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I found my dream dress tonight! Complete with exquisite lace, feminine styling, and sleeves.
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I submitted an offer, and now just have to wait to see if it was accepted.
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Date: 2/20/2009 2:38:11 PM
Author: AllieLuv83
With my blue shoes!
Allie, this dress is so lovely on you! did you end up going with the maggie you were looking at? i don''t remember it having the lace part on the shoulders....it looks amazing on you.
 

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My dress search went through a couple of stages, which I''ve posted about before, but briefly, the answer to your question is no, but not by choice.

I never thought about wedding dresses until I got engaged. When I started the dress hunt, I had something flowing and goddess-like in mind, with no train, and *definitely* with straps. The first dress I fell in love with was actually the one another PSer (mia1181) wore, a beautiful floor-length chiffon dress with pleating, an empire waist, and double spaghetti straps that meet in the back. The DB website isn''t working right now so I can''t link to it, so I hope Mia doesn''t mind me sharing her wedding thread.

The one I fell in love with and originally bought was also a very simple destination-style dress, but it departed from the flowing/goddess theme a bit. It was more Marilyn Monroe-ish, with a trumpet skirt, halter top, simple ribbon detailing, and sweep train. I loved it because it was so different from the bridal norm, but I returned it to please FI, who wanted me to wear something more traditional/"bridal."

The final choice was a strapless satin A-line with a chapel train, beaded bodice, and corset lace-up back. I actually regret exchanging it quite a bit, because it''s just not "me," but it''s extremely flattering and at least he''ll be happy. I''m going to add a halter strap to bring myself back into the dress, since I can''t deal with the straplessness.

Here''s a thread that has pictures of my old and new dress.
 

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I didn''t do the little girl dress dreaming, but when I started planning the wedding I wanted a silk sheath by Monique L''huillier. I never did try it on because it wasn''t in budget. I looked great in trumpet/mermaid style dresses, but really wanted something flowier. I bought a Nicole Miller silk sheath. It probably didn''t look as good on me as the mermaid dresses, but I knew I''d regret it if I didn''t get the flowy sheath dress.
 

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Date: 2/20/2009 10:13:32 PM
Author: violet3
Date: 2/20/2009 2:38:11 PM

Author: AllieLuv83

With my blue shoes!

Allie, this dress is so lovely on you! did you end up going with the maggie you were looking at? i don''t remember it having the lace part on the shoulders....it looks amazing on you.


Hey Violet,

Yes I ended up with a Maggie its Vivien, and the lacy part is a bolero that I had made by a seamstress in case my "Tharms" are not up to par before the wedding :)
 

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Date: 2/19/2009 4:57:20 PM
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Is the dress you selected what you had originally thought you would want your wedding dress to look like?

I always dreamed of an ivory, duchess satin, mermaid strapless dress. When I finally tried dresses on, the ones that I loved were white, silk tafetta with straps, a-line or full skirt.
Not at all. I always figured I would wear the traditional white satin ball gown like everyone else recently, but when I realized that it became too princessy of a look for me, I opted out and tried on as many chiffon/flowy gowns as I could. I ended up with a Pronovias, and while it probably wasn''t my "dream dress", it wasn''t a ball gown and I could live with it.

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I found photos of the dresses online. The Monique Lhuillier I liked was the Escape (my favorite, but can''t find a good photo) or this one, whose name I can''t remember.

Dress dress front

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Dream dress back

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The ML was around $2,000 so I couldn't afford it. I could have had it custom made for about 1/4 of the price but was worried that I wouldn't like it so I just hunted around.

Dress I bought, front. I can't find a good photo of the back of it online. I had the back altered quite a bit as well, to be made more backless.

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In highschool I took Fashion Studies, and I fell in love with this pattern, a Vera Wang. I was 15.

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When I started looking for gowns a couple years ago, I thought I would buy this one...Maggie Sottero Vogue

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To my surprise, the Vogue ended up looking terrible on me! Runner up was this, Maggie Sottero Phillipa

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But I went with this, San Patrick Bambula!

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Date: 2/22/2009 9:32:06 AM
Author: Addy
Dream dress back
LOL...okay now why didn''t they just turn the mannequin around instead of just the dress? Her boobs are hanging out!!! Hehehe funny.
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 1:10:19 PM
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In highschool I took Fashion Studies, and I fell in love with this pattern, a Vera Wang. I was 15.

Hey- I''m not a BIW what I just wanted to say this is a beautiful dress! The woman I nanny for wore it for her wedding many years ago (I remember her saying I can''t believe all these years later I paid THAT much for a dress) but it was a Vera! She looked beautiful...

And I just wanted to let you all know it''s so funny how different everyone''s styles are and they are all beautiful in their own way!
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I love this topic! Maybe because I was so indecisive! This is the dress I LOVE LOVE LOVED.... before my fiance proposed. The back was a bit low for me - but I loved EVERYTHING else about it!

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Then - almost AS SOON as my fiance proposed it changed COMPLETELY! My mom and I were BOTH sure this was it. We LOVED the contrast, and the color... it was so unique! But when we tried it on we hated the store - the girl helping, and she didn''t know how to work the dress, so we couldn''t see it on... it turned us off of it all together.

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So after that great let down... I fell for this one. It made even the model look SO much thinner than the other dresses she was shown in! Again - LOVED the color - but I couldn''t find it ANYWHERE! I finally had it special ordered in so I could try it on. I adjusted my budget to fit this dress in (it was about 33% more than I''d budgeted for the gown). I KNEW this was the one. I paid the shipping to have it brought in - and when the moment finally came for me to try it on - they had ordered the WRONG DRESS!!! Tears ensued.... there was a VERY angry bride in that store!

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Once my wonderful mother calmed me down and convinced me to stay and see what else they had... and I explained to them some of the aspects I was looking for they brought this one out. My mom about came out of her seat waiting for us to get it on! When I saw the tears in her eyes I knew it had potential - but I was still stubbornly holding a grudge against the salon that had wronged me. I tried on some others and had them bring this back in... and this time my mom my sister and I all ended up in tears! This is it!! And I LOVE it! I can''t WAIT to wear it!

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Date: 2/22/2009 4:17:16 PM
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Date: 2/22/2009 9:32:06 AM
Author: Addy
Dream dress back
LOL...okay now why didn''t they just turn the mannequin around instead of just the dress? Her boobs are hanging out!!! Hehehe funny.
I think they''re just trying to show how versitile this dress is... something for every taste!
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Date: 2/23/2009 12:44:03 AM
Author: VRBeauty
Date: 2/22/2009 4:17:16 PM
Author: sunnyd
Date: 2/22/2009 9:32:06 AM
Author: Addy
Dream dress back
LOL...okay now why didn''t they just turn the mannequin around instead of just the dress? Her boobs are hanging out!!! Hehehe funny.
I think they''re just trying to show how versitile this dress is... something for every taste!
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Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!
 

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Date: 2/23/2009 2:30:11 AM
Author: FrekeChild
Date: 2/23/2009 12:44:03 AM

Author: VRBeauty

Date: 2/22/2009 4:17:16 PM

Author: sunnyd

Date: 2/22/2009 9:32:06 AM

Author: Addy

Dream dress back

LOL...okay now why didn''t they just turn the mannequin around instead of just the dress? Her boobs are hanging out!!! Hehehe funny.

I think they''re just trying to show how versitile this dress is... something for every taste!
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Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!

Wedding dress to club wear!

ML long ago discontinued these dresses so I had trouble finding even these classy photos. And I just wanted to show everyone how many different ways they could be worn!
 

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Date: 2/23/2009 3:05:36 AM
Author: Addy

Date: 2/23/2009 2:30:11 AM
Author: FrekeChild

Date: 2/23/2009 12:44:03 AM

Author: VRBeauty


Date: 2/22/2009 4:17:16 PM

Author: sunnyd


Date: 2/22/2009 9:32:06 AM

Author: Addy

Dream dress back

LOL...okay now why didn''t they just turn the mannequin around instead of just the dress? Her boobs are hanging out!!! Hehehe funny.

I think they''re just trying to show how versitile this dress is... something for every taste!
2.gif

Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!

Wedding dress to club wear!

ML long ago discontinued these dresses so I had trouble finding even these classy photos. And I just wanted to show everyone how many different ways they could be worn!
Hahaha at first I was like, oh my, what is wrong with her back?! Then I realized it was her front... all she needs are some pasties and she''s good to go!
 

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ROFLMAO sunnyd!!!!!You''re terrible!!!
 

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Well, I didn''t have a "dream dress" since I was little, but when I started out looking for dresses, I really wanted a beaded ballgown, something very elegant and princessy. Although I totally loved the dresses, my body didn''t as much. So, I ended up going for a beaded A-line, which complimented my figure a lot better.


What I wanted to get was something like this...

 

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Date: 2/22/2009 8:05:55 PM
Author: glitterazzi
So after that great let down... I fell for this one. It made even the model look SO much thinner than the other dresses she was shown in! Again - LOVED the color - but I couldn''t find it ANYWHERE! I finally had it special ordered in so I could try it on. I adjusted my budget to fit this dress in (it was about 33% more than I''d budgeted for the gown). I KNEW this was the one. I paid the shipping to have it brought in - and when the moment finally came for me to try it on - they had ordered the WRONG DRESS!!! Tears ensued.... there was a VERY angry bride in that store!

I can''t believe that they ordered in the wrong dress-I would have been so annoyed too. That''s such a beautiful dress!
 

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I never had wedding fantasies growing up, but when I saw the J. Crew Celeste for the first time (around 29), they started:

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Then, I fell hard for the Vineyard Jules. Yet somehow I ended up with the almost polar opposite of either:

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This was my inspiration dress - but NO ONE carried it! I searched, and searched, and searched and never found it.

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