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#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

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#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}>
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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

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#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.

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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!






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