June 10, 2013

Bridal Style: Wedding Dress Review - Sirena Gown by SimplyBridal.com

As a bridal stylist I have the opportunity to partner with many bridal salons, bridal accessory designers & online bridal websites that create custom designs.  I was recently contacted by Simply Bridal.com which is an online discount bridal website that creates affordable gowns for the bride that is on a strict budget but still wants to look glamourous on her wedding day.

I will be honest with my review, when I received the email to review for Simply Bridal I was a bit of a skeptic because I really love quality & luxurious fabrics and unique designs that I see with selecting a couture gown for a bridal client.    On top of that I've heard the horror stories from brides that have had horrible experiences in ordering their wedding dress online.  Whether it was not receiving the gown, or receiving the wrong gown, the stories can be eye opening.  However in corresponding with the team at Simply Bridal.com  I was willing to give it shot to see what they had to offer brides that may be on a budget.

I received the Sirena gown (pictured above) and it was packaged & vacuum sealed very well,  so well that I couldn't believe it was a wedding gown.  See a picture I took on instagram below.

After removing the gown from the sealed bag and allowing it to hang for a couple of days it took form very well & after it was steamed it was gorgeous.   The gown is a gorgeous ballgown with a strapless bodice that is accented with a delicate beaded band & full cascading organza ruffled skirt.  It would be perfect for a church/temple wedding but I think with the full organza skirt it would be a challenge to keep the gown from catching grass, insects and snagging if it was worn for an outdoor ceremony & reception.  

The Sirena gown is a good affordable option for a bride on a tight budget for her wedding dress but still wants to look fabulous!  Is it perfect for the wedding day & bridal portraits --- YES!! Will this be a family heirloom that you pass down to your daughter ---- Probably not.    This is my honest opinion as a bridal stylist & wedding planner.  

More gown details from SimplyBridal.com

Name: Sirena Gown

Silhouette: A-Line, Ball Gown
  • Neckline: Straight
  • Train: Chapel
  • Fabric: Organza
  • Back Closure: Back Zipper
  • Body Shape: Hourglass, Pear, Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, Tall, Plus Size, Petite, Apple
  • Sleeves: Strapless
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Venue: Outdoor, Banquet, Church/Temple, Destination, Garden

For additional information on this gown & many other wedding dresses from SimplyBridal.com be sure to visit their website & also check out the video for taking proper dress measurements when ordering your dress online!

Opulent Couturier also offers a personal concierge service of bridal styling for your entire wedding party from the bride & groom to the Mother of the Bride/Groom.  For more information on our bridal styling services be sure to visit the Opulent Couturier website.

Good luck & happy dress shopping!


Diania Brown said...

Thank you for your honest review. I have been so skeptical about buying a dress online. I don't want to spend so much on a dress I will wear for 6 hours. I'd rather save the money for our honeymoon! I actually was interested in this particular dress (Sirena). I love your site too BTW :D

Latrice of Opulent Couturier said...

Dianua Brown, you are more than welcome I hope the review helped you & best of luck on your upcoming marriage + thanks for visiting our blog!