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#11 mpark46

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    Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:51 PM

    Thanks for your help ladies. I think as much as I love this dress I'm going to wait and try on more stuff.

    Anyone know of any dresses that look similar (strapless lace over satin with the antique buttons down the back)? LOL

    #12 Christine

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    Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:05 PM

    I actually got mine at David's Bridal and they have a couple of new antique looking dresses, I think mine had a very antique feel to it, I should be getting my pro pics soon, I can share when I get them
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    #13 jajajaja

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      Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:19 PM

      Actually yes...I was going to suggest this. So much less hassle.

      Try looking at Click the image to open in full size.
      Or this one from her destination line.

      Maggie has a ton of beautiful lace overlay dresses! Look through her collection.

      I saw some wonderful dresses very similar to yours from these designers. One in particular was from Casablanca that looked very similiar. At least in my memory!
      CasaBlancaBridal.com: Spring Collection/1820
      I think this was it. Maybe....
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      #14 JulieG

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        Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:30 PM

        My dress is completely lace over top and I am getting it altered. Its costing me a lot of money mind you, but it had to be done. So, it can be done, you just need a good seamstress and some extra cash.

        #15 mpark46

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          Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:56 PM

          Thanks for the tips guys. It turns out that I'm looking for an Alencon lace dress (I learn something new everyday).

          Anyone know where I can find one?

          #16 jajajaja

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            Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:19 PM

            Does it have to be strapless?


            Watters Brides | Bridal Gown Collection | Style 1048B | Alencon lace halter dress with trumpet skirt. Sweep train.
            I had to google this because I had no idea what alencon lace was. I have seen some very similar dresses though.

            *Edit- Am I missing something? Is anyone else having issues posting pics?
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            #17 mpark46

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              Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:24 PM

              Aw, that's exactly the dress I want, but I do want it strapless

              #18 gkashmira

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                Posted 09 August 2007 - 12:52 AM

                I'm positive you can have it done by a professional. My dress was Alencon lace over a lace slip and the seamstress hemmed it to the right length. Normally there's actually a peice of the lace that comes unattached - they cut the dress to the right length and reattach the bottom scalloped edge. I would just make sure that it's there. I can't see why it wouldn't be.

                Go for it!
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                #19 gkashmira

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                  Posted 09 August 2007 - 12:55 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by mpark46
                  Thanks for the tips guys. It turns out that I'm looking for an Alencon lace dress (I learn something new everyday).

                  Anyone know where I can find one?
                  Monique Lhuillier does dresses in Alencon (a particular kind of french lace), as does Alvina Valenta and possibly Vera Wang. Beware that Alencon lace is very expensive, about $500/yard so keep that in mind when you check out these dresses. You may not want to try them on if they're not in your budget (most are 3K - 10K i think)
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