Post # 1
Hi fellow wedding bees,
I’m looking for a very simple but elegant dress. My fiance likes simplicity and doesn’t like any beads/lace on the dress. My girlfriends think dresses without beads are too simple and look cheap, unless they’re done nicely like the ones by vera wang or monique lhuillier. However, I plan to spend no more than 2k on the dress. I also like simple and want to please my fiance, but I don’t want to be criticized by my gf either!
I’m thinking of a simple trumpet/slim A-line shaped dress with maybe ruching and/or colored sash. Does anyone have suggestions which designer might have what I want? Thanks!
Post # 3
Hi there! I just replied to you in my other post. My dress is ASM 3040 by Sottero and Midgley.
The sash only comes in two colors though – blush pink or olive green.
Post # 4
May I recommend La Sposa? I think their dresses strike just the right balance between simple-sophisticated and ornate-elegant.
(Sorry you have to change the language to English at the bottom!)
Post # 5
What about something like this?
Sottero and Midgley ASM3040
Post # 6
I recommend Makaella dresses. They just put up a new collection on their website. There’s a lot that are very simple but elegant… ugh, I must not look or else I will see a dress I like and regret it! :p One I tried on from their previous collection was under 2k… I think about 1500 so they should all be within your budget. Good luck!
Post # 7
Ok I lied. I looked… haha! Here are some trumpet/a-line with some ruching:
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Post # 8
Pronovias has some beautiful yet simple dresses. Of course, I’m biased b/c my dress is Pronovias. 🙂 Really, most designers have them, you just have to look through their collections.
Post # 9
oh thanks so much for the input! I love your suggestions and will try to find them! I also found this gorgeous dress online, but they don’t carry it in the SF Bay area 🙁
Post # 10
Yes, I second Paloma Blanca and Mikaella dresses. great fabrics!
Post # 11
Forget about what your girlfriends think! Seriously. I think simple dresses are beautiful, and in fact I wish mine was more like that!
Have you heard of Jenny Yoo? Her dresses are very simple and elegant, and tend to be inexpensive.
Actually I think that $2000 gives you a lot of options, especially since the cost goes up with more beading and lace. I also think that J. Crew wedding dresses are beautiful and simple. And I agree that you should check out Maggie Sottero/Sottero and Midgley dresses–she has a lot of simple beautiful dresses with ruching.
Post # 12
Go with your heart!!! 🙂
When I went dress shopping I went out with the intention to find a dress that would be classic and elegant, “timeless”. Personally I feel that lace and beading can definitely make a dress look dated, but that was my preference based on me and my fiance’s tastes. I can’t tell you how many stores I went with my bridesmaids and they would mention my dress options being to plain. Finally, I went on my own and it was so amazing to select something that I was going to feel gorgous in and my finace would love. Ultimately, he’s going to think you look amazing that day :), just make sure you feel beautiful and he’ll love the confidence and beauty you feel wearing a gown you love. What’s the look that your going for?
P.S. I definitely agree with all the comments the bees posted for you. I tried on all the gowns “justeen” posted :), but I went with a gown from the la sposa collection from Pronovias. Mikaella, Pronovias, Rosa Clara or Aire Barcelona, J.Crew, Paloma Blanca, I can honestly go on and on. All share the classic design with minimal to no beading and lace. It made it really easy for me to add a mantilla veil as I wanted a spanish style to my look, but I could have easily converted my look to another feel because of the simplicity of the gown.
Post # 13
jasmine collection has a ton of simple dresses like that! i think it’s jasminebridal.com. and they are all 800 to 1500 dollars
Post # 14
Oh, I feel like you might like my dress (it’s a Jacquelin Exclusive and it comes with a black, ivory, or white sash if you want it…I didn’t, I’m thinking of adding a beaded sash though):
Here’s the back:
Post # 15
This is my dress (in diamond white, not champagne). It’s Maggie Sottero’s Vernice. I bought the floor sample for $600. I don’t know why you’ve ruled out corsets, but Maggie dresses are famous for their corsets, which make curvy girls look amazing. (I’m a street size 14/16, btw.) You can always choose a zipper over a hidden corset if you just don’t like the look.
Post # 16
my only comment is to say that i think you should go with what YOU want! It is your dress, and you have to wear it. i never heard of a fiance caring that much what the bride wears. mine just wants me to be happy and make a decision already! and ALL my friends have DIFFERENT opinions…so in the end after trying on a TON of dresses, i realize i am going with whatever makes me feel like a real glam bride and a princess. that being said, i like all the choices above and in general i love anything by Maggie Sottero. they have something for everyone and NONE of them look cheap.