Post # 1
Mine is Jackie O – I love the classic look of her gown. A gown that can be worn throughout the decades without ever going out of style. I love the idea of having a gown that my daughter or granddaughter could wear some day!
I’d love to hear from other brides and see pics of the similarities between your gown and your inspiration gown!!!
Post # 4
There are several dresses I love that come from different sources. The hard part is going to be narrowing it down to one unless I combine them in a custom made dress.
For example, I fell in love with a dress in a Victoria Frances painting which is similar to an outfit at Fairygothmother.com. I also love the styles worn by Joan Holloway on Mad Men as well as the vintage tea-length poofy skirt dresses at dollycouture.net. At the same time, my sister designed a conglomerate dress in a color combo I love that looks flattering on me (instead of white that makes me look sickly) in Sims 3 that I may end up taking to a local seamstress to have made.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jim Hjelm gowns. I hope that when it comes time to purchase my dress I can find a trunk show so that I can get one! 🙂
Post # 6
I really am the classic "cake topper bride" I love all the classic, traditional wedding looks with a more contemporary twist/update 🙂
Post # 7
I didn’t really have a dress inspiration. I really just had a "Midsummers Night Dream" and enchanted forest look in mind when I went dress shopping because at the time, my fiance and I were talking about going to a beautiful state park and getting married in the forest near a waterfall with just us and our parents. Then our plans changed and we are now having more traditional wedding so I ended up with a tea length, more vintage looking dress. But I still love the flowy, lacy, fairy princess-ish kind of dresses. I just couldn’t find one that flattered my fuller figure.
Post # 8
i’m planning on wearing my mom’s dress with a few alterations. getting rid of the lace full sleeves in favor of a cap sleeve perhaps.
Post # 9
My inspiration for my gown started with a Lea-Ann Belter dress – Kaitlyn – several years ago. I loved the ethereal look of the gown and how soft it looked. After I got engaged, I fell in love with another more structured Lea-Ann Belter dress – Tess. However, both of these gowns were just SOOOOO out of my price range.
So while I was on the hunt, I couldn’t decide if I wanted something fully flowing and soft like Kaitlyn(1), or something with a bit of structure in the bodice like Tess (not shown). It took some back and forth conversations with my step-mom, my maids, and eventually, my fiance. I wanted his opinion on my style, so I asked him how he picked my ring. He told me he knew I wanted something SIMPLE, NOT GAUDY, but that I like to SPRUCE IT UP with a little extra. He also picked white gold because it was more MODERN. With those words in mind, it became clear what gown would suit me best.
I ended up ordering a dress with the soft ethereal look I was originally looking for. A wide strapped, v-neck, ruched silk georgette gown: the Jasmine T247 (3). Not a lot of structure in the bodice, but the classic “Hollywood” look of the dress is what sold me. Now that I know what dress I’m wearing, I’m finding myself inspired by Rita Hayworth’s(4) classic style to match my accessories and hair.
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Post # 10
not engaged yet but i adored star jones’ in her mermaid dress. i loved the confidence that she wore as a full figured woman. i am full figured as well and i consider myself very sexy and would love to look like her. however i’d probably have an assymetrical top.
i voted celebrity.