(Closed) Red Wedding Dress – Making It Look Elegant?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
45649 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

SenoraGH:  I would never order from a Chinese dressmaker. There’s just too high a risk of getting an inferior product-then what do you do?  I know there are Bees who have done so, but I’m just not that brave. There have also been a number of gowns posted that were just awful quality.

I would search for a red evening gown rather than a red wedding dress. Obviously they are out there. You found lots of examples.

You could even rent one from Rent the Runway

red evening gown with sleeves-issa spice twist gown


Post # 3
11336 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

SenoraGH: I love red! You could have a bridesmaid dress in red, some companies’ dresses are as elegant as some simpler wedding dresses.

Post # 5
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You could also find a white dress that is made of dyable materials and get it dyed red if you can’t find anything that is already red to begin with.

Post # 6
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

SenoraGH:  That’s awesome! I love the idea of wearing a red wedding dress!

pharmy‘s idea is pretty good. 

Also, once you find your dress, I suggest keeping the accessories delicate rather than bold, if you want to go elegant rather than funky.

Post # 9
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You could go to a fabric store and ask if they would recommend someone who sews well or check out alterations  and tailors in your area.  This way you could select your fabric and trims.  A good seamstress can alter or combine patterns and you would be professionally measured.

Post # 11
3308 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


I am ordering my gown from Dressilyme. I hear many good things about them.

I like the suggestion about ordering a bridesmaid dress.

It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of you wearing a red wedding dress. Whatever makes you happy. 

Post # 13
3308 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


I haven’t ordered it yet mama. I won’t be ordering it until next year. 

Post # 14
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Please post a thread or update this one when you have found the dress. This is very cool and unique!!! I can’t think of any options other than looking for red dresses that are not wedding dresses and you may end up with a winner… I think that you can find almost anything online!

Post # 15
209 posts
Helper bee

Have you seen the red Gemma made by Jasmine’s. GORGEOUS! Worth considering JBS to make your dress 🙂

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