Jump to content

Need gorgeous, casual beach wedding 'non-wedding' dress!


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 Mpjp is feral

Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

On here for my sis.

She's getting married in Byron Bay later this year and is looking for a dress. She wants a non-wedding dress. She's tall, fairly slim (a little pear shaped with smaller boobs), in her late 30's. She doesnt love her legs but might consider something short - but is more likely to like a maxi-dress kind of item!

Anyone been looking for similar that they'd be willing to share. She likes designers such as Fluer Wood, Lisa Ho, Zimmerman etc.

She's got a budget of up to $800 but would like to spend less.

My DD'ss are her bridesmaids - so ideas for them too if you happen to have any!

Hit me with your online ideas if you will!

Edited by meplainjanebrain, 02 October 2012 - 04:12 PM.


#2 qak

Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

Is a non-wedding dress white - or definitiely not white?

#3 dirtgirl

Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

Which state/city is your sister in, OP?  I bought my non-wedding dress off the rack from a lovely little shop in Melbourne, but I don't think they do online.
Check out Stellini



#4 Mpjp is feral

Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

She's in Melbourne thx!

Non wedding (apparently original.gif) means white is OK but as she says - a dress that you couldd wear and people wouldn't say 'she's wearing a wedding dress'!!! So I suppoose she means not super structured etc. And it doesnthave that 'wedding dress' vibe...

#5 Mpjp is feral

Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE (dirtgirl @ 02/10/2012, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which state/city is your sister in, OP?  I bought my non-wedding dress off the rack from a lovely little shop in Melbourne, but I don't think they do online.
Check out Stellini



Oh great she likes 3 or 4 of those a lot so we'll pop there tomorrow - I think I have seen them! Cheers!

#6 Relish*

Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:09 PM

lightinthebox.com original.gif

#7 auldlangsyne

Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:25 PM

Here

Edited by auldlangsyne, 03 March 2013 - 04:50 PM.


#8 summer80

Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

Briony Marsh

Very romatic, Fleur Wood esque...No prices listed but from memory they retail at anything from $300 up. They don't do online sales but there are stockists in every state.

#9 LouwithTwo

Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ouma?ref=seller_info

I love this online Etsy store.... Funky stuff!

#10 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE (*Relish* @ 18/10/2012, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lightinthebox.com original.gif


This original.gif Perhaps she could look in the bridesmaids section and then select the style she likes and get it in ivory, or champagne or white original.gif

They do have a beach search option, some of the dresses are lovely and not traditional original.gif

Edited by PussyDids, 20 October 2012 - 06:34 PM.


#11 SeaPrincess

Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

I bought a non-wedding dress for our wedding vow renewal from White Runway

R

#12 naomi_j86

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

Mr K dresses from Noni B. Most are around $300. You can get them in any colour.

http://www.nonib.com.au/bridesmaids-gallery-home

#13 hoohoobump

Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

I got my 'non-wedding' beach wedding dress from Simona.

#14 axiomae

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

I have a wedding dress for sale that would be PERFECT! I bought it for a garden wedding, it's brand new, never worn, we've changed venues and changed from a spring wedding next year to an autumn wedding in 2014 (needed more time to save, sigh). So the dress isn't suitable.

It's long, flowy, empire line and gorgeous. I bought it on sale for $1200 (originally $1800) and I'm selling it for $600. I'd be willing to negotiate because I really need the money to help me buy a more suitable dress!

Anyway the listing is on gumtree here: have a look

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/east-ipswic...ress/1010548057

Feel free to contact me if need more info. Love this dress and sad that it won't suit, but would love it to go to someone else rather than waste space in my closet.

Edited: the link was wrong!

Edited by axiomae, 06 December 2012 - 09:49 AM.


#15 KBCB

Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

There is a beautiful shop in 234 Collins St, on level 2 that sells stunning dresses.
There was a white maxi with blue chiffon flowing down the front, it was a modern Grace Kelly's to catch a thief dress. It was lovely and not really bridal, it would be suitable for a beach wedding.
Otherwise try Chadstone shopping center, there is a Boutique called Chic Collections or Rock Chic, their website is http://www.chiccollections.com.au/index10.php.
Good luck!

#16 kpingitquiet

Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

My dress was similar to this, minus the shoulder decorations and with a touch more shimmer to the material. We had a sunset beach wedding so it looked amazing with all the sunset oranges and pinks reflected on the bronze fabric. I'd avoid shimmeery stuff for a mid-day wedding though. Might be too reflective for good photos.

(click image for larger)



I wore beaded sandals at the reception and a light crocheted silk shrug as it got a bit chilly biggrin.gif I liked it! biggrin.gif

#17 purpleblaze

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

Swish always have a great range of dresses, from cocktail to more flowy.  Bentleigh and Sth Melb stores have a better range than the city.  Also you can buy online at swishclothing.com.au.

jane

#18 annikour

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

hellodress.co.uk  is the leading bridal shop selling bridal gowns, wedding dresses,  bridesmaid dresses, mother of bride dresses, flower girl dresses and  prom evening dresses with wedding dresses wholesale service. 100%  tailored service and satisfaction guaranteed!






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How to talk about your pregnancy at work

The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.

Tell us your story to win!

To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.

Where to get help to help your baby sleep

There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.

Vintage baby names having a comeback

What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.

When your partner doesn't want you to breastfeed

Dads can have many reasons for not wanting their partners to breastfeed their baby, but both parents should learn more about it before making a final decision.

Model mum Sarah Stage shares post-baby selfie

Most new mums would recoil at the thought, but Sarah Stage has shared a post-pregnancy selfie just four days after giving birth.

I'll admit it: I have last child parenting fatigue

If you're a new mum and feeling ignored by the older mum/the old hand/the has-been, please know, it's not you, it's me. Blame the last child parenting fatigue.

Exhaustion is not the same as tiredness

Having a new baby isn't tiring - it can be downright exhausting.

Five posterior babies, four home births

I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.

Mum's list of birthday gift demands goes viral

We're big fans of kids' birthday parties - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.

Kate Middleton to receive 'loyalty discount' for second birth

Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.

Fish & chip shop owner's sad note goes viral

A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.

Pregnant women need good nutrition advice, not judgment

Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.

When your child wants you to have another baby

Giving your child a sibling when you don't want to have another baby can be a complex issue.

William Tyrrell's mum speaks out: 'We hope he is still alive'

The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision that somebody "picked him up and moved him on ... that's the only way ... to explain for him not to be there".

Family comes first for 23-year-old Tommy Connolly

Most 23-year-old blokes spend their hard earned cash on fun times with mates or romantic dinners with their girlfriend, but not Tommy Connolly.

Newborn all-girl quintuplets 'doing great'

The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.

Model mum's big baby silences critics

He may be less than a week old, but baby James Hunter has already helped his model mum silence her critics.

Jammy, Hula Hoop, Rage: Reddit reveals most unusual baby names

A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.

Woman awakens from coma, learns she gave birth

A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.

'Give us a break': mum sent shocking letter over Facebook baby pics

Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.

In defense of the dads who do so much

It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.

The modern cloth nappies too cute to cover up

If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.

How breastfeeding can affect your libido

When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.

Should pregnant women be allowed to use 'parent and child' car parking spots?

Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?

Healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man died

Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.

Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Last chance to win a year's supply of toys

You have less than a week left to win your child one of five Fisher-Price toy packs valued at over $600 each - hurry, enter today!

Childcare is a big problem, but there's more to it

Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.

Pink's awesome response to body-shaming trolls

When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.

Fertility clinic offers egg donors $5000

A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.

Baby boy abandoned in India amid fresh surrogacy concerns

Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.

Herd immunity and community responsibility: how free-riders can make kids suffer

Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.

Photographer captures 'unexpected beauty' of birth

If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.

Expectations vs the reality of making a toddler's clothes

Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.

Mum meets 'dead' daughter 49 years after birth

In 1965, Zella Jackson-Price was told her premature baby girl had died shortly after birth.

How pregnancy probiotics can help you and your baby

New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

 

ENTER NOW!

Win a year's worth of toys

Last week to submit a picture of your baby at play for your chance to win. Visit the Play Wall to view our recent entries.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.