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Mary
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Where can i find satin or mikado mermaid gowns like these?!

Mary, on September 6, 2022 at 5:38 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 18
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Hi everyone!

I know I have a bit of a particular vision for my dress, but I'm having a hard time finding a ton of options in this general style! I've tried on so many dresses, and I found that this silhouette has been the thing that made me feel the most excited and special.

I'm looking for a structured mermaid gown in a silk or mikado like fabric with the type of flare that I would describe as having a clear distinction of where it flares out, like these pictures- very fitted at the top and past the butt, and at the bottom maybe seams or appliqué strategically placed to distinguish and accentuate where the flare starts (many times in an upward v-shape in the front).

The kicker is I would love for it to not be solid or "plain", which makes this REALLY hard to find. I love when it looks embroidered, or like a jacquard fabric with lace appliqué, etc. A plus if it has features or detailing that emphasize an hourglass visual (like lines or appliqué curving down at your thighs), and if it's strapless so I can add the type of neckline/sleeves that I want. My dream neckline is portrait where it's not quite off the shoulder, but resting at the edge of your shoulder (like in the last picture) 😅 The last dress is a Stella York I'm interested in trying on to see how the flare looks!

I know all of my dream details are pretty specific and hard to find together, and maybe you can tell by how I'm describing it all that I'm still learning how to articulate everything. But any help or tips on designers you can throw my way will be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you so much!!!


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Latest activity by Michelle, on October 21, 2022 at 8:28 AM
  • Michael
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    A few thoughts ...

    Mikado is a wonderful material but would be rather warm for summer wedding. It may be fine though if you are indoors with good air conditioning.

    If you find the plain dress of this sort, it might be possible to add the portrait style and the appliques in the fashion you like. You would need a seamstress who is ready to do such changes though.

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  • Jasmine S.
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    This is similar to the style I was looking for, so I gotta drop a couple of my favorite designers here!


    https://www.justinalexander.com/justin-alexander/collection/wedding-dresses/88205/
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    https://www.annebarge.com/collections/anne-barge/products/amal
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    https://www.morilee.com/product/bridal-wedding-dresses/blu/remi-wedding-dress/?sku=5777&product_tag=north-america
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  • Michael
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    You might also try dressanomalie. This lets you design your dress.

    It is a bit confusing because they are supposed to transition their process into David's Bridal. The announcement on the Anomalie website is a missing web page.

    The news might not be that good with this purchase:

    "The DressBuilder tool won’t be used by David’s Bridal to design and sell its own customizable dresses the way Anomalie used it. However, it will be integrated into the bridal retailer’s vast inventory to help customers narrow down style options and gain recommendations for existing SKUs." www.modernretail.co/retailers/how-davids-bridal-plans-to-integrate-startup-anomalie-into-its-business/

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  • C
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    Given how specific your vision is, have you considered going custom through a company like Anomalie? Not sure what your budget is, but their custom dresses are from $1500-$3000 and you could get exactly what you want. Once you figure in both buying a dress and making alterations to make it what you want, you may be up to that amount anyway. I can't find what I'm looking for either, so I'm strongly considering going the Anomalie route.

    A company like Lunss in another (much cheaper) option, but I've heard they are more hit or miss in terms of how the dress turns out. If you have a lot of time it might be worth considering.

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  • Michelle
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    Hi. Here are some ideas. I left the names on the pics.
    Pronovias: Where can i find satin or mikado mermaid gowns like these?! 11
    Where can i find satin or mikado mermaid gowns like these?! 12

    Allure w/detachable sleevesWhere can i find satin or mikado mermaid gowns like these?! 13

    Justin Alexander mermaidWhere can i find satin or mikado mermaid gowns like these?! 14

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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    Pronovias, maybe straps can be angled?
    Where can i find satin or mikado mermaid gowns like these?! 15
    Pronovias Anki can be changed to a short dress for free for "sustainability"
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    BTW, I concur mikado is hot for outdoors, but less wrinkly and hides more flaws than satin.

    I'm not really finding mermaids with seams for both top and bottom. Good luck.

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  • Michele
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    I really hope you find what you're searching for.
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  • Mary
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    Omg thank you so much for this, that's something I didn't even consider. So extremely helpful, thank you!!!

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  • Mary
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    You're amazing!! That last one, my god Smiley love Just saw yours, you looked INCREDIBLE!! The off the shoulder detail looked so beautiful on you!! Thank you for sharing these Smiley heart

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  • Mary
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    I so appreciate you looking into this! It does unfortunately seem like they won't be doing custom orders anymore, BUT you helped me move forward with looking into other affordable custom options! I'm having a phone consultation with Lace and Liberty tomorrow! Thank you so much again for all your help, I hope you have a wonderful wedding! Happy planning Smiley heart

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  • Mary
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    Thank you so much for sharing this! I actually looked into them, and it unfortunately seems like they don't do custom orders anymore after merging with David's Bridal. Have you gotten your dress yet? I ask because I'm actually having a phone consultation with Lace and Liberty tomorrow, a company similar to Anomalie! Brides and Tailor is another one I've been eyeing. They both have a lot of good reviews and posts of past dresses on their social media. Thank you again for sharing your tip, happy planning to you!!!! Smiley heart

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  • Mary
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    You are INCREDIBLE, thank you so much for sharing these! That Sincerity one blew me away, so beautiful!!! Really appreciate it, thank you!!!!

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  • Mary
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    Hi Michele! Thank you so much for your sweet message. I'm actually looking into this company that does affordable custom options, called Lace and Liberty. Have you found your dress yet? Smiley heart

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  • Michael
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    I guess you still did not find a place that already had your gown design available. Good to know there is another place doing custom gowns. Thanks for posting that. Hope the appointment goes well.

    I think also that the Casablanca Bridal designer allows a mixing or combination of different designs for a custom dress.

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  • Michele
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    Mary, you are very welcome. No, I haven't found my dress yet. I feel like most dresses have been made for the thin, younger bride while plus size dresses are so frumpy. My fiance and I are eloping so I don't want to put a lot of money into a dress. Hell, I may just end up wearing shorts and a t shirt, lol. Like you, I hope I come up with something as well. July 30, 2023 will be here before I know it. Blessings to you and yours. Congratulations!
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  • Jasmine S.
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    Thanks so much! Hopefully you can get to a store that carries some of those designers so you can try some on! And if you fall in love with a design that has straps, those would be easy to remove
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  • Michelle
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    Call up local dress shops and ask what they have in stock that you can try on.
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  • Michelle
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    Hi Mary. Sometimes I just like to peruse the dress websites. How about this? Alba

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