Post # 1
Ladies, I did another round of dress shopping! It was fun…but honestly, I am now sitting here with NO idea of what dress to get. First of all, I’m struggling between fitted silhouette in lace vs. blingy ballgown (I have tried a couple but they’re all natural waist so just one pic). Then within fitted lace, there are lots of options, as you can see. Which do you think looks the best on me???? FYI I am having a winter wedding in a church, then historic venue, with a vintage glam theme. We’re planning on ivory, gold, silver and black as colours.
I would make the straight across one a sweetheart (or find a similar style dress, it is more jsut to see the super tight mermaid silhouette). For those who are interested, the ballgown is Essence (2014), V-neck is also Essence (from the trunk show), Illusion neckline is Stella York and the Sweetheart mermaid is Suzette by Sottero and Midgely.
Post # 3
@lawyeretta: I love the ballgown! The illusion neckline one is a close second.
Post # 4
I think 4 is the most flattering and classy! 2nd fave is 3
Post # 5
@allyfally: Exactly the same for me.
Either ballgown or illusion, they are very flattering on you and I can totally imagine you wearing one of these dresses as your described your ceremony setting and venue.
Post # 6
4 is absolutely stunning on you. Verrrry flattering and classy like above poster said and is the kind of thing I’m hoping for. The nicest by far I think.
Post # 8
@lawyeretta: 1 and 4 are my favorites. They are the most flattering on you and they also fit your theme/vision as well. You will look beautiful in whichever you choose though!
Plus, when I was trying on gowns, I felt slim ballgowns were the most comfortable as well! No worries about eating/drinking a lot at dinner 🙂
Post # 10
@lawyeretta: 3&5 are my favs. The ballgown makes you look much bigger IMO. In the mermaids you’ve got a great body!
Post # 11
1 or 4. I think you could go either way. I have a slight preference for 1 because I love the softness of the skirt. 🙂
Post # 12
The ballgown is my favorite! 🙂
Post # 13
@lawyeretta: I voted the sweetheart mermaid, but close second or even joint first is the illusion fit n flare.
Post # 14
Illusion neckline for sure! You look amazing!
Post # 15
Love the #4 on you – it flatters your body the best out of all of them and also has a vintage feel to it. The subtle width of the neckline and the slight width of the skirt seem to be in the exact right places for you to emphasise your curves in the right way.
If it helps, I think the fit and flare silhoutte is best on you so if you wanted to narrow the search down, that would be a place to start. Also A-lines and modified a-lines. Like these ones:
I feel that the mermaids that flare out from lower down aren’t quite as flattering (I think a girl needs to have fairly major curves and/or booty to pull off a mermaid).
I initially liked #1 as well but now looking at it a bit I’m a bit hesitant about it. I don’t think it’s making your waist look as small as a ballgown should – and you have a nice waist – so it’s not you, it’s the dress. I actually think the defined and obvious waistline is cutting your body in two and is making you look a bit blocky and unbalanced.
If you want to keep looking at ballgowns, I think that ones that are a bit closer to a-line or fit-and-flare – that fit through the hips without an obvious waistline, without poofing out suddenly or cutting you off at the waist – might be better on you. Like these ones:
Funnily enough, though I don’t really like the v-neck dress on you, I think that the ballgown you tried on would look better with a v-neck or straps as ithey would elongate your top half. So I’m also going to suggest these kinds of silhouettes (also I think a feature back would look nice for a winter wedding).