(Closed) Dress Twins?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

S oyour friend owns this dress and will be wearing it for her wedding? I think you should talk to her about it! Yes the dress will look different on everyone and accessorized differently, but I would still be kinda choked if someone I was that close to bought the same dress. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

picture?? 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

There will be other dresses that are coming out each season and by the time you get married or get close to buying a dress you’ll find a different one.  TRUST ME, as someone who bought their dress early because 1. I was impatient and 2. I didn’t want this dress to be discontinued and couldn’t live without it I now have dress regret.  I love the dress I bought but it no longer fits my wedding style/feel and spent $$ on a dress I don’t want to wear now. 

Talk to her about it and keep the dress in mind when its soon enough to actually purchase your dress but also keep an open mind that you’ll find something else just as amazing if not more that is YOUR dress.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

There are so many dresses out there, why do this?  You have plenty of time to shop & enjoy the process and I’m sure you’ll find something you love more.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you want to keep your friendship intact, don’t go there honey…

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

It would bother me if one of my best friends went and bought my exact same wedding dress, whether I was actually at the wedding or not. 

If you love that particular dress, then use it as an inspiration to find a dress that’s all your own.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Note:  if you are concerned with scars on your back I would get a dress in any shape that works for you, and then add a lace bolero to it if the dress does is strapless and doesn’t have back coverage.  Case in point this trumpet fit dress with bolero:  http://www.jlmcouture.com/Jim-Hjelm/Bridal/Additional/Style-8857

OR this a line lace dress with bolero:  http://www.onewed.com/photos/show/romantic-full-a-line-pronovias-wedding-dress-with-lace-bolero

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You might hate the dress once you try it on. Either way, I wouldn’t.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I personally would not wear the same dress as your friend… but part of me says that because I think you can find a much better dress!

I’m personally pretty anti-David’s Bridal… Just wait till you get a chance to try on other dresses at a real boutique! You’ll be blown away by how much more comfortable and how much more supportive other dresses are in comparison to DB. David’s had me in a longline corset with slips and layers upon layers underneath. The result was uncomfortable and hot and stuffy, but I thought “well, I guess this is what is required for wedding gowns!” That is, until I went to a real boutique and tried on other dresses!!

I ended up getting a Maggie Sottero gown, and I won’t need ANY bra at all because her dresses are soo supportive and beautifully designed (and I’m a 38DDD so no bra for me is pretty amazing! Haha).

 

I would try searching for “lace back” or “illusion back” gowns… OR, you could go with any kind of strapless (so you’re not limiting yourself!) and look for a beautiful Lace Bolero to go with it. Smile

Check out this gorgeous dress by Casablanca… Lace back, plus the train is infinitely more beautiful, PLUS I can guarantee it will feel more comfortable than any DB dress.

 

Good luck to you!! You’re going to LOVE dress shopping, so don’t limit yourself before you even get a chance to start!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

OP, you’re not even engaged yet.. I wouldn’t be worried about this now.  Wait until you’re 8-12 months out from a wedding date before you even think about dresses and make sure you’ve booked your venue and picked a theme, first. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@HopingtobeeMrsV:  

 

You have plenty of time! Do NOT settle for a David’s Bridal dress… Too many other better dresses out there. Even if you have to travel, I highly recommend checking out a real boutique… SO worth it!

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