(Closed) Dream dress vs real dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Your dress is gorgeous! Since you love the idea of a great belt, I wonder if you might be able to add just the right kind of belt to the dress you have, thereby giving that extra oomph there? I know it has detail already and on its own it is grand, but it might be worth a try since you like that look so much. Why not talk with your alterations people and see what they could come up with? Just a thought. Good luck!

Post # 4
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Your dress is beautiful and really similar to the Lazaro dress! I agree with Cornflakegirl, you can easily add a beaded belt to your dress. There’s room for it between the beading, and the cost would be waaay lower than what you would’ve paid for the Lazaro.

My dream dress was an Elie Saab I saw in my local newspaper’s website. I suspect the bride (daughter of a local celebrity) had heavily modified it because I couldn’t find that specific model anywhere online. Also, probably way above my budget. I asked my mom to check out a store that sells Elie Saab dresses where she lives, and she told me “over 8K”. I asked her “Dollars or Euros”. She replied in a horrified voice , “Does it even matter??? Way too much!” . LOL.

I bought another dress (incidentally a Lazaro) but didn’t feel it was quite the one. Shortly before my wedding I found this Romona Keveza and bought it. I feel like it was the closest I could come to the dream dress.

Post # 5
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Your dress is gorgeous!  I agree with the PPs… it looks very similar to the Lazaro and I think you could definitely add a beaded belt if you wanted to give it more oomph.  It looks great regardless though.

I love love love Monique Lhuillier lace dresses but unfortunately could not afford them.  Even used, they were on the high end of what I wanted to spend.

Then I came across a picture of this Jenny Lee dress and got really excited because it was exactly what I had envisioned:


Unfortunately I couldn’t find this dress ANYWHERE, and I quickly realized that even if I could it was probably more than I wanted to spend.  I don’t even know if it would have looked good on me because I never had the chance to try it on, but that was the picture I brought with me when I went dress shopping and showed to consultants. 

Then I tried on this Romona Keveza and it was instant love. I think it’s kind of similar to the picture above (minus the veil), and I love it: 

(Coincidentally it’s the same dress as Meliss above, just a different silhouette)

Post # 6
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i already got my dress and i love it. but my dream dress…sigh..if i was butt rich, this is what i would be rocking…


Post # 7
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Ka393:  Thanks a lot!  I was pretty happy with my dress choice until I clicked on your link and now I’m drooling over your dream dress as well!  🙂   Seriously, I’m dying to touch that dress, it just looks like the richest, most luxurious fabric ever!

That being said though, I do love the Alfred Angelo dress you picked and as others have said, think you could do many things with a belt if you so choose.  If not though, it is still gorgeous the way it is!  

I have gone back and forth on many dream dresses – all courtesy of the bees of course!  For a long time I drooled over KLP2010’s Justin Alexander 9552 (I don’t know how to add a link on here) and now my latest dress envy is actual SerenaSF’s Romona!  That dress instantly made me regret not going with a lace dress…

Sigh, I just need to stop looking at dress posts!

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