Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Seeking: a RACERBACK wedding dress


Why so few? 

I'm not a super sporty person or anything, but I know that my top half looks dang-good in a racer back. My wedding is outside, but a lot of the racer back gowns I've found are all froufrou on the bottom. 

Suggestions?

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Is this Acne racerback enough for you?




Because, yes, DAMN ARE THEY HARD TO FIND.


Photo at top: Sally Gall

32 comments:

  1. a la google (but you've probably already done that yourself):

    Racerback dresses

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  2. Omg that dress is stunning!!

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  3. Love the Acne dress.

    Like, half of Nicole Miller's dresses have some sort of racerback or attention-getting back treatment.

    this one isn't racerback but I really like it
    twisted back, marilyn front
    drapy--like this one a lot, too
    again, not racerback but similar idea
    very cool back--here's another image

    Just to poke the bear:
    JCrew!

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    1. Ooh, loved the Double Faced Nicole Miller one.

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    2. Love these options. My dress is a Nicole Miller and it's really comfortable.

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    3. That was my wedding dress. It was gorgeous in both indoor and outdoor light and so comfortable. But for anyone who actually buys it: make sure whoever alters it knows how to work with silk cut on the bias. Mine didn't and it was a bit of a long haul. But it all worked out and it was truly beautiful if I do say do myself. P.s. the back is the best part.

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  4. Just spotted this dress. Hope you can find more about it because I'm horrible at that sort of thing. I think it's beautiful.

    http://whoaaanellie.tumblr.com/post/18909960080/beautifullllll

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  5. ESB's pick and Nicole Miller are good calls. I found this Giambattista Valli here or here, a knee-length Donna Karan, and this Rachel Pally.

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  6. Not sure about your budget or the style you're looking for, but here are a few more options: Giambattista Valli ; Zimmerman; J. Mendel; and Lanvin.

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    1. I like the Giambattista Valli dress shared by Sara and Nicole.

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  7. Sold out, but this is so SPARKLY.

    Does it have to be long? How about these short options:

    Michael Kors?
    Black and white Alexander Wang?
    Off white?
    Brocade? (I don't know how I feel about this, myself.)
    More sparkles! (I know I know)
    Simple sheath

    And Anony7:13 is from Versace's Fall 2011 collection.

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  8. I like Christina's off white crepe Michael Kors. A lot.

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  9. Morgan Carper does a simple, slip-style frock. I also like this Evelyn gown from Thread.

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  10. I wore a Saja dress for my wedding that had really pretty back detail. http://sajawedding.com/collection_permanent.html, it's the HB6639. It's not exactly racerback, but similar.

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  11. And because I can't stop:

    Matthew Williamson

    And not really racerback, but someone needs to wear this

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    1. I love these.

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    2. That Estaban Cortazar is amazing.

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  12. My jcrew dress is racerback and it is very top-back-half flattering:

    http://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bride/gowns/PRDOVR~69879/69879.jsp

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  13. That is a damn good looking dress esb. good job.

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  14. My friend had a beach wedding and wore an amazing plain white Ralph Lauren racer back dress... go beyond the bridal and check the preppy designers!

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  15. I have to say that I'll never understand why on earth someone would name a clothing brand "Acne". (loved the dress tho)

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  16. I'm a fan of racer backs, too. I wore a racer back top with a skirt for my wedding, so I'm pretty much an expert in racer back stuff that was available a year ago.

    Haider Ackerman, Alexander Wang, Tibi, Phillip Lim, and Acne usually have beautiful racer back stuff available.

    I ended up dying a double layered sheer polyester Zara top, but I really regret not just wearing a Madewell perfect racer back tank with the Christian Siriano skirt. It probably would have looked a lot better and much more my style.

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  17. I like this Rachel Pally:
    http://www.shopbop.com/anya-dress-rachel-pally/vp/v=1/845524441961705.htm?folderID=2534374302025521&colorId=12397&extid=affprg-4441350

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  18. This Nicole Miller:

    http://blogs.phillymag.com/bridal_bulletin/files/2012/09/studiobacks_d51.gif

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  19. OOOOOOH LOOK!!!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/106697463/champagne-beaded-1930s-inspired-wedding?ga_utm_medium=email&ga_ref=etsy_finds&ga_utm_source=etsy_finds&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_filters=weddings+wedding_gown&ga_search_type=all&ga_ex=etsy_finds&ga_utm_campaign=etsy_finds_081812_0&ref=sr_gallery_1

    Not my style at all, but it's racer back and gorgeous.

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