What’s better than wedding dresses with sleeves… or at the very least, wedding dresses with straps thicker than a piece of angel hair pasta? The gorgeous Kai Jones was sweet enough to send me one answer, and that answer is “reasonably-priced short wedding dresses with sleeves that can be purchased online in standard sizes going up to 18, as well as in custom sizes.” It’s a mouthful, I know, but I’d argue that Dolly Couture is well worth the tongue-twisting.
There, brides can customize almost any element of their preferred wedding dresses — longer sleeves? no problem! full-length skirt? sure! — or order a one-of-a-kind bridal creation. If a bride wants to change her wedding dress after she receives it, Dolly Couture will send her any materials she needs for alteration, usually at no charge. And if her custom wedding dress is faulty, Dolly Couture will pay for a local tailor to fix it. Rush orders are possible. The biggie for me, however, is that Dolly Couture actually takes returns (on non-custom orders, anyway).
Sweet, right? I only wish I’d known about Dolly Couture when I was shopping for wedding dresses because I can rock a 1950s style frock like no one’s business. There are three more dresses to drool over under the cut.
With eggshell lace over champagne satin (and other combos available), the San Marino looks like your mom’s or grandmother’s wedding dress re-imagined. And at $595, it costs as much or less than some of those no-name off-the-rack dresses from the big box bridal stores.
The Pasadena, the San Marino’s sister dress, features far less eggshell lace coupled with nearly white satin. I’m envisioning it with full- length sleeves, and I like what I’m seeing.
Cute as a button, the Edmonton was inspired by Dolly’s mom who wore something similar in 1961 and features yards of soft rolling organza over satin with a touch of beaded lace at the neckline.
Love, love, love, love!!!!