Post # 1
Hey guys! I’m looking for a lace/beaded wedding dress that’s fitted (mermaid or fit & flare) and has a semi-cathedral or cathedral length train AND is under $1500. I fell in love with casablanca 1914 but it’s kind of too A-line for me. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!!
Post # 3
I bought Maggie Sotterro’s Phillipa in ivory over light gold. I got mine during a sale but I believe the regular price was around $1400.
Post # 4
I am in love with the rosa clara two line! Typically rosa clara dresses are really expensive but the two line is within your budget. I wore the belga from the 2010 collection and it was amazing. They also make more sheath style dresses with gorgeous trains. If you are a lace and beading girl though you need to find someone who carries it because you won’t be disappointed 🙂
Here’s my dress, probably a little too a-line for your taste but the lace was to die for
My other favorite and 2nd runner up: Rosa clara cima
Post # 5
@SS2012: Hi lace and beading bride! 🙂 I have a Signature gown (was made by a private designer in Richmond, VA). It is a strapless, fit and flare style with gorgeous lace and beading. I got the dress as a sample, so a few of the beads (pearls!) are loose but this can easily be fixed, and I never actually got to wear the dress at a wedding 🙁 It has a sweetheart neckline. I don’t have any pictures online, but if you are interested I can definitely take some of me in it and also as it looks hung up on a hanger on my camera phone and upload them onto here. The gown was originally $1300, I paid $1000. I am willing to negotiate on the price for sure so let me know if any of this sounds good to you! 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Post # 6
Try casablanca. They have a lot of beaded gowns.
Post # 7
Have you tried casablanca 1995? The pictures online don’t really do the dress justice…it is beautiful in person! It has subtle sparkle all over and the lace is gorgeous. I think it would be in your price range too. Here is a pic of me trying it on:
Post # 8
Thanks! These are pretty dresses..but I don’t know if I’ll ever find what I’m looking for! I love the sparkle and lace on casablanca 1914 but I also love the style of Sottero & Midgley 5210 infact the 5210 was probably the *perfect* dress…but it’s discontinued! Just my luck!
Post # 9
Casablanca 1995 absolutely stole my heart, and I was set on buying it, until I tried on the 1914. I was SO dissapointed with the trumpet fit, being set on a mermaid and one of the reasons why I fell for the 1995. HOWEVER (!!!!!!) the owner of the store suggested having the 1914 altered into a mermaid… the best of both worlds!!! It was already a size too big, so the alterations will be easy! I ended up buying a sample gown (and you can’t tell) for $500, and alterations will run about $180 total!!! WIN!!!! I hope this helps!!!
And check the resale websites for a new one with tags, and still be WAY under budget!!!
Post # 10
Maggie Sottero Gatsby (my dress)? Definitely lace and beaded, but it’s a slim sheath rather than mermaid/fit-n-flare… though it could probably be modified. Here’s the beading and a non-fluffed train… and my price after tax was around $1100.
Post # 11
I aso fell in love with the Casablance 1914 but the only thing I didn’t like was that I felt like it was too A-line. I want something with a little bit more of a mermaid shape. The bridal consultant said Casablanca is very good a customizing dresses and that we might be able to reference the cut of another Casablanca dress. I might try this.