Wedding dress that doesn't need to be a wedding dress

(39 Posts)
Whereisegg Mon 24-Mar-14 12:37:20

What sort of shops should I be looking at for a wedding dress that doesn't need to be a wedding dress?

I think grecian style would be the closest to the sort of thing I'm looking for.
White is nice but not adverse to cream or even a gentle aqua (is this a huge no?!), strapless and some under bust detail would be nice.

If you have seen anything like this, where?

I'm also open to other ideas, I'm a size 8, 5ft 5.

hollyangel Mon 24-Mar-14 12:42:37

What sort of budget? Netaporter or The Outnet online can be good. Saw this

www.net-a-porter.com/product/410823

HappyGirlNow Mon 24-Mar-14 12:43:57
hollyangel Mon 24-Mar-14 12:45:19

Also saw this, could maybe be converted to strapless

www.net-a-porter.com/product/424030

Phase 8 have a wedding dress section which are not meringues

Whereisegg Mon 24-Mar-14 12:48:04

Yes, budget would help!
Only about £200 sad

hollyangel Mon 24-Mar-14 12:52:13

where As you are looking for something quite specific, then would you maybe think of getting a local dressmaker to run something up? This way you'll get exactly what you want!

HeirToTheIronThrone Mon 24-Mar-14 12:52:15

Try House of Fraser - lots of lovely ones here

capsium Mon 24-Mar-14 12:53:23
Whereisegg Mon 24-Mar-14 12:55:32

Holly - is that doable on £200?!

Heir - loving some of those smile

hollyangel Mon 24-Mar-14 12:56:57

I think it is if you don't say it's a wedding dress!

Found this one on ebay too

m.ebay.ie/itm/171071612496?cmd=VIDESC&gxo=true

I got married in a monsoon dress. It was lovely - weddingy but not a meringue and really pretty. I think I paid about £180.

Whereisegg Mon 24-Mar-14 12:58:19

Capsium - Amazon! I never EVER would have thought to look there.

You people are so lovely, we are getting married in August (decided last night!) and the help here is invaluable in not letting me soend all of my life til then trawling the Internet/panicking grin

hollyangel Mon 24-Mar-14 12:59:32

On the House of Fraser website, saw this fab dress.

Would definitely wear something like this if getting married again, would be fabulous. V like Jenny Packham dress at fraction of price.

hollyangel Mon 24-Mar-14 13:00:15
BecauseIsaidS0 Mon 24-Mar-14 13:00:31

I can't offer advice as I got married in a weddingy-wedding dress grin but just wanted to say, congratulations!

Whereisegg Mon 24-Mar-14 13:04:21

Because thank you grin

Art deco....I like it!

Whereisegg Mon 24-Mar-14 13:05:54

Ffs, I thought having help like this would keep me calm.
My heart is racing and I'm stupidly excited now, better not have a coffee grin

ThefutureMrsTatum Mon 24-Mar-14 13:07:39

I got mine from coast, it was 180. I also found some I liked in monsoon at the time.

hollyangel Mon 24-Mar-14 13:08:05

where You should be stupidly excited, you're getting MARRIED, which is fantastic news!!! Enjoy every second of it...

BecauseIsaidS0 Mon 24-Mar-14 13:09:09

Yes, exactly! I loved shopping for my wedding dress (even though I was done in under one hour).

Whereisegg Mon 24-Mar-14 13:10:02

Honestly I actually look like the grin face right now grin grin grin grin grin

Whereisegg Mon 24-Mar-14 13:10:45

Better get that under control for the pictures...

Whereisegg Wed 26-Mar-14 21:09:50

Heir, just bought a dress from your link.
Nothing grecian or art deco about it, but I love it!!!

hollyangel Wed 26-Mar-14 23:46:54

Tell us which one!

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