(Closed) Need the Opinionated Bees Knowledgeable About Dresses and Designers

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would search vintage stores. I know I have seen plenty when I was looking for dresses like these.

whats your budget? Have you considered a custom made dress? My friend did it and it wasn’t outrageously priced… 

For the record, I think those dresses are super flattering and sexy! go for it!

Post # 4
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d look at the brand black halo closer to springtime when lighter colours will be available.  Smile

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

That’s totally a Stop Staring! dress – I *love* those designs!

You can definitely find something with a similar vibe. Might take a bit of hunting and looking outside the box of regular bridal, but I know I’ve seen Bees on here with gorgeous retro/vintage dresses similar to what it sounds like you’re describing.

Post # 6
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe keep an eye out on BHLDN.com. They tend to have vintage inspired gowns up to size 14. This is an example, though not *currently available in your size.

Post # 8
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

The first thing that popped into mind was Stop Staring, and then I saw that dress on the front page!  Definitely look through Stop Staring’s catalogue; I’m almost positive they have or at least had some dresses in that same style in white.  Or, check out Unique Vintage’s selection (https://www.unique-vintage.com/).

Here’s just a smattering I found..



Post # 9
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Shabby Apple (http://www.shabbyapple.com/) should be right up your alley for these kinds of dresses.  I would definitely see if they have any of their dresses in white!

Post # 12
2447 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That is a mid to late 1940s silhouette, typically used for evening wear. I think it will be very difficult to find that exact dress in a bridal color like white or ivory because wedding dresses during that time period were still floor-length. I recommend visiting a seamstress or checking with one of the china dress factory. You should not have a problem getting that dress made for under $600 as there are no embellishments.

Post # 15
3588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@ThisDeluxeLife:  I wonder about having someone make this for you. I woudl guess that there is a patter for this–it is 1940’s, right? or early ’50’s?

Dont’ waste time shopping vintage, 90% of them were size 8 back then.

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