Swiss dot wedding fashion

13 April 2011

Anyone who has read this blog for a few months should know that I am always on the hunt for swiss dot. I love the stuff, particularly in wedding gowns. It seems others are catching on to my addiction, so I thought I’d post a few of my favorites here.

We have Lily, the original dotted bride, wearing gorgeous Carolina Herrara. Photo by Thayer Allison Gowdy.

Currently, two bridal lines account for most of the swiss dot options, and each of those lines has a more famous design. The first is Melissa Sweet’s “Dora,” photographed here by Jasmine Star.

This lovely bride, photography by Sloan Photographers, is also wearing the “Dora.” See more from this wedding here!

Another Dora, this time photographed by Raya Photography. See more here.

I love that this shot of the Dora shows off the pretty detailing along the bust. So gorgeous! Photo by Orchard Cove. See more here! Melissa Sweet has one other design that features swiss dot, the “Gigi.”

The other swiss dot line is Christos. My favorite of the bunch is the “Maribel”. Here’s a bride that chose Miss Maribel, photographed by Jen Curtis:

Christos also carries the “Lydia”, the “Zinnia”, and the “Desiree”, all of which are dotted numbers.

For those interested in a short dress, I have to recommend the “Elope” dress by Sarah Seven. At $755, it’s not cheap, but it’s also considerably less than some other options out there.

If you’re interested in accenting your look with a dotted accessory, I’ve got inspiration for you, too! I love this shot from Jonathan Canlas:

I could be mistaken, but I think she’s wearing the “Dotted Voile Veil” from BHLDN.

I also love this adorable yet stylish bow comb from BHLDN:

For vintage lovers, I recommend this cap or this cap from Twigs & Honey (gorgeous photo below by Elizabeth Messina).

Lastly, a few current preowned dress listings for those of you who, like me, adore the Dora and Maribel but can’t afford to buy new:

Melissa Sweet “Dora”:
Size 2, $3,000
Size 4, $2,500
Size 8, $2,800
Size 16, $1,900

Christos “Maribel”:
Size 10, $2,000

Happy hunting! Now, make me jealous: did you wear either of these dresses (or anything swiss dotted, for that matter) at your wedding?

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April 13, 2011 6:22 am

So pretty! I love Swiss dot as well, I've been looking for a yellow blouse with white dots on it forever…if you have a good source would you mind letting me know?

April 13, 2011 1:38 pm

Of course! I will keep my eyes peeled.

April 14, 2011 1:05 pm

Have you seen Sweet Pea from Ivy & Aster? VELVET. swiss. dot.


September 5, 2011 11:06 pm

I am new to your blog, as I just stumbled upon it and I LOVE IT! I recently got engaged and I am loving the Swiss dot dresses! Any chance you still have the Size 4 Melissa Sweet "Dora" dress??

My email is


September 6, 2011 2:20 am

Hi Caitlin! I wasn't actually the one selling the size 4 Dora — or any of these gowns. That Dora does still seem to be available — link here!

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