Post # 1
I am one of the most indecisive people ever and haven’t really found a dress that I love yet. I’m thinking about buying Casablanca 1827, because my BMs and moms like the way it looks on me and I can get it on sale at a trunk show next weekend. I like it, but there are certain things that keep me from loving it.
For one, the lace on the train is a raw edge. Everyone says they would never notice, but for some reason it bothers me! What do you bees think? Is it worth worrying about? Should I see if Casablanca can have the edge finished off with a different kind of lace? You can kind of see the lace on the train here:
Second, it’s strapless, and I don’t really want to wear a strapless gown. I’m thinking about having a bolero made because I bought some lace in Italy a couple years ago, specifically for the purpose of having a bolero made to wear with my wedding gown one day. The problems with that are:
1) It’s stark white and I want to wear ivory, so I’d have to have it dyed to match.
2) The lace doesn’t match.
3) The dress has a V back.
Would that look okay? My lace is similar to this:
Thanks for your help! I wish I could just make up my mind!
Post # 3
I really like the 1827 (including the raw edge), but it sounds like there is a lot you want to change about it. You have time, if you aren’t in love with it, don’t buy it.
It might cost a lot of money to have the designer finish off the lace edge. Also, I don’t know if I would do a lace bolero with a lace dress… esepcially if it is not an exact match. I think it could be too much.
Post # 5
@Emarie30: I almost picked this dress. One thing I didn’t love about it was the unfinished edge of lace at the bottom – however I was told that for an extra cost, it could be finished – not sure what it would look like.
Also – Casablanca is very customizable. I have even seen pics of the 1827 that was customized by Casablanca into a v-neck with straps – do a google search for the 1827 in the images section and you should find it.
I have also heard that Casablanca can do a higher back (versus the low V-back).
Talk to the bridal salon about these possibilities. The nice thing about Casablanca is they tend to be very willing to customize (for a cost of course).
Post # 6
i am wearing ivory 1827! it’s called ivory but it looks white. if you compare it next to white-white then you can tell it’s not bright-white, so if you are looking for something ‘ivory'(yellow), then you should get “champaign” as in the picture on their website
1. i want/plan to wear petticoat underneathe since i like poufier dresses
2. i was told that dress was an initation of a $5000 another-designer dress and casablanca copied it, which becomes a great deal sincce we’re not paying $5000
3. It’s very classic looking, that dress will look timeless in pictures – as much as i love modern or dresses with flowers/ruffles, i think that dress is a better choice. most girls look great in it so i assume you will too, esp if your parents think so, they wont lie to you and allow you to look ugly on your big day =)
just out of curiosity, how much is trunk sale price for that dress? i got mine for $950, and no customization. i have seen people paying more than that
Post # 7
This is my dress and I adore it! I just had it hemmed a little bit an it looks amazing!
Post # 8
@blondy: Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll talk to the shop and see what they can do.
@FinallyGettingMarried: Thanks for the input! I do love that it’s a classic looking dress, and I feel great in it… I guess I’m just a perfectionist and want everything to be perfect. I was quoted $832 for the trunk sale price — that includes tax and an added cap sleeve. It really is a great deal, but I want to make sure it’s “the one” before I buy it. It is a gorgeous dress, and I’m sure you’ll look lovely in it!
Post # 9
I tried on this dress and the unfinished lace edge is what turned me off also. It is a beautiful dress though. If you dont want white and the alterations you would want cant happen, I wouldnt settle. There is more than one thing that turns you off about htis dress so I would keep looking. I LOVED the V back.
Post # 10
I am wearing the Casablanca 1827 in ivory for my wedding in June. I, like you, didn’t like the unfinished edge, plus it’s a little short for me with the shoes I want to wear. So I took my dress to a reputable bridal alterations store and asked them what they would do about hemming the edge with a lace trim to both make it longer and finish the edges. (I bought my dress at the brides against breast cancer sale in my area, for $600, with the proceeds benefiting the Susan G Komen foundation) so not only is it unfinshed, it is also a little torn in some places. The good news is the seamstress said I could bring in any trim I would like and they could finish the hem for me. I have since been taking my dress to every fabric/craft store to find the perfect match, I like this option because I have control over what the bottom of my dress will look like (I am also picky, and want it to be perfect) and I have found a lace trim that is ivory and has a very similar design. I needed 8 yards of trim in total and spent $50. I hope this helps. Good luck!
Post # 11
@KatMart: Do you have a picture of the new dress with the new lace?
Post # 12
@FinallyGettingMarried: I have similar questions about the dress, does anyone have a pic with petticoat underneath?
Which dress did you end up with?