattered my fuller figure.

    Post # 8
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee

    i’m planning on wearing my mom’s dress with a few alterations.  getting rid of the lace full sleeves in favor of a cap sleeve perhaps.

    Post # 9
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My inspiration for my gown started with a Lea-Ann Belter dress – Kaitlyn – several years ago. I loved the ethereal look of the gown and how soft it looked. After I got engaged, I fell in love with another more structured Lea-Ann Belter dress – Tess. However, both of these gowns were just SOOOOO out of my price range.

    So while I was on the hunt, I couldn’t decide if I wanted something fully flowing and soft like Kaitlyn(1), or something with a bit of structure in the bodice like Tess (not shown). It took some back and forth conversations with my step-mom, my maids, and eventually, my fiance. I wanted his opinion on my style, so I asked him how he picked my ring. He told me he knew I wanted something SIMPLE, NOT GAUDY, but that I like to SPRUCE IT UP with a little extra. He also picked white gold because it was more MODERN. With those words in mind, it became clear what gown would suit me best.

    I ended up ordering a dress with the soft ethereal look I was originally looking for. A wide strapped, v-neck, ruched silk georgette gown: the Jasmine T247 (3). Not a lot of structure in the bodice, but the classic “Hollywood” look of the dress is what sold me. Now that I know what dress I’m wearing, I’m finding myself inspired by Rita Hayworth’s(4) classic style to match my accessories and hair.

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    Post # 10
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    not engaged yet but i adored star jones’ in her mermaid dress. i loved the confidence that she wore as a full figured woman. i am full figured as well and i consider myself very sexy and would love to look like her.  however i’d probably have an assymetrical top.

    i voted celebrity.

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    Post # 11
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Ava Gardner

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