(Closed) Anyone ever done this? (In regards to dress shopping)

posted 5 years ago in July 2014
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@childofthe1980s: I totally feel you on modern wedding dresses. i hate everything poofy and strapless. You should look into some sheath styles, they tend to have straps more often than your typical A line or ballgown. i think bringing in a sketch is a good idea. It will at least give them an idea of what youre looking for. They recommend you order your dress 4-6 months in advance so the more time the better. 

Post # 5
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1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@childofthe1980s:  you can always alter and add straps! Both my sister (Sept. 2011 wedding) and our friend (June 2013 wedding) added straps to their strapless wedding dresses and they looked/will look beautiful, rather than just thrown on. Keep that in mind when shopping! Smile

Post # 6
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12249 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you know EXACTLY what you want, why not get something custom made by a seamstress?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 4’10” and 98 lbs so I can totally relate to your issue. I tried on a ton of dresses that I feel like I would have liked if I weren’t so petite. I decided on a simple A-line dress from JCrew that has thin straps. Its probably almost too simple for most people’s taste, but its different and thats part of why I love it. I’ll just style it up with some accessories 🙂

Custom will probably be pricey, but could be worth it! I agree about most modern dresses. I think people can look beautiful in them but at the end of the day they’re all so similar and kind of blur together.

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