Post # 1
I found this dress on etsy, and completely fell in love (both in terms of style and price):
The posting is here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/115159252/convertible-infinity-dress-convertible?ref=usr_faveitems
The seller has all positive reviews and has been very good about responding to my questions, so that isn’t my concern.
I’m worried about ordering a dress I’ve never tried on. I’ve tried on similar styles, but in different fabrics and a different length. With the correct undergarments, I would have loved the other type I tried on. I’m not as fit and trim as the model in the photo, so I am a bit worried about how flattering it will be, even if the fit and size is correct.
We’re on a very tight budget and if I’m able to get a dress for $185, it would free up extra money in LOTS of other areas where I’d rather spend it (…mainly photography).
Has anyone thought about or tried on this style of dress? Any other thoughts about a dress on a TIGHT budget — and buying used isn’t going to be an option at the moment due to time constraints.
Post # 3
@theloralae: Can you post a photo of yourself or are you willing to give your height/measurements? That might help with suggestions.
Honestly, I’m a curvy 4/6 pear of average height (think medium bust and of LOTS of bum), and I rock my convertible dress without a second thought (though mine isn’t a wedding dress and with heels I’m anywhere from 5’9″ – 6′). As long as you have the proper undergarments to keep you secure, then you should look and feel great in this dress, which is absolutely lovely, btw.
Jersey knit fabric has tons of stretch, so it’s far more forgiving/flattering than a thin silk or chiffon might be. Since yours is a circle skirt, you can also get away with wearing a light petticoat underneath to give it some flare and to add an extra layer of security.
Post # 4
I think it depends on your build. I know I couldn’t pull it off, but if you’re on the slender side and don’t have a big bust then it should work.
Post # 5
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
Would love to see the different ways the dress can be worn. Looks very pretty.
Post # 6
given that it’s made according to your measurents, i think it’ll look pretty good
Post # 7
I think it’s beautiful but I worry about how clingy the fabric will be.
Post # 8
You may want to go to a bridal store and try on some slimmer dresses with drop-waists to make sure you like how it looks. Also, the shop has as 10-day return policy, so you can definitely return it if you know you don’t like it right away!
Post # 9
@littletigers: + 1
I think it’s a great idea, but I would be concerned about the clinginess/transparency of the fabric, especially around the skirt area. In that photo the bottom half looks to be a single layer of jersey, which when combined with a light colour could be disastrous. I would definitely be either adding an underlayer or donning some Spanx to smooth things out and keep it from looking see-through.
Post # 10
if you even have an ounce of fat on you that is gonna shine through. If you’re rail thin like the girl pictured, go for it.
I bought my dress without ever trying it on, so go for it.
Post # 11
I was thinking the same thing about the skirt.
Post # 12
The fabric looks slightly thin and by that i mean see-through.