(Closed) Titanic – Wedding/ Dream Dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I meant same as me not recognising it as Rose’s gown! do you think they would think ‘isn’t that the dress from Titanic’ if you didn’t mention it?

It would be up to you to decide if it looked out of place in your area- i know in Australia it wouldn’t be considered weird. I think it’s great you won’t have the same dress design as everyone else! You could match it with modern accessories if you’re worried about it looking dated?

Again, up to you about the embroidery. White would make it look more bridal, and perhaps have a more subtle effect. I think either would work depending on the look you go for!

Post # 18
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2023

That is a lovely dress, I used to be obsessed with it! I think it would look lovely as a wedding dress.

There are a few people who make film replicas, who have made clothes for me – one of them does a lot of Titanic – including this very dress. They’re not veeeeery cheap, but they’re top-notch, good quality and take a lot of time and care to get you exactly what you want. I’ll see if I can dig them out.

Past and Present Creations are good: They have a website and an etsy store.

Hmmmmm… Just had a look and Past and Present’s titanic isn’t as good as some of their other stuff. Still, it’s good to look around 🙂

Post # 21
1283 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not sure what your budget its, but this has a similar style to Jenny Packham wedding dresses, so you might want to check her out

Post # 23
9538 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

While I didn’t care for the movie that dress is beautiful! I think it would make a great wedding dress! Give yourself a little bit of time to think it through, to be sure that’s what you want, but I think it sounds fantastic!

Post # 24
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I think you are being too hard on yourself about the dress.  It is absolutely stunning and lets be honest we’re technically all copy cats we find insparation from somewhere right? We all wear “princess” themeed dresses or dresses that other brides have worn. Dont worry about what people might think I think its gorgeous… its a vintages era dress. Go for it with no doubts

Post # 25
3243 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@King_s_Girl:  That dress is AMAZING! Absolutely, you can find someone to make you one. 

Research Edwardian/early 1900’s to 19-teens fashion. And there are lots and lots of historical costumers who specialize in making these things. Try looking on Etsy for people who do Edwardian gowns; most of them are happy to do custom work. Here’s some appropriate Etsy shops I found on a quick search: Moviegowns  or JSBridal

Also, try searching online for custom historical costumes/Edwardian gowns. There’s a lot out there on this, but there are various websites– the ones that come up first on a google search of edwardian historical costumes– that sell not-very-high-quality things. Here’s a page with lots of links to all sorts of info on Edwardian fashion: http://www.thecostumersmanifesto.com/costumeoldsite/history/100pages/1900links.htm

Here’s a pretty cool website about historical costume: http://historicalsewing.com/sifting-through-endless-edwardian-patterns

And here’s the website of one of my favorite costumer, with lots of nice in-depth info about historical clothing: The Dreamstress 

Anyway, the fabric the original dress is probably made of, and that such gowns were often made of at the time, is silk. The see-through overlay fabric (which looks like it extends over the whole dress and is what the embroidery is attached to) is silk chiffon (very soft, drapey, delicate, beautiful stuff). The non-see-through fabric, forming the lining of the dress and visible without the chiffon over it at the hem, looks like it’s silk charmeuse. The dress is embroidered with glass beads and probably some silver thread– white/clear and silver and maybe some darker beads, sewn on with white thread, and in places maybe the silver thread.

One of my hobbies is historical costuming, and I’ve been lucky enough to see some amazing original dresses something like this in museums, so I’ve given you the most accurate info I could based on what I know and have seen. 

Post # 26
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

It is a beautiful dress!!!! I say go for it! And I agree with a PP’s suggestion to look at Jenny Pakham’s dresses, they are sooooo gorgeous.

Post # 27
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@King_s_Girl:  When you know: you know. When I saw my veil: I just knew. I had no idea what I was wearing with it: but I knew. You can have a “moment” for a dress from a picture IMO

I don’t think you are being hastly at all!

Post # 28
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@King_s_Girl:  I’m obsessed with the titanic! And I love that dress in the end, go for it.

Post # 31
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@King_s_Girl:  All that matters in the end is that you find something YOU love. Don’t worry about what others think.

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