Post # 1
Could someone wiser tell me does this dress type have its own name? Like there is mermaid, ballgown, trumpet and so on, what is this style’s name? The ones where you have a straight lined dress from front and then a ‘ballgown’ on the back side. Same style as Audrey Hepburn wears in Sabrina.
I really like the style and have been playing around with the idea of getting my wedding dress in this shape since it’s definitely more rare and I believe a dress in this shape will hold it’s beauty for a long time.
Thank you so much!
Post # 2
It reminds me of a las vegas type costume.
Post # 3
I would say thats a column (or sheath) outline with a detachable tulle ballgown train. (The train is detachable right?)
I tried on a dress like that shape. It was absolutely gorgeous, but just didnt suit me or my idea for the day. Would have bought it in a second if it had. http://www.houseofmooshki.com/our-dresses/tiffany/
Post # 4
jofits: I was thinking column as well, just at least with Google I couldn’t find any results with it. I think the train is detachable (usually at least). Maybe the style doesn’t even have a specific name of its own..I found one beautiful Lazaro gown in this shape but no bridal store in my area carries Lazaro
Post # 5
Actually now I think this dress isn’t Lazaro after all, I have to check again!
Post # 6
I would think this is a custom look and that would just be considered a detachable train.
Post # 7
Giauzar: I would say sheath shape. Good luck in your search.
Post # 8
Yes Michael Cinco not Lazaro as I falsly said.
CatyLady: thanks, I’ll try to find similars as sheath dress. Haven’t seen these almost nowhere so my options might be quite limited..
Post # 9
Pronovias has some dresses with this shilouette and I agree I would call it a column with a dramatic train.
Pronovias (San Patrick Collection) ‘Saela’
Rosa Clara has some similar ones as well they just don’t have the ruffle trains but same shilouette
Rosa Clara ‘Sandy’
Rosa Clara ‘Sandra’
Rosa Clara ‘Rilka’
Venus Bridal has a new dress with a removeable ruffle train
Venus Bridal VE8694
Then there is this beauty by Oscar De La Renta
Kenneth Pool Fall 2014
Post # 10
llussier: Thank you for the suggestions! I want my dress to have sleeves / straps and that limits the options quite a bit (I most likely won’t have the extra cash to add sleeves afterwards).. I’m also super picky but some of those dresses you posted are beautiful (hello Rosa Clara!)!
Post # 11
I would take these pictures to a seamstress and find out if they’d be comfortable making and attaching the overskirt. It shouldn’t be too hard, especially if you want a tulle one. Then you can just focus on finding a sheath dress you like, which will probably be a lot easier than finding this type of unique dress.
Post # 12
CHristine2809: That is actually a very good idea, thanks!
Post # 13
Giauzar: Hi! I would call it a column illusion dress with a detachable half train. The sleeves are cap sleeves and the collar is a mandarin collar.