Post # 1
My Fiance and I are getting married in Las Vegas this October. I have my first appointment at David’s Bridal to try on dresses in a few days and I’m a little worried that I won’t find what I’m looking for there. I’d like a vintage tea length dress in Champagne or Ivory. I looked on their website and didn’t see a big selection of tea length dresses. I tried searching other online bridal shops and didn’t see as many tea length dresses there either. I wonder if they aren’t as popular or if it’s a new trend coming back?
Anywho, I’m curious to hear from others who are interested in tea length vintage dresses in alternative colors and if you got yours already, where did you find it?
I am very excited for my first dress appointment! I did see 1-2 tea length dresses at David’s Bridal that I’m interested in trying on, but don’t know if they will be the one for me.
Post # 3
I’m getting my dress from dollycouture.com
Post # 3
Ironic cause I was looking at dress patterns and Vogue has a lot of vintage patterns in that style. I’ve always liked it and have a lot of dresses similiar to them. If you can’t find a dress a seamstress is a great option. It doesn’t cost as much as you think and that way you can pick the pattern and fabric too. 🙂
Post # 4
I love them too! I found an awesome pattern from vogue and was going to take it to a seamstress and have them make it.
Post # 5
I’ve thought about having someone make it, but not sure if I will have the time since I’m getting married in October and I’m also concerned about liking the dress on me once it’s finished.
I really want to try on some tea length dresses to see if the style flatters my body. Did any of you find tea length dresses in stores?
I saw some dresses I really liked at Dolly Couture and on Etsy, but I really want to try on a dress before I buy it.
I’m in the Pittsburgh, PA area so obviously I will have to look around here. I really liked this one I saw at David’s Bridal online.
Post # 6
I tried on this dress in DB. It is more yellow-ivory than in the picture. It is very fitted in the waist, too. While it’s a very pretty dress, I don’t think it was worth the price tag amount.
I would just try on different tea length styles that aren’t wedding dresses to see what looks good on you. Personally, I would go the custom route using a seamstress in the area. If you aren’t wanting a lot of embellishments (beading, embroidery, etc.). I think the timeline is doable, especially if there is an existing pattern you want to use.
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Post # 8
I definitely want tea length with lots of volume in the skirt – I think more bells shaped than A line. The dresses I’ve seen online that match the picture in my head are the ones on Etsy, but I’m also nervous about buying without getting to try it on first. I stalk the seller ellanacouture’s feedback and it all seems really positive so I might go with her.
Post # 9
@KitKatNYC: The bell shape usually comes from a crinoline/slip, so I wouldn’t rule out certain dresses that look A-line. You can always poof them out pretty easily.
Post # 10
@2bMrsG: I’ve seen this dress on a real bride in another thread and it’s MUCH cuter in real life! The floral detail on the bust really pops, and when you add a crinoline it’s adorable!
Post # 11
Love threads about tea length!! I wore Michelle Roth’s Maya. (Can’t insert the pic but here’s a link.)
Another great tea length dress is the Justin Alexander 8465.
Other great tea length options available here:
And this one…you can get your dress custom made in any fabric/color/etc. I looove the leopard one they show on the site.
Post # 12
@Theresa90405: As an encore bride and a lover of all things vintage, I think I have found what I would wear! The Stephanie James Couture is right up my ally.
I am so happy I joined the hive!
Post # 13
I’m wearing my grandmother’s wedding dress from 1955 and I’m ridiculously excited 🙂 I *love* how sweet and romantic vintage tea length dresses are. I ogle them on etsy regularly, despite the fact that I do not need any more; however, I will say that my experience buying vintage dresses on etsy and ebay has been 100% positive. If you know exactly what shape you want and have good measurements for yourself, it can be a great option. You can always resell if it doesn’t suit you.
Post # 14
@MissNoodles: Thanks for the comment. I will definitely try it on to see how it looks on me and I’m also going to try on the one that Miss Sardine posted from DB.
I think it will really depend on how I feel in the dress. I might even decide to get a floor length one so I will try on a few of those as well, but I’m only like 5’5 tall and I don’t want anything that i might trip in.
Post # 15
I am becoming more obsessed with this dress, maybe I will wear it to my reception… let us know what you pick!