(Closed) Downton Abbey Dress Question

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2098 posts
Buzzing bee

It’s hard enough to find something so specific, I think you’re getting too specific ahead of what you find. Really you should go out and see what your Downton-y options are and then cross the details bridge when you get there. Unless you’re having it custom designed? 

Post # 3
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

buzzedoffbee15:  I always think blue and gold is a pretty color combination

Post # 6
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

buzzedoffbee15:  i think a really pale cornfower blue with gold embroidery sounds really pretty. The train on that dress is amazing!

I was in a charity shop today that an older style wedding dress in the window which had embroidery on it, maybe you need to look in these kinds of shops or vintage shops to find something if you dot have it made?

Post # 7
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I love the idea of blue and gold in the above design for anything other than a wedding.  Maybe I’m just too traditional for very colorful wedding dresses but it just doesn’t seem special enough for a wedding.  However, the above dress in the ivory/gold is gorgeous and I think it would be perfect for a wedding so I vote for that color combo! 

Post # 8
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I vote blush and gold – it’s still elegant and bridal, IMO, and unique enough if you will already have a custom gown and one from such a specific era … don’t want to try to make TOO many things stand out or distract from the dress design itself with too bold of a color 🙂

Post # 10
451 posts
Helper bee

buzzedoffbee15:  OP, that is the dress I have been wanting to get replicated. Can you please pm me who you are going with and why? Are you supplying the lace? (I have found some online that looks like it would work) 

Please let me know how this process goes for you and when you are getting married. I am getting married here, and I just think this dress would be perfect. http://conrad-caldwell.org/weddings/the-grande-staircase/


Post # 13
1527 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I think that if you go blue or lavender you need the color to be VERY subtle. Colors like that (which I also considered) can go garish and tacky pretty easily. Sometimes what looks great on a runway doesn’t translate so well in real life. Personally I’d go blush to be on the safe side if you’re dying for a colored gown.

ETA: honestly on such a unique and embellished gown I’d stick with ivory, you don’t want it to look overdone

Post # 14
3930 posts
Honey bee

The blue (as in your picture) just looks heavenly.

Post # 15
3169 posts
Sugar bee

Blush and gold. 

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