(Closed) In need of some SERIOUS dress help

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

here are some dresses… do you like any of them? you only want knee length?

ill keep looking….

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Post # 5
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

ohhh yeah the Melissa Sweet its really cute ….. beautiful gowns!

Post # 7
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I LOVE the dress you bought.


  You’re right, in the photo it isn’t bridal- but if you pair it with the right shoes and accessories- it will be beyond gorgeous.  If you wanted to pair a etsy bridal bolero with it, it would add a bit of the bridal feel or even a veil (any length).  I would reconsider buying a new dress, and look into some awesome accessories (IMHO I think you made a wonderful first choice)

Post # 8
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i think your dress is gorgeous.

as with comments above, you can consider a very classy bridal bolero (lace maybe?) and with the right accessories, you’ll be just fine.

think about how you’d wear your hair / make-up too: you can look more dolled-up, add a cute veil – bird cage / fascinator, and you’d be so chic & so fab. 

remember, being a bride doesn’t necessarily mean being swathed in reams & reams of white fabric! i love the dress you bought and i think it’s very apt for the small cozy wedding you’re planning.

Go for it! 

Post # 10
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

your dress is gorgeous! You can totally wear it again though…bust it out for your rehearsal and some other things. Also, I think a good idea for "dressing up" a casual white dress are those gorgeous bridal belts. They’re like sashes but heavily embroidered (a couple inches thick) and then they add some bling to your waistline. They look the best on simpler dresses that don’t already have imbellishments

 Can you find a used melissa sweet online? or on ebay? 

Post # 11
184 posts
Blushing bee

That Melissa Sweet is lovely, but the site indicates that it is in the 3 grand range…

Have you looked at Alfred Angelo dresses? They have lots of pretty, tea length dresses which are within your price range. 

Post # 12
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think with the right accessories, the dress you already have would look wonderfully bridal!  

Post # 13
36 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

J.Crew has some great dresses http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WeddingParties/womens/w_bridesmaids/PRDOVR~11455/11455.jsp’ defer=’defer

Have you totally decided on knee-length? There are some very chic and simple long dresses that are still casual. The short and long versions of the Robin dress are pretty affordable and quite lovely. They come in way under $1,000. Also, if there’s a long dress you like you could shorten it and use the excess fabric as a wrap.  

Post # 14
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have heard of people getting mock POB/ Melissa Sweet dresses. You should get that checked out as they are GORGEOUS. Otherwise, I think you’ll be fine with what you have.

Post # 15
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I personally think that you dress is totally suitable for your wedding.  I can see it "bridalled-up" with a hair fascinator or a birdcage veil.



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