(Closed) Real life brides wearing Maggie Sottero Cleo dress please!

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@bens0329:Maybe the stitches weren’t that sturdy because it was a sample and had been tried on tons of time? That’s the only thing I can think of, as I tried on a sample that had just come in and didn’t notice any problems with the stitches. As far as bustle- I hadn’t even thought about it yet! I’m still learning about bustles and haven’t really seen many. 

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.Elivs: I am going with a traditional veil for that reason – when else can you wear one!?  But you could do a small bircage for the reception if you wanted to mix it up.  What kind of veil are you thinking if you go that route?

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.Elivs: I think I was the first to try it on, but I guess I could wait and see and decide from there.  As far as the bustle goes, I am clueless.  I am usually a really ‘symetrical’ person, so people are a bit surprised I love this dress in the first place, but i think a side bustle could be really cool.  I saw some neat ones on here on this board

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/la-sposa-fanal

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.Elivs: funny!  I love it too! 

what are you thinking for Maids dresses? 

btw – I just saw pics of you in the Cleo – WOW!  Inspiration! And Hadley was on my short list as well, but I couldnt find it to try on 🙁  I tried on a similar Mori Lee though, and it felt good but my group didnt think it did anything for my shape. I am a 36H, and so I need some definition on the bottom forsure.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Thanks! We have similar styles if we both liked Hadley and chose Cleo! This is my bm dress and in this exact color.

Backstory: Im OBSESSED with pink. I mean I’m that super girly pink pink pink person lol.

I have 8 bm. 2 maids of honor and one matron of honor. 6 are sorority sisters and 2 are my best friends I met in law school. I wanted something different, satin since our dress is satin, and they all have to match- I’m way too ocd for them to be all different lol.

I think the model is eh- but the dress screamed to me when I saw it!

 

http://www.billlevkoff.com/style/bridesmaid-dress/371

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.Elivs: nice!  I love pink too… hoping to use hot pink as an accent color

I want to have dark dark dark charcoal grey maids dresses, but it is hard to find.  So many are more like a stone color and they just wash everyone out.  So I am trying to be flexible.  I found a Mori Lee that I really loved in person – doesnt look so hot on the model, she needs a snack something terrible – but it is taffeta and they dont have a grey.  I am keeping the option open, but the search continues….

 

STYLE 269

STYLE 269

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Girl I LOVE this!!!!! I originally wanted long dresses but I was worried it would compete with our dress as our dress is dramatic but doesn’t have a whole lot going on. So i’m going with tea length. I also love that dark charcoal grey look too.

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.Elivs: and it looked a zillion times better on a real girl too. I think I am going long because my venue is really fancy, but it’s all up in the air still 🙂

Although the Cleo doesnt have a lot of bling, the pleating and the sash and the richness of the fabric make it really dramatic in my opinion.  And after seeing pics of you in it, you dont have anything to worry about as far as competition!

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@bens0329:awee thanks!! I actually ordered it a size smaller than what I tried on. I was being all gun ho saying I’m gonna get back to a size 8 from a size 10(12 bridal) and maintain. err I should’ve ordered the 12 bridal and been done with it! Where are you getting married? Here’s pics of our venue. It’s an inn & spa!

Ceremony

 

Reception- outdoor covered pavilion. Lord I hope the weather is good here in GA that time of yr!

 

Post # 42
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.Elivs: ceremony and reception in this ballroom, with the bar area and a bunch of lounge areas on either side… It is a historic hotel and I have always wanted to get married there, super excited.  Your venue is very cool too!  what time of year is your wedding?

Ha!  I tried on a 12 and it was a too small in the bust, and a little big in the butt, and I doubt my boobs will shrink much, so i might have to order a 14 and have the bottom altered…  I have lost about half of my pregnancy weight from my youngest, so I am going to wait to order until later this year, my wedding is 2012.

Greysolon Ballroom

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@bens0329:That’s gorgeous!! My wedding is 2012 too! They take 5-6months to come in. I ordered in May and it’ll be here in Nov. Maggie Sottero is notorious for super long ship dates so don’t wait too long!

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

that is really good to know!  I hope to be back to my ‘normal’ weight by August or so…I will have to order it then! I am torn between the alabaster and the pearl too, so I need to nail down my color scheme.  Good luck dress twin!

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I tried on Cleo and it felt too heavy and not quite the fit for me.  It was a few sizes too big though. 

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@purplecitrus:I LOVE it on you! But I’m biased as this is my dress! What color is this? I’m hoping it’s Diamond White so I can see what it looks like as I ordered Diamond White without seeing what the color looks like eep! 

Oh and also, you may not have liked the fit because it’s supposed to have more of a tight fit (Trumpet), and if it was a few sizes too big that makes a big differences. I just pulled up pics of myself in it, and the pleating looks more smoother when it’s closer to your size. Just a thought!

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