A story of dress regret and mom opinions (picture heavy)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress is more flattering?
    Dress 1, lace : (76 votes)
    25 %
    Dress 2, satin : (150 votes)
    49 %
    look elsewhere at new off the rack dresses : (83 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 4
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Katepants:  I personally think the pleating in the front of the satin make it look too heavy…like there is just too much fabric. I tried on a bm dress with similar pleating when I was dress shopping on Thursday and thought the same thing on my body too.

    However, of the two…I think the satin is a little better

    Post # 5
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Katepants:  I voted #2. It’s a lovely dress. I do see your tummy a bit in the first one, but not at all in the second. I don’t know what your mother sees about it that’s unflattering. I think it flatters you quite well.

    Post # 7
    5208 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Katepants:  I’m sorry your Mom isn’t more suppoertive 🙁 That has to be very hurtful. Personally, I like the first dress better. I don’t see anything wrong with your arms, but you can always get a lace shrug or bolero if you want to cover them. What kind of budget are you working with?

    Post # 8
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would keep looking. I think the back of dress 2 is very nice, but I don’t like the front. I like the front of dress 1, but it doesn’t give you much shape.

    Post # 10
    515 posts
    Busy bee

    @Katepants:  i really love the first dress! would u feel more bridal if you had all of your accessories and veil on? They do that on SYTTD lol. They jack them up and then all of a sudden they feel more bridal. Just a suggestion! And who is the designer for the first dress? I think its lovely 🙂

    Post # 12
    515 posts
    Busy bee

    @Katepants:  gotcha! well there are plenty of great lace ball gowns out there if you like the shape of #2 but want a different fabric. don’t settle! you will find your dress!


    Post # 13
    48 posts

    I agree 2nd dress doesnt give enough shape but looks better than first. maybe a corseted top that is structured with a flowy chiffon/Silk skirt? 2nd looks better than 1st but maybe keep looking?

    Post # 14
    3342 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @Katepants:  I won’t vote because I am equally divided.

    I see a lot of lace dresses on this site, and I think yours is very pretty. It would be easy to add cap sleepves or wide straps, if that’s what you want. I don’t know that I would cover up your arms, but that’s up to you.

    I am definatley not a fan of satin, but now, I think dress #2 is flattering and is also something a little different. It’s a pretty, girly shape.

    No help am I?

    Post # 15
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I actually like the second dress and think the cut is flattering, but I do think the pleating is a bit heavy.

    I think that you would be able to to find a gown that is similarly flattering in a style that makes your mother happier- and that will be good partly because she’s paying but mostly because then you will have a dress that nobody has raked you over the coals of re: your perceived flaws in. And you will feel prettier and more bridal in that.

    I’m sorry your mom is being kind of awful about your arms. Your arms are fine. As long as you feel beautiful, you will be- seriously. The thing that makes brides look so “bridal” is the glowing happiness and how beatiful they feel, not whether or not they’ve adequately wrapped every less-than-supermodelesque bit of themselves in lace and boleros to shield them from view.

    Post # 16
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    You should go with the second dress because that’s the one you feel great in!

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