Post # 17
@chic_and_fabulous: I remember that dress. OP there was a fair number of people making fun of it. I speicifcally remember the comments about how unflattering the front was with its waterfall of material coming out of that bride’s pelvis. Looks like her lady parts erupted. Oh, now I see the same thing from her butt. well.
There are things about it that are pretty, though. Can you articulate the things you like about it?
there is no way I’d do a knockoff of this dress. With couture, high quality fabric is key and the Chinese knock off places often (ok, not always, but often!) do not replicate that. There is a LOT of fabric in this dress.
edited to add: ah, I see that promiserooster is counseling the same thing.
Some of the Chinese knock offs I’ve seen here are ok, some are just not the
same, it’s the cut and fabric that are key and if either one can’t be copied, why bother? I don’t know why the brides in these cases can’t see the differences.
This reminds me of one bride who was fixated on an Elle Saab dress. That’s easy to do, beocme fixated on some of his works. She inquired about a Chinese replica. Thud. The beaded fabric in the dress was s spectacular, I’m not clear how she though ti could be replicated.
I repeat: this is not a dress to send out for copying.
Post # 18
@chic_and_fabulous: You would look SO AMAZING in that dress!
And all dresses look dated in 5 years, old in 10 years, funny in 20 years, and gorgeous after the 50 year mark.
So your kids will make fun of your dress (no matter what), but your grandkids will love it!
Post # 19
The dress is gorgeous! It’s your day, wear what makes you happy.
Post # 20
Thanks everyone for your input! i am loving the honest and geeat feedback! you ladies are right: I do not condone or carry fake handbags. Jasmines already turned it down, but I have been doing some research on Austrailian couture dress designers that could do something very close, and have the same fabric used. The designer is J’aton Couture out of Austrailia . Will keep you all updatd! P.S. The beach wedding will be in the early January-March timeframe so the beach temps are in the 70s.
Post # 21
i remember that thread! it wasnt the same dress, but it was definitely inspired by this dress. That dress is a good example of all the things people mentioned above. That dress was a poor knockoff. The fabric and cut are pretty essential.
i never knew the name of this silouette, now I know! Some boards in Australia Vogue mentioned quality designer that could do something inspired or close to it. And like some of you said, I could get some of my own touches added in to make it my own. Its not everyday people get to have a custom wedding dress!
if I reach a dead end, at least I tried 🙂
Post # 22
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I am sure you will look stunning in this gown. However, I wil be honest…I am not really a fan. The cost is too much money for me to ever consider recommending someone to buy. And I agree with others not to replicate this dress…too much going on with the dress design.
P.S. Did you see those Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses…are they see through?
Post # 23
Haha! I noticed that about the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses too! And the non-see through bits are raaather short!
Post # 24
it’s by J’Aton Couture. The bride is Rebecca Judd and she married a Carlton football player. She is such a stunning girl and her wedding pictures were amazing:)
Post # 25
For me on my wedding day I want people to say wow and for my dress to memorable. This dress certainly does that! I think you can still be bridal AND trendy. Except for mullet BRIDAL gowns, I’m sorry I just don’t get it…sorry for the random rant. Anyway, I think that it is beautiful but since it is so unique and particular I would be nervous about creating a replica (I know you can’t afford the actual dress, I mean who could) But I think you can still find a dramatic and trendier dress for something closer within your budget. Jot down some notes that you like about it and take it to a bridal consultant. If you truly cannot find anything similar THEN get a replica.
Post # 26
I found a couture dressmaker out of Austrailia that has the exact lace! d’italia. the bad news is that theyre booked through early 2015. Their prices are comparable to a US desiigner dress. I am in talks with them to see if they could do something inspired, such as pink undertones.
Post # 27
I understand that it’s the design people care about, but the design is still designed by the designer
that no one cares about, and that’s his or her intellectual property, and knocking off designer goods is actually a crime. I think there’s a huge difference between buying a gown in a design you love at a price you can afford (which is what we all hope to do!) or even working with someone to create a gown with some similar features, vs. seeking a direct knock-off of a specific designer gown.
If we all resorted to theft every time we wanted something we couldn’t afford, the world would be a dark place. Weddings are of course a very special and important circumstance, but I want to show the best part of my character on my wedding day, not the worst!
Post # 28
I love it and think you should do it!
Post # 29
the one I plan on getting is not an exact replica. So I’m not worried about it. It will be designed with my personality in mind, no matter which gown I end up loving. Designers overly price things. Not everyone can afford to have a 5000$ gown or more. Even paying 1000$ for a dress you end up wearing one time is absurd. Do I feel guilty going and looking for someone to make a dress from a design already made with my own personality tied into it? No. And everything tends to come from an idea that gets changed, even at the slightest. That’s how we have store brands and name brands. And how we have ten different products that all do pretty much the same thing. When I find my dress, I will look for a used one. If its not in my budget, the only option I have is to have one remade. Anyways, I dont want to get into a throw down match over it. Its a difference of opinion and bank accounts. :). And I wish I could afford designer products sometimes, so consider yourself a lucky one!
Post # 30
@chic_and_fabulous: is am also obsessed with this dress, I have pinned it a few times before too. I would say go,for it! Why play it safe. Wear what makes you happy on that day.
Post # 31
The bride (Rebecca Twigley) is (or at least was) a professional model here in Australia. To be honest, I don’t think the dress would suit everyone (certainly not me!) While I agree every wedding dress dates, I think this one will date more than most, e.g with the see through parts.