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So I made everyone vote on my dresses and today, I went back out and tried both of them on again. I have pretty much decided to go with the aline, but it’s polyester (Wtoo, Mimi). Does anyone know of any dresses that look like this one, but are made of a higher quality fabric? Don’t get me wrong.. I love the $750 price tag, but my wedding is outdoors in the summer and I would cook in a fabric like that!
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Sadly, it is also polyester. 🙁 Thanks though, it IS very similar (and even MORE affordable).
Post # 5
I suggest just putting a thin hoop skirt under it so that it holds it away from your legs without it changing the shape (unless you want a fuller shape). The dress is perfect.
Post # 6
I think you aren’t going to have much luck without a significant (like, a lot) increase in price. FWIW, that dress looks awesome on you!
Post # 7
@NDfan2009: K, that dress looks awesome on you.
Have you thought about having a copy made by a dressmaker? More work, but you could pick your fabric. Silk would be awesome!
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Thats just not true, my dress was $850, and was not taffeta its organza and heavily beaded, so its possible to find a dress that isnt taffeta for that price.
@ OP: That is going to be very difficult to find a similar dress in a different material, changing the material will typically change the entire look of the dress. I would try a hoop skirt, they help keep your skirt from your legs which keeps you cooler.
Post # 10
Even if your dress isn’t polyester, it won’t matter if the lining is.
The dress does look great on you!
Post # 11
I’m not sure if it’s polyester, but Mori Lee Blu 4524 has a similar feel, and there are lots of threads about how light and airy it is. If you do a quick search I’m sure you’ll find them — and it’s really a beautiful dress!
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Seems like Justin Alexander had something similar, and a lot of their dresses are silk.
Post # 14
Watters makes this exact dress in real silk taffeta (Watters Gobi, around $2k). (Wtoo is the lower-priced line by Watters.)
It’s also available in a floral burnout fabric that would be beautiful for an outdoor wedding (Watters Mojave, around $1200), but I’m not sure if it’s polyester or not.
Post # 15
Theia’s dresses are reasonably priced and are silk organza. Their price range can be anywhere from $800 to $2800, but for reference, this first one sells at Nordstrom for $995.
Post # 16
@LittleRiver You completely made my day!! this is the EXACT same dress, but in silk. This is a done deal. I’m getting that one. Thank you! Thank you all for the awesome ideas. I love that you all tried to keep the price low too.