Nicole Miller 'Dakota' Faille Trumpet Gown
Lovely, elegant dress
Purchased this dress for my daughter with the hope it was "the one"...It didn't do much for her unfortunately. It needs a sash of bling or something. It was just too plain and she had no bust in it. It is a gorgeous gown and I am sure someone else will be able to shine in it!
LOVE this wedding dress!
This was not my first pick when I went into the Bridal Suite in Seattle. I was attracted to the big, flawy, sparkly dresses that really caught my eye. The sales associate brought this gown in just for fun and while I thought it was pretty and classic, it just seemed a little too plain - until I put it on. Once I zipped it all up and looked in the mirror, I KNEW instantly this was the one! It was so flattering on my hourglass figure, and so feminine and classy. I added a sparkly belt to still give some glamour to the dress, but all night at my wedding I felt so beautiful. The dress is a mix of cotton and silk, so it's VERY lightweight and comfortable to wear in the summer! I also loved the sweetheart neckline and the train is just the right amount of fabric without being too long. Lesson learned - don't judge a dress until you try it on!! I absolutely LOVED this Nicole Miller gown and was so happy my sales associate showed it to me!!
I bought this gown from Nordstrom (Roosevelt Field Mall) and the moment I put it on I knew this is it. It's very well made, very structured, elegant and holds your body in. There is a corset-bra inside the dress that makes your body like an hourglass. I'm 5'9 and 125 lbs, 34D. It's true classic and will NEVER go out of style. As a bride, it was very important to me to look into pictures 10, 20 yrs from now and be proud of my dress choice. I wore my wedding gown with blush sash on the waist. I looked like a movie star!!!!! The dress was such a success, florist, waiters, staff, guests and everyone kept complimenting me. I still get phone calls from people telling me how beautiful I looked. Thank you Nicole Miller for making my night so special and unforgettable! I'm so in love with this dress that I am altering it now to a shorter (cocktail lenght) so that I could wear it again.
Beautiful and Elegant Wedding Gown
I tried on dozens and dozens of wedding gowns, from J. Crew to Yves Saint Laurent. I tried this gown on and I was instantly in love. It has a beautiful old Hollywood glam feel to it.
There is definitely an interior bodice, though I wouldn't call it a corset; more like a built in bra. The silk fabric is matte, but I don't think it looks cheap, it just doesn't look shiny, and for pictures, that's a good thing. I was able to wear spanx underneath without it showing through.
The dress does run large for wedding gowns; I usually wear an 8 or a 10, and the size 8 fit well. The alterations included sewing in bra cups, hem and bustle. Otherwise, there were no alterations needed to the body of the dress. The dress did wrinkle a bit at the waist, and a few times I needed someone help me unzip, pull the dress up, and readjust.
The dress needs to be steamed thoroughly to get the fullness at the bottom. Once bustled, it's absolutely gorgeous.
I styled the dress with a Kate Spade bauble pearl necklace and Dolce and Gabbana hot pink platform heels, which I also purchased at Nordstrom. Because the dress is so simple, you can really go all out with the accessories.