Unusual wedding dress

(71 Posts)
DangerousMouse Mon 24-Feb-14 13:23:42

I am getting married abroad this summer, and want a very unusual dress. I am currently a size 14 but hope to trim down a but!

I love this dress www.pinterest.com/pin/452611831272479247/
Hopefully that link will work! I can't find out where to get the dress from.. any ideas? Or any similar dresses for inspiration?

LilyBlossom14 Thu 27-Feb-14 23:11:58

am so glad you didn't buy the first green one - in the flesh they are v cheap looking. The elasticated bodice at the back is not good. I love the one you have bought, massive improvement.

YouAreTalkingRubbish Thu 27-Feb-14 21:19:46

Yep, to cerise shoes rather than red.

Nice shoes only size 6 though. my size I'm ordering some blush

MrsLettuce Thu 27-Feb-14 14:43:47

Sorry! The back of the CB dress is what I meant to post

MrsLettuce Thu 27-Feb-14 14:42:25

Agree with FreakinScaryCaaw about cerise / puce coloured shoes working better than red.

MrsLettuce Thu 27-Feb-14 14:39:32

Ooh, that's lovely! If it doesn't fit and all else fails courtesan boutique do one that's very similar to that except with a draped neckline and the scarfy 'tail' are attached rather than being a separate scarf (think I linked it earlier). One of the colours it comes in is very similar indeed to the one you've ordered.

i quite like this colour. Not so much the shoes.

DangerousMouse Thu 27-Feb-14 09:42:54

It's got a very pretty back swell, I don't know how to get photos on the thread but it has a long trailing scarf, beautiful, so pleased with it!

DangerousMouse Thu 27-Feb-14 09:40:35

Yes, the one in the photo, I just hope I can fit into it! So what do you think for shoes then? The criteria is a bright colour and must have a strap over the top of the foot (not sure what this is called in shoe terms!)

I'll definitely take it to a good dress maker to have it made to fit me properly, the shirred thing sounds like its a good thing, will see when it comes! How exciting..

LeslieKnope Thu 27-Feb-14 09:30:19

OP have you ordered the dress in YouAreTalkingRubbish's photo????

If so, that is bloody gorgeous! envy

I hated the first green one blush. Major upgrade.

I'm all for contrasting shoes but definitely not red. Too clashy.

Trumpton Thu 27-Feb-14 09:22:54

Shirred means elasticated with fine elastic thread. I would be tempted to underline with a piece of fabric of the correct size to stabilise it.
The outer cover of the dress looks as if it conceals the shirring.

Red shoes with the blue dress?

sunshinemmum Thu 27-Feb-14 08:52:26
YouAreTalkingRubbish Thu 27-Feb-14 08:50:22

Definitely red shoes!

sunshinemmum Thu 27-Feb-14 08:49:40

M & S have some nice red shoes ATM

http://www.marksandspencer.com/suede-water-resistant-dolly-shoes-with-insolia/p/p22277653?colour=Red

http://www.marksandspencer.com/bow-high-block-heel-court-shoes-with-insolia/p/p22277566?colour=Red

DangerousMouse Thu 27-Feb-14 08:26:18

I thought that momb it didn't look like ti would hold me in very well grin

DangerousMouse Thu 27-Feb-14 08:25:31

Oh my goodness.. I've just ordered it! so, red shoes? I need some with a strap over the top of the foot as we have about a million steps to climb to get to the venue.

momb Thu 27-Feb-14 08:23:56

Not read the whole thread but be aware that Cherlone dresses have a, elastic smocked back so don't fit as snuggly as the photos. They're a bit like dressing up outfits in adult sizes.

DangerousMouse Thu 27-Feb-14 08:21:15

What does shirred fitted bodice mean Trumpton? Surely I'll be busting out of the zip though?!

Trumpton Thu 27-Feb-14 08:04:05

The fact that it says shirred fitted bodice might mean you won't need to alter it at all. It's beautiful . Please wear it with red shoes.

sunshinemmum Thu 27-Feb-14 07:48:30

That is absolutely beautiful, love the colour!

Gorgeous!

YouAreTalkingRubbish Wed 26-Feb-14 23:58:25

I agree, it's a beautiful dress. I love the colour.

DrunkenDaisy Wed 26-Feb-14 23:39:00

Stunning!

DangerousMouse Wed 26-Feb-14 23:29:35

What do you think of this one?https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/158351563/aqua-tear-vintage-sheer-cocktail-dress
I have it in my 'cart'.. should I? I'd need to get it altered as I doubt I can get my waist that trim, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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