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#11 jajajaja

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    Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:07 PM

    I love the tea-length dresses. I wanted to do one but in the end I debated if I would feel truly bridal. Still gorgeous though.

    All the girls provided you what I know, so I have no pics or advice to offer. Just wanted to say I think it's a great style of dress- especially for a DW. :)
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    #12 NABUMBAH

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      Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:09 PM

      try Stephanie James Couture = there are some amazing vintage inspired short gowns on there.

      #13 LeeN

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        Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:04 PM

        Thanks, but my wedding is in May too!

        #14 jajajaja

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          Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:23 PM

          I would try david's bridal then. They probably would be the fastest turn around time. I think they told me 3 months.

          It took 6 months to order my dress. You wouldn't have enough time from a smaller shop.

          Have you looked at dept stores like Macys or Nordstrom? I bought a dress to wear in case I get too hot at the reception at Macys and I think it would be a very pretty, casual dress for the ceremony. I can try to find it to post.

          There were a ton of cocktail dresses too. You may be able to find one in white or another light color.
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          #15 AlmostMrsForbes

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            Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:20 PM

            I love that look, too, Lee!

            Take a look at the Mori Lee website in the Voyage collection. Then, you can see where they have dresses in your area and go try it on. The website is Formal wedding dresses Voyage collection from Mori Lee.

            HTH!

            #16 LeeN

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              Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:05 PM

              Thanks! I tried on a few tea length with my future MIL (completely unplanned and resulting in a mild panic attack!) and the tea length kind of cut off my legs and made me look even shorter than I am (5'3"), so it looks like I have to do knee length (not sure if I will feel 'bridal' enough) or a long one. I'm worried about the long one though as I don't want the bottom to get all dirty in the sand. Any ideas?

              #17 Christine

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              Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:08 PM

              Lee I went to the Davids Bridal off the 495, its in Fairfax County and they had some tea length dresses. It was last year, but I am sure they will still have some, also you might find a great BM dress that they can order in white/ivory.
              Hmm Nordies at Pentagon City doesn't have a very good section for this, but macy's might
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              #18 jajajaja

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                Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:17 PM

                I'm 5'0 and I looked silly in them too. You would think shorter looks better. David's bridal has a dress that isn't as full and might not make you look as "stumpy." I tried to find it really quick but couldn't. A few girls on the forum have worn it and it's super cute. It's shorter in the front, but a little longer in the back. It's a lace one.

                I wish I could find it- maybe they don't have it anymore?

                As for the sand, I wouldn't worry about it. Girls say it gets clean afterwards. I haven't really seen a clean gown after a non-beach wedding. It's white, it drags on the ground, so it's bound to get dirty.

                Do what pleases you. There are some cute short dresses too. Look at Nordstrom.
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                #19 Spazz

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                  Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:52 PM

                  I remembered seeing some knee-length ones from Alfred Angelo. Here you go:

                  Alfred Angelo... Find the perfect Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dress, Prom Dress, Flower Girl Dress or Mother of the Bride Dress at Alfred Angelo.

                  Alfred Angelo... Find the perfect Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dress, Prom Dress, Flower Girl Dress or Mother of the Bride Dress at Alfred Angelo.

                  Alfred Angelo... Find the perfect Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dress, Prom Dress, Flower Girl Dress or Mother of the Bride Dress at Alfred Angelo.

                  Alfred Angelo... Find the perfect Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dress, Prom Dress, Flower Girl Dress or Mother of the Bride Dress at Alfred Angelo.

                  Alfred Angelo... Find the perfect Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dress, Prom Dress, Flower Girl Dress or Mother of the Bride Dress at Alfred Angelo.

                  Alfred Angelo... Find the perfect Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dress, Prom Dress, Flower Girl Dress or Mother of the Bride Dress at Alfred Angelo.

                  #20 Saraha

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                    Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:56 PM

                    I did the same thing as Debs.... I went to the bridal shop told them I wanted a white tea length wedding dress and they looked at me like I was crazy. I tried on a cute tea length BM dress and got it in white, its perfect and on $220!!!




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