Strapless Tea-Length Gown with Cap Sleeve Shrug Style 9T9948
I purchased this gown for my February 2012 wedding. We got married in Michigan, so many people thought I was crazy for buying a tea-length gown, but it was absolutely beautiful in every way and quite comfortable as well. I actually got warm while dancing at our wedding reception despite the length of my gown! The dress flattered my figure and had just the right amount of sparkle, thanks to the small clear beads that are sewn on the lace overlay. I wore a light blue sash around my waist (tied into a small bow, sitting off to the side in the front) which added a nice pop of color. I had to have the skirt shortened because I'm 5"4'. The David's Bridal alterations person did a great job. She trimmed the bottom of the lace off and then sewed it back on after shortening the dress so that the scalloped edge remained intact. I can't complain about a single thing. I LOVE MY WEDDING GOWN!!!
April 16, 2012
Love, love, love this dress.
My fianc�� and I were planning our dream wedding in September. I had purchased a different dress from DB. I loved the dress that I purchased, however the traditional wedding we were planning fell through after a quick trip to City Hall to work out some health insurance issues through work, and then unexpected financial burdens. We quickly changed pace and decided to go with an informal reception, however my chapel length train and really formal dresses was not going to work. I was devastated, and I signed the receipt saying " all sales final." I thought it couldn't hurt to ask, and the nice manager at my local DB agreed to exchange the dress for another one. This was the only dress I tried on. It's beautiful and perfect! It really has a vintage feel, and I had already purchased the Maribelle shoes in regency color, so I ordered the same color sash for the dress. The darker sash really accentuated the hourglass figure, and made my waist look tiny! I love the sparkle and the fun of this dress. I think I like it better than the other dress! It changed my whole attitude about the wedding, and made me so happy! I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day, and I love the dress so much I think I will dye it another color after the wedding so that I can wear it for different occasions.
April 12, 2012
The dress was beautiful! I do wish the jacket had sleeves though! Also, I don't recommend using a dark color ribbon around the waist. It tended to cut me in half in funny ways that I didn't realize until I saw the photos. The dress is light for a wedding gown, easy to move it, does not restrict anything and is pretty comfortable. I felt beautiful wearing it and I wish I had excuse to wear it again! Perfect!
April 12, 2012
This dress is really gorgeous in person. Very flattering to curvy brides! I feel it may be too plain - the dress has small beading/rhinestones throughout and a small line of beading at the top/neckline. The bolero can be flattering but can also make you feel like your arms are sausages (the sleeves end right past the tip of the shoulder - potentially the largest part of your arm). The dress has boning and some tulle to give it shape. It hangs very nicely. I tried the Ivory lace over Ivory satin and felt the lace was washed out by the background. It comes with an ivory belt but makes it seem very "Blah". My suggestion? Spice it up with a colored sash and some bright pumps.... Saw some pictures where people dyed the tulle underneath! Can be fabulous, may just have to dress it up!
March 15, 2012