Post # 1
I just wanted to write a quick note for anyone that is looking for a modest wedding dress (higher neckline/raised back/short sleeve). In my own search, I found it to be very, VERY difficult at first, so I’m hoping this post is able to help some of you in your own dress search!
Anyway, I came across ladder day bride’s website whichhad some beautiful, non frumpy, modest gowns. The only problem (big problem!) is, it’s terribly hard to decide on a gown without having tried it on, right? RIGHT. That was my thing, too! Because visually I might love something, but realstically I know that not everything looks nice on my shape
So, rather than order from that particular website and pay a 10% restocking fee if I didn’t like the dress, I’ve come to realize that… drum roll, please… at least 80% of the gowns on that site are just altered Casablanca and Jasmine label gowns! TA DA! Apparently, these two designers specialize in customizing modest gowns (yay!), so you can get a trendy, yet modest, gown for your big day without having to worry about the fit or shape of the gown!
So, here’s my advice. Try on the strapless Casablanca or Jasmine gowns at any retailer, and then custom order it through there – OR from the place mentioned above! MUCH easier than purchasing sight unseen, huh?
Now if only it were as easy to find modest bridesmaid dresses that they could try on, also … but hopefully this helped some of you in your gown search!
Post # 3
@Miss Stella: Try Shabby Apple for Bridesmaid’s dresses. Though those are on-line too….
Post # 4
@jedeve: There are some beautiful day dresses on that site. Thank you! :o)
Post # 5
I liked some of the selections on prettybridesmaids.com …you do need to order through a bridal store, though. We ended up going with the infinity dress, which can be very modest with correct wrapping and a modesty piece underneath.
Post # 6
Where was this when I was searching. lol.
I ended up making my own/using a doner. Inspired by 3 dresses; Grace Kelly/Vogues 2979/Justin Alexander.
I do have a 2nd dress I’ll be using for the recpetion from Casablanca, but that will be modified soon to cover my shoulders! Right now I’m searching for the right material and design.
Post # 7
Wow! Great idea!
I am also in a similar boat. The priest wants shoulders covered. So I have decided to pay a visit to David’s Bridal and buy the sleeves which can be sewed on. (Or you can pin them in yourself to remove easily later.) Though expensive, but they look very nice and get the job done. I don’t know yet if the Canadian store carries them so I have to call. Gaah!
Post # 8
@Alice Wonderland: Your dress sounds like it’s gorgeous!
@Sasha2011: crossing my fingers that you can get what you are looking for at the Canadian stores!! 🙂
Does anyone have any more tips on where to find modest bridesmaid dresses (that could be tried on)? I wanted to try to avoid the bolero look, if I can. A friend did tell me to check Macy’s, Pennys etc., but I haven’t had much luck.
Post # 9
I live in Las Vegas, so our idea of modest is a strapless long gown lol. But my veil has so much thick lace that you barely notice my gown is strapless so I am well covered…