(Closed) What to do when no one has your “dream dress”?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t know – if you’re sure it’s your dream dress, and you’ve tried on similar silhouettes and know that they look good on you – i’d gamble and buy it.

ETA – you have a year though – give it 6 more months and then gamble and buy it if you’re not able to try it on in that timeframe.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

If you can find a similar sillhouette, try that. Allure 8601 has the same vertical stripe/applique pattern if you want to see what that looks like (although the dress is nothing like it at all). If you’re okay with both… buy the dress! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You could always have it custom made since you have plenty of time. I would always go with a local seamstress as opposed to someone in China if you do that, even bigger risk of unpleasant surprises that way.

Have you tried other Maggie dresses and liked them? I had several Maggie pics I loved when I was shopping but when I tried on the dresses I didn’t like them in person. The fit was usually great but the quality and materials seemed off. Could be just me though. If you’re not super picky and don’t have the resources to have one custom made, you can take a chance on ordering one.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The lace is just an overlay. It’s not more difficult for the seamstress to work on. Challenge will be finding the type of lace that you want, you may need to look online and at fabric districts quite a bit. It is a lot of time and effort and possibly money. But, after several failed dress attempts; I wished very badly I had gone the custom route so I put it out there for any bride who can’t find their dream dress ๐Ÿ™‚

The Maggie site has pics of real brides on that link, how did you like those?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

@arenyth: Yes, mine was a drop waist dress (althouth the sillhouette was more of a trumpet than Gatsby and there were no straps–but the tulle overlay with the lace appliques are the same). I’d recommend trying it just to see how you feel about what the vertical stripes and the drop waist do for your figure. You should also try dresses with a similar shape, and other Maggie dresses to get a feel for the construction and the corset back to make sure you’d be happy with it. But after that, since you can have it altered to fit you perfectly anyway, I would take the jump!

ETA: I’m so glad you found it! If it discontinued, they will still be able to get it to you if you order it before then! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

if it’s an 8 and your a 4/6 i almost garauntee it will be a near perfect fit, get your butt over there and try it on! an post pics too!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have tried this dress on and it fits beautiful, but I’m in TX!  It is one of the contenders on my list.  This is one of the dresses that looks as good on us as it does on the models.

Have you called bridal salons an hour or 2 from where you are.

I am willing to travel 3 hours to go to bridal salons.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Maggie sizes run smaller than street sizes, so an 8 would probably be a good fit for you if you are a 4/6. And the corsets make it really easy to accommodate sizing. I am a 6/8 street size but a 10/12 Maggie size. You should definitely go try it on!

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