(Closed) Where to find poofy/ tulle tea length dresses?

posted 13 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
44 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

have you looked at the Dolly Couture dresses? dollycouture.net


Post # 4
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have no idea how much these cost, but Stephanie James Couture has some AMAZING dresses like the ones you described. I would LOVE to have one but that’s just not the look we’re going for. Here is her site:


 Good luck!

Post # 6
5 posts

There is a huge thread called "poofy tea-length dresses" on indiebride (http://kvetch.indiebride.com) in the wedding dress alternatives forum. It’s always at or near the top.    

Post # 7
1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just saw a stunning tulle tea-length dress for sale at gilt.com a few days ago. I posted a photo and designer info on my blog here:


I think this was above your price range, but since it is being clearanced out, you might be able to find on for less.

Update – I just looked on the Alexander McQueen website and they have a store locator that shows that have several stores in the US. You could try calling the stores and asking if they still have this dress on clearance.

Post # 9
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Betsy Johnson has ADORABLE poofy dresses right now — very 50s!  They are not tlenght that I saw but it might be worth a look 🙂 Let us know if you find one!

Post # 11
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am wearing the dress firefighter posted as my "going away dress" from the reception. I am wearing teal shoes, so I am going to get a teal ribbon to tie around my waist and wearing a little birdcage veil I got at a vintage shop. Is it sad that I am almost more excited about my going away dress than my wedding dress!!!

Post # 12
468 posts
Helper bee

You could get a dress from Trashydiva.com and add a crinoline…

Post # 14
30 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just saw this from michelle roth




Post # 15
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

OMG firefighter!!!! that just is beyond adorable.

i am enamored.

i have been racking my brain for the last 30 mins trying to find a reason to order that dress. too bad i already have my gown! that would be so adorable as an unexpected/nontraditional dress with some feirce heels!

im totally ordering that….ill find a reason later…..rehearsal dinner? honeymoon? hang in my closet until a find a reason to wear it? any of the above!

Post # 16
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been scouring the internet for the last year trying to find nice tea-length, knee length or slightly above knee dresses and it is a trial.


When it comes to weddings everything seems to be full cathedral length gowns [not that those aren’t beautiful, they just aren’t for everyone].


Try googling ‘tea length’ ‘above the knee’ ‘cocktail dresses’ ‘beach wedding dresses’ and whatnot just to get some images to look at & maybe you’ll have a more concrete idea of what it is you’re looking for.


You could also try going to your local formal wear shops [not bridal boutiques, but the places most girls would go for prom & whatnot]; or perhaps you can scour vintage shops if there are any [even places like Salvation army & value village can have some surprises & it never hurts to look] if you’re looking for a 1940-50’s style dress.

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