Post # 1
I’ve had a couple appointments now. I found a dress I love by Ellie Saab, but it was quite a bit more than I was initially planning to spend. This is fine, I’m not looking for cheaper options. Since I was originally looking for less expensive dresses I did not do much research about dresses in this pricerange. Before I make a commitment I want to make sure there aren’t even more fabulous dresses that I have missed, so I’m looking for some designers to check out in this range. I have looked at Oscar de La Renta gowns and am planning on checking out some by Jenny Peckham. I like more romantic dresses, but not ballgowns. Any suggestions ladies? Did any of you wear something you loved?
Post # 3
Jim Hjelm makes some gorgeous, romantic dresses.
Post # 4
If I could afford Oscar dela Renta…
Post # 5
Yes Lazaro gowns are stunning and the detail in his gowns are impeccable. http://www.jlmcouture.com/Lazaro
There are other designers in the JLM line as well (e.g. Jim Hjelm).
Check out Monique Lhuillier (her designs are stunning). http://www.moniquelhuillier.com/
Amsale is another http://amsale.com
Kleinfeld also list a bunch of high end designers on their website (including the ones above). http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com
My wedding dress was the Lazaro dress below.
Post # 6
What about Vera Wang? Her dresses are gorgeous.
Post # 7
Thanks for all the suggestions. I hadn’t thought of most of them! TammieRei I actually tried on a gown from last year that looks super similar to the one you like, just without the bustle in the back. It was a sample for $4000 and a bridal size 10 I believe. Not sure if you are still looking, but send me a message if you are and I’ll be glad to share where I saw it. I am just not looking for a strapless gown. Thank you all!
Post # 8
@TammieRei: Someone I work with actually handmade a replica of this dress with blue fabric and white lace. It turned out very nice, I had never heard of the dress until her. It’s very pretty 🙂
Post # 9
Have you tried Claire pettibone?
Post # 10
MArk Zunino at Kleinfeld has some amazing dresses as well as Inbal Dror which is only sold in NY and California. I wish I could try on some Inbal Dror! Sooooo gorgeous