(Closed) vintage/shabby chic wedding dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You absolutely can, it just depends on what you’re looking for. 

Many of the tea length “vintage” style gowns I have seen are more full (a 50’s silhouette, natural waist, full poofy skirt) so the one downside of having the same thing in full length is that it’s basically a ball gown. 

I would say if you want the poofy skirt, maybe try to steer clear of a train, since that will make it more formal. 

I agree that BHLDN is a great way to go, but Casablanca is also a great designer for lace gowns. 

Mine was from this designer (Casablanca 1971), but Casablanca 1900 is one of the most popular styles, and it has a very vintage, shabby chic vibe to me. 

Is there something more specific that you’re looking for in terms of style?

Post # 7
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1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@luvmyDwight: I do have photos of me in it! (And of course I’m willing to share :D) 

Not my favorite photo of me (my favorite is one that she doesn’t have on FB) but this shows the full front of the dress really well. 

Also, I’ve been looking for some dresses for you… 

Sottero and Midgley “Shanna” 

Soterro and Midgley “Glenda” 

 

Mon Cheri “Emme”

 

Sophia Tolli “Velma”, and “Vaughn”

Don’t worry, I’m just getting started… but this post will get crazy long if I don’t break it up! 

Post # 9
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1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The “Josephine” dress from Stephanie James Couture can be ordered to full length. It usually comes with a pretty embroidered bow and cap sleeves, but some brides go sans bow, some go strapless, etc. 

Given how many custom options I’m seeing in the blog (http://www.stephaniejamescouture.com/blog/?cat=15) you could probably have one made to be sleeveless with a high neckline. 

http://stephaniejamescouture.com/

 

Post # 12
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1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@luvmyDwight: I spent a *looooooooooong* time searching through dresses before I even got engaged. When I finally went to go dress shopping, I had a binder of photos to take along, with spreadsheets of which dresses I liked from which designers that each store carried. 

Yeah. I was that girl. (Oh, did I mention that my dress was one I had never even considered? That’s how it usually goes) 

Anyway, I just went through some of the designers I remembered looking at before. I can’t vouch for price on all of the designers, but Casablanca, Allure, Maggie Sottero/Sottero and Midgely are almost always less than $2000, and often less than $1000. 

I’m going to keep looking for more for you, though! I love this game 😀 

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Have a little peek at the Allure range – they have some beautiful vintage/full length styles.

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