Fell in love with a dress outside the budget…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

boalyssa :  you have a stunning figure so anything with a similar silhouette will suit you so well- I was also determined not to spend a fortune on a dress mine cost me £299 and it’s absolutely exquisite and it’s from a discount wedding dress shop we have in the UK. 

Post # 32
4 posts

boalyssa :  i have a very similar dress for sale for $125. I had it made but wasn’t what I wanted if you are interested 🙂

Post # 33
743 posts
Busy bee

How much is just the top? what if you got just the top, but figured out another skirt? or vice versa?

Post # 34
19 posts

I think separates is the way to go if you want a legit (not some shady replica) route to achieve a similar style. The store I chose (on Etsy) has an incredible variety of tops and bottoms: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WardrobeByDulcinea I know they customize their designs to an extent, I’m not sure about entirelly custom halter top but it can’t hurt to ask. Their quality is second to none and I chose them mainly because they have a video on their process in their About section. I wanted to make sure my dress isn’t coming from a China sweatshop. 

Post # 35
17 posts


boalyssa :  Hi! Wow Gorgeous Dress!! If you’re still on the search, yes I can custom make this dress for you! I’m a wedding dress designer and can make this look for you for your budget 🙂 

I would love to work with you!


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Post # 36
3089 posts
Sugar bee

boalyssa :  Look for sample sales and look online!

I did the same thing. I ended up finding my dress in my size (and im not even sample size!) on sale during a sample sale from a boutique in NY on the other side of the country. I called around to make sure the shop was legit and was an authorized retailer for the designer, everything checked out so i ordered the dress.

Its perfect! And cost about $1100 less. 

Post # 37
682 posts
Busy bee

boalyssa :  I know this isn’t helpful at all but that dress is STUNNING. I had never heard of that designer before; looked him up and love pretty much every design. I’ll definitely be tracking it down when I start dress shopping. So Thank you for sharing!

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