(Closed) Dress advice

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I bought a sample dress for $450 (normally $1200). I am worried about alterations though :(….theu can run $500. 

Post # 3
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257 posts
Helper bee

I really like your dress but it seems too casual for the venue. I found a beautiful dress from Anne Taylor bridal for $300, they had a lot of options. You can’t try them on ahead of time either but they take returns. Here’s the one I bought but sent back bc I changed my venue to the beach! 

Post # 4
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257 posts
Helper bee

Lol, now I’m laughing bc I really like your dress for my beach wedding! 

Also that Anne Taylor gown looked dynamite with an ivory veil and beaded belt! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

terber1188:  also check out the Voyage line by Mori Lee. It’s their destination/casual line so the dresses are lighter and easier to wear. Here are some dresses around the $500 mark:

 

Post # 7
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That dress is very pretty! I think it’d be perfect. You being comfortable is the most important!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

 

terber1188:  Well, it’s a pretty dress and would no doubt be comfortable, but .. well, it doesn’t look like a wedding  dress to me.  And as a pp has said, it is very casual .  Some of those that clairebbear posted are lovely and a nice wide flowy skirt would both look bridal and be comfortable I think. The immediate  pp says your being comfortable is the most important , but I respectfully disagree, I think both  are equally so .

Post # 9
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236 posts
Helper bee

terber1188:  Have you looked at bridesmaid dresses? A lot of them come in white/ivory options so they can look bridal but they usually cost less than an actual wedding dress.

Post # 11
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

terber1188:  I agree that the dress might be a little too casual for your venue. Try BHLDN or Dessy Group. Folks wanting lighter weight, affordable options have been successful here.

Post # 12
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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Post # 14
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257 posts
Helper bee

prettygirl05:  Thank you it really is beautiful, I’m starting to wonder if I should have kept it… I bought a Grace Loves Lace dress also that I could sell. I just can’t decide, why is it I’m 110% sure of my fiancé but only 50% sure of my dress?! Lol, I’m treating the dress like its the biggest decision of my life! 

Post # 15
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Newbee

terber1188:   I have been ordering dresses from reputable online stores:  Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.  They have some pretty dresses at reasonable prices, and shipping is FREE BOTH WAYS!!  You can keep the dresses as long as you want, too.  I tried BHLDN, but their stylists recommended the wrong sizes for me, and each dress costs $15 to mail, plus one base fee of $!0.  Some of the gowns I’ve tried were very heavy, so avoid a lot of beading.  I like chiffon – it’s light and flowy.  I actually just ordered a poly satin ballgown from Ebay on impulse!  It cannot be returned, so I might have made a big mistake.  The gowns I’ve tried are no more than $400 and several were much less. 

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