Post # 1
I know there’s some of you Bees that like ballgowns, too, but I just feel like there’s very few of us. It seems like fit & flare is the most popular. I’m personally not a fan of those. I hardly see ballgowns on the boards. I’m still trying to find my perfect dress, but after a few appointments, I realized I only like ballgowns… or maybe a full A-line, if we’re lucky. 😉 Any other Bees feel the same?
Post # 3
I did, until I ordered one blindly and it looked like poo on me.. Bah… So now I have a dropped waist A-line.. Nothing like I thought! I still love ballgowns!
Post # 4
@GonnaBeMrsC: I always wanted to wear a ball gown, since I knew it likely would be the only day of my life (excluding a costume party or theatrical production or something) on which I could get away with wearing one, especially since I was already a much older bride. I also am plus size, and I found it very challenging to fit into the size 8 and 10 sample gowns that were available in ball gown and A-line styles; that would have been impossible in a more form-fitting style.
I think there is something so majestic and regal about ball gowns, and they are very bridal to me. However, I have to say that, since joining WB and watching so many of these wedding shows AFTER I was already married, I have fallen in love with some beautiful fit-and-flare gowns, too! I only wish I had a chance to see them and try them on in a sample size that would have fit me so that I could have decided which style I really prefer.
ETA: Just like compulady5, I ended up with a drop-waist A-line gown. It looked so much better on me than a full-blown, natural-waist ball gown.
Post # 5
I had an A-line… my friends convinved me to at least try a mermaid & a fit-n-flare and they did NOT look good on my body shape. My hips are wide enough without needing to draw any additional attention to them! I would probably have gone full on princess poofy ballgown if I’d had a more formal wedding though.
Post # 6
Nope! My dress is a ballgown/a-line.
Post # 7
I had never really given much thought to dresses before getting engaged; but once I started looking, I realized I love ballgowns. Specifically, tulle ballgowns 😀
This is the dress I bought (didn’t realize how popular it really was!) It’s been months since I first tried it on and I haven’t seen it since, but I remember it just being so amazing. And looking amazing on me 😀
Post # 8
i was actually looking for something slim fitting silky and sultry
ended up falling in love with a ball gowny dress
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Post # 10
Absolutely not! I wanted a ballgown, but couldn’t afford the price tag!
Post # 11
I do! This ones the front runner for my dress. 🙂
Post # 14
I thought I wanted a A-line until I found my Olega Cassini ballgown;