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After several trips to bridal salons, I have gotten a pretty good idea of what I’m looking for in a wedding dress. Problem is, what I’m looking for is hard to find. I am looking for a mermaid or fit-and-flare silouhette in satin (preferably silk satin) with a decent sized train, a deep, stapless, sweetheart neckline and some sparkly details and minimal-to-no ruching. Price must me under 3-3.5K$.
I would be fine with some ruching above the natural waistline, like in the Kenneth Pool
Sophisticate http://kennethpool.com/gallery/090707/sophisticate.shtml Which I love, but could never ever afford.
My top contender so far has been Essense of Australia D1098, but I’m not totally sold on it, I think I want a little more detailing or sparkle 🙂
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I saw your post and instantly thought of this dress!!
I fell in love with this dress, but then decided to go with a ballgown.
What do you think?
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@LadySapphire: Good suggestion, but I’m looking for a deeper neckline than that and I’m not in love with some of the embroidery. I think I’m looking to keep the beading around the waist and/or neckline. Damn you Kenneth Pool, for being so expensive!
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have you checkout out La Sposa’s ‘Fanal’? That is my dress and when I saw your thred title I thought you were describing her!! It would come in far under your budget, although not sure if there might be too much rouching for you…? It does fit your other specs of decent train, sweetheart neckline, etc…
It is plain silk satin, no bling or lace or anything, but I got a Pronovias sash and it added just the right amount of bling. Plus I love that even though there are a bunch of other girls with the same dress, my look will be unique.
hope you find something you love!!
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In my helping you find your dress, I found a dress that I now have a slight bit of regret over, so thanks for that 😉
Anyway, a few to try:
Liz Fields 9003
WToo’s Lilli and Zhanna
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how about tara keeley 2155;
tara keely 2851;
tara keeley 2852
and I agree with the poster above who suggested sottero and midgley Tierney:
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Do a search in wedding bee for Sottero & Midgley ‘Mae’, it might be what you are looking for. Its the dress I have and it is gorgeous!
I say look at wedding bee as the pics on the Sottero & Midgley site do not (IMHO) reflect what the dress actually looks like. I really dont like the pics on the site! lol
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I pmed you, but I have a BRAND NEW, AUTHENTIC kenneth pool sophisticate dress for sale that is almost half your budget! i purchased it as a reception gown, but i have decided to stay in my original wedding dress. It is brand new- never worn (only tried on in the store) and NO alterations. Please look at your messages and pm me back if you are interested- I can send you photos or meet up with you!
Post # 14
Thanks for your help everyone, so many excellent options!
Post # 15
Noticed some girls mentioning Tierney by Sottero and Midgley. I just bought this dress, and it looks far better in person than on the website. Dress is two sizes too small, but this is roughly what it looks like! Good luck!