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Nontraditional Wedding Dresses

J W, on August 5, 2020 at 2:19 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 11
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Anyone else going with a nontraditional wedding dress have any shopping tips? I know I don't want to wear white, but I haven't had a chance to try anything on (mostly due to COVID) so I don't want to just order online since I don't know what shape I want. Having a hard time finding any shops that sell different color evening dresses that don't look like they could be bridesmaid dresses. (I also live in the middle of nowhere so that helps too ) Really appreciate any ideas Smiley smile

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Latest activity by Julie, on August 5, 2020 at 10:42 PM
  • Molly
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    Molly ·
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    I also live in the middle of nowhere. I had to drive 3 hours to my closest wedding dress store. I think online would be your best bet.

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  • Emma
    Super October 2020
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    Do you have an example of a dress you like?
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  • J
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    I've been thinking something like this for awhile now but I'm very undecided. I have found some shops that this designer sells at but they're all more than a 15 hour drive away from where I live. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, I was just hoping for other ideas as well that might inspire me.
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  • Melle
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    I bought an evening gown. But it looked really bridal. It’s good to go nontraditional just because it tends to be a significantly cheaper price
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  • Jasmine
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    If you're having a difficult time looking for shops to physically try on dresses, you can try Azazie online. They have a try before you buy program. Just order different silhouettes to see what you would like. I got my dress from a bridal resale site called Stillwhite and it looks exactly like the photos.
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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
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    Do a Google search for evening gowns to see what shops are local to try them on. Etsy is another option.
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
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    Have you tried Amazon Prime Wardrobe? You can get up to 7 items and try it own no charge unless you keep it past 7 days. Also if you keep an item and pay for it, you still have 30 days to return.
    I think Azazie also offers trials?
    Have you called some bridal shops asking about different styles? Then setting up an appointment to try on those styles?
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  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2022
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    Nordstrom, Saks 5th Ave, Neiman Marcus... all carry quality evening gowns and offer delivery & free returns.
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  • Annie
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    I checked return policies and just purchased several dresses online to try on. (David’s Bridal, BHDLN, Needle & Thread, and ModCloth) I had a fun Group FaceTime with my mom and bridesmaids. They helped me select one and I returned the rest.
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  • J
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    The Amazon prime wardrobe is a great idea! I'll have to look into that! And I haven't gone to any bridal shop because the closest one is four hours away. I'll probably go with everyone's suggestions of just ordering from sites that allow free returns.
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  • Julie
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    Mine was lavender, and it was a bridal gown. Depending on your budget, there are a lot of designers that make non-traditional wedding gowns. Also, bhldn (anthropologie's wedding line) has some really beautiful things. Blush and blue-gray have been popular in the last 5 years, so I imagine that a fair number of designers would have it. If you want to be really non-traditional, look up Claire Pettibone.
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