(Closed) Help! Need opinions, if you would be so kind.

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think about this (non-train) wedding dress?
    It's great! Look no further! : (28 votes)
    72 %
    Eh, keep looking. You can do better. : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Something else, which I will expound on below. : (5 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think its really pretty & fitting. If you want to glam it up a bit more consider adding a brooch or sash w/ brooch. The color is really nice – but also consider the season/weather  during your wedding & whether that fabric would be too heavy or hot for some bridesmaids. But your wedding is inside – so that probably doesnt matter.

    Post # 4
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think this dress will make a beautiful wedding dress.  It almost calls to mind the Augusta Jones Tia.  I would not even sweat the train thing.  There are so many other fun accessories you can have!  (And besides, many girls chop their train off to begin with.  (It is kind of a pain).

    One comment to keep in mind.  You say church wedding, and the V in the front is a little bit, well, vee-ey.  Make sure that you are comfortable with how it lays or make sure that it can be altered so that you will be comfortable.  You don’t want to have to be thinking about the girls on your wedding day!

    Post # 5
    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I didn’t vote, because there wasn’t a "It’s great, but you still have a year left, so keep looking!" I think this style of Bridesmaid or Best Man dress will always be around because it’s so classic, but at the same time, you did say you wanted a train… plus with a church wedding/ballroom reception, I think something a little more formal would be nice.

    Post # 6
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I don’t think you need a train for it to be a wedding dress. In fact, I’m getting frustrated at all the trains I’m encountering because I don’t want one at all! The dress is lovely, and if you feel comfortable in it I think it’s a good choice, with or without a train. 🙂

    Post # 7
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Beautiful dress! =) As a fellow bride who’s planning on not having a train, I wouldn’t worry about it; if you really want that train effect, you could get a cathedral-length veil.

    Post # 8
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    here are a couple of similar dresses:


    Enzoani – Demi


    Maggie Sottero- Layne


    Sottero & Midgley – Style No. JSM1244



    Post # 9
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I am with MsSnowflake!  Beautiful dress but you still have a year.  That Bridesmaid or Best Man dress will likely be around (or you can find out when it is planned to be discontinued).  I say keep looking with an eye towards the style of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress.  I bet you will find something!

    Post # 10
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I really like it and if you feel like it fits well and love it, then you should go for it (and it is in your price range too!).  That you feel comfortable and beautiful in it is THE MOST important thing.  I am not wearing a train wedding dress either and prefer not to! 

    I think it looks great! 

    Post # 11
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I love it. I don’t really like too much beading or too much laces. If you added your accessories, it’ll look better. 

    Post # 12
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think it looks great on you and as you said it’s a great way to save money. I don’t think the lack of train is an issue but that’s really something you have to decide for yourself. The only thing I’d say is that for my tastes it’s just a tad too plain. I think you could probably have a seamstress add some jewels or perhaps a bit of lace at the top as in the pics Chela posted for relatively little cost and it would give it a little something more. Plus, once you have a veil or hair flowers or whatever, your jewelry, and the dress in white it’ll look much more bridal-y. I doubt anyone would even know. 

    Post # 13
    364 posts
    Helper bee

    I love it! Do you really need a train? It’s one of the things I was set on, but you could feel differently. It looks great on you. good luck!

    Post # 14
    45 posts
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Who makes this dress? Do you have the style #? I am looking for a dress similar to this too! I think you look great in it!

    Post # 15
    465 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    What a great dress! It looks so good on you. Unless you are upset about the idea of not having a train, I think it’s totally fine to not have one. I agree with the above people that said adding a sash or brooch would dress it up more if you’re worried about it not looking "bride" enough. Generally, at a wedding, wearing a fancy white dress is usually bridal enough! 😉 Congrats on finding such a great dress at such a great price!

    Post # 16
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i think the dress is gorgeous so i think you should buy it AND keep looking for another dress 🙂


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