Post # 1
Bees, I made a big mistake. I went to David’s Bridal to try on Vera Wang #VW351023. Even though I knew I couldn’t afford $1,300 for a dress. I liked the illusion top a lot and I thought I would just see what it looked like. Augh! I really like the dress. My mom wanted to buy it for me (they offered her a store credit line of $3,500) but I said no. My parents are really struggling right now financially and there’s no way I can “let” her take on that kind of debt.
We kinda had a fight in the middle of the store… the sales lady was pouring on the pressure and my bipolar mom was screaming and in angry tears. I basically fled the store in embarrassment. Yeah. Ouch.
Here’s me in the dress:
My dilemma is that I’d like to find a nice, plain, strapless white gown and have a dressmaker I’m friends with make the lace top. It actually is worn underneath the gown. The only issue is the strapless dress would need to come up quite a bit higher on me, like the Vera does in the picture. Most strapless dresses I’ve seen (and tried on) seem pretty low and kind of hang off the bride’s boobs.
Here’s a detail shot:
Does anybody know of any more affordable (say, $500-$700) plain strapless dresses I could have this done to? That “come up” a bit higher on the chest? Would it be a better idea to have the dressmaker make the whole thing, not just the lace under-shirt (Vera calls it a “T-shirt”?
Post # 3
There are prob alot of affordable styles like this or a wee bit simpler. I’d say maybe go the dressmaker route- like you said, most strapless dresses come in a much lower neckline… at least then you know the 2 pieces will work together if they’re made together with this outcome in mind… possibly look locally for someone?
Post # 4
@Magdalena: Hi, I was wondering if you were wearing an A-line slip under this dress or nothing at all. I really like this dress on you .
Post # 5
The dress is very elegant~
Post # 6
I just bought this dress this weekend. It is so elegant and romantic. My wedding is in October of 2012 and I would be willing to sell it to you…
Post # 7
@Magdalena: Hi, I fell in love with this dress and I bought it from David’s Bridal in February for my September wedding. Plans have changed and now I do not need it anymore. I am thinking to sell it and was wondering if you are interested. The dress is new and never used.
Post # 8
Yes I was wearing an A-line slip under the dress. I would love it to buy it off one of you girls but alas in the meantime I purchased another dress 🙁 Not my dream dress but it will do OK! I think! Eeeek.
Post # 9
Does anyone have the illusion piece (only) for sale? I have a dress, but tried it on with the jacket and fell in love…
Otherwise, Kat, did you bring pics to your friend who’s a seamstress? Or would she be interested in making another one and, if so, could we discuss the cost?
Post # 9
I know this is an old conversation but does anone have the illusion piece/ jacket for the White by Vera Wang dress VW351023 and would sell it to me please ???
It is really urgent and I don’t find anything similar unfortunatly.
Thank you for your help!