Post # 1
I’ve been an avid reader of this website for a few months now and haven’t actually posted anything myself. I’ve now gotten to the point that I could use opinions for a few dresses. Our wedding is on July 23rd and it’ll be at a church/banquet hall so more traditional, I guess.
I’ve also noticed that each dress that I try on, I’ve been comparing it to the Maggie Sottero Jenna dress…the two things that I wish I could change with the Jenna dress is the material of the dress (it’s taffeta but I wish I could get it in satin) and I wish I could add beading or embroidery or pick-ups on the bottom part of the dress. Also, I would definitely add matching beading to the sweetheart neckline going all the way around to the back of the dress to match the beading in the mid-section.
Thanks ladies and good luck with your planning!
Post # 3
Pictures of all the dress that you’re looking at will help. So, I will help you 🙂
Justin Alexander 8504
Maggie Sottero Jenna
That being said, I’m a fan of the Jenna dress – but if you don’t like the fabric, then I wouldn’t bother wth it. If thats the case, I’m a fan of the Justin Alexander … it seems to be more of the style you’re going for (the Jenna) than 3 and 4. Good luck and tell us what you choose!
Post # 4
Thanks njm1313! You beat me to…I was just online trying to save pictures of the dresses in a different format to post them!
Yes, I’m loving the Jenna and the material is a bit of a secondary con (rather than a huge con) for it but every satin dress that I’ve tried on seems to leave me with that same feeling…wanting a satin dress!
P.S. I haven’t tried on the Justin Alexander dress yet but it’s definitely capturing much of Jenna!! 🙂
Post # 5
@semharw: I voted for Justin Alexander. It has beading and pick ups. However, for you to really know you need to try it on. I tried on a couple of Maggie Sottero dresses and I thought one of them had to be the one & they weren’t. They still weren’t exactly what I was looking for.
Good luck on your search!
Post # 6
I vote for Justin Alexander too!!!
Post # 7
@semharw: Awww, you’re so welcome hun!! And Welcome to the boards!
Yes, you definitely need to try on the Justin Alexander first. That’s really what makes the dress. There was a dress a fell in LOVE with … and it looks horrible on me, I was so sad. lol Then, all of a sudden, the dress I HATED on the rack, turned out to be the one I picked. Amazing! lol Take pics and show us when you try it on!
Post # 8
Even though I like Jenna and it looks so great on, i’ve voted for Justin Alexander as it’s got a gorgeous shape and detail too. Let us know what you go for 😉
Post # 9
In LOVE with the Mori lee 1603….what a dress!! It seems to embody the jenna but with more flare and the satin is to die for!! I too feel like you do with the taffeta thing. I’m really not a fan of that frabric and prefer a satin dress, but I haven’t seen anything out there that’s satin but the jenna…and with embeloshments. Def keep us posted if you find something that embodies your vision…I’d love to get something similar!!!