Personal Shopper: Dorothy M's Wedding Dress

Dorothy M. wrote, "Hi Outblush Staff!! I am writing to see if you can help me out with my wedding dress woes! I am a curvier woman with a bigger bust (I am a size 12, size Large in shirts, etc. and a 36DD) and do NOT want a wedding dress that is strapless. As you know, a majority of the dresses out there today are strapless. I want a different neckline for my wedding, either one-strap with flowers along it (think Maggie Sottero Destinations collection) or a beautiful sweetheart or capsleeved dress. Oh, and one more slight problem... I am trying to keep it under $1,000.00. Do you think you can help me find the perfect dress for my big day? Thank you so much! Yours, Dorothy"

Aw, yay, we love doing these wedding gown ones! Here are eight gowns in the romantic, destination-y style of the Maggie Sottero Destinations collection, all under $1000. When ordering a gown online, have a reputable tailor in mind and don't forget to order a size or two higher than you normally would: formal gowns tend to run small, and it's way easier to take in a dress than let it out. Congratulations on your wedding, Dorothy! Here's to a lifetime of happiness with your honey!

1 - David's Bridal Floral Burnout Chiffon Gown (Style 859695D) ($215)

2 - Sophia Tolli Bridals Caroline (Style Y11033) ($798)

3 - David's Bridal Allover Beaded Lace Trumpet Gown (Style T9612) ($699 on sale)

4 - Eden Bridals Style 1370 ($418)

5 - Galina Soft Chiffon A-Line with Flower Detail on Strap (Style WG9888) ($349 on sale)

6 - Eden Bridals Style 2330 ($498)

7 - Bari Jay White Collection (Style 2010) ($249)

8 - David's Bridal Beaded Tank Soft Chiffon A-Line Gown (Style WG3079) ($449 on sale)

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Posted on 07.29.10 at 10:50 AM

#5 is soooo gorgeous!


Posted on 07.30.10 at 8:23 AM

Had my wedding last October and was able to get a beautiful Nicole Miller Dress with cap sleeves for $750. It also has some ruching, which was flattering and forgiving!

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