- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I’ve finally found a gorgeous, fitted, do-good (bought it from a nonprofit who donates it’s proceeds to NYC school children — and I’m a NYC public school teacher!!) wedding dress. The only small problem is that I’ve always dreamed of a romantic, flowy dress…
My solution is to buy a wedding skirt that I can wear for part of the day, and then have a nice, sexy, fitted dress for the rest of the evening. The problem with wedding dresses is that they’re all so beautiful, and you can’t possibly have them all! Well, this way, I can have 2. 🙂
Here are some photos of my dress!
And here is an “inspiration board of dresses I have loved throughout the dress search: (notice, both Tulle AND Chiffon are highlighted throughout…. Choices!!)
So the problem is this:
I’m looking at chiffon and tulle skirts. (I had my eye on having a custom dress made a while ago, and the designers I talked with were back and forth between chiffon and tulle, so this isn’t really clarifying anything for me.)
Chiffon: I’ve found pretty chiffon skirts on etsy, but they’re not the right color, and I’d have to have it custom made anyway because I want it to be a “wrap” skirt for ease of putting it on and taking it off over another dress. The prices range from $80 (chinese shop) to $200 for a custom skirt. The big problem with custom is that you can’t see it beforehand, but chiffon is so pretty and flowy. One plus about chiffon is that it is re-wearable after the wedding (though, I could just buy one of the cheaper chiffon skirts that doesn’t need to be a wrap if I really want a chiffon skirt after the wedding.
Here is what I (hope) the chiffon skirt will look like (just not in red… it would be in ivory or off-white).
Tulle: The tulle skirts are already made (a plus is not to have to guess what it will look like and hope I like it on a short timeline), are in a slightly higher price range (around $300), for me are not rewearable after the wedding, but it seems very “bridal” (which, with a very non-bridal dress underneath, this is a plus for me).
Here are two examples of one of the many tulle weddings skirts on etsy:
So… Please vote on the poll. Tulle or Chiffon??