Post # 1
I am about to start looking for my dress. I loveeee the Vera Wang Esther dress and would love to hear from anyone who tried it. I also like the Amsale dress that is in all their new adds that is strapless with a sweatheart neck and a ballgown skirt that looks like ribbons in flower shapes. Question, what size do they go to for the dress? I see brides maids guides online that go all the way up to size 30. I wear a street 16 so I am thinking I will be bridal 20. Any brides have any info about this??
Post # 3
@mrsesq: Not sure about the Vera Wang Esther dress but the Amsale Bijou dress does go up to a size 20. Just purchased that dress this weekend from an Amsale store in Houston, TX. The Amsale sizing sheet they showed me had sizes up to 20 — though at the particular store I was in, anything over a 16 had a 15% size fee tacked onto price.
Post # 4
thanks so much for the info, I will def make an appt with Amsale then!
Post # 5
My wedding dress was Vera Wang. I am a street 4-8 (GAP flatters me with 4s…BCBG gives me 8s…grrrr), and Vera Wang ordered me a 12. I will say that they are PHENOMENAL with service and tailoring – so if you buy from the boutique, they will make it work for you. Honestly, Vera Wang craftsmanship and custom designs and service was truly amazing.
I did my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses through Priscilla of Boston in NYC – and they were HEINOUS. worst. service. ever. Messed up sizes on my girls…sales girls were ruder than the deli downstairs. I know you didn’t ask about PoB but I take every chance to bad mouth them…ooops!:-)
I truly think the VW will treat you like a princess and find the perfect gown for every shape bride. IN NYC, their boutique was one of my most attentive vendors.
Post # 6
thanks for info! My fav is the VW so far, without trying any one yet, so we shall see. PoB had a bridesmaid dress I liked a year ago but now its gone apparently. I am thinking of doing straight off the rack saks or bloomies dresses though so now PoB is def out! ha.
Post # 7
White by Vera Wang makes a totally low budget (like 1400 or something) version of the Esther – its a straight across neckline on the strapless part not a sweetheart neckline.
It’s very pretty. And as its at Davids, they may make different sizes, too.
Post # 8
Your post made me really excited about my appointment with VW in a few weeks! I’ve heard mixed reviews for the most part about the flagship store, but I wouldn’t want to buy a VW dress from anywhere but there because of all the alterations I’m expecting.
Post # 9
@maywearpurple: I went to DB just to check it out when I was in NJ visiting my parents. It was a totally different dress though other than the top part they have attached to the dress with sleeves. I have my VW appt at the flagship next week…someone told me the dress is $12,000 and I thought it was more like $6,000 or $7,000 so that may end my sizing debate anyways because I am not spending $12,000 on the dress…oh alas I guess I will see!