Post # 1
You may know (and if you don’t know, now you know!) that I am searching for the perfect tea length dress for our June wedding. Saturday I am going to go and try on some tea length dresses just to make sure it’s still what I want.
There are only a handful of stores in this area that carry Justin Alexander and only two of them have the 8465. I’ve seen it at a bridal show and just loved the look of it, but the tulle was really rough. I’ve gone to that salon several times to just look at it. I can’t try it on because the sample is a size 10 (street 8) and I’m a street 16.
but then there was my first love. Dolly Couture Beverlywood. I can’t stop thinking about either of these dresses.
So I emailed the sales team at Dolly to see if they could combine the dresses. I love the bottom of the Bev, but I don’t like the top. I love the top of the Justin, but hate the bottom. I love the length of the Justin. So can you imagine these two dresses together?
Am I being crazy? Do I just need to get over the roughness of the tulle on the Justin?
Post # 3
don’t compromise what you want – Dolly does great work, so go ahead and see if they can make the perfect dress!
Post # 4
I love the idea of the top of the JA and the bottom of the Dolly dress together. It can’t hurt to ask to have it custom made.
Have you felt the tulle of a new JA dress? Iwonder if the tulle feels rough because they’re samples?
Hopefully other bees that have had the JA dress can chime in?
Post # 5
@napabridekelsey: That’s what I thought. The one at the bridal show was really rough to the touch. Like instance itch. The one at the store had just come in and it was a little softer, but still rough. Like really….how do I explain it? Net feeling.
Post # 6
This lady has a lot of great gowns for reasonable prices on etsy – ellanacouture.
I was going to buy one from her (she did one with whtie lace over light blue like I wanted). She will customize. Just an idea.
I love your choices! I wanted a tea length dress too.
Post # 7
@BackyardLoveBird: Thanks! I’m just waiting to hear back from Dolly.
Post # 8
I think those would look great together! I do love that JA dress though but totally understand not entirely loving the tulle. I like your proposed dress mash-up!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion
If there’s ever a time in life to get a custom dress, your wedding is it! I think it would be an awesome combo. I like both the dresses separately, too. (Avila Bay is my favorite Dolly. I might have to do a vow renewal in a few years just to have an excuse to wear it!)
Post # 10
@Miss Tattoo: They’d look GORGEOUS together!!! If Dolly can’t do it, check out some of the Chinese places mentioned around the Hive! 🙂 AND you might be able to get a softer underskirt that way, too!!! Sure can’t hurt if Dolly can’t do it, right??? 🙂
Post # 11
I love putting the two dresses together. I’m just not a fan of tulle because it can be quite scratchy. Do you want to go w/ the tulle skirt to give the fullness? Or would you like more of an overlay on the dress.
Also check out Stephanie James Couture. Her styles are very similar.
My reception dress was actually an off shoulder tea length dress that I had made in China. If Dolly will not make the dress, you can always go that route or have a local seamstress make it.
Post # 12
Dolly will make it, they like happy brides. I went back and forth with Nickie for a good 7 months before I even ordered. I also didn’t have any tulle under my dress, at all. Only 3 chiffon petti’s, which gave much more fullness, and was super soft and breathable.
Post # 13
@squeak35: I have a petticoat that I could wear under it. It’s pink and would match my pink birdcage veil. Just waiting to hear back from Dolly.
Oh yes, Nickie is awesome. I swear I’ve asked her a million questions over the last several months.
Post # 14
I love this idea! Go for it girl! 🙂
Post # 15
Ohh I am excited to see if they can do it!! I think it will look amazing if you combine them. Better than both the originals 🙂
Post # 16
If you did the 2nd gown’s top with the first one’s bottom – would you do the flower/lace that comes down a bit? If so, it might be neat to extend that up a little onto the bodice for uniformity. Would you use the belt/sash? I like the 2nd dress a lot – I love the peak of lace that comes out the bottom.