(Closed) A Non Wedding Dress, Wedding Dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m wearing a dress labeled ‘wedding,’ lol, but for me the added detail was worth it, plus all of the tulle :). They don’t really make ballgowns as prom dresses, lol.

That said, you’re right, there are a ton of cute prom dresses that could be worn for wedding dresses! I definitely look forward to seeing the photos you find.

Post # 4
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

OOhh, I like the first one!

Post # 5
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Me too I love the first one!!

Post # 7
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

All of these prom gowns come in white/ivory:


I like prom better because they are not as heavy and the trains arent as long as bridal gowns. 

Mori Lee seems to have the best prices and quality without having as much material as most bridal gowns based on what I tried on so thats the designer I went with 🙂

Post # 8
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That second one is to die for.

Post # 11
3981 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think they are perfect for some dresses but there is no way I would have been able to find a prom dress even slightly similar to my 9 ft train. That is the only downside.

Post # 12
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There’s certainly no rule that says you have to wear a “wedding dress.” I considered bridesmaids dresses. Some lines have gorgeous dresses that come in ivory for under $200. I ended up buying a “wedding dress”, but from The Limited. With a coupon, I paid $300.

Post # 14
1126 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love the first one!  I had originally thought I wanted a sleeker simpler dress, so I was looking at non-wedding dresses.  But then I tried on the dress I ended up getting, and it was poufy and corsetted and wonderful.  And I realized that this was my one chance to wear a really big dramatic dress, so I went with it.  If I had wanted that silhouette, I definitelly would’ve looked at non-bridal dresses.  But like PPs have said, you can’t exactly find a ballgown or big train on a prom dress.

Post # 15
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really wanted one of the bridesmaid’s dresses as my dress but of course they didn’t make it in ivory/white and the next best was pink, tan, or silver…

Post # 16
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Those are gorgeous. Can they be tried on anywhere?

I am heading to Orlando this weekend to do one more round of dress shopping (I’ve been about 5 times, but this is the first time with my mom!). Know of anywhere to try on reasonably priced dresses… that will ALSO let you take pictures since I will be from out of town and need to think about it for a week (run it past my girls back home) before deciding…?

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