(Closed) HELP!! Looking for a similar dress to this Marchesa gown! Is this dress CLOSE??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is this dress a close substitute to the gorgeous Marchesa?
    Very similar! : (20 votes)
    34 %
    Close enough... : (31 votes)
    53 %
    Far from! : (8 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think the dress you found is similar in terms of overall feel. Do you think it would be possible to get the dress in ivory/mocha? Also would it still stay within your budget if you ask them to extend the tulle to fluff around the bottom like the Marchessa and do other changes? How close do you want to get? Obviously there are some major differences, but is the dress close enough for you?

    Post # 6
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    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like the dress you found better.

    Post # 8
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    2748 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @bohosioux:  The neckline is pretty different between the Marchessa and the Modeca. The Marchessa has kind of a mini keyhole thing going on while the lace appliques go all the way to the top of the Modeca. The types of lace are also different with the Marchessa dress having mostly vine work with a few big flowers for pop while the Modeca has mostly blooms. I can’t tell on the picture, but does the Marchessa’s appliques have shiny/beaded elements? You address the difference in the sleeves with the idea of a bolero, so that’s taken care of.

    All of that being said, I think both dresses are beautiful, and like I initially said, the Modeca dress is quite close in overall feel to the Marchessa. It’s a little hard to see with the black on mocha, but I think if you can do ivory/mocha combination it would be darn close.

    I think the Enzoani dress without crinoline is close, too, but I think the Modeca is closer.

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper

    Love it. Very simiar.

    Post # 12
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    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Defiitely the same “feel”.   Love them both.  I’m usually not in to big designers, but Marchesa dresses are ALWAYS so swoony.

    You’re lucky there’s something so similar!  I tried forever to find something even *sort of* similar to this – and totally struck out.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I love the dress you found better as well.  The first dress is no doubt very beautiful, but I don’t like the extra on the sleeves, I prefer the simplicity of the second gown. It’s just stunning!

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love th edress you found too, have you checked out the designer Pavoni? Not sure what their prices are but they have very nice designs. 

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