Post # 1
This is a bit of a challenge but there are so many bees here who are pretty much walking encyclopedias on wedding dresses (esp @Ilussier!) so I figured I’d try my luck.
My sister is getting married in 2016 (so still plenty of time!) but in the meantime we are having lots of fun looking at dresses. She’s in love with the Mary Katrantzou wedding dress below but obviously this one is a one of a kind. Basically, she wants a dress that is (a) lots of volume at the bottom, preferably big ruffles, (b) has an interesting back and (c) is not strapless. The closest I could find is the Hayley Paige Dori but that is waaay out of her price range. We’re looking for a dress that is $1500 or less but even preloved Doris are about 3k+. Any help??
Mary Katrantzou dress here:
Post # 2
The straps are the only thing making ti difficult to find something. I work in a boutique that carries deigners in your price range, but most of the ruffle dresses I find are strapless. Remember its easy to add unique straps as well.
Stella York 5859 (add straps/cap sleeve)
Wtoo ‘Olivia’ (add straps/cap sleeve)
Pronovias ‘Milenka’ (maybe over or around the budget Pronovias has a wide price range)
San Patrick ‘Sakima’
Venus Bridal VE8127
Da Vinci Bridal 50015 (add straps/cap sleeve)
Post # 3
Sorry found more 😀
Lis Simon 2015 ‘Giselle’ (put a petticoat underneath for added volume)
Ellis Bridal 19052VL
Post # 4
Pronovias has dresses that are similar and some of them are around the $1500-$2000 range