(Closed) I think I found my white & emerald dress, but I wanna be sure

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Post # 18
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

what is it that you like about that particular dress? have you tried looking at traditional gowns and isolating style elements that you like? you might have more luck doing that and then figuring out ways to “emeraldify” those (if you’re having it made) rather than searching for the perfect thing that already exists, if that makes sense.

if you’re interested in looking at some more current trends, I saw some really beautiful options by searching “green ombre wedding gown” and “green lace wedding dress”. One I just saw has a green underlayer and a white crochet lace overlayer…cool texture and effect!

I think there are two reasons people are responding less than enthusiastically to the dress you posted:<br />1) the inspiration picture seems to be much higher quality/execution than the examples on the mannequins. (and in response to “how is satin cheap?” satin is just a type of weave of fabric. It can be made of silk or polyester…and within polyester satin there are several different grades. There’s NICE polyester satin, and there’s cheap, stiff, shiny polyester satin. You can usually tell from look/feel.)<br />2) color on wedding dresses was a really big trend in the late 90s and early 2000s. It didn’t necessarily go away, but the way designers are executing it has changed, and I think posters are trying to steer you away from some of the older styles. 

it also just occurred to me that there’s a cool dress that one or two bees have that is a more traditional gown with a modern feel…and definitely has a pop of color. I can’t remember the designer, but a quick google search turned up this picture, which is similar to the style of the dress I’m thinking of. if stripes aren’t your thing, you could do something similar with lace around the hem or on the bodice. <br />

other ideas:

you could easily do this with green lace over silver/white or vice versa.<br />

<br />you could do ombre with any silhouette, and it would be easy to customize how much emerald and how much white your dress wound up with

<br /> <br /> this would be beautiful in silver or ivory with emerald lace appliques.

<br />(this one is a prom dress that I believe is still available by Sherri Hill…it would be a gorgeous wedding gown!)

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this would be so pretty with emerald!

<br />oh man, this is just so gorgeous…add an emerald belt for some more green…stunning!

anyway, I have no idea if this was helpful or not, but I sure had fun. 😀 good luck!<br /><br />(the formatting is really janky, and I apologize…I had to do it in the html box to get the pictures in, and it isn’t cooperating much. hopefully you can figure it out.) 😀

Post # 19
29 posts

Usually I’d say go with gold vs silver when it comes to pairing it with jewel tones like emerald, but 

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cateyes:  posted some gorgeous gowns.

OP, the link you posted in your post did not have quality dresses. Could be the materials used- not all satin is equal-, but it was definitely the silhouette, fit and stitching. All eyes will be on you on your wedding day. I’d fine the most gorgeous dress in emerald and leave white out of it and just have a red carpet moment.

Post # 20
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Alfred Angelo incorporates colors into their dresses, they are a large manufacturer so they are good quality but reasonably priced, probably over $1000 though.

This isn’t emerald, but “lilypond”


or what about getting a more affordable white dress and doing a colored belt/sash. Those are very popular these days so you should be able to find one or have one made. 

Alfred Angelo’s come in a lot of colors including an emerald, I’m sure David’s bridal does too



Post # 24
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2022 - City, State

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cateyes:  where did you see  this dress?  Do you know who the designer is? I’m in love! 

Post # 25
2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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wifetobee63:  it’s by Jill Stuart, as per the wording on the photo. 

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