Post # 1
This is my first post, although I have been lurking around and reading your posts for quite a while.
My wedding is this June (so just over 2 months away!) so as far as dresses go, I’m sort of stuck. It took me quite a while to figure out what I wanted. I finally settled on the Tara Keely 2201 (sans flower attachment). I kept going between sleeves and open back vs. strapless and flowy, untll I went with the former.
My dress came in, and is still quite big. I’m very petite…just under 5′, 101 lbs. I’ve already started fittings, but I still have a long way to go. I still don’t have a vision of what this dress will really look like on me. I have found NO pictures of this dress, aside from the website. And the back shot is actually before they decided to alter the design of the dress a bit. And I am not fond of how the model shows the front of the dress. I also feel like right under the sash it looks like I’m a little pooch-y, which wasn’t my ideal look.
Are there ANY brides out there with the TK 2201? I just want to be sure I picked the right dress, and it’s just so hard when there is still far too much fabric on my frame.
Thanks so much for your help everyone!
Post # 3
Just wanted to see what the update was for you now that you’re soon-to-be married! Did the dress work out for you? Are you planning on wearing a veil? if so, how long? Were the alterations manageable?
I bought the 2201 in Vancouver in Feb. and I haven’t seen it on myself (besides pix and video) and won’t until probably june 🙁 . I’ll need alterations in the bust, length, and hip (basically everything besides my waist).
I’d love to hear your experience now that mine is coming up too…
Post # 4
I wanted to wait to reply when everything was said and done. The dress turned out really, really well. My only 2 minor pieces that I would have been happier with are the bust line and the back opening. I ordered a 6, but I probably should have ordered a 4 because I’m petite…but I needed alterations in all the same places as you do. But for reference I’m just under 5′ so I’m not the tallest of girls. The back opening got smaller, which there was really no way around to make it fit me. And the bust line was always just too big – don’t get cups for it, you don’t need them! Unless you truly feel like you need the support. I had my cups removed after the top had been fitted to me so that probably didn’t help. I wound up getting a stick on strapless/backless bra and that worked out just fine.
Otherwise, I felt beautiful. I keep getting compliments on the dress almost a week later. I posted a few pictures from some friends just to give you an idea of how it all came together, and what veil I went with.
I hope everything with your dress works out with you and that you feel beauitful on your wedding day. Even with those 2 minor fitting issues, I was 100% happy with my dress choice now that it’s all over – no regrets!