Post # 1
I’ve seen SOOOOOOOO many posts about Maggie gowns here, and am wondering … why is she so popular? I haven’t gone dress shopping yet, so would appreciate any help in this department.
I’d like to have an A Line or Empire waist strapless gown WITHOUT a lot of bells and whistles (beading, lace, pouffy things on the skirt). I want a very classic strapless ivory gown that is maybe “slightly” but not too modern. I’m really petite and don’t want any dress that overwhelms me.
What is the price range for Maggie’s dresses and would you characterize the style as classic, modern, romantic, etc? Any other designers you’d recommend? My limit is $1000 MAX for a dress, but I’d of course prefer to spend less, around $700.
Post # 3
@futuremrskelsey: Her gowns are gorgeous and can range from $600 to $1500 usually. For a more simple dress it will be at a lower price. You should check out her website. You might like her gowns Valerie, Shelby, Avalon or something like those since u want something more simple and A-line. Hunter is one of my favorites for more simple, you should look at that one too. http://www.maggiesottero.com
Post # 4
I liked her bc she looks expensive and really isn’t (in wedding dress terms). Plus, almost all of her dresses have corsets or inner corsets so they make you look awesome. 🙂
Post # 5
I tried on a very elegant, yet simple empire waist, strapless gown from Maggie! The price was $880! I thought it was a steal! this is the link for the dress:
if you live in or around NYC I can tell you where to go!!
Post # 6
Bride2bejc – That dress is soooo pretty! I LOVE the flowers and how it flows!
I’m almost as far from NY as I could be…Hawaii!!! But thank you 🙂
Post # 7
Maggie Sottero usually has a lot of options at every bridal store. So because there are more dresses to try on, people by them more I guess? Also, almost all of them have corset or CAN BE MADE INTO a corset back. She also has lots of colors to choose from. She’s also in the mid price range. Most dresses are 600-2000. I got mine for 850 and it usually sells for 1100. Also, Maggie has a lot of styles…modern and romantic. I have an all lace romantic dress that I totally love…and I love the fit in all of her dresses. Good luck!
Post # 8
I had a maggie and I loved the corset and the variety of a single style. Often if there is one thing you would tweak, maggie has a dress like that!
Post # 9
I haven’t gone shopping for a dress yet and the whole process seems overwhelming. With my personality I did not want to scour the 100’s of websites looking for “the dress” nor visit a dozen bridal shops. So I decided the best tactic would be to find one designer who had a range of styles that appealed to me and instantly MS fit the bill. Then to my surprise, I was so impressed with her price points and that the dresses look far more expensive than they are. So my mind is pretty much made it once I go shopping I’m sticking to MG and there one dress by another designer that I like as well.
Post # 10
I love Maggie Sottero dresses because every single one I’ve tried on has fit perfectly (those that were in my size, of course). The corsets are amazing! There are plenty of simple ones! Check out the website! There are tons to choose from!
Post # 11
I had a simpler Maggie was that was only $400. I went with her because a) on sale at the bridal salon and b) corset back. I’m a very busty girl, I’m tall, and I wear a size 8 so buying a regular dress meant i had to buy about a size 18, then trim it down to an 8 to fit me in the hips. So uh….yeah. Too many alteration costs and/or lots of chopping apart a pretty dress.
Post # 12
I bought a Sottero and Midgley (JSM 1106) for $800 and am absolutely in love with it.
When I was shopping, though, my price point was about $1000, and I found that every dress that I loved in my price point was a Maggie or Sottero and Midgley. I got to the point where I didn’t even want to try others on, mainly because I was determined to find a corset back with lace, and Maggie designs a huge selection of those. 🙂
Post # 13
After going to about 7 bridal boutiques (some twice!!) I’ve decided…I definitely want a MAGGIE! The fit is just amazing for my petite frame and even the sample dresses 6 sizes too big on me somehow looked fabulous when it was corseted and pinned.
I asked around about alterations cost too. Since I’m on a tight budget, every bit counts. I love that Maggie’s need little or no alterations except for hemming. Some places were charging 300 for slight alterations!!! Crazy. That’s half the cost of some dresses. So bees – if you are looking for a dress, ASK about the cost of altering and bustling!!!
Thank you everyone!
Post # 14
I think Maggie is so popular because there’s a style for everyone. I tried on several of her dresses.. some were really plain and some were really detailed and intricate. It all depends on what you want. I think the price range is pretty good for the quality, too. They were way better than any dress I found at David’s Bridal. , They’re very well made and are really figure-flattering. Really, I didn’t try one on that I didn’t like, and I’m picky! I ended up with Vienna by Maggie Sottero, and I’m in love with my dress. 🙂
Post # 15
@CellaDee: Did you get your Maggie in the ABQ/SF area? I’m looking for one.
Post # 16
Hmmm.., maybe I should look into her too. I don’t know. Most of her dresses that I’ve seen have corset backs and I’m not a fan.