(Closed) Needing dress help badly *pic heavy*

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
96 posts
Worker bee

hmm my comment didnt show up for some reason. You should get something you love and are comfortable in for your wedding. If you’re on a budget check out kiss dresses, I ordered my dress and it is perfect. It came to $250 customsized, shipped, and with a petticoat. I highly reccomend them for any budget brides.

Post # 3
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Bar Harbor Inn

Look to see if they have the dresses you like on the used dress websites. You might be able to get it in your price range. Alterations and that strapless bra thing (I don’t know official name) they sell at david’s bridal would probably get the J . crew dress the look like  you want. It’s amazing what a good seamstress can do. 

Post # 9
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

franklyn:  I think the J Crew dress is too big for you so that could be why you’re not loving it at the moment. I don’t think the issue is the length of your torso, but the fact that the dress isn’t hugging your figure properly and has slipped down an inch or two. It needs to be higher up so the waistline is at your natural waist. Alterations should help that. So might a petticoat, to poof the skirt out a bit more.

I would say that, while I like the dress, the neckline doesn’t really help in terms of showing off your boobs. A deeper sweetheart or v-neck would be better. J Crew has these dresses for $700 at the moment:


Post # 10
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Also, Nicole Miller dresses are silk and some are under $1k:

Post # 11
413 posts
Helper bee

If I were you, I would keep shopping.  

Post # 12
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


franklyn:  Go to a seamstress for a fitting as soon as you can, the dress will look great when it is properly fitted to your body. She will pin it closer and higher and you will have a very good feel for how it will look when complete. It really does make a world of difference!!

Oh and get a really really good strapless bra before you go!

Post # 13
483 posts
Helper bee

franklyn:  What about searching at neiman marcus or dillards, etc, for dresses that are white, but not necessarily wedding dresses?<br /> You can also try ann taylor… Even modcloth has beautiful dresses. You can even look into getting a bridesmaid’s dress to use as a wedding dress.  The bridesmaid’s dresses at joannaaugust.com are GORGEOUS…










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Post # 14
152 posts
Blushing bee

The other posters have given some great advice about alterations on existing dress and modcloth and others. But don’t stress about ordering different dresses from jcrew and bhldn online. The beauty of these sites is that you can order to try on and then send back if you don’t like!! Same with modcloth! Go for it! And post lots of pics!

Post # 15
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

You should def order the Jenny Yoo dress from BHLDN, it’s convertible and provides great options. They also have some nice coverup tops like you might be looking for. 

I’ve ordered 3 dresses from BHLDN to try and returned with no issue. They’re really great about it. 

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