(Closed) Please Assess My Nontraditional Dress!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
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259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

@ohnatto:  I like this dress. I saw it on modcloth and thought it was sweet. I think you should get the waist taken a tiny bit if you can, otherwise I think it looks great. 

Post # 19
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727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ohnatto:  Love it! its the kind of dress I could never pull off but looks great on you. I also agree with PP about tailoring the dress.

As for shoes I would maybe suggest something a little more delicate? the shoes look a little heavy for that dress, to be perfectly honest they make the look a little more dowdy than etheral.. How about something like these? 

 

Post # 20
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472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ohnatto:  I think it’s really pretty and does not look cheap at all. I don’t think any of us would feel “cheap” wearing a $140 dress in any other situation- it’s just the wedding industrial complex that has us convinced that a grand is the entry level for anything acceptable to wear on that day. I bought two possible wedding dresses from modcloth before I found the dress I loved, and they were both very nice quality, so I’m sure yours is well-made, too.

I do think the bodice could be taken in a bit, you’re so slender and it could be more fitted to your frame. But I wouldn’t take out the tulle underskirt- the volume in the skirt is part of what makes it look so floaty/ethereal.

@HourThyme:  LOVE the first shoes. So amazing.

Post # 21
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727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Bubblesmcgee:  the polka doets echo the dress! and they feel from the same period! I know OP had concerns abot heels but these are pretty low..

Post # 22
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2075 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

The dress looks very bridal to me! I had thought this dress was $300!

I love the poof!

I would agree with a PP that the waist gathering needs to sit at your natural waist. Coloured shoes would be really fun and playful with this dress!

Post # 23
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47204 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@HourThyme:  The shoes are pretty but the dress is already on the short side. I don’t think the length can tolerate a heel of any sort.

 

@ohnatto:  The dress is lovely. I think that minimal alterations (taking it in on the bodice) will make it fit fabulously.

As there is no extra length in the dress, I would stick with a flat shoe or sandal.

Post # 25
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472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Your natural waist is the smallest part of your torso- it varies slightly from person to person but it’s usually a few inches above your navel. The dress may already be at your natural waist, but needs to be taken in a bit to define it.

Here are some navy flats from modcloth that are lacy but still look supportive and stable for a boat:http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/off-screen-darling-flat-in-indigo

Post # 27
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think it’s lovely! I agree with the other alterations comments, but have you considered having it shortened to tea length? I think that if it were a little shorter, it would help show off whatever gorgeous flats you pick, and showing a little leg will help you look taller! I love it, but I would 100% have it shortened a bit. 

Post # 28
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1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ohnatto:  I adore it! I think it fits you pretty well, but it is your wedding, so I say go consult with a tailor and possibly have a fitting. I think the bodice could be a little more fitted for your body but you really look great! 

Post # 29
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577 posts
Busy bee

Just commenting to say it looks beautiful on you! Simply gorgeous! Like other pp have said, just see if you can get it tweaked in alteration to make it fit a little better around the waist. Looks amazing though! I think every bride would love to find a beautiful dream dress for sub-200.

Post # 30
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60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@ohnatto:  I love that dress! It looks great on you as is, but if you would be more comfortable getting it altered I say go for it.

@Bubblesmcgee:  Those are my wedding shoes! I highly recommend them and they would definitely look great with the dress!

Post # 31
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1348 posts
Bumble bee

Wow, I wouldn’t have guessed it was from Modcloth, it looks like a vintage dress, stunning. 

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