Post # 1
I’ve been searching high and low for a dress and I keep going back to look at Hayley Paige’s Coco. At first I was a little disappointed that it was an old season and I couldn’t find it anywhere, then I realised that I only actually liked the bottom half and that a lot of the dresses I’d pinned were the same style on the bottom. I would like a spaghetti strap and so I have photoshopped my own dress – do you think Jasmine’s could make this for me?
I’ve seen their version of another Bee’s dress and I LOVE the way the back is and I’d like it to look just like it. Both images attached. Please tell me your thoughts.
Post # 3
Yes, I think that Jasmine’s Bridal could easily do that. They have made dresses based on original drawings or photoshopped designs before, so I say go for it. You may want to join us over in the “Jasmine’s Bridal Shop / China dresses” thread too since a lot of Jasmine fans hang out over there.
Post # 5
I’ve made a few more photoshop creations – does anyone like any of these or do they not beat the original?
The one I posted up there is #1
This is #2
And then there is this one, which isn’t a contender, but I LOVE statement capes, I just could never pull one off, so this is for me 🙂
Post # 6
My opinion is that you can definitely improve a lot on the top of the original dress. The skirt looks great but the top is not shaped very nicely in my opinion.
Of your ideas, I like #2 and #6 best.
#4 just isn’t my personal style since I tend to dislike dresses where the bust area is highlighted in a different color than the rest of the bodice. If you really like it, though, I’m sure they could do that and make it look nice.
#5 isn’t bad looking at all, but to me the black bodice says “evening gown” more than wedding gown. I would happily wear a dress like that to an awards ceremony or something. 🙂 However, it does remind me of some of Vera Wang’s new styles since she seems to be very into black and white this year.
Post # 7
I like number 2. I think having a strap would balance the dress better, you can make it sexy by having that top and low back.
Post # 8
Can I ask what body shape you are? I like the Coco as it is – there’s a sweet simplicity to it – but I think it would be unflattering/unsupportive if you have curves.
The skirt reminds of a number of Reem Acra dresses, so my suggestion for a mash-up would be to change the bodice to a strapless sweetheart with boning. You could either do some sequinned/beaded detail (like the RA Eternity gown), do a combination of silk chiffon and lace pleating (the Orchid gown) or have a very plain bodice and add a sparkly sash (check out photos of Reem Acra’s Angel Hair dress, minus the beaded cap sleeves, for what I mean).
Post # 9
I like most of your versions better than the original, but six in my favourite, I think. 🙂 The original top just does not seem like it would be flattering on anyone’s body – even the model, though lovely, and certainly not looking bad in it, is still clearly not that flattered by the supportless, floppy top.
I like #3 as well, if that piece of white isn’t actually supposed to be there, and the sparkles go all the way across. If the white little piece is part of the design, it looks a little odd. #2 isn’t bad either.
Post # 10
Thanks for the feedback – I agree with the fact that the top of the dress is not the right shape for the skirt 🙂 I am swaying towards number 6, I think I’ve ruled out number 2 now.
Thanks for such in depth opinions on the others – it helps when everyone is honest about what they think.
I really liked the black top one, since my wedding is not going to be formal at all – but I showed the Fiance some examples and he didn’t the two tone at all.
🙂 Thanks again. x
Post # 11
Thanks for your suggestion 🙂
Post # 12
Hi! Thanks for all the input, it’s really appreciated.
“Can I ask what body shape you are? I like the Coco as it is – there’s a sweet simplicity to it – but I think it would be unflattering/unsupportive if you have curves” – Of course you can, I am curvy.
“The skirt reminds of a number of Reem Acra dresses…” – Reem Acra is one of my favourite designers, so thanks for all the pictures and suggestions. I think the beading option is a good one – those pictures are stunning.
I’m going to add the beaded top to my list of options. I think it would work really well. I love the RA skirt parts, but the thing I love about the Coco is that if you look closely, the layers are lined with something which makes them stand out.
🙂 Thanks again. x
Post # 13
Thanks – 6 is one of my favourites too. The piece of white is not supposed to be there – I missed it when photoshopping. I forgot to take out the straps too! It’s more of a “bandeau” shape.
Post # 14
I voted #6 but I really think it depends on your theme for your day.
I am currently in the ordering process for my dream dress with Jasmine’s Bridal Shop(JBS) and I think you would be doing yourself a massive favour by sending them an email about your dress requirements and request a quote.
Definitely check out the threads on here about them, plenty of pics and opinions/feedback. There is also an amazing wealth of knowledge from past and present customers- a very supportive group 🙂
Post # 15
I love the skirt of the original, and agree the original top is beautifully simple, but unless you had a perky set of breasts, well!! some girls can get away with it.
I agree that # 6 is great but I also love some of the suggestions that peonyinparis:
has given you.
Post # 16
Bah, I’ve just emailed jasmines and they are not customising at the moment, only making exact replicas (according to their auto reply). I’ve got three others up my sleeve so I’ll send them on or two of those for quotes 🙂