Here it is! (lots of pics)

The dress is here! So, I'll do a review and post some pics.


Dressilyme was great to work with. They were quick to reply to emails. I only had one instance where I didn't get a reply right away, but it all worked out. Super fast turn around time, yes, it was double what the website quoted, BUT with all the lace and beadwork, a one month and change turn time is not bad. I ordered Feb 25 and received the dress April 13. Finally, I am SUPER pleased with the dress. It fits perfect. The quality is terrific. The seams are all nice and tight, no loose ends or snags, no frays, very even. The fabric is just like that in the stores I was looking at, feels wonderful. The beading adds just the right sparkle. And, for those wondering about the ivory... I'm super picky on the ivory shades, and I think this is my favorite I've ever seen. Looks like a warm glowy white. I would go through Dressilyme again in a heartbeat! The dress was exactly as expected.


And now for the good stuff. Pictures! These were all taken with my phone. Once I get access to a real camera and have someone able to help me get into the dress, I'll get better ones. 


 


The dress is here photo 1654167-1


the package... it was a bit damaged, but the dress was OK.


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all unwrapped... how DO the fold it so small? (forgive my scary white leg)


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inside of the bodice. I was impressed with the amount of boning.


The dress is here photo 1654167-4


a closeup of one of the bones. 


The dress is here photo 1654167-5


closeup of the lace and beading on the bodice... sorry for the blur


The dress is here photo 1654167-6


the lace on the hem, you can also see the tulle


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the best I could get the train while I had it on. Naughty kitty.


The dress is here photo 1654167-8


dress hanging from the front... again, naughty kitty


The dress is here photo 1654167-9


and from the back. 


 

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 2:40 pm
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wow this i a stunning gown!! So pleased for you that it worked out! i cant wait to see pictures with you in it :) i love to see dresses from dressilyme anyway. Mine is also ivory and i absolutly love that white. it has no yellowish underton and thats just right for me! The lace is looking perfect! i was waiting for your dress to arrive and see pics *lol* but now its all good!! :)

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 8:26 pm
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Wouwww it looks stunning, what an quality,... we need allot of more pictures asap :) especially with you in it, how does it fit ? is it poofy ? and more pics of the top of the dress, are you still having second thoughts about the dress ?

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 10:19 pm
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I will get more pictures with a better camera soon. Including me in the dress... hard to get it to stay up without someone to lace it for me. :) It fits very well. The cups are the perfect size and everything (not like the dresses in the store where they were just off a little), the length of the bodice hits exactly where I wanted it too. The skirt doesn't poof at the hips, which was a concern with tulle ball gown styles. It's not very poofy right now, I need to get a crinoline to get the right shape, which I was expecting. It's a little long right now, but once I get the crinoline I think it'll be the perfect length too. It does seem like I need a longer ribbon to lace the back with, but that's so easy to fix I'm not the least bit concerned. I love love love the dress. I haven't seen myself in it, and some people might think the style not that flattering, but I'm going to be so happy wearing it. Bride1986, I love the lace too, they did an excellent job matching it to the pictures. 


I'm so happy, I asked them for a quote last night for my bridesmaid dresses and got a wonderful price on those too. I'll be ordering them soon.

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 3:25 am
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What a beautiful gown!  Can't wait to see pictures of you in it!

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 5:12 am
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Beautiful! I want to see you in it though!

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 9:49 am
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The lace looks really nice, beautiful dress. Congratulations !! Can't wait to see you in it.

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm
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OK... here I am in the dress. I still need to get a crinoline and bra, and the back isn't laced quite all the way down, but you can get the idea.OK here I am photo 1669424-1OK here I am photo 1669424-2OK here I am photo 1669424-3OK here I am photo 1669424-4

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm
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Its a lovely dress !! I hope you will be very happy in it, cant wait to see the picutures of your actual wedding date ;)

Posted on April 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm
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Wow, it's gorgeous and you look so happy! Congratulations on a beautiful dress!


Oh and don't forget to leave a formal review for them in the vendor section if you haven't already!

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 1:38 am

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