Post # 1
has anyone done this before? there is a wtoo dress in shantung that i really like. i can pay extra to have length added to it, and perhaps add a sash with crystals or a flower. i’m not big on trains, so a puddle train might work out since i’m petite anyway. i just don’t know if it’s bridal-y enough. what do you think?
here it is in pewter,
I’d get it in off white. here is the link if it doesn’t work http://www.watters.com/product.php?coll=wtoo&showid=2571
Post # 3
I think in white/ivory it would be a beautiful simple wedding dress.
Post # 4
I think its very pretty! Go for it if thats what you want!
Post # 5
I think it’s definitely bridal enough.And personally I love the pleating on the bodice. Very elegant.
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Post # 7
I like them both. Go for it. I actually bought a prom dress that had the perfect shape and color. I wanted a colored dress. and those are hard to come by without taking a second mortgage. I didn’t want a train either because I am having an outdoor wedding. It had some beading I didn’t care for, but I got that off in a few hours with a carefully-weilded seam ripper.
Post # 8
I think this is a no brainer, get the dress! Its simply stunning and if you’ll save some pennies on the dress then you can spend a bit more on those special added touches…..jewelry, a sash, great shoes, ect!! Love it, you’ve got my vote.
Post # 9
love the first one…not crazy about the second. love shilk shantung, too!!
Post # 10
Absolutely–go with what you love, and save your money for whatever else you want!
Post # 11
i love this idea (and those dresses). jenny yoo also makes bridesmaid dresses in white and i thought i might go that route at first because there was something so breathtakingly simple and dramatic about going the opposite of poofy. but of course, i poofed out, whoops!
Post # 12
you should also check out bridesmaid dresses by Jim Hjelm (spelling?), there are so many pretty ones that can easily become a wedding gown!
Post # 13
I think it’s a great idea. And if it’s what you love best then definitely go for it!
Post # 14
Originally, that was my plan too. But after going to bridal shops – it was not easy to find the dress I liked that also came in white (even though they were online, I could not find them in the store). Most of the bridesmaid options the stores carried did not come in white. So I ended up finding a simple bridal gown. I think that made my mom feel better too – just knowing that I was actually wearing a bridal gown and not a bridesmaid or prom dress. So my advice is 1. go for it – if you can find the dress you want in white or 2. there are many simple bridal gowns out there for less money too, so don’t rule it out right away.
Post # 15
This was my wedding dress (in off white). I didn’t do a train since I was outside, and it worked out beautifully!
Post # 16
Both of those dresses are beautiful, simple but elegant! I am doing the same, after I bought my dress in a bridal store I looked for it on the website but couldn’t find it, because it’s actually a prom dress! It is in blue on the website, but I ordered mine in Ivory. www.jadedaniels.com/prom/style1136.html