Post # 1
i’ve put a scary number of hours into online hunting for my dress and i’m coming up empty…but i feel like it has to be out there. I want something very simple that would go with a casual/rustic sort of wedding. I want an a-line dress made with a light material (ie not taffeta), a sweetheart top (i love that crisscross-y look), no pick-ups, no beading or bejazzlement, and structured enough that i look skinny and not like i’m wearing a nightdress– and i don’t want to spend anything more than 1300. it seems that the affordable dress lines all have lots of beading and whatnot, if you want simplicity you have to spend a lot of money. but maybe i just haven’t seen it and one of you knowledgeable bees have? has anyone run across something like this in their dress hunts? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I have similar criteria! And it is definitely hard to find on a budget; I will be watching this thread. So far, the closest I have found comes only in white and does not have a train (I want ivory with a train haha); I figure the top would be easy enough to have altered to sweetheart, especially for that price.
Aria has some simple un-bedazzled designs that might work for you; I think the silk shantung might be nice for what you describe.
danadelphia was considering this Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dress, which comes in white.
This J Crew gown is cotton!
(My ultimate goal is to have a plain organza skirt and a lace top, so I am looking at a-line, sweetheart neckline dresses that I can put a lace bolero over.)
Good luck, and keep us posted if you find something.
Post # 4
i want a bolero too! this one from etsy. i love the way they look with a simple gown.
Post # 5
have you looked at the cosmobella line? my dress is from there, it’s a-line, has a rouched middle, and only a thin strip of beading around my waist. the fabric is much lighter than any of the other dresses i tried on too, even though it’s satin.
my dress was just above $800.
you should check them out.
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Hi, I’m actually trying to sell my gown that I purchased when I first got engaged, out of the excitement! Still has tags on it, never altered. And although it’s a beautiful gown I’ve decided on a totally different look now. I’m just letting you know since it sounds similar to what you’re describing. Simple a line, sweetheart neckline. Just thought I’d let you check it out. Just posted it on ebay:) Let me know if you like it:) Good luck on finding your dream dress!!!
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I totally agree with amaryllis on th Aria dress…I tried that specific one on in the silk shantung and I loved the simplicity of it. It was very flattering!
Post # 10
hm…jasmine bridal says on their website that they allow you to alter their dresses to make them exactly what you want…so in theory i could pick one that i like and just ask them to leave off all of the beading and such. i like this one: jasmine. has anyone done this? it would work out well since i’m also five feet tall and i could ask for a shorter length while i’m at it…