Post # 1
Call me a romantic. I’m in love with frills, swirls, ‘swooshing’, and general all round flowy-ness.
I’m thinking if I can swing it (I may win lotto, you never know), I’ll be picking a Melissa Sweet, Claire Pettibone, or a Jenny Packham. They’re all just so feminine, almost old fashioned, and yet, sweetly modern. But, what ho, have I missed any? Do you guys read those tag words and think “But…but, what about….’s dresses?!” Sa-weet, show us the swoosh!
So, show us the dress you picked, or if, like me, you don’t have one, your ‘I would if I could’ dress. I’ll start, these are my favs:
Post # 3
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Melissa Sweet and Claire Pettibone dresses. They are just out of my budget entirely! 🙁
I’m in love with Juliet and other other one with the long sleeves off the shoulders by Claire Pettibone.
Post # 4
i have a jenny packham for my reception dress. i just thought it was so fun and flowy for dancing!
Post # 5
andy that is gorgeous! I love how flowy it is, it seems very romantic 🙂
Post # 6
Let’s see other similar designers include:
All these designers make such beautiful and uncommon dresses. I feel like it gives the bride a chance to express her own personality, rather than trying to fit into the “one ballgown fits all” mode.
I wore Claire Pettibone’s Kristene. I love it so much and feel so lucky to have worn such a beautiful dress.
Post # 7
Hi Wellykiwi, are you in New Zealand? Maybe you already know about these designers, but just in case… Mira Mandic (http://www.miramandic.com.au) and Collette Dinnigan (http://www.collettedinnigan.com.au/) have some beautiful designs. They are in Australia, I’m not sure about NZ. If you’re in the States, maybe check out Douglas Hannant too. He has quite a few narrow silhouettes like the other designers you mentioned.
Post # 9
I love all these unique and dreamy dresses!
Do you guys know the general price range of Claire Pettibone, Elizabeth Fillmore, Melissa Sweet and Jenny Packham?
(I know it’s been a while since anyone’s posted on this thread, but I’m hoping someone sees this!)
Post # 10
@lumos: Definitely over $3k
Post # 12
Yep, and that’s the low range.
The Aisle New York has them on sale a lot. Wouldn’t hurt to keep an eye on those sales. 🙂 They go down to $1k or so.
Post # 13
They just sold out of Jenny Packham Mya for $1200 but they have a couple Monique Lhuilliers, Lela Rose, Carolina Herrera. They have new sales all the time. 🙂
Post # 14
@techie: Great suggestion! It totally slipped my mind 🙂
Post # 15
Amsale Giselle for $1990 right now, left in a size 8. Gorgeous!
PM me if you’d like an invite.
Post # 16
I’ve just bought my Jenny Packham ‘Luna’ Dress today! So excited I just love the art deco beads and soft netting so floaty and beautiful and looks great of my slim curves. So excited and can’t wait for it to come in!