(Closed) POST: Dream dress you cant afford and the your cheaper soluton

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

OK these aren’t my dream dresses, but I love playing this game and finding a cheaper alternative so here goes a few:

Dream: Kenneth Pool Royalty

Affordable: Impressions

Dream: Monique Lhullier Scarlet


Affordable: Forever Yours:


Dream: Monique Lhullier Magical

Affordable: Wtoo Lilli

Dream:  Lazaro

Affordable:  Eden

Post # 4
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Dream: Keneth Poole Opulence

Affordable: Saison Blanche

Dream: Monique Lhullier Shelby

Affordable: Saison blanche

Dream: Melissa Sweet Uma

Affordable: saison blanche


Post # 5
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dream dress: Lazaro

My dress: Mikaella

Post # 6
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My dream dress:

Vivienne Westwood Couture with a Mr Pearl corset underneath.

No pictures of my cheaper solution yet, but it’s going to be custom-made by Emmeline Couture for less than 10% of what the real thing wuold cost. I’m just glad that the Vivienne Westwood pret-a-porter bridal collection launches in two weeks’ time rather than last year as otherwise most of my budget would probably have gone on that!

Post # 7
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Great idea for a thread! I originally fell in love with this Lazaro:



And I ended up with this much more economical Mori Lee dress, with a bit less bling:

Post # 8
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Always happy to share, because I’m proud to have saved so much!

This collage has the dress I couldn’t afford: Justina McCaffrey, and me in my Allure dress altered, at 17% of the cost.

Post # 9
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


I originally fell in love with the demetrios 1356 (I think it was around $1,500 and there was no store around me that I could try this dress on at)

So I went with the allure 2302 which was about $850 with the custom length included.  

Post # 12
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The lovely Wtoo Vanessa


and my Davids Bridal

Post # 13
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@agerard23: From the first time I saw the Wtoo Lilli dress I thought it looked exactly like the Monique Lhullier. I’m glad you posted it! They’re practically identical. 

Post # 14
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My dream dress was maggie sottero sabelle.

My dress a sabelle replica for 10% of the cost!

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