Bees – Help me decide a dress! (Pic heavy – Poll inside)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress do you like best on me?
    1 - Sparkly ballgown : (25 votes)
    25 %
    2 - V-neck lace : (0 votes)
    3 - Straight across lace mermaid (I would make it a sweetheart) : (20 votes)
    20 %
    4 - Illusion neckline fit and flare : (42 votes)
    42 %
    5 - Sweetheart embellished lace mermaid : (13 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @lawyeretta:  I love the ballgown! The illusion neckline one is a close second.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think 4 is the most flattering and classy!  2nd fave is 3

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee

    @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
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    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 # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    mermaid! for sure.

    Post # 8
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    @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 # 9
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Ballgown or illusion!! 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
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    1425 posts
    Bumble bee

    The ballgown is my favorite! 🙂

    Post # 13
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    10856 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @lawyeretta: I voted the sweetheart mermaid, but close second or even joint first is the illusion fit n flare.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Illusion neckline for sure! You look amazing!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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).

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