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Dress Advice for Low-Key Bride - Recommendations of a Dressmaker?

Hi everyone,

I've had a lot of trouble finding  a dress that matches my style and preferences and am hoping that some of you may have advice.  Although more ornate and princess-like dresses look great on others, they are not for me. I am interested in something that is more simple and less "poofy".  Ideally, I would also like a dress with cap sleeves/short sleeves but this is not an absolute requirement. 

The closest I've come to right "the dress" are some Jenny Yoo Bridal Alternative dresses (Sloane, Tara and Kayla models) but I am not completely convinced. Can anyone recommend other designers that make simpler designs that would be appropriate for a late summer daytime ceremony/reception?

Also, I'd be interested in suggestions of dressmakers - I'm considering this option also - however, I'm not sure about the timeline and price points for this. Any information to share?

I'm not enjoying this dress shopping experience - it shouldn't be hard since my height and size and easy to fit and try on samples - I would really appreciate any advice you may have! Thank you in advance!

Aimee

Re: Dress Advice for Low-Key Bride - Recommendations of a Dressmaker?

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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    Have you looked at J. Crew?

    Thread also has some bridal alternatives: http://bridal.threaddesign.com/collections/pages/c73.php
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, and Adrienne's Bridal on the Lower East Side in the city may fit what you're looking for -- I think the owner has a line of dresses that can be customized.
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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    edited December 2011
    Ditto Jcrew.com. Also try Nordstrom.com.

    How about a bridesmaid's dress in white?
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    asostowkiasostowki member
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    edited December 2011

    Thank you both for your ideas! I have considered J. Crew, Nordstrom's and Thread, but will check them out again.  On the right track! I am not familiar with Adrienne's Bridal, but something here definitely be an option.


    I will also look into bridesmaid dresses more - this led me to the alternatives, but I could be overlooking some possibilities.


    Thanks again!

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    JennM31JennM31 member
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    edited December 2011
    Try looking at some of the Allure bridals. I was in the same boat as you where I didnt want anything crazy. My dress is Allure exclusive style 2210, it was very affordable.
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    JennM31JennM31 member
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    edited December 2011
    http://www.allurebridals.com/index.php?id=6&start=0

    here they have a bunch with very little details. Hope this helps.
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    acablitasacablitas member
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    edited December 2011
    Where are you located? I could possibly recommend a dressmaker. 
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    smw42smw42 member
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    edited December 2011
    and remember you can always add cap sleeves to almost any gown!
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    leah2bleah2b member
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    edited December 2011
    I too, was looking for something a little different.  I ended up getting a dress from cymbeline NYC.  THey are located at 17th and 5th in the city.  There dresses are very unique and I really found several there that I absolutely loved. 
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    Reilly626Reilly626 member
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    edited December 2011

    Im with you, I dont want any big skirt or poof, Ive very tall and I would look ridiculous!  If I were 5 foot, I would do the princess thing.  Someone recommended this designer to me, Im heading there on Saturday...Im trying Kleinfelds and Pronovias Friday...

    http://www.anjolique.com/

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    Reilly626Reilly626 member
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    edited December 2011
    Another option is www.mademoisellebridal.com their dresses are all simple.
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    asostowkiasostowki member
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    edited December 2011

    Thank you everyone for all of this great advice! I will check out the designers that you've recommended.

    In terms of a dressmaker, I am from Somerset County (wedding location), but live in Hoboken.


    Thanks!

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    edited December 2011
    i was looking for the same thing, not too much detail and no poofy princess dress 
    I am getting my dress from Ally's bridal in Hoboken, she has her own dress line (she is adding things to my dress from her line) and carrys other designers 
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