Allover Beaded Lace Sheath Gown with Empire Waist. Style S8551
Haute couture dress!
I just purchased this dress at David's Bridal in Tampa, Florida. My sister and I were driving by and decided to stop in and look just for fun; we'd had a grueling day with family health issues and felt we needed a happy diversion. My wedding is a year away and will be on a private beach on a private island in the Caribbean next July. I had given some thought to what I wanted to wear (style, color etc.) but because of distractions dress shopping was low on the list of Must Dos. The staff at the Tampa store was wonderful but we were lucky/BLESSED to get Kerry T. After explaining to her what I thought I wanted she put me in a dressing room and the show began. 5 dresses later she brought me this one and before she could even get it out of the bag my sister and I looked at each other and said this is it! I tried it on and the tears flowed. This dress is beautiful and the photos DO NOT do begin to do it justice. If you want a classic, elegant, timeless style this is your dress. The fit is fantastic; it shows curves "appropriately" the all over lace with slight beading is stunningly beautiful. In years to come when I look back at my wedding pictures I know my dress will not look trendy or dated. This is perfect for an elegant beach wedding; it's NOT heavy, stiff or stifling at all. You can wear it in a house of worship, a ball room, a garden, heck even the court house, wherever it doesn't matter - your accessories, shoes and jewelry will make it work for your venue. The color says Ivory but it appears closer to an off white to me and the beading is subtle and the trim perfection. The only surprise for me in choosing this dress is that I picked one with lace; I didn't want lace or so I thought! I always thought of lace as ���fussy��� but this lace could look hand done! If I could give this dress AND Kerry our sales assistant 10 stars I would! I can't wait for my dress to arrive in a couple of weeks - FREE shipping to my home in Chicago thank you very much - and to wear it on our big day!
July 19, 2013
I got so many compliments about this dress on my wedding day. It was absolutely stunning and fit perfectly!! I am so glad I chose this dress!
July 15, 2013
no muss, no fuss
I had this dress on my favorites list and knew I had to try it on during my consultation. I LOVE this dress! I wasn't planning on getting a strapless dress as I am small chested but it fits like a glove and I love how it is form fitting without making my hips look too large and flows nicely at the bottom. I added a plum sash to accentuate my waist. I am 5'4" 125 lbs and got a size 2. Even with 4 in heels, it is a little long in the front, but not so much that I need any alterations. Perfect dress at a great price!
July 6, 2013
what a lovely dress!
I had gone into Davids Bridal to look at several gowns I had found on their website. This gown never even made the list because the website does it no justice. Lucky for me my consultant pulled it anyways! I tried on a dozen gowns that day, but this was the one. It has just enough sparkle and it fit perfectly though I had to go two sizes up. I assumed I'd have to go one size up being as wedding dresses usually run small which held true for ever other gown I tried on that day, except for this one. Regardless of the odd sizing it really is going to make for a perfect gown, we're having a winter wedding 1/11/14 so to bring it more into season I've paired it with a white velvet sash/belt with a beaded crystal snowflake-esque applique in the center, and a white velvet bolero with pearl and crystal accents to tie it in nicely in with the gown's detail (both of these pieces I had custom sewn for me by a seamstress.) Oh and some red satin heels just for a little bit of holiday sass! The versatility of this gown is absolutely amazing!
June 24, 2013