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Dream dress is out of budget

I am absolutely in love with pretty much every dress in the new collection from Ziad Nakad, but particularly these 2 . I think the first and third one (they uploaded out of order) reminds me of Sarah’s dress at the ball in labyrinth 😍😍😍 

anyway its way way way out of our price range. Does anyone know of gowns under $3k USD that might have the wow factor? I know I won’t get anything close to this but the things I love most about it are the silver color, the way the skirts drape/fold, and the sparkle. 

Re: Dream dress is out of budget

  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    And bear in mind that alterations might double the cost of your dress.
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  • I’ve been to try on dresses and didn’t find any that were silver. I like the ballgown style and like how it looks on my non-model body. I just want to know if there’s a place to start looking. I don’t want a white dress and the only options I saw were off white, a handful of almost pinkish, and one black dress which i definitely am not interested in. I just don’t know if maybe there’s a line out that’s not couture that is closer to what I’m looking for. 
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    I’ve been to try on dresses and didn’t find any that were silver. I like the ballgown style and like how it looks on my non-model body. I just want to know if there’s a place to start looking. I don’t want a white dress and the only options I saw were off white, a handful of almost pinkish, and one black dress which i definitely am not interested in. I just don’t know if maybe there’s a line out that’s not couture that is closer to what I’m looking for. 
    Look for evening gowns, prom dresses, or bridesmaid dresses. You can still get the ballgown style in a wider range of colors.

    Edited to add: Here are some pretty cool options at a variety of price points.

    https://www.couturecandy.com/collections/ball-gowns
    downtondivaInLoveInQueenssparklepants41short+sassy
  • I’ve been to try on dresses and didn’t find any that were silver. I like the ballgown style and like how it looks on my non-model body. I just want to know if there’s a place to start looking. I don’t want a white dress and the only options I saw were off white, a handful of almost pinkish, and one black dress which i definitely am not interested in. I just don’t know if maybe there’s a line out that’s not couture that is closer to what I’m looking for. 
    Look for evening gowns or bridesmaid dresses. You can still get the ballgown style in a wider range of colors.
    This is also true. If you're looking for something a little different, sticking strictly to bridal gowns may not be your best bet. Admittedly, I only went to two shops when I was looking, but the most off-beat thing I found in either of them was a pale pink dress. Finding "unusual" wedding dresses online doesn't always translate to finding them in stores. 
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  • I’ve been to try on dresses and didn’t find any that were silver. I like the ballgown style and like how it looks on my non-model body. I just want to know if there’s a place to start looking. I don’t want a white dress and the only options I saw were off white, a handful of almost pinkish, and one black dress which i definitely am not interested in. I just don’t know if maybe there’s a line out that’s not couture that is closer to what I’m looking for. 
    Look for evening gowns, prom dresses, or bridesmaid dresses. You can still get the ballgown style in a wider range of colors.

    Edited to add: Here are some pretty cool options at a variety of price points.

    https://www.couturecandy.com/collections/ball-gowns
    Thank you!! There’s a couple of beautiful dresses I’ve saved to consider 
  • I’ve been to try on dresses and didn’t find any that were silver. I like the ballgown style and like how it looks on my non-model body. I just want to know if there’s a place to start looking. I don’t want a white dress and the only options I saw were off white, a handful of almost pinkish, and one black dress which i definitely am not interested in. I just don’t know if maybe there’s a line out that’s not couture that is closer to what I’m looking for. 
    Look for evening gowns, prom dresses, or bridesmaid dresses. You can still get the ballgown style in a wider range of colors.

    Edited to add: Here are some pretty cool options at a variety of price points.

    https://www.couturecandy.com/collections/ball-gowns
    Thank you!! There’s a couple of beautiful dresses I’ve saved to consider 
    I definitely agree with focusing more on formal gowns as opposed to specifically bridal gowns.  When I did my own shopping, white is one of my worst colors and I also looked more heavily at buying a formal gown...also loved the ballgown style...in different colors.  As it turned out, I did buy a bridal gown.  But it had red embroidery running through it and those pops of color really eased up on the starkness of the white.

    I'd also suggest speaking to a seamstress.  Show them pics of those dresses and get quotes on how much it would cost for them to create something similar.  They might come in at the right price, plus the gown would be fitted for you as part of the process so you shouldn't have to worry about also paying for alterations.

    My good friend's mom is a seamstress and about 95% of her business is creating wedding gowns.  So I'd imagine that's squarely in the wheelhouse for most people in this profession.
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