Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dress reality check?


Hello ESB,

I'm considering buying this dress for my fall wedding at this location.  

What do you think - awesome or awful?

Much, much thanks,
Needs A Dress

*****

I don't hate the dress, but I don't like that it was "remade" from a size 12 to a 0. The fabric doesn't drape the way it should.

20 comments:

  1. That's a hell of a location. Good job.

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  2. I love it. But it isn't returnable if you get it and hate it on.. that would make me worried.

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  3. Love the location. Not so sure about the dress. I'm not getting Old World Mexican fiesta from it. I think you can do better. Maybe something like this or this? Good luck. xo.

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    1. I am not the writer of this Dear ESB, but I SO want to sell my dress and wear that Alice by Temperley dress. SO BAD.

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  4. If I were your girlfriend I would be sucking it up and telling you its beautiful and I love it. But, I'm not so I'm gonna be honest and say that while it isn't my style to begin with I still really don't like it. There are tons of great and inexpensive greek goddess style dresses out there. Shopbob has a bunch! When I chose my wedding dress, I also liked how unembellished it was so that I could play up the jewelry, which I would be much more likely to wear again.

    This Crosby by Derek Lam is not super formal, like the Once Wed dress, but still allows for accessories

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    1. i want that derek lam dress.

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    2. That Derek Lam dress is perfection, and less expensive than the potentially saggy boob creating Reem Acra. Wear a huge fuck-off necklace (like this? I suck at finding lovely things online) and you've got the big embellished gemstoney factor.

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  5. @Anon12:26, LOVE that Derek Lam dress!

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    1. Love this dress!! and it's near my house... but I'm not a street size 6 :(

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  7. I agree that the no-return policy makes it risky, especially given the history of alterations. See if you can find a nearby store that sells Saja dresses . It will give you a chance to try on various versions of the Grecian/column/goddess style, with various levels of embellishment. I found it useful when deciding if I even liked this style on my body.

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  8. I've always thought that jeweled embellishment just makes things look cheap, especially when the fabric isn't really melding with it, in the case of this dress. Also, why wouldn't you want to have an excuse to just go buy real jewelry?!!!

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  9. that weird dip down waistline coupled with the drapey fabric will make your boobs look saggy. though i'd be happy to go and try it on for you (if you're local you can do that right?)

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  10. I LOVE this dress. Great job. The jewels really give it class and it's nice to see a dress that isn't boring.

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  11. If the current owner of this dress happens to stumble on this blog conversation, perhaps she could offer to let the letter writer try the dress on and mail it back quickly if it's not working for her. It's silly that most sellers on sites like OnceWed don't permit returns within a reasonable period of time. Do ladies really forgo $$$ (hundreds!thousands!) just to try on something that "might" work as their dress?

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  12. ESB is right. However, aside from the technical issues, I think it's awesome.

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  13. These are nothing like the one you pictured, but so venue appropriate!

    6os Crochet Lace

    Edwardian Lace

    I wish these were around when I was wedding dress shopping. AND SO CHEAP! GAH!

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  14. Thanks for the opinions and ideas! You've talked me out of the dress.

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