My Engagement party dress is here!

We're having an engagement cocktail party at a lounge in the city on September 18th so I knew I'd need a little hot number to wear to our party!  I ordered it a little over 3 weeks ago and it just arrived today.  I'd like to share pictures and thoughts : )


This is the picture of the dress I ordered from their site


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And here is what I received:


Front


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Back


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It laces all the way down to where the pick ups start in back (its only laced half way in the picture). 


As you can see, I made some major adjustments.  It was customized to be ivory, shortened to cocktail length (including the train), and I asked them to omit the ruching and embellishments at the bust and just make the bodice a smooth clean fit.  The taffeta quality is good and it has a ton of boning in the bodice.  I ordered the ivory/old lace taffeta color hoping that it would be a bit darker (like champagne) but its ivory (off white).  Its fine, I still like the color regardless.  When I tried it on, I found that it fits like a glove.  I was measured professionally by a fashion designer friend and she recorded 1 extra measurement for me to relay to dressilyme  - an overbust measurement.  Maybe this is why the fit is perfect.   


I love my engagement party dress!  It's not often that you get a chance to wear this much special occasion white, so I am taking full advantage for the next year! lol

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm
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It looks well made, very nice dress!! Did you take pics of your wearing it? love to see...

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 6:30 am
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Hahaha!  Not!  I am too shy to post pics of me in it.  Plus I am working on my back (so there won't be any spillage over the top of the corset).  But thank you!  I'm thinking of adding a satin belt to it.  I was originally planning on wearing this belt on my wedding dress


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but I feel like its already been photographed so much online that I might not want to wear it for my wedding next year.  So I'm thinking of wearing it on my engagement party dress instead.  What do you think?


 

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 7:28 am
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This is a gorgeous sash. Since it's so pretty, I think I will use it for both the wedding dress and the engagement dress. I don't want to waste it. hehe...

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 8:01 am
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beautiful!!! wow did you ask to see pics of it before they shipped or did they just ship it and it just so happened to be perfect?


either with or without the sash, it would look awesome methinks. on the one hand, if you leave it as is i think it would look like the "hot little number" you were aiming for. it's really sleek and sexy, and adding a bunch of flowers might take away from that. it's just a different look when you add to the dress, but that sash is gorgeous so you can't go wrong either way. just depends on your mood. :)


i took it upon myself to mock those flowers on (i'm so productive at work aren't i) so you can get an idea. if you already have the sash in hand then I feel really dumb. hope i got the proportions right - the cluster looked huge on the original dress. size would make a big difference too.


 


beautiful wow did you photo 2000787-1


 

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 11:10 am
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OMG!  CARAMEL you are like the photoshop pro aren't you!!!  I have the belt already, but its a champagne color and it looks exactly like this on me when I'm wearing it, how'd you know!  *shakes head*  And @Kyo- EXACTLY! No wasting, just recycle it! LMAO!! 


Only thing is that I wish it were now that same ivory color (in your picture) instead of the champagne color I own.  It really does make a contrast, but I like your photoshopping better on my dress!!  I guess I will have to wait til the party and see how I feel about wearing the belt.


And no, I didn't ask to see pics.  I just micro managed over email with Ashley, drawing pictures and arrows all over the original dress and then sent her pictures of another dress' bodice that I wanted them to copy exactly so they got my vision.

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm
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champagne sash? i can't even picture that working out for this slinky style! sorry 2011b, i'm gonna have to VETO that sash. :)  makes much more sense on a longer gown. flower sizing's just off IMO, overpowers your awesome short dress and makes it look fussier than necessary. leave it be, woman! (that's what my fiance always says to me.) stilll love the sash! definitely use it for SOMEthing.


 

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm
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Wow! I love it! It looks great. I can't wait to see it on you!

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm
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Fantastic! I love it : )

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 11:02 pm
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Really cute dress! Do we still not get pictures of you in it?

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 7:53 pm
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So cute!! What if you dye the sash a different color?


I really like it with the sash.

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 9:50 am
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pretty!

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 11:46 pm

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