Post # 1
Okay, ladies! 50 dresses later, I found this dress and it’s on sale until tomorrow only from $2675 to $1070! It’s silk organza with slight beading and lace at the hem.
-natural fabric (silk organza)
-A-line shape that I like
-the lace and beading near the hem reminds me of my heritage
-will go with a lace trimmed veil I always wanted to wear
-I love the price!
-these have straps (I didn’t want a strapless dress)
-it’s a sample dress and it’s 4 sizes too big and will need lots of alternation in the top
-didnt imagine a v neck or low back for my wedding dress
-the sash rests slightly below the natural waist (but this can be covered with a different sash)
-have to decide by tomorrow!
Please note the the top is loose on me and will hopefully fit snugly like the model’s. What do you say, bees? Say yes to the dress? Thanks in advance for helping me through my wedding dress journey!
Post # 3
I think it looks really really pretty. I just worry about the alterations – if they are going to alter the dress so much that it loses its style.
It looks great on the model because it fits, but on you it looks kinda droopy up top and I think sizing it down won’t help that fact because of the folds/ruching at the top.
Plus, with all those major alterations, it will be pretty expensive and eat into the savings you could have had for the price cut in the dress.
Post # 4
Okay, I just posted but for some reason it went missing… so I will say this, a dress purchase like this should not be made solely because it’s on sale, even worse, under duress of a time constraint. This dress is pretty, but honestly, if you arent feeling it, then that in and of itself is a flag for you to listen too. I had tried on a few dresses, and I knew when it was the right one, and it was more than I had expected to pay, but I just knew. You are pretty and deserve a dress that makes you feel wow, omg I’m a bride,this is it! So don’t let a cheaper price fool you into thinking you are getting a deal, it’s much more than that.
Post # 4
It’s a beautiful dress, but honestly I would keep looking. Just the level of alterations you’re going to need would make me keep looking. Altering a dress down 4 sizes can really, drastically change the look of the dress. Not to mention the alterations could end up being really expensive too…
Post # 5
I agree with what you are saying! <br /><br />I feel as though the alterations will easily match up to the original price and you would not have saved much. Also, the belt is not in a good area on your figure, so it is hard to imagine what it would really look line. Pros: I love the silhouette on you! The ballgown or a-line style is really your best bet. Have you tried pronovias? They have a lot of great a-line, ballgown styles. Pergola is similar to this one..<br /><br />
Post # 7
I love the dress, and think it would look amazing on you. Hwever alterations may be an issue. The design integrity may be lost given the drastic size change needed. Alterations are also are very expensive. You may be better off passing on this one or paying full price for one that will fit. Possibly look into used or call other bridal shops, you never know, u may find one discounted and closer to your size.
Post # 8
Its pretty, but I have to echo the previous posters. The amount of alterations is going to need might change the way it looks, and would also be costly. I’d keep looking!
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I’m going along with pp. I was told you can alter a dress up to 2 sizes as an alteration. Altering more than 2 sizes is pretty much remaking the dress a small will probably cost you more.
It is a very beautiful dress.
Post # 10
The dress is very pretty? Do you LOVE it OR do you love it because you think you are getting a good price? if 1500 is your budget, there is a lot of options for dress. But, if this dress makes you feel happy and you want it because it is THE … That is a different story.
As for alterations. I bought my Aline dress, one reason the discussion was Aline is one of the easiest sillouttes to alter vs the mermaid or other more form fitting dresses. Did the store not have an in store seamstress to discuss alterations with you? I’ve heard the same as everyone else is saying….stay within two sizes but that dress looks like one of the easier to alter.
Post # 11
I think the dress is gorgeous but I agree with the previous Comments. How much are alterations going to cost? Alterations can add up fast and you might end up spending more money when you could have kept looking and found the perfect dress that required less alterations.
Post # 12
The store brought the in-house seamstress twice to look at the dress. The tweaks and suggestions she made seemed like a gamble. The SA told me to sleep on it and know going into it that a lot of alternations would need to be done for the top to fit snugly. I like the dress very much, especially the skirt, but I don’t SUPER LOVE IT which answers my own question. I’m getting tired of looking but will continue to do so. Thank you for all the input!
Post # 13
I don’t love it. I’m not even adding in the fact that you have to do a lot of alterations. It doesn’t seem like you love it eitHer. I think you love that’s its a great deal. Walk away. Lol
Post # 14
It’s a beautiful dress, but I agree with a PP that the decision should not be made due to it being on sale. I was in the same position as you trying on 50+ dresses and feeling like I was never going to find the one. I even quit looking at dresses for a month or two because I was drained at this suppose to be “fun” dress shopping experience. Keep on looking the dress that you love will be out there!
Post # 15
I’ve decided to pass on the dress. Thank you for your support- the search continues!