Post # 16
Thanks so much for all the links. I really like the Justin Alexander dress so I might look into trying that one on as well. stephaniejamescouture has lots of really pretty dresses, I just wish they had a store that sold them near me. I know I rarely buy clothes without trying them on cuz I’m pretty picky with how things look on me so I think it’d be my best option to try on the dress I’m buying before I commit to buy it.
Post # 17
When you go shopping try asking them if they can shorten a floor length gown. I’m sure that can be pretty simple. And it gives you more options of dresses too!
Post # 18
i strongly suggest trying on the tea length gowns instead of buying site unseen. I truly thought i was going to wear a tealength gown but i didn’t get the “it” feeling. I tried the db with the little flowers on the bustline that you did and it was a great price and nice quality – it still is in my top 3. I also tried on the coffee color lace Justin Alexander and then I tried on a slew of Dolly Couture. I stayed away from Stephanie James b/c they had no samples in my size at the warehouse and the price was more than double what i could afford. The fabric on the Dolly dresses was far superior to the Justin A. but I still think the db listed above was a great dress. And to be honest, I think the DB fit me better than any of the Dolly dresses. (there’s a post with me wearing all the Dolly dresses – i just don’t know how to post a link)
Post # 19
I actually loved this one as well. Until I tried it on. It was the worst of the lot. I ended up getting one that’s now discontinued: http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-dresses/designer/david-s-bridal/yp9983
Just try them all on, even if you don’t think you’ll like it!
Post # 20
Yay! So pretty, congrats 🙂
Post # 21
I wore a tea length dress and love them! I bought mine at JCrew. Not really vintage but with their style you can dress it up that way.
Post # 22
I am a short dress bride. I have no pics of my real dress, but I ordered it from china for $150 and it is perfect.
Post # 23
I need a tea length too and David’s shocked me with this one!
Post # 24
I got the Ivory tea length dress I posted in this thread with flowers on the chest! I tried it on and right away I was in love with it and knew it felt like the one! I really am happy with it. I especially love the feel of the silk material. The only thing is it felt not quite poofy enough so I may buy a crinoline slip to put under it as well. I did get a cute bracelet and a headpiece to go with it. I have a bio under my profile with pics of it.
I still need to find a bra to go under it since they only had bras with latex on the back there and I need a latex-free bra.
I also want to find comfortable red heels that aren’t too high.
Post # 25
My Maggie Sottero Isadora Ann dress!
Post # 26
I really like this dress, since you mentioned David’s Bridal:
I think it’s very classy and with a tea length crinoline will be reminiscent of the 50’s -60’s.
Post # 27
Vogue truly does have some fantastic patterns. I feel in love with the pattern below, and my mom has graciously offered to sew it for me. She majored in fashion design and is an extremely gifted seamstress.
I can’t wait until it’s finished!
Post # 28
just received pics of my china replica…..of the JA 8465 and i love it
Post # 29
Every dress on dollycouture.com is stunning- bet yours is a beauty!!
Probably not much help as I’m UK based but I got my ‘second’ wedding dress from honeypieboutique.co.uk (they’re lower priced, as it’s only the dress I’m wearing to Rome for our newlywed papal blessing *squeee*) This is mine (£150!)
Post # 30
Update on my dress supplier- they do post worldwide