Post # 17
I didn’t know who the designer of mine was until I asked when I was purchasing it. It just turned out that is was Maggie Sottero. I went to this particular boutique looking for two Watters dresses that I absolutely LOVED. Unfortunately, they were not flattering on me at all. Disappointed I went to the other racks and started browsing with my salesperson and since I was specifically looking for an all lace gown, I just started picking them all in my price point. I ended up with the “Catarina” because when I saw it I thought the lace was absolutely gorgeous and vintage-y like I wanted. The color which was ivory over oyster, I loved because it looked antique. The fit flattered me (I didn’t want a corset back dress, because of the popularity of them, but this one has a hidden inner corset which I love because I get the effect of it without anyone seeing it). The heaviness was a positive for me because it’s an outdoor November wedding and could be chilly who knows in southern Arkansas. And of course the most important selling feature was that it was within my budget. I had heard of Maggie Sottero but I didn’t go seeking Maggie Sottero. It just happened and I love my dress. I could not care less who designed it, it’s a total reflection of me and the style of our wedding.
Post # 18
I actually had never heard of Maggie Sottero before. I found a dress that I fell in love with and that’s who happened to make it. I noticed when I started posting too though that it seems to be mentioned most often. It just happened to be the one I liked the most and it fell in my budget.
Post # 19
I ended up with a Maggie that wasn’t a corset and the fit was still spectacular. Although I do agree with other posters that her dresses tend to be heavy and ornate, and that’s definately not what I was looking for, that’s exactly what I ended up with! I felt absolutely amazing in most of her dresses. And the one I ended up buying made me feel fabulous!
Post # 20
It’s late so my stream-of-conciousness type brain has kicked in, but I do want to add in my two cents here…
I didn’t go into the bridal stores looking for a specific designer, but I ended up with Maggie. I had a few pictures in my head of styles I liked (A-line/Fit & Flare, lace was OK, Color and/or texture were preferred, though nothing too beaded/blingy) and I knew my budget ($1k tops) and so just pulled anything that fit that. It so happened that several of the dresses I pulled were Maggies.
Yes, it’s true that some of her dresses can be a little over the top, but that’s what some girls want. And for the rest of us- she’s got classic, simple styles for us, too. I wanted something classic but uinque, and that’s exactly what I found in my dress. It had color, personality (/sexiness), a little bit of sparkle to accent, but clean lines and good construction. Her satin dresses are heavy, but the taffeta ones aren’t too bad and the destination dresses especially are SUPER light. I didn’t want a corset back, but after I saw what it did for my figure I quickly changed my tune- as a PP said her dresses seem to mold to your body like no others I tried on. Out of my 3 top contenders, 2 were Maggies.
With her varying design styles, good quality construction, and competitive prices, it’s no wonder she’s so popular!
My Melissa Brooch in ivory/gold:
Post # 21
I happened to find Maggie Sottero on accident. I was set on an Allure or Moonlight dress however, the bridal store that I went to didn’t let me know the styles or names of the dresses. I went to another bridal store and tried on some other dresses and the ones I like where both MS’s dresses; Summer and Fiorella. I went ahead with a white Fiorella. It arrives in Novemeber and I can’t wait!
Post # 22
I think I tried on a couple of her dresses and they just didn’t do anything for me. To me they seemed the same as the other dresses I was trying on. But I can see why people like the corset backs and variety.
What I ended up going with I don’t think Maggie Sottero has anything like (it’s “Mikaella”, which I also hadn’t heard of before I went dress shopping, then again, I had only actually heard of a handful of dress designers by browsing the internet):
Post # 23
@missbiscuit: I STILL love your dress!