(Closed) No-frills bride

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My dress was like that. It was Rosa by Claire Pettibone. Except it was around $1400-but maybe it might give you an idea of what you want.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Would you like it if it were a solid non beaded lace sheath dress?  I see many more of those.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Have you looked at evening dresses that aren’t necessarily “wedding” dresses? ABS usually has a lot of options in white/ivory, BCBG may also be one to try.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you tried J Crew? I bought a dress exactly as you are describing during one of their sales for $80! 

I never wore it, and still have it, but the only difference is that it is a criss cross back. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There is this one and it’s only $450!

http://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bride/gowns/sheath/PRDOVR~69893/69893.jsp’ defer=’defer

 

This is the exact one I bought on sale, now it’s back at $450 too

http://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bride/gowns/sheath/PRDOVR~72169/72169.jsp’ defer=’defer

 

This one is similar to the picture above! $750

http://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bride/gowns/sheath/PRDOVR~18138/18138.jsp’ defer=’defer

 

Good luck! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What about the ‘Pippa Middleton’ white dress? Its not backless, but it fits every other requirement (and from memory its pretty cheap too!).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My SIL had exactly the kind of dress you’re talking about–slinky, backless, no-frills sheath. She had it made by a top-notch tailor as it wasn’t one of those things that people were selling AT ALL 10 years ago. She’s got a tiny frame and doesn’t have many curves, and the dress looked absolutely stunning.

Have you tried the usual “slinky” designers like Claire Pettibone and Johanna Johnson? Here’s one of Johanna’s that is similar to what you were describing, though it’s ivory with a little lace:

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Take a look at Nicole Miller she has a lot of dresses just like the one you are describing. http://atelier.nicolemiller.com/wedding/#

Also, it might be worth looking at department stores like Saks and Nordstrom, both of them have wedding shops that sell designer wedding gowns that are more simple. You can also take a look at their evening gowns.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I saw this dress and thought of you… the Amy Michelson Halo. But I don’t know the price. Embarassed

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Romona Keveza’s Legends line and Amsale both make beautiful, unfussy gowns with minimal embellishment. Jenny Yoo makes very simple gowns at a lower price point.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Don’t make the backless non-negotiable for trying the dresses on- that’s something that a seamstress might be able to alter depending on the dress.  If you’re not sure, take a good photo of the back of the dress and take it to a seamstress.  Or better yet, if you’re looking at evening dresses (as opposed to wedding dresses), buy the dress and take it to seamstress without removing the tags to ask about it (just double check that it’s returnable).

My friend wore this one recently, and it was BEAUTIFUL on her, though a bit pricey (and not backless really but talk about WOW factor at the back!!):

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nicole-miller-knot-front-double-face-silk-gown/2886975?origin=category

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Over the Moon:That’s gorgeous!!!!

 

And my cousin wore a dress exactly like you want, not sure where she got it but everyone loved it and it was only about $300. I’m just saying they definitely make them, don’t give up!

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