Post # 1
I have absolutely fallen for this dress:
However, I have searched for reviews on how well this website does business, and there is only one to be found. So I am wondering if anyone knows where a similar dress can be found, or if this company is reputable to work with.
If anyone has ideas on a similar dress, the reasons I love the dress are: the mermaid shape, with the little split in the straight neck (it feels tailored), and the stiffer fabric. (I’m definitely a sucker for a crisp button-down shirt).
Post # 3
It’s Wtoo’s Ione. http://wtoo.com/Product/WtooBrides/13652/ You could check and see if a bridal show near you carries it, that’d be less risky than ordering it online.
Or did you already know that??
Post # 4
No, I had no idea who made the dress! That is so very helpful to know (I never know how to tell who made what when I come across the China exporter sites). This info will help in my search. Do you have any idea how much it’s priced at? I am definitely a bride on a budget, which is why I was looking across the cheap sites in the first place.
Post # 5
WToo Dresses start at around $650.
Post # 6
Pronovias Haiti is kinda similar
you may also want to look at Pronovias Genova, and Mallorca
and here are some listings for a Watter Ione http://www.recycledbride.com/listing/2164/wtoo-ione
Post # 7
Thanks for the price info! And I just came across the recycled bride listings, too. I did laugh out loud at the Pronovias photo, because I’ve tried that dress on twice now! My problem was that I’m 5’1″–so anything with a a wide skirt makes me look like I’m playing dress up. My mother actually laughed when I tried on my first a-line.
The WToo dress seems a bit more fitted, almost mermaid shaped, in the model’s pictures. Does it appear this way to you guys, or am I seeing things I want to see?
Post # 8
I wouldn’t say it’s a fitted as a trumpet or a mermad, perhaps more of a fit and flare type, unless you had them take it in more- then it would be trumpet
Post # 9
OOOH this dress is beautiful! I am not sure what fit-and-flare means? Does that mean it’s kind of fitted through the hips, and then flares out into an A-Line? And this might be obvius, but where do you have it taken in more to make it a trumpet? I like the idea of fit and flare, but I think it’s described as a-line. Does anybody know?
Post # 10
I was told buy a couple girls in a couple bridal shops that there’s really no appreciable difference between mermaid, trumpet and fit-and-flare :-/ though i can see how the pronivias picture could be fit-and-flare without being trumpet.
I think having it fitted tighter through the bum and upper thighs would give you a more distinct mermaid/trumpet look if i understand bind9449 correctly
Post # 11