When it comes to planning your wedding day, finding the perfect dress is a top priority. But with so many options on the market, choosing the right gown can feel overwhelming. I’ve got you sorted! In this third installment, I review another gorgeous floral gown from AW Bridal, a bridal dress company from Nevada, USA.
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at one of AW Bridal’s wedding/prom gowns, sharing our thoughts on its style, quality, and overall value.
Whether you’re in the midst of your own wedding planning or simply love admiring gorgeous gowns, keep reading for our full review (and a cheeky little discount at the end of this post!).
Do you want to look like the most beautiful blooming bouquet of flowers? The Alison dress has you covered. This dress ticks all the boxes for romantic and dreamy vibes, and I can definitely see this piece being a winner at a garden wedding, as a second march-in dress, or a feminine pick for prom.
The AW Alison wedding dress is crafted from top-grade tulle, with beautiful floral appliques in various sizes throughout the dress. The A-line silhouette is universally flattering, with a fitted waist and a flowy skirt that is beautiful for any formal occasion.
This dress starts with the most gorgeous flower-lined neckline, with flowers extending up to the straps like a wild climbing vine!
The flowers take a little pause so you can see the waistline and it continues trailing down to spiral out into a beautiful carpet of flowers at the bottom of the dress. The floor-length skirt cascades so gracefully!
This dress is suitable for any type of wedding, from a grand ballroom affair to a rustic outdoor celebration.
The dress is overall very lightweight and airy, making it perfect for a summer or outdoor wedding. Like some of their other pieces I’ve previously reviewed, this dress definitely checks the twirlability boxes! The tulle flows nicely with the lining.
I like the A-line fit of this dress- it gives a very flattering shape and is generally very flattering for all body types! There is some cinching at the waist to make it more flattering, but you can choose to not take in the waist as much if you are customising the fit (more on this below).
The built-in bra provides added support and ensures a perfect fit. I love that the cups of the dress are actually structured and molded properly, so it still sits nicely on small-boobed girlies like me. I often struggle to fill out soft cups at the top as I don’t have much volume, so the cups often fall flat or fold over which is a fashion disaster LOL!
And, with AW Bridal’s free customisation service, you can further tailor the dress to your specific preferences and ensure that it fits like a glove.
This piece was a custom sizing based on the measurements I gave them. I’m glad I got it custom-made, as I did not fit the standard size for this piece (I have larger ribs due to scoliosis, and a larger PTP).
If you aren’t sure about your size, I recommend opting for a custom sizing (it’s totally free!) to guarantee the best fit for your body. I would recommend giving them your measurements to ensure the best possible fit- this piece would look best if it is fitted well to your body, so that the waist snatches you nicely. Without it tailored to fit you, the dress may not ‘snatch’ you as well and lack detail at the waist, which would be a waste of the beautiful panel!
However, I took a peek at some of the reviews and some brides/ mums have picked this as a maternity gown/ photoshoot piece too, so not taking in the waist is very possible! I recommend checking out the existing reviews for more examples on how this dress truly flatters every shape!
This dress is beautiful and comfortable! Some tulle pieces can be itchy, but I didn’t experience any of that with this dress since it was carefully lined.
The dress is quite soft against the skin and the appliques were not scratchy/ itchy- overall, the dress was very easy to move around in even for a floor-length piece, since the lining is quite breezy and flowy too.
The sleeveless design with sheer straps provides freedom for the arms, allowing you to dance the night away without any restrictions at your wedding or prom! I even had a massive hike up a hill for these pictures AND ran for a video with no issue. Stress test approved, lol!
Also a huge fan of how light the dress is. You don’t feel weighed down in any way like some floor-length gowns do, but it’s still fitted so beautifully and cinches you well so you don’t look flat/ shapeless.
The bustier area is padded well, with enough space for your boobs. You can also customise a larger cup with their custom fit service!
In terms of value, I feel that this dress is an excellent investment. The dress is priced $139.99, which is well under the price of a typical wedding dress ($1.5-5k). It’s incredibly affordable and great for modern brides on a budget! It’s even cheaper than so many prom gowns- whether you’re renting on buying (my prom gown cost $300 lol). Why not get a piece that is tailor-made to fit YOU that you can keep forever?
Plus, shipping is $9 for regular shipping and $19 for express shipping?? What a steal!
I think for the price and factoring in the workmanship and beautiful details on this piece, this is really an excellent quality for the price. The beautiful design and attention to detail make it a standout choice for any bride looking for a unique and stunning gown.
Depending on the style of dress you order too, it can definitely still be used on other occasions. I love to be ✨extra✨ with my cottagecore content, so this beautiful gown is definitely coming out with me on a picnic date (or as often as I can)! It’s too pretty to gather dust in my closet!
Plus, the free customisation offered by AW Bridal ensures that the dress fits perfectly, without the need for additional alterations that usually adds to the cost. Each dress is made-to-order by their tailors, taking up to 7 business days. The turnaround time is the same, whether you order a standard size dress or a made-to-measure custom.
Take note that made-to-measure dresses cannot be returned!
Benefits of Shopping at AW Bridal:
One of the best things about shopping for your dream wedding dress at AW Bridal is the ease and convenience of their online store.
The website is easy to navigate, with a clean and modern design that makes it simple to find what you’re looking for. I personally find it so tiring to shop physically and try on items one by one.
You can easily search for dresses by category, such as ballgowns or mermaid dresses, or by theme, such as beach or bohemian.
The filter feature allows you to refine your search results by size, color, price, and more, making it easy to find dresses that fit your specific needs and preferences.
If you have any questions or concerns about sizing, their customer service team is always super helpful and responds really quickly! They also have virtual appointments for you to discuss sizing, design, and get advice before you commit to an order.
Plus, their free customisation service allows you to tailor your dress to your exact measurements and preferences, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum comfort on your big day.
Once you’ve found your dream dress, the ordering process is also straightforward and hassle-free. AW Bridal accepts a variety of payment options, including major credit cards and PayPal.
You can input guidelines/ time frame for your big day to ensure they can accommodate your schedule. I would still recommend ordering a few months in advance, even if they have a fast turnaround.
If you’ve made it all the way till the end of this very long review, congratulations! 🎉
I hope my detailed review will help you in choosing your dream dress, or in saving some money while planning for your big day!
Now, for that discount code I promised…
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Happy browsing! I’m already dreaming of my next cottagecore dress from them!!