(Closed) I love this dress, but…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You might be overthinking this. You haven’t tried anything on yet–including the DB dress and while you think you want something that’s more mermaid or trumpet, it might be that you like a ball-gown or an a-line. In reference to this dress, there’s no way anyone could tell you for sure without being a seamstress and seeing the dress in person–if you can buy it online, DB online does have a return policy, so you could always take it to a tailor and ask them what they can do. Plus, you don’t know–maybe they’ll have something similar at the salon that IS a mermaid silhouette–take the picture with you and show it to the consultant and explain what you’re going for and you might get exactly what you want.

But I’d try on first and nit-pick later.

Post # 5
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I tried this dress on 9/18/10 and LOVE it!!!! I wanted a mermaid/trumpet, but adore this dress. It’s not really ballgown, sort of a-line, but DB’s site advertises it as a trumpet. I suggest, try on the dress and ask to have a crinoline placed underneath. The train on this dress is so, much, FUN!!! (gee…I have a lot of exclamation points).

Let us know what you think of the dress when you try it on!

ps…this dress is not sold online.

Post # 6
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

This dress is based on a fairly recent Lazaro, if that helps…

Post # 7
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The dress looks more a-line to me than mermaid or trumpet. I’m guessing you want it more fitted at the hips correct? A mermaid crinoline wouldn’t do this, it would just make the dress fuller at the bottom. You would need a good amount of alterations to change the dress to a mermaid. I agree with the other bees, you should try on the dress before coming to any conclusions.

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i say try on the dress first.. u will be surprised that u might actually prefer the look of a ball gown or something other than a mermaid.. its funny but most brides end up choosing a gown they didnt expect to like

Post # 9
11 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think this dress is inspired by Edgardo Bonilla’s Alma.  (The dress is strapless but the image shows it with the option for straps.)  The Edgardo one is beautiful in person and I bet this one is too.


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