Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Simply Bridal Review

As you all know, I'm getting married in August.  As soon as I got engaged about a month ago, I started thinking about what kind of dress I wanted.  I am not a traditional person by any means and I knew I didn't want a very simple and plain dress. I wanted something with lots of layers and beadwork. When I stumbled upon Simply Bridal, I knew I had to wear one of their dresses on my special day!



Simply Bridal specializes in creating made to order dresses at very affordable prices. There are a variety of different styles and cuts made to make any bride ecstatic.  Whether you want a dress with lots of personality or a dress that is more traditional, I promise the dress for you awaits you. Simply Bridal also offers bridesmaids dresses and wedding jewelry. When I was told I could select one of their dresses for review, I was very excited! I browsed the website and eventually settled on the beautiful Monique gown. As soon as I saw it, I knew that it was the dress for me.


Close up of front


A close up of the beadwork and back detail

This dress is gorgeous! It was shipped extremely fast.  I used their size chart provided on the website to determine my size.  I could have gone with my normal size but I wanted to go up to the next size just in case I needed anything taken in. It's much easier to have the dress taken in rather than be in trouble when the dress is your normal size and is too tight.  The strapless detail is perfect for an August wedding.

As soon as I took the dress out of the box, I was surprised at how something so big could fit in a such a small package! It came with a great hanging zippered bag to store the dress in. I actually washed my hands a few times before I touched it because I was so worried about getting dirt or anything on it.  That would be terrible!  The dress is heavy and very high quality.  The beadwork is beautiful as is the gorgeous deep white color.  There is a flower like pattern created from the beads.  There are small sequins all over the front and back, which gives an extra oomph of style and personality.  I can tell a lot of time and dedication went into creating the dress. The back of the gown is a corset style. When I first put the dress on it it was big in the top and I was worried it was going to be too big on me.   I had to have someone help me lace up the back, but once it was laced up and tighter, the fit was perfect.  I love how it looks on and it compliments my shape well! My only concern is that I don't want to gain any weight between now and August. :)

The many layers on the organza skirt are fantastic.  I love how the bottom is flowy but doesn't make you look like a cupcake at all.  The layers really complete the dress and make it what it is.  Since I am only 5'0 I will probably have the dress hemmed in the length a little.  It is manageable with heels on but I don't want to feel like I'm tripping over it when I wear it.

I'm honestly so impressed with Simply Bridal, I highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for THE dress for their big day.  I feel like a princess in the dress. The best part is that it looks like a very expensive designer dress, but for half the price! I can't wait to wear it when I walk down the aisle this summer! For right now it will have to hang out in my closet in the zippered bag for a few more months. :)

*DISCLOSURE* I received this dress complimentary in exchange for this review.




4 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful dress and I'm sure you will be beautiful in it. One thing I did with my dress (about 20 years ago) was to have it preserved after the wedding. I also included the bag and the headpiece. I thought it would be nice to keep it in case I had anyone to hand it down to. Of course I have 2 boys but maybe someday I'll have a granddaughter that appreciates "vintage" clothing.

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  3. Hi I just ordered this dress I also fell in love with it as well because I didn't want the normal heavy silk dress. I was wondering since you have it in front of you, do you think it is to much for a destination on the beach wedding?

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