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Torn between two dresses... Help! *decision post #63


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#61 shortnsweet7675

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    Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:04 PM

    I just wanted to update everyone… I chose the Maggie Sottero-Carrie dress in ivory! I ordered it this past Sunday. Thanks everyone for your feedback and compliments and helping to steer me in the right direction.
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    The Maggie Sottero-Carrie dress

    I was really concerned about wearing a strapless dress because I have a 3rd degree burn on my chest that I don’t like to show. I was concerned about it showing in pictures. I tried on another dress that had a high neck and would cover my scar. It was a beautiful dress in person, a Mori Lee design, but not as flattering as the Maggie Sottero.

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    The Mori Lee dress

    I was really considering getting the Mori Lee dress so I wouldn’t have to worry about covering my burn. Well, I finally found a scar makeup (Dermablend) that covers my scar pretty well and doesn’t smudge easily. However, the raised outline of my burn on the left side is still visible even with the makeup.

    So, the bridal shop is going to make some modifications to the Maggie Sottero dress for me when it comes in. They are going to add an asymmetrical one-shoulder strap (over the left shoulder) by piecing together some lace straps (probably 3 to 4). Apparently, they can order the straps from the designer. Below are pictures of the type of straps they will be using and the type of asymmetrical shape I am going for.

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    Asymmetrical shape (but will go over left shoulder)

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    Type of straps that will be used to make asymmetrical shape

    The dress won't arrive until the second week in January. The modifications probably won't be done until the end of February or beginning of March, so it will be a while before I’ll be able to show you the finished product. I can’t wait!

    #62 nolabride10

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      Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:37 AM

      Great choice, I love Maggie dresses, it will look beautiful

      #63 OCMDBride05152010

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        Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:36 AM

        I'm so glad you made a decision and are able to get it modified to make it even more you!!! Congrats! It's a gorgeous dress...can't wait until February to see the finished product!!!

        #64 ~*Kathy*~

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          Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:47 PM

          yay, I'm so glad you chose the Maggie, it is so stunning AND flattering on you! I love that you're adding a strap, I think that it will turn out great...keep us posted! :)

          #65 alkoch

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            Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:50 PM

            Congrats its beautiful and now its one of a kind with the strap!! I love it!

            #66 islandbride317

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              Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:11 PM

              CONGRATULATIONS on an EXCELLENT decision!!!

              Sooooooo glad to hear you chose the Maggie -- it's looked absolutely breathtaking on you, and I just know the shoulder stap will turn out beautifully....

              Can't wait until we get to see more after the 1st of the year!

              #67 Sloan

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                Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:34 PM

                Beautiful dress! Cant wait to see what it looks like all finished!

                #68 meseh

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                  Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:05 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by shortnsweet7675
                  OK. I just had a marathon wedding dress shopping weekend and I found two dresses that I really like; one is a Maggie Sottero and the other is a Moonlight. The Moonlight looks absolutely gorgeous in person, but it does not photograph as well as the Maggie. I'm attaching pictures of me in the dresses and pictures of models in the dresses. Both dresses I tried on were too small, but that is what they had in the store. This is also why there are no back photos of me in the dresses. In the moonlight dress, the lady that was helping me had to hold the dress in the back while my mom took the picture! Let me know which dress you like best. Thanks a bunch!
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                  Maggie Sottero on me

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                  Close-up view

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                  Maggie Sottero on model

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                  Back view on model

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                  Moonlight dress on me

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                  Close-up view

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                  Moonlight Dress on Model

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                  Back View on Model
                  I like the first dress better.

                  #69 NewYorkie

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                    Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:11 PM

                    Congratulations, Maggie S. dress looked great on you. It's nice that you are adding that detail on it to make it's unique and making it your own.

                    #70 Ms325i

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                      Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:06 AM

                      I picked the first dress..it just looks like it was made for you!




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