Post # 1
Good morning, ladies!
So I thought I had finally chosen my dream dress, (PRONOVIAS SITGES) but it turns out – lace above the waist look that flattering on me, plus I’m not crazy about the beads, so I’m back to square one and still looking for the perfect dress.
It HAS to be a SWEETHEART – don’t care if it’s strapless, cap sleeves, or off shoulder, but the sweetheart neckline is a must.
I really need ruching / draping/ gathering around the hips and tummy
I still want SOME LACE, just not around the boobies. 🙂 lacy skirt would be perfect!
So far I have only found 2 dresses that fit that category, but I’m not 100% sold on them. Both are Mori Lees.
Can anyone recomment anything similar? I must have combed through every single sweetheart dress on theknot and weddingchanel. Any other resources? Sorry about the giant pic.
Post # 3
I would just go to a couple different stores and try stuff on. You will find something that way! Stores’ inventories are not reliably available online, so you may not know what you will find until you get there.
Post # 4
@peachacid: Yes exactly! A good bridal consultant will listen if you say exactly that and hopefully be able to bring you some options.
Post # 5
I also think you should go and try some stuff on. Also, keep in mind, that a lot of dresses that aren’t a sweetheart can be turned into one by a good seamstress. My dress wasn’t a sweetheart, but I loved everything else about it, so when I got my alterations done, I had a sweetheart added. I can’t remember how much it was just for adding the sweetheart, but I think it was around $50… definitely under $100 though. When you go try some on a bridal consultant should be able to tell you which ones could be turned into a sweetheart.
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Post # 7
I’m not sure if this is one of the Mori Lee’s you had in mind, but I love this dress!
The empire waist should cover up andy problem areas in the hips and tummy.
Post # 8
thanks, everyone! there’s nothing i’d love more than to go from store to store dress-shopping, but i currently live in the middle east, so my options are limited. i will be home for about a month this summer to meet with caterers and settle on a venue, so i won’t have much time to prance around aimlessly in bridal dress shops, so i wanted to do my research beforehand and then go on mini-missions to try on specific dresses.
i found this beautiful gown that better fits my vision, although i’m not thrilled about the “seam” below the hips. i’m rather short and am afraid it would “cut” my body and look funny. what do you girls think?
Post # 9
It’s beautiful but dropped waist is hard to pull off. If you have any issues in the tummy, hip, thigh area, it will likely accentuate them. I tried on one that was two sizes larger than my (bridal) size and it still didn’t fit well. It really depends on whether or not it’s really fitted or loose.
Post # 10
good point, maybe something like this then
again, sorry about the giant images
let me know if anyone finds anything better
Post # 11
Alvina Valenta has some gorgeous styles with sweetheart necklines. Like these:
Post # 12
@LilDrAnya: I really like that one!
Check out Casblanca. They have a lot of dresses with similar silhouettes.
This one is Casablanca 2067
I like this one. The cap sleeves make it a little different since most people go forstrapless.
This one is also Casablanca. It’s not lace but the flowers have an effect similar to lace.
Post # 13
I agree with @MrsLongoToBe, Casablanca has a really great selection. I ended up with them I think just because they have such a good range. I didn’t buy a sweetheart neckline dress, but I’m considering having it added after it comes in, though I don’t know if it’s possible to do after it’s already been made (especially since I’ll likely get it just a month before the wedding). Maggie Sottero also had a lot of lace and sweetheart dresses if memory serves me correctly.
If you know what stores you’re going to visit while you’re here, they’ll usually list the brands they carry on their website. You might want to start there so you don’t fall in love with a dress you can’t find anywhere.
Post # 14
The Denise by Maggie Sottero has a sweetheart neckline, dramatic sideswept ruching, and lace embellishment that runs down the front and wraps around. Do I sound biased?? I’m walking down the aisle in it in two weeks!
Post # 15
What about Enzoani Grace,
Post # 16
@Charmuse: The first Alvina dress is gorgeous!