Post # 1
I’m not “into” this wedding stuff, so there’s a lot I don’t understand and I have some questions. Which is why I’m so glad I have this board to come to… I don’t know what I’d do otherwise.
I’ve tried on about a dozen dress at two separate places and I’ve narrowed it down to these two. But I need help deciding !!
Option A is from Macy’s bridal salon. The dress is a corset itself. The back ties up and can be loosened and tightened to how you want it to be. I did not wear a slip underneath. Being able to loosen it up to me is a good thing… at least there will be more forgiveness!
Option B is from David’s bridal. Now, my confusion is David’s bridal put a slip and a corset on me – Macy’s did not. Do you NEED to have these things on? I feel like DB just added these extra items to sell more product. Macy’s already had them in the dress, so you don’t need to buy extra items.
It’s so hard weighing both these dresses out. They are around the same price when you add the extra items David’s Bridal put in. But money isn’t really an issue at all because my mom wants to buy the dress for me.
I really don’t know what to do because I love both these gowns !!
Please vote and let me know your thoughts and if anyone has any advice I’d really really appreciate it!!!
thank you 🙂
Post # 3
@candydots: OMG it has to be A. It’s devine on you. It’s so beautiful on you, everything about it suits you, especially the dipped neckline and dropped waistline. You look like a princess. Let us know which one you pick.
Post # 4
I agree with @CatyLady: – dress one for sure! It’s gorgeous and you look absolutely beautiful!
Post # 5
I think option B looks awesome on you. But I must say that both dresses look lovely!!!
Post # 6
No question–Option A is AMAZING!
And while you wouldn’t need the corset for the DB dress, you would need the slip!
Post # 7
Dress B really flatters your figure! Both dresses are beautiful
Post # 8
@BrandNewBride: ok I see, but I also feel that OPTION B would not look as good with my figure if I were not wearing a corset.
And on top of that — Corsets are not comfortable!!! I was definitely not getting enough oxygen trying dresses on with that thing… and wearing for 3 hours was not fun
I really can’t do the “pain is beauty” thing on my wedding day. I just can’t!
Post # 9
I voted for Dress A. I think it’s a prettier dress than Dress B, and it looks fantastic on you!
Post # 10
I don’t like how dress A makes your waist look – the waist is too dropped in my opiniong and I personally do not think that the straight across neckline is working for you – you still look lovely in it though! I love dress B and think that is is perfect for you!!
Post # 11
I love dress b! but the only thing about it is the one sholder look is not timeless its trendy! But thats a personal choice I tend to go for really classic looks! You look stunning in both! I have now been to about 6 stores and tried on 60 to 80 dresses am still unsure! Im starting to think its normal!
Post # 12
I prefer dress A.
As far as the slip/longline bra DB put you in –
Since DB dresses tend to be more affordable, they don’t have a lot of the support/structure/foundation built into them that more expensive dresses have. That is why with most DB dresses a bride needs to wear a longline bra and slip – to help shape the dress and the bride’s body.
When you get dresses that have a bit more money put into the construction, they’ve got more boning, more structured bust areas, stronger seams, more layers of tulle for poofy-ness, etc – this lessens (or even eliminates) the need for that foundation layer that DB dresses all but require.
Post # 13
Dress A for sure. I feel like dress B you are chopped and look short.
Post # 14
@BridalBeckyBee: it is a very dropped waist but I know I need this kind of thing because I’m short – 5’2. In the picture I am standing on the little step and the dress is around me. That may be why I look weird… ?? Since there is so much extra length you are seeing?
Post # 15
@Future_Mrs_C25978: yes trendy is the word.. I don’t like it. I might remove it if I were to choose.
Post # 16
@candydots: Yeah or add a second one! Thats what I would do with it! If you dont love either dress keep looking! I dont know where you live or the area but the first place I have found dresses I like is at a tiny store by appt only . You work with the owner directly when you walk in she locks the door and its your own store! this helped me think clearly and helped her think just about you! When I found the store I thought there was no way I would be able to afford a dress from such great store but their dresses range from 500 to $3000! My $1800 budget is completly possible!! I found my store and I know my dress is in there i already have my second appointment set up!
You will find your dress if these arnt them keep looking!!!!!