(Closed) Maggie Sottero – Emma – Anyone tried/have?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 211
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Blushing bee

Sure – I hope they’re not too big (am on my phone).

This one shows the back quite well:

 

And the whole thing from the back (excuse the lighting):

 

A bit blurry but you get the idea:

 

Front on:

 

And a good one of the detail on the bust (obviously not going with that necklace, we were just playing around):

 

I’m so happy with it – I had my doubts when I tried on the size 16 a couple of weeks ago, but now that my one is here, it fits amazingly and I have absolutely no regrets. Can’t wait for Fiance to see it!

Post # 212
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Newbee

Any more photos of Emma brides?? 2 months till I get to wear it!!

Post # 213
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Worker bee
  • Lulu8197 : I did have mine shortened. The seamstress removed the lace edging hemmed it then put the lace trim back on. I also am a d cup and had cups sewn into the dress. The corset back tightens everything up so much that I feel secure. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wearing this dress in 1 month for my W DAY.
Post # 214
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Altered Emma, for the brides who are significantly altering their gowns. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 216
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

TwinklesNZ:  I get what you mean scarey when you try the dress on in sucha different size than what you order! This was my runner up dress, I still love it obviously bc i find myself still looking at this page to see brides in it! I ended up with the Lorie. I tried Lorie in sz 20 and bought a 2 which was altered down to a 0!! It was so weird seeing the dress finally fitting!!

Post # 217
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Newbee

I love Emma too but I’m not a fan of the lace up back, really wanted buttons….does anyone know if a seamstress would be able to change the back to a zipper with buttons over the top? 

 

Post # 218
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Blushing bee

I’m not sure how easy it would be because it curves out at the top and there’s quite a gap there, my dress fits perfectly but I have about 7cms at the top – my photo at the top of this page shows what I mean. I guess your best bet would be to find some photos (there are loads on this thread) and ask an actual seamstress.

ETA: have you seen the Violet? I believe it’s Emma’s sister dress, and it has buttons up the back ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=13633

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  TwinklesNZ.
Post # 219
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Hello Beautiful Emma Brides!  I tried Emma on in Ivory over the weekend and fell in love.  It is a gown I have had my eye on, and after trying on about 15 dresses, I tried it on, last one of the appointment and loved it. I am a size 12/14 normally in dresses and as previous brides have said, I didn’t know if I would look good in it or not, and I felt so beautiful in it.  It is very slimming! The sample was a 14 I believe. Question to other Emma brides.  I do not want a strapless gown.  I liked Emma because of the detachable cap sleeves it came with.  They did not have the sleeves with the sample, however as pictured above, a seamstress was there and she pinned on some lacey straps on.  I actually really like the way it looks.  I have read previous posters mentioning the cap sleeves that come with the dress weren’t quite what they thought.  Can it be modified to be a strap as opposed to a sleeve?  Any opinions on the lace straps?

Post # 220
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Worker bee

heatherl86:  

 

Your in luck!!! http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=13533

I wanted the same exact thing my wedding is in two weeks and I found this the other day as I was googling for a description of my dress. I ended up settling for the corset and bought emma anyway. Looks like they have a zipper back option called emma marie take a look at that link. I’m so bummed I didn’t see this for my own wedding. ๐Ÿ™ Find someone that will order you the emma marie :)) its gorgeous

Post # 221
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I do not like Emma sleeves. It’s too much beading for me so I am having  tull sleeves added and detachebal too. I am taking of some beading from original sleeves and scatter lightly on tull sleevs

Post # 222
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Ketushka:  Does the dress cost less without the sleeves?  I haven’t ordered yet.  I’m wondering if I should just stick to the lace straps they pinned on me or order the sleeves and just see what happens.

Post # 223
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Newbee

HersheysKisses:  I believe the gown is ordered automatically to include the sleeves but I’m sure it all depends on the store you purchase at. I am not sure if there is a difference in pricing without the sleeves. 

I can tell you, similar to the comments above, that I really preferred the gown less the sleeves just because the sleeves weren’t what I expected. While they were beautifully beaded, they didn’t lay right and were sort of puffy (best word to describe them). 

When I tried on Emma originally, the sample did not have sleeves for me to see either.. so when my gown came in a few weeks ago it was a huge priority at my fitting to at least TRY the sleeves to see how I felt about them. Ironically enough, I was happier without anyway!

Similarly, I can share your sentiment about the gown’s slimming effect. I have gained quite a bit of weight over the past year or two.. going from my long standing size 8/10 to a 14/16 (thanks hormones and PCOS! Being a woman is such FUN, lol) and was soo concerned over whether or not I could pull off a sexier silhouette versus a ballgown or other styles of tummy-hiding dresses. I had my heart set on a lace style and couldn’t believe how slimming the Emma was! I am also short waisted with a large bust at only 5’1″ so for me personally, I felt the need to “break up” the torso with a belt/sash. I had my first fitting 2 weeks ago and I am heading back to my second this coming Saturday.. it’s a fabulous dress and any doubts I had (from not seeing the dress on me for 7 months) went out the window once it was on in my size (the sample was like a 6) and they started pinning everything to where it would be altered. 

Best of luck to all of you! 

Post # 224
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

To be honest with you I am not sure. I think there is like $100 difference. I did not opt in for sleevs but it came with it. I paid $1190 +Tax for the dress. U can always get sleeves later if u decide you want to go with it.

 

Post # 225
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Worker bee

HersheysKisses:  It did cost a little less with the sleeves. I am planning on wearing them for the church part (ceremony) and then i’m taking them off for the reception. It’s kind of fun and you get two looks. I did need the sleeves altered but a good seamstress can fix them. Mine weren’t puffy just to big.

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