Post # 1
I bought this dress on a whim at the mall before I even made a real trip to a bridal shop. It was a great price and fits well but I’m not sure if it’s “the one”.
I’m wondering if it is too simple looking?? I’m torn between a more simplistic style and going for something more “traditional”, i.e. something with a bit more shape or has a gorgeous train. My Fiance will be wearing a traditional black tux. Will it look too casual next to a tux?
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2016 - Garden
I think that’s GORGEOUS!! You don’t always have to go all out paying too much for a dress. Mine was only $300. I originally paid for a $1700 dress. I saw how gorgeous it was but not worth it. It was the wrong color anyway, so that was a great opportunity to return my dress and search for something cheaper and just as gorgeous. Nothing wrong with that
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s too casual, but I don’t care for it much either. I’d go try on some dresses in a bridal shop.
Post # 4
i think it’s beautiful! definitely not too casual or too simple 🙂
Post # 5
I think it’s wonderul, but if your heart is thinking you should go look for dresses with trains, I think you should do so. the dress is very pretty, but it is simple and you could probably wear it to other things. I do think that you would make a beautiful bride in that dress. Sounds like you want to look for another dress, if it’s in the budget, I think you should go look, if you really want to.
Post # 6
lovely dress…. I saw it at forever new and was impressed with the quality. I still think you should have the whole bridal salon experience and try a few dresses on and see if any top your current purchase. I’m only saying that because you are unsure and I’d hate for you to have a case of shoulda, coulda, woulda….
Otherwise I think it is very bridal and will look beautiful on the day!!!
Post # 7
i personally think you could find something a little more special! You don’t have to spend a fortune – have a look at modcloth bridal section or stillwhite.
If you do stick with this dress – ramp it up with a chapel length, raw edge, full thickness veil and a headpiece. Make sure your veil has a bit of omph like this one:
And wear some standout shoes. 🙂
Post # 8
It really depends on your wedding setting. If your groom is wearing a tux, and you’re the bride, I would think it’s very understated option. For a courthouse wedding, or a very minimalistic simple wedding it would work.
If you have not even gone to a professional bridal store then I think you’re robbing yourself the experience. Wedding dresses are not like other dresses, they look , fit, and feel different ( in a good way I think). I didn’t understand at first I thought w/e, I started only going to consignment wedding stores to save money. But they didn’t have anything that made me really feel “wow”.
I would go to the bridal store, and if you still love your dress then go for it. Otherwise I would keep it as a backup reception dress.
Post # 9
I think it would be ok for a reception dress, a rehearsal dinner dress (if you are doing a formal one) or a wedding on a tropical beach kind of dress…. but tbh I think it’s a bit too plain to be “the one” dress..
Post # 10
I think its beautiul! My wedding dress only cost $150 so price doesnt matter!
If you wanted to make it a little more fancy you could get a lace bolero or something if you like lace. They look really nice over strapless dresses 🙂
Post # 11
I’m a plain dress bride, and I like the dress, however it is quite casual for a black tie wedding. If you glammed it up with a chic up do and went heavy on the accessories it could look more in keeping.
If you’d said it was a low key wedding and your guy was in a linen suit then I’d have said great.
You’ve chosen black tie, so any reason why you’re shying away from a gown?
if you look back on simple dress threads you’ll find some amazing dresses that are understated but suitable for black tie.
Post # 12
There’s nothing wrong with the dress per se, but I would be concerned that if your Fiance is in black tie, he’s going to look overdressed compared to you.
The same minimalist style, in satin, would probably look more formal.
Post # 13
Thanks for all the great feedback!
I think I’ll definitely do a bit more shopping around and check out some bridal shops. It’s good to know that if I really don’t find something I like I can always glam up this one with some accessories.
Fiance has always wanted to wear a tux to our wedding just because he said he’d never really get a chance to wear one otherwise. Our wedding is at a golf course, so both formal and more laid back styles work because of the green and outdoorsy aspect. Our ceremony is outdoors and reception is indoors.
I’m not a very fashion forward person…I’m a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl. Guess I’m finding the thought of dress shopping a bit intimidating!!
Post # 14
See if something like this would work for you: simple silhouette with a train, with dazzle provided by the earrings and bracelet. All ship internationally.
From J. Crew:
From Charm and Chain:
Post # 15
Definitely need the shopping experience to see what all you like and don’t like. I like the dress but I agree that it would not be enough for the tux. That being said, i also had preferred simple dresses. The one i really loved was a lace, no train dress and even though it worked well with my silhouette i did not feel like a bride in it. That was important to me, regardless of location (big/small wedding). The dress was something i could buy in the future for another event. So i kept searching and when i found the dress that i’m going for it was opposite to what i had been searching for. But i felt beautiful, sexy and and every time i put it on I can’t stop smiling and staring. I hope you find a dress that does that for you too. Best of luck!