(Closed) Maggie Sottero Bernadette HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Will the dress make me look shorter and wider?
    Yes, don't do it! : (1 votes)
    6 %
    If you lose weight it will look fine : (1 votes)
    6 %
    No, go try it on! : (16 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 3
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    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Ok first, you have nearly 2 years.  I wouldn’t go dress shopping in the first year because new styles might come out next year and you might change your mind about what you like. 

    Second, there’s not reason not to go try on the Bernadette.  When you do go wedding dress shopping, I suggest you try on all different kinds of styles.

    Finally, I don’t see why that dress wouldn’t be flattering, but I would be able to tell better if you had a picture of yourself.

    Also – congrats on getting engaged and welcome to the hive!

    I’ve attached a picture of the Bernadette to help the other bees out:

    Post # 4
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree with MrsKopp2be.  You have TONS of time, so there’s no reason to worry about ordering a dress anytime soon.  If you want to get on a fitness plan and begin to tone up your body, go for it!  You have about a year before your dress needs to be ordered!

    Post # 5
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The boning isn’t very strong at all, it’s just on your sides. You could wear spanx that went up to your navel. It shows stomach bulge. 

    You should try it on and see what it looks like on you. I have no idea what you look like, but based on your description it doesn’t sound like it will be super flattering. Totally not snarking, just being honest. You could try it on and it might look amazing though- you never know. 

    Post # 6
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    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    See how it looks on you. I was thinking about getting this dress, but didn’t because my friends/family didn’t like how it looks on me. Also, it seems like it would need a lot of alterations, so take that into consideration as well. 

    Post # 7
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    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Jesserlynn:  I have similar measurements as you, about 2-3 inches taller and I wore Bernadette and LOVED LOVED LOVED it.  I got so many compliments! 

    However, my alterations were about $650 – needed a lot of hemming, taking in, etc.  So be prepared for that!

    Again, I LOVE BERNADETTE!  So I say go for it!

    Post # 8
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Yeah, the alterations on this dress are SO expensive. If you’re short (which I am), they have to hem the front of it. So much lace detail is on the front of the dress, and there’s no seam to  “tuck” the dress into. So the seamstress has to remove the lace detail at the bottom, shorten the dress, and then reattach it. My quote is $550-700, depending on the time it takes. So regardless of your measurements, the dress will look amazing on you once it’s perfectly fitted to you.
     

     

    Post # 9
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    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Just go try it on. I was in online love with the Maggie Divina and tried it on yesterday then I tried it on and I didnt like it as much as I like Adalee. You HAVE to try things on the determine what lookds good on your body. 

    Post # 10
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @Jesserlynn: My measurements are close to yours (36 bust, 30 wasit, 39 hips) and I’m only 5’1″. I’ll be wearing my Bernadette in a little less than a month. I was lucky and found it as a sample dress. There was some small wear on the dress from being tried on, but it saved $1,100, so the alterations weren’t so bad. You can order the dress in a petite size, which cuts about 3″ off the dress. It takes a good 6 months to get this dress in, so if you want it order it early. I actually purchased another Maggie dress and sold it on ebay because I had found this one early on.

    You’re probably about a size 6 in normal clothing. You will need the Bernadette in a size 10. Wedding dresses run incredibly small. Good thing about this dress is you can have a bra built in. My seamstress did this for me, and I’m only going to be wearing an adhesive bra to keep the girls up. I still have my boning in. It just depends if you like it. But not wearing a longline bra actually made my waist smaller and I looks better in the dress.

    Try her on, but try on others too. I tried on several dresses, and just kept coming back to Bernadette. I’m absolutely in love with the dress.

    This is not the one I bought. It’s the one I tried on at the store (size 10). Mine is champagne with ivory lace. Absolutely beautiful.

    Post # 11
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    And hear is what the real dress looked like on. I’m only 5’1″. It’s just a pic my friend took, but you get the idea. You will look beautiful.

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