(Closed) Need opinions on this dress…

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2768 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

BARGAIN!

The fabric looks fine to me – is it the embellisments you don’t like or more the actual fabric itself (the weave/shine etc

Presumably, since you were aiming for a

My only concern is, if your $200 budget includes alterations you might be pushing it to get them done for $130. I would say you need to take the wiast in and hem by several inches – and I would also recommend changing to a sweetheart neckline. And adding simple sash, maybe satin or something.

I woudl also suggest getting a petticoat and poofing out the dress a bit more.

Post # 4
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Check out Malco Modes 591 for a petticoat. It comes in tons of colors, is affordable (under $30) and is really authentic 1950s.

I also think a thin sash could look great – would define the waist line.

Post # 5
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have you looked at Unique Vintage? They also have some affordable tea length dresses

Post # 6
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323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think the dress is adorable and with a few alterations could be your dream dress! When you take it in, it will be much more flattering! I agree that a sweetheart neckline or sash would be nice too, but might not be needed once it fits right. But hey, since you saved so much, you might be able to add those extra touches if you want! Hope you share pics after you alter it!

Post # 7
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408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Beautiful dress!  I third the petticoat suggestion.  It looks like the kind of dress you can really spin in 🙂

Post # 8
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311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think the fabric looks great! No one is going to come up and inspect your gown. Remember, to have real fabric (and not something at least partly manufactured) is SUPER expensive. Thats why those desginger gowns – Vera Wang, Monique – cost so much. Even mid priced gown like Maggie are using polyester. 

Plus, the dress looks fantastic on you!! I agree with the PP that you could add a big flowery sash to draw more attention to your waist. 

Love it!

Post # 11
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805 posts
Busy bee

It’s super cute on you! It doesn’t look cheap from these pics and tbh, have you ever gone to a wedding, closely inspected the brides dress and thought ‘that looks cheap’?! It’ll look awesome.

Post # 12
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794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Lovely dress! I think that If you add a petticoat (maybe of your favorite color?), it would be awesome!!

Post # 13
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738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I frickin love this! I’m not usually a fan of tea length dresses and I seriously LOVE this on you. I never in a million years would have guessed you payed $70 for it! It doesn’t look cheap at all. But I agree with PP it does need some alterations to get your best fit, and a crinoline to really give it that bridal pouf 🙂 good luck!

Post # 14
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106 posts
Blushing bee

@tallierand:  I agree with PPs that taking it in at the waist, a thin sash and a petticoat will all make the dress look amazing. I’d also second the sweetheart neckline. But wow, it is a very gorgeous dress and for such a bargain! 

 

It is very vintage and with the above alterations will be so stunning on you!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@clairebbbear:  +1 on the petticoat, it really makes a difference.

My dress is not a million miles from yours if you want to have a look on my posts.

Dress is beautiful btw 🙂

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