Post # 1
I keep going back to the Maggie Sottero SaBelle dress. I have tried on so many dresses and most of them are too simple for my taste.
The problem is that I am 5’1″ 95lbs and this dress is very heavy. I was wondering if anyone has any advise on how to make this dress lighter. Has anyone ordered it in a small size and felt that it was lighter than the large sample they tried on? One of the salons I went to said I can order it with a shorter train.. has anyone done that? I was also thinking about taking away some of the lace & beading on the train (which I know Maggie would die over).
Also, I can’t figure out what the difference between diamond white & ivory is in this dress. I notice most of the posts say they have it in diamond white. Can anyone show me their ivory SaBelle?
Post # 3
@LOLgirl: Beautiful dress! Can you take out some of the layers on the inside? Or do you like the volume of the dress?
Post # 4
It is a very heavy dress. I would suggest getting a hoop skirt. It helps spread out the dress and support the layers. Its also a great way to show off the details. Without the hoop skirt the dress just kind of slumps down straight.
Post # 5
I tried on the smaple size 12 and ordered a size 8 I just got it in this past Saturday and tried it on because it fits so well now I dont notice the wieght as much and it seems lighter then the smaple. It is a heavier dresst though. Honestly I think if you order it in your size youll see its not as heavy as the sample size depending what size it is
Post # 6
@LOLgirl: In my opinion you made the best choice by buying sabell. No surprising coming from someone who bought sabelle for their own wedding :). My sister loved it that much that she decided to get a sabelle too for her wedding 🙂
I googled every possible designer website and check every possible dress, and no matter how much I looked sabelle is the BEST!!! Everyone I showed it was stunned and loved it!!
So to your question, yeah its quite heavy but I dont think it will be that heavy that you cant dance and enjoy your special day. I have to say I weight 112LBS and have size 4. May be because Im a 5’5.
As to the color, there is a little difference between the ivory and the diamond white. The sabelle ivory (like mine) is almost white. Its not the typical darker ivory, its more a offwhite. And on pictures it looks kinda white. Diamond white is just a brighter white. But I perefered the Ivory.
And there is also light Gold, which is a cream color. I think with my skin (dark hair and not very light skin) ivory looks better. My sister on the other hand is blond, and light Gold looks better on her. Diamond white wouldnt have been her colour.
Last advise, dont remove ANYTHING of the dress. And if you want it shorter you can have make a special order accordingly. But do it at least 6 months before your wedding. Dresses that are not on stock a Maggie Sottero take longer to be done.
Good luck with everything and I hope I could help you a bit:)
Post # 7
@Jamilia: Thanks so much for commenting! So now I’m confused because when I ordered the dress there was no “ivory” option. There was only white, diamond white, and light gold. I would have wanted ivory but they didn’t seem to make it in that color. How long ago did you get yours? Maybe they stopped making it? Even on their website those are the only 3 choices. I went with diamond white because I thought the light gold was just too dark for a June wedding and I didn’t want to have to worry about color matching. Also, do you have any photos of your dress?? (I can never see too many photos of Sabelle!)
Post # 8
@LOLgirl: You are very welcome dear 🙂
I ordered my dress last year November. But the ivory color still exists. Which is a light ivory. On Maggie Sottero’s website they wrote it light gold / ivory as if it was one color, but they are 2 different colors: either light Gold or Ivory. What I assume is that the moment your ordered the dress there was no Ivory available on stock. In that case it would have taken at least 5 or 6 months to get the dress.
But diamond white is very nice too.
I can send you the picture of my dress (ivory) and my sisters dress (light Gold). Im surprised the salon didnt advise you. But dont worry diamond white is very nice too:)
Send me your email adress and I will send them 🙂