Post # 1
I love both of these dresses…how does a lady choooooooose? I won’t be wearing two dresses, and the short one is about a million times cheaper than the long one, and is more appropriate for the type of wedding I’m having. But i keep coming back to the Amsale gown even though its completely impractical and way out of my budget. How will i ever make up my mind??
Post # 3
I say no matter what keep within you budget. It does seem that you are not in love with the short dress. I would keep looking, you will find something withing your budget the is exactly what you want. Don’t settle on a dress you will regret later.
Post # 4
They are both very different looks.
You have time – I would look for one similar to the Amsale, but for a cheaper price.
It’s a fairly simple style, you shouldn’t have any trouble.
Post # 5
That first one is amazing. I’m usually partial to a tea length – my own wedding dress is tea length, but in this case that first one is far more memorable. I mean, when are you ever going to get a chance to wear a dress that fabulous ever again?!
Post # 6
I say keep looking…you have time, and you will probably be able to get something very similar to the Amsale gown for less! If you get a dress just because it’s cheaper, you might end up regretting it. At the same time, there are SO many beauitful gowns to choose from, at SO many price points…I’m sure you can find something that makes you swoon at a more reasonable price!
Post # 7
For me, the budget is near sacrosanct, so don’t get sucked into the “this is the only time you’ll ever be able to wear that dress and look fabulous!” Might be true in that you can’t wear a white Amsale to a holiday cocktail party, but in the end, it is only one night and you’ll look fabulous in a lot of things. And you don’t want to be paying off the dress for months after the wedding is over.
But I agree–there are plenty of dresses that share the look of that Amsale. The one-shoulder thing is a nice detail, but I’m sure that you could get a seamstress to add one to a strapless dress (with the bow to match) if you can’t find a similar fit-and-flare. Same goes for the little tailoring at the back.
For the record, though, I love the short dress. I think it’s fun and frilly and just as special as a long traditional one.
Post # 8
I love them both and agree that you have lots of time to find a lookalike. That Amsale is getting a lot of media attention, which means some knock-offs are coming soon!
Post # 9
well you certainly have two great options. have you looked online for a preowned amsale in that style? or as a PP said, wait for some designer knock-offs to come out soon as you’re still a ways out from the wedding. i’d say if you can find the amsale dress or a similar version of it for a price within your bidget to go fr that one, but otherwise the short dress is a great back-up.
Post # 10
Oooh, I can see why you are torn. They are both beautiful, but that Amsale is great. I bet if you look around, you can find one similar. I think Martina Liana has one that looks a lot like that. I would give you a link, but my work computer won’t let me view that website! I will post a pic later! 🙂
Post # 11
Don’t kill your budget or get sucked into the “You can only wear that one time!” thing. I agree with @JennyW1. Paying off the dress months after is a mistake, no matter how “fabulous” it is.
Post # 12
I agree with the other bees…if the first one is the one you love, try to find something that is similar but cheaper. You don’t sound at all like you are in love with the short dress…and you should be in love with your dress when you pick it. 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 13
Thanks for all the advice! I’ve done a 180 today and now all i can think about is the short one. I think it might be a bit early for me to be thinking this seriously about dresses. I think I’m overexcited. I think I need to stop googling bridal couture!