Post # 1
So I have been on the hunt for the perfect dress for quite a while now, but everything I have been finding is either completely out of my price range, just too traditional or all of the above! So I am scrolling thru project wedding’s dress pics and I come across this…
and OMG I’m so in LOVE!!! I know a lot of people will not like this dress but it is soooo ME! It is literally everything I want in a dress and more!!
So, of course, this dress is probably unattainable for me. When I looked at project weddings price it said it was anywhere from $1500-$3000. Ok, I can deal with that. It’s definitely more than I was wanting to spend (I was thinking $1000-$2000) but for my dream dress its worth it.
So now for the “I’m screwed” part… I cant find this dress anywhere! The maker of the dress is Cymbeline which is kind of a more obscure designer here. The name of the dress is “Chaza.” This dress is not on cymbeline’s website and it’s not for sale anywhere online that I can find. The only store that sells cymbeline close to me is in CA and I called and they dont have the dress 🙁 I’m guessing the only place that will have it is their showroom in NY which is on the other side of the country!!
Why do I always love dresses that I cant have? 🙁 Thanks for listening to my vent ladies!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
Chinese replica? I know a lot of bees have done custom China dresses and gotten something they’re really happy with. Do some searches on the bee. You have plenty of time to have one made with spare time if it doesn’t work out (and typically they are way cheap).
Post # 4
@bellagio: I know i’ve been thinking about it… I’m just so worried that it wont be as nice as i want it to be… i guess if im only spending around $200 on a replica i could always change my mind if i dont like it 🙂
Post # 5
Thats gorgeous. The website says there is a retailer in arizona… might be worth a road trip? And if they don’t have it in stock, maybe they can order it for you. Otherwise, you could find a great local dressmaker?
Post # 6
I don’t know where you can get it, but that dress is STUNNING! i really hope you find it. Hell, you make me want to find it! Good luck!
Post # 7
It’s a very pretty dress, if you feel strongly about it, I’d work on getting more photos of it and find a dressmaker to bring the cost down to your price range. I think it could be replicated nicely 🙂
Post # 8
Contact the designer directly. Their phone number is on their site.
Post # 9
@Cappugcino: & @kellybell: I will call the store in Arizona as well 🙂 I have a cousin in Arizona so that coul work! I think I will definitely look into having it designed for me if i cant find the real thing. The hard part is I cant find any pics of the back which looks intricate!!!
@angeebride: Haha thank you! i love it 🙂 Let me know if by chance you happen to find it 🙂
@denab85: Can you order it directly from a designer by calling them? That would be great!
Post # 10
I had a similar dilemma! I fell in love with a Sottero Midgley dress online and while a lot of stores carry this line, no one had the specific dress. I literally called every bridal shop within 4 hours of my mom’s hous as well as my future in-laws! Many stores offered to order it but I was scared it would come in and I wouldn’t like it, I really wanted to try it on first. I finally found an amazing bridal shop that ordered it, I put half down, and if I didn’t like it when it came in, I could put my money towards any other dress in their store (which had a great selection). Fortunatly, when it came in 3 weeks ago, I was in LOVE! Maybe a shop near you will do something like that…it’s a worth a shot to ask! Good luck!! The picture of your dream dress is beautiful!
Post # 11
The only shop that had my designer didnt have my dress. Contact the company and see if the Designer is doing a trunk show and if so have them send the dress in for the trunk show. Thats how they did it for me =] I completely understand the out of price range but have to have…good luck!!!
Post # 12
@JuliaH17: wow thats awesome! I’m glad you got your dream dress 🙂 Thats a good idea though!! Maybe I will go shopping around at a few stores and if they have a good selection of dresses i like then I can ask them if they do that same thing! Thanks for the advice 🙂
@dilly_dally11: So they will send the sample to any store if they are having a trunk show? I will have to see about that!
Post # 13
If you are interested I know of a seller that shows pics of the real dresses that their factory makes and they are amazing, the best that I have seen anywhere online and I have done A LOT of searching. If you are interested let me know and I will give you thier name. Here is a pic of theirs that I love and is kind of like your’s
Post # 14
If your not comfortable going the chinese replica, what about a good tailor? It doesn’t look like it’s TOO difficult of a dress (not super elaborate or lacy) I’m sure they could come up with something that looks similar (if not exactly) with a less expensive fabric you could probably get away for quite a bit less than the original.
Post # 15
ohmy that dress is fabulous!! I hope you get ahold of it or find something similar! You have great taste! 🙂
Post # 16
I had a lot of difficulty locating my dress as well. What worked for me was calling the stores closest to see if they had it, and if they I didn’t asked them if it was a new dress or if it was from past collections. My dress was brand new so I ended up tracking my dress down at a trunk show in NYC. Also some stores offered to get the dress from the designer for me but it would take a little bit of time. Overall, for me it was worth it… i tracked down my dress and it was the one