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So, I’m really looking for shorter wedding dresses, and having a hell of a time finding them. I’m not talking short mini-dress type dresses, but knee length or tea length with a bit of oomph in the skirt (or at the very least, an A-line skirt). I’ve found a few, and found a few places you can order from online, but I’m wary of buying sight unseen.
Here’s a few I *have* discovered so far (haven’t seen any in person). I’ve looked at the House of Mooshki website, but I think they might be a bit outside my budget. Milly Couture and PixiePocket are Etsy sellers, but I’d really love to be able to TRY ON a dress before buying it! So far, the David’s Bridal one is the only one I’d even have a shot at trying on somewhere, and that’s IF the David’s Bridal near me has it.
It seems like there are almost no shorter dresses out there, and most of those that exist are MINISKIRTS, or sheaths. (I have too much ass for a sheath!!) I do like the 50s ish look, but it seems like the lace capsleeve neckline is almost universal, and I’d love to see more options.
If you found a shorter dress somewhere, please let me know! Or if you came across shorter dresses while you were looking, I’d love to hear where!
Post # 2
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I got mine from Modcloth!
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I got mine customized at Dolly Couture (a mix of things I liked about 2 of their stock dresses). Sounds expensive, but it was about the same price as most of their stock dresses and it fit my style perfectly! The ladies are super nice and while there were a few minor mistakes they jumped on it with a quikness to make it right for me.
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I’m a lucky girl and I’ve got a mooshki – the Rhian to be exact! It was out of my budget too but as soon as I tried it on I knew I had to have it!
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look on http://www.azazie.com under the brides tab.
they have several short dresses at great prices!
Post # 6
where did you get the awesome shoes.
i tried on the mooshki dresses. they were so excellent, but i went for a sifferent look in the end. check out viven of holloway for cheaper fifties style dresses.
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Modcloth. Ruche. You could also try having one custom made by a vintage replica store like Dolly Couture, etc. I don’t know where you could try any on, except maybe vintage stores? I would really like a similar type of dress and what I would ideally like to do is have it custom made for me in a material which can be dyed afterwards so I can wear it again.
Just fyi, the first inspiration picture you posted is also on my pinterest wedding page so clearly you have good taste!
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Nothing special some knock-off payless shoe store type brand, I just got them off amazon for like $12 and bought the flower shoe clips off etsy for another $12. I looked at alot of shoes and couldn’t find the perfect pair so I went cheapo and added on to make them perfect!
Post # 10
Watters’ Encore line has some lovely ones! Maybe there is a store in your area that carries them? Sorry not sure about the price though. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 11
mooshki are amazing but pricey! What about a local dress maker? Tea length dresses are very popular and the patterns are easy to come by and pretty simple to make but if you use fantastic fabric it would be a lovely dress. Part of what makes mooshki so expensive is the fabric.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
David’s bridal has several!
Here are some of my favorites
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I got mine from Modcloth!
Other places: David’s Bridal, Modcloth
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Mine was Justin Alexander. he’s got a few. none of the salons that carried him carried this dress – but they were willing to call and get one so I could try it on! So I’d suggest that – if there are ones you want, see if the bridal shops will contact the designer and see if they can get a sample.