Post # 1
I went dress shopping back in July and August and tried on tons of dresses at almost every store in the area. There’s really only 1 dress I’ve been thinking about this whole time: the Justin Alexander 9720 in pearl/silver.
The only thing I wasn’t positive about was the color of the underlay (it’s a pearly silver). My concern is that in some lighting, especially in the dressing rooms, the dress looked darker and not white. The reason it bothers me is because I didn’t want the dress to look “dirty”, especially during the church ceremony. Everyone says it’s all in my head, but I really would like some opionions from unbiased people.
Is it worth making another appointment? If this is the one I don’t want to wait too long and find it’s been discontinued or not enough ordering time to purchase it. Thank you!!
Post # 3
Doesn’t look dirty to me! I like it!
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA
i kind of see what youre talking about with the underlay. i guess it depends on if you want dimension in your dress, or if you want it to look solid white. Because, it definitely does not look solid white. Depends on your vision!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t have known what you were talking about had I not read what you see wrong with it. I honestly looked really hard to see what you mean but I didn’t find it. So I think you are thinking too much about it! the dress is beautiful and it looks lovely on you. I would go make that appointment!
Post # 6
It looks GORGEOUS and I think the underlay is a littler darker to make the delicate lace work POP. It really looks great. The only way it could possibly look “dirty” is if there is someone else next to you in a WHITER dress. 😛 I really think the variation is just pretty. 🙂
Post # 7
It doesn’t look dirty at all! Get that dress it looks amaing on you!
Post # 8
I really like it, and I don’t think it looks dirty at all. As PP’s have said, the different color underlay adds more dimmension and makes the top layer of lace really pop.
Post # 9
Do they make it in white or ivory?
Post # 10
Nothing about that dress or the color of the underlay is dirty! It’s beautiful and I would totally wear it!
Post # 11
@BrandNewBride: On Justin Alexander’s website it says it also comes in white/silver. However, the model on the website is wearing the same one I have on (pearl/silver) and in the lighting it looks much whiter:
Also, the store I looked at is the only one that carries Justin Alexander in the area and they do not sell it in the white/silver option
Post # 12
@theEguarantee: I think why I’m struggling is it is different than I always thought my dress would be. I imagined a white dress and thought I wouldn’t want anything form-fitting beyond my waist and that it would have a much larger train.
However, when I tried on dresses the really white ones washed me out (I have red hair and freckles so I’m on the more pale side) and the heavy trains were detrimental for moving around even when bustled (I’m clumsy enough as it is lol). I also thought that the fit and flair was more flattering for my figure (which surprised me for sure!). The other good thing is that I’m going to base everything on the dress I purchase. I don’t have a vision set in stone for decor or Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, although I’m definitely getting married in a church, having an inside reception, and want a darker grey shade of some sort for the guys.
Basically, I’m a type A yet indecisive person and because of this, I struggle with not wanting to have dress regret and really wanting to have a dress so I can base the rest of the look and feel of the wedding on it.
Post # 13
Can you ask the shop to show you a different justin Alexander dress in the white silver combo ? I couldn’t see my dress in the actual color I wanted but they were able to show me lace and tulle from another dress so that I could get a better idea of what I wanted. I think you look great in this gown and I don’t see anything that makes me think the dress looks dirty. Perhaps the sample dress is just a little ‘dingy’ compared to a brand new one ? That could account for the difference between photo on their website and what you see in person.
I dont know if the shop ( or justin Alexander) offers this program but I know allure , maggie sottero and a few others do.. there were a few dresses I wanted to try on that the salon didnt have as samples. I was given option of paying 100$ to have the gown shipped in from designer so that I could see it in person and try it on. If I purchased the dress the money went toward purchase, if I didn’t, I would have a 100$ credit for when I did buy something. Maybe you could ask them to send in a new one for you to see ?
Post # 14
What a stunning gown, it definitely doesn’t look dirty to the eye. And it won’t look dirty in pictures either, because your photographer will make the necessary adjustments…it sort of has this platinum tone to it, very old Hollywood I feel.
Post # 15
It doesnt look dirty, looks nice on you. its just not the kind of dress i like for me
Post # 16
It’s gorgeous and doesn’t look at all dirty to me, either! 🙂 x