(Closed) Your help needed!! Vera Wang White – Basket Weave Organza w/ Floral Detail

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do you think of me in this dress?!
    Lovely! Go for it and make the alterations! : (24 votes)
    29 %
    I like it, but don't alter it : (7 votes)
    8 %
    I like it, but alter it differently : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Meh, it's an OK dress. : (16 votes)
    19 %
    You don't look great in it : (9 votes)
    11 %
    Dress isn't nice AT ALL. : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Ew, dress looks like a little girl's! : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Other (explain below!) : (3 votes)
    4 %
    You need a more fitted dress! : (10 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I really like this dress. I wouldn’t change it to sweetheart. I really like it as is.

    Post # 4
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If you already want to change that much about it, keep looking.  It doesn’t sound lik eyou’re excited about this dress.

    Post # 6
    8883 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I love it, I think it looks perfect the way it is!

    Post # 8
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Just my two cents here… I kinda agree with PP. If you want to change the dress so much, there might be something else for you. You mentioned that you’ve looked at thousands of dresses already, did you mean you were looking at magazines and online, or were you able to try them on? 

    You look great on the dress, don’t get me wrong. But I think, there’s something else out there that would look even more phenomenal on you, without that much alterations πŸ™‚ 


    Post # 9
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    The sash isn’t doing much for your waistline – if you’re going to alter it, I vote altering that to be a wider and more fitted waist.

    Post # 11
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I agree with PP…if there is that much you want to change on a dress, I suggest to keep looking! And you would be amazed what looks good on you that doesn’t jump out at you online or in a magazine.

    Also, did you ask the Pronovias salon if they can get the dress in for you to try? Some salons will charge you ~$50 to ship a dress in from the designer, and will put it towards the dress if you choose to order it.

    Did you try any Pronovias dresses on? I have a Pronovias dress, and if you are worried about quality of the VW White, you will be blown away with the quality of Pronovias in a similar budget. Just some food for thought.

    Post # 12
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Honestly? I think if you want to change the dress so much, it is not the one. Plus you sound hesitant? I think a gown with a drop waist may look more flattering on you. It looks like you have a slightly short torso like me and I found natural-waisted dresses cut my body funny (lots of leg, not enough on top!).

    Quality-wise I am not a fan of DB dresses, even the VW line. For not too much more you can get a nicer gown if you look into Mori Lee, Casablanca, Maggie Sottero, La Sposa/San Patrick (Pronovias’s cheaper lines), Aire Barcelona, etc and they come with the appropriate structure support. Definitely look at the dresses in person and even try them on! SO many times I hated how a dress looked in the model photos or on the hanger and was surprised by how much I liked it!  I live in SD and can suggest a couple other bridal salons to check out if you’re interested. If price is major concern for you, you can always ask the salon if they’d be willing to sell their sample.

    Edit: I thought to add if you go to Bridal & Veil again, ask for a discount. They will offer 15% off on any gowns except Maggie Sottero. Actually any salon you go to, doesn’t hurt to ask for a discount.

    Post # 14
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @toasty:  I had a slightly higher budget, but if you’re in the under $2K range Bridal & Veil has the largest selection (you really almost need to go there twice because it’s so huge). If you look at the designer’s website they will tell you what salons carry their lines. Let me PM you some recommendations πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
    803 posts
    Busy bee

    agree with PPs, if you want to alter so much about it, you should keep looking. If you thought it felt like nylon/polyester, it probably is. 

    Post # 16
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    @toasty:  I’m not really good at explaining things but I’ll try! πŸ™‚

    When I look at the model picture, I see the waistline hugging her right at the smallest point of her waist. That’s the best fit in my opinion (no offense to baby doll lovers) – the skirt flows much more naturally rather than “poofing out” from the ribs.

    On you, the waistline seems to be a little higher than your tiniest spot. Like maybe it’s hugging your ribcage instead? You could either make the sash wider, so it does hit that tiny waist, or move it down.

    Did that make any more sense? I can try again if I’m still confusing!

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