Post # 1
Hello Bees, I’ve been getting all sorts of inspiration from reading these boards, and I’m hoping someone will be able to offer some advice on where to find wedding dresses with interesting back detail. I’m want the front of my dress to be quite modest ie no display of cleavage, and I want something with a lovely back.
The ones I have been looking at are dresses like Claire Pettibones Chantilly ( I LOVE this one) and her Orange Blossom. Unfortunatly if I can’t find them as samples or second hand its just out of my price range. I also like some of Monique Lhullier’s dresses, just lovely.
I found a photo today of Lian Carlo 3827, but it didn’t look like its still for sale on the website, and I have no idea of how much it costs either..
Sorry if I’m prattling on too much!
I will (attempt) to include some photos of the dresses I’ve been eyeing up
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Hmm that only uploaded one, here I go again
Claire Pettibone Orange Blossom
Lian Carlo 3827
Post # 5
The interesting/sheen lace back dress is very popular. My dress has it. It’s pronovias:
You may want to share what your budget is. I know watters/wtoo has a few.
This casablanca dress is the first one that comes to my mind:
I’m a real big advocate for casablanca, they will customize any of their dresses to your liking. Change the shape, neckline, style etc. So they could easily create what you want assuming you love one of their dresses, and it would cost much less than a claire pettibone gown.
ETA: I just saw the Monique Lluhlier you posted, if your not opposed to a keyhole/open back, you will see a whole lot of that. Try allure for that. Also, the maggie sottero bernadette comes that way too.
Post # 6
Check out Pronovias I think:
And I love the back of this one from BHLDN:
Those Claire Pettibone dresses are stunning, by the way. Especially Orange Blossom…swoon!!
Post # 7
Your dress is gorgeous! I haven’t seen one like it before either, I love the detail on the back
I like the Watters Vanessa dress except maybe too many flowers in the bust area, other wise its fabulous. Haven’t been able to find anywhere near me in the UK to try it on.
There is definitly a place nearish that stocks the Maggie Sottero Bernadette
Going to look at the Casablanca website now, thanks so much for your reply!
Post # 8
Stunning dresses, I don’t know how anyone is supposed to be able to choose just one 😉
Yes the Claire Pettibones are incredible, I tried them on on Friday, bad idea as that was the first bridal shop I have been too, and they are nearly 5000 pounds each.
I’m hoping to stick to a budget of under 1000 pounds
Thank you for your reply, Im going to check out both of the websites you ladies have recommended. 🙂
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- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
@jen 42713: Ooh those are gorgeous!
I’ll keep an eye out for you, OP!
Post # 11
I love dresses with interesting backs. I’m going to keep coming back to this for inspiration!! 🙂
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@MeiFrancis: oh i love the liz field 9116
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Are you looking just for the lace back – or beaded, too?
Post # 16
More from Demetrios:
I’ll keep searching if you’re interested in something like this. My friend bought a dress with a similar beaded back (trying to find it), it was like $1350 or so after veil and taxes (before alterations)