Can't resist–what do you think of this dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    Dress 1 (original choice, but it's been pointed out that it's out of style) : (14 votes)
    8 %
    Dress 2 (seems flattering, but maybe too overdone? Plus BM wants it.) : (68 votes)
    41 %
    Dress 3 (mermaid which is probably all wrong for my figure, but I want to consider anyway.) : (64 votes)
    38 %
    Grandma's dress (is there hope for it?) : (21 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t really like it. Sorry.

    The way the pickups are arranged make it look like there’s a brighter white stripe around your thigh region. They look sort of out of place, and really pickups are kind of dated anyway.

    But the good news is that you have a great figure, and I am sure that if you are waffling on this dress, you’ll be easily able to find another one that looks great on you.


    Post # 4
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love it!  Very regal, and it fits you beautifully.

    Post # 5
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think it’s very pretty.. but I really don’t like pickups like those. I think they cheapen the dress.

    But, if you love the it, go for it!

    If you aren’t super excited about it, keep trying on dresses until you find the one!

    Post # 7
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It looks nice on you. As others have said, I’m just not a fan of the pick ups and I find that gold on dresses makes them looked kind of dated or medieval looking. Just a personal preference though! 

    Post # 8
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I love it! I’m not usually a pick-up fan but these totally work for you and for the dress. I absolutely love it– you look amazing!

    Post # 9
    1437 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’m not a fan of pick-ups in general…to me they make the dress look a bit cheap and chintzy. I also think it’s one of those fads where we are going to look back at it and say “WTF were we thinking??!”

    I agree with a PP that the bodice and skirt almost appear to be different shades of white/off white.

    But at the end of the day it is YOUR wedding and you should pick something you feel fabulous in!

    Post # 10
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t really like it it makes me think of repunzel for some reason

    Post # 11
    1104 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t like it either. I can’t put my finger on it, but it looks dated.

    Post # 12
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @sunflower22:  It’s hard because I don’t know you and your personal style! The dress is not for me, but there are a lot of positives about it!

    I think it looks GREAT on your bod! Very princessy and regal, if that’s what you’re going for. I don’t like pick ups in general, but the bodice and bottom have enough detailing going on that balance that out a little bit. It’s a little less modern than a lot of the bees tend to like around here, but on the right bride at the right wedding, it could be amazing. 

    Only you can fill in the blanks to determine whether its the right one or not!

    Post # 14
    10902 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I agree with @EffieTrinket:. I think you have a beautiful figure and should easily be able to find something else that you will love even more!

    That particular dress has a great deal of detailing on it (heavily encrusted bodice, pick ups, a peek-a-boo bottom) the individual components of which may be beautiful alone on another dress, but, together on this one, actually compete with each other to make the dress look overly texturized, too busy, and, as prior posters have suggested, a bit dated. 

    I do absolutely love the sweetheart neckline and A-Line/drop-waisted ball gown silhouette on you, however! I think that is an excellent choice!

    Post # 15
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m not a huge fan of huge rings and huge diamonds, I think they look gaudy, but that is just not me. I don’t tell everyone how much I dislike them so I’m sorry that you aren’t getting much support. I really love the bodice, the skirt isn’t much my style but it is pretty and if you like it, go for it!!

    Post # 16
    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Not my style. but it looks great on you.

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