Post # 1
So, I’ve tried on about 50 dresses so far… I’ve been to 3 bridal salons with all price ranges, looked in all of the department stores, tried on every range of dress I can get into…and… Nothing.
I just can’t get past the fact that 99% of dresses look so similar to me. I’m really quirky and I like to stand out and I LOVE vintage, but I can’t seem to find anything that has any personality that speaks to me.
I like Sue Wong, but I can’t find the styles that I like in the store. I also like dresses with color, but I haven’t been able to find a shop that carries any.
I’m getting to the point where I just don’t know what to do. NONE of the dresses I try on even make me want to smile or make me feel special in anyway. I either feel fat or like I’m being stuffed into someone else’s dress that I could never wear.
Does ANYONE have any suggestions on how to fix this? I really want something unique, but I can’t seem to find anything that fits that description…
Post # 3
have you thought about going custom? Meet with some seamstresses or an art student and see about getting something made. As long as it’s not made out of ultra expensive materials or has lots of beading, it should be affordable. Or put an alchemy on etsy.
Post # 4
have you seen some of the dresses on etsy?! they are amazsing and custom made for you! i would def check them out!!! here are some examples:)
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Post # 5
What do you mean by unique? Could you describe it a bit more?
Post # 6
check out offbeatbride.com. They have TONS of examples of non-traditional gowns, and links to vendors that design them.
Post # 7
I would recommend some of morilee’s dresses, some of them have a great vintage touch!
Post # 8
So… here’s what I like:
I like the BOTTOM of this dress (but I don’t want to be in a super tight corset all night) http://media.offbeatbride.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/io_wedding.jpg
I like this Sue Wong dress: http://www.suewong.com/public/Fall10_Collection.html No342 and 350 (I can’t seem to copy the images! Sorry!)
I also like this Maggie Sottero, but I don’t have any clue if it would look good on me and I can’t seem to find it in store (I also don’t think it would be too terribly comfy with all that poofiness at the bottom): http://www.weddingsdressespictures.org/images/maggie/S5097.jpg
I tried this dress on a really liked it for its Ginger Rogers/twirling fun appeal (it was grey/green), but NOT for the price: http://fashionmanifesto.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/olivia-wilde-emmy_awards_13_wenn2088236.jpg
Basically, if I could combine the flowy feel of the Reem Acra dress, with a corseted bodice of the Maggie Sottero and add the bead work from Sue Wong (or at least a more Art Deco feel to the beadwork/darker beads) and add some details like on the skirt of the first one (not sure on color of everything though)…. I think I’d be in love.
Post # 9
I feel like I’m trying to create Frankenstein’s monster!! Sheesh!
Post # 10
@staceynrick: That Reem Acra dress is AMAZING. And I love the art deco style on the Sue Wong dresses.
You could probably have something similar to the Reem Acra made for an affordable price. And maybe you could have art deco accessories/jewelry.
Post # 11
@Theresa90405: Yeah, I was thinking if all else fails and I can’t Frankenstein a dress somehow, I could always do something like this: http://www.lightinthebox.com/Selena-Gomez-Sheath–Column-Sweetheart-Sweep–Brush-Train-Chiffon-Elastic-Woven-Satin-Emmy–Evening-Dress–FSD0339-_p67906.html from Light in the Box. At least it would be cheap and kinda-sorta what I’m looking for…kinda.
Post # 13
Your style is awesome! =] Love it!
Have you seen any Sottero & Mdigley?! Its Maggie Sottero’s Couture line! Maybe they will have something more for you!
I cant wait til you find your dress and I hope you share it with us!!
**After commenting i went to the Sottero Midgley Site and found some to share!
But so many beauties, Im biased, mine is a Sottero & Midgley too!