Post # 1
Have any brides rocked a more modest dress on their wedding day? It’s not easy to find flattering modest dresses, especially ones in the area to go try on. The dresses generally always look good on the models, but I’m wondering how they fit ‘real’ women, as I’m afraid they may look boxy on a non-model. Any bees with pictures of them in their modest gowns?
Post # 3
I didn’t wear a modest gown, but I just want to say that Allure seems to have a very nice modest line, but I’ve never seen them on real brides.
Post # 4
Are you looking for a modest gown with a short sleeve? If so, I went through that exact same thing. It’s very hard, especially in the north eastern part of the US. I am actually a Maggie Sottero bride, and the store I purchased from bought extra fabric and we’re going to “build up” the dress. It won’t be in for 7-8 months, though :o(
Anyway, here’s a tip I’ve learned along the way… Check out ladder day bride’s website. At least 80% of the gowns on there are altered Casablanca and Jasmine label gowns! So you can get a trendy, yet modest, gown for your big day without having to worry about the fit or shape of the gown! You can try on the strapless gowns to see how it looks, and try it on with a bolero just to visualize what it would look like with a sleeve. Then, just tell the salon that you purchase from that you’re looking to customize it to be a modest cut, and they’ll let the designer know. I think it’s around $40 to raise the front, $40 for the back, $40 to add a sleeve. So not too bad at all. And the end result will come out looking the exact same as the site I mentioned above! Or, you could always purchase online after seeing how it looks. But either way, it’s much nicer than buying sight unseen!
Good luck!! :o)
Post # 5
@indibee: I’ve been in the same boat. My idea would be a strapless then add a cute long sleeve lacey shrug type of thing.
It looks nice and can be quite modest, sleeve length depending on how comfortable you are and how much coverage you need. Works good on a mermaid, trumpet or even ball gown sillouette