I love the idea of a custom dress. Not only can these amazing dresses be done for less but they can reflect the brides personal style. This a custom dress from Kimera Design located in Brooklyn, NY.
I especially love the covered buttons and the fishtail back. Love is in the details right? I don't know if it's exactly my style but I think it's a great dress for an a-mazing price!! Dresses start as low as $198. This particular dress is priced at $448. Kimera claims its goals are to inspire your creative spirit and to guide you in discovering your own personal style. Now perhaps I've lived in NYC for too long but I tend to be a little suspicious of things that cost too little (perhaps law school has just made me overly suspicious).
Another custom dress designer that I follow is Bridal Bliss Designs she is a former gown designer who now owns a store on etsy. I am a little apprehensive about ordering a dress from someone I've never met. However, her reviews are overwhelmingly positive and when I emailed her regarding her services she responded promptly and professionally. At this point I am about 75% committed to using her services.