Post # 1
I am all.over.the.map. when it comes to what kind of dress I’m looking for. We are planning on a super short time line (It’s 1/2/13 and we’re shooting for 4/13-7/13 (we’re open on a date, and we’re already married!!)
In any case, I went to David’s Bridal with my mom and was sort of smitten with big, poofy dresses, but the more I think about it, the more I think I should go with something more streamlined. That and I’m feeling beading, illusion backs, etc.
We’re (kind of) trying to stick to a “budget”, but I’m trying to work things so that we can splurge a little in certain areas.
I’m looking for something classy, elegant, without too much of a dramatic “mermaid” type skirt (I prefer something that is fitted but has a gradual flare) and something that won’t date me in photos. I don’t want to look back and say “What was I thinking?!?
Our venue will likely be a NYC loft (well, queens, actually, with a view of manhattan), with a romantic feel (white & blush as colors, peonies, candles)… Dreamy, if you will.
In any case, without further ado, I’m loving:
Angelina Faccenda 1255:
Angelina Faccenda 1258
And last but not least, Angelina Faccenda 1262
Post # 3
I like #1258 the best (the second dress)
I dont like the first one because the tailored skirt (of heavy satin) does not fit with your dreamy ethereal feeling. It is more formal, like something you would wear in a hotel ballroom wedding.
I don’t like the third one because I think the straps make it look too much like a formal evening gown and not bridal enough. To me, strapless says bridal (even though I know it hasn’t always been this way throughout history, thats the way the industry is now).
I like the second one the best because it is soft and flowy. It is romantic. I love the beading also– it looks very Art Deco.
Post # 4
Thanks for your input, Ms. Leopard. You raise good points. Especially the idea that a couple of them don’t fit the “romantic, dreamy” feel. Very, very pretty dresses, though. 🙂
Post # 5
They are all very pretty. The only one I am really against is the first dress. I think the stiffness of the satin skirt doesn’t seem soft enough to me. The 2nd and 3rd dresses would both be pretty, but the second one is just unbelieveable.
Post # 6
I like the 3rd one the best and think its very glamorous. the skirt on the first dress definitely appears heavy. And I would be afraid the beading on the second dress that comes to a point on the lower stomach would be unflattering.
Have you tried any of the dresses on?
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
WOW I had never heard of this line, these dresses are gorgeous! My alternate wedding universe would have me wearing these… (or Jenny Pakham). I kind of agree with Miss Leopard, the first one could be heavy. That satin skirt is probably photoshopped that smooth within an inch of the picture’s life haha.
Between the bottom two, I also agree that the middle picture looks more bridal… but I think I would choose the bottom one anyway!!!!!
Post # 8
@Sunnyday278, you are absolutely right. That first dress is likely photoshopped. I hadn’t even thought of it! I am so naive, lol.
@Mstellah, sadly, I haven’t tried any of them on. Yet!!
Actually, that leads me to a question: I went to David’s Bridal and felt really bad after trying on about 6 or 7 dresses, and leaving without making a purchase. I assume that people have many dress shopping trips before deciding on something, but for some reason I felt as if tv shows (and consultants) make it seem as if people buy a dress in one trip.
Does anyone else feel guilty about “wasting” someone’s time when trying on dresses and not buying anything? I feel like I’m stil so confused about what I want in a dress that the only thing I can do to make up my mind is try stuff on…
Post # 9
The last one is beautiful, much more unique than the others.
Post # 10
@multinational: Oh lord no. It’s like car shopping. You go 20 different places and you only buy at one of them. Every place I have been to the consultants have been so nice, and not pressured me at all. A girl today was taking pictures for me and she said ‘Don’t worry! I do this all day!” when I apoligized for wanting so many.
I think the attendants know 95% of their customers aren’t buying that day.
Post # 11
I had my eye on the last dress and the bridal store said samples wont be in til March and that it is way out of my budget anyways.. My budget was $2k btw.. It is a gorgeous dress tho! Would love to see it in real brides
Post # 12
My though process went like this:
Dress #1 – Yuck. It looks like two different pieces stuck together. Incomplete to say the least.
Dress #2 – Pretty. Love the neckline and the buttons. Dislike the patterns the beads make.
Dress#3 – Wow, stunning. I love this dress, which is surprising as it is a lot different from anything I usually like.
I would choose dress #3, though dress #2 is beautiful too.
Post # 13
@multinational: They are all gorgeous! & streamlined does not mean you lose any glamour if these dresses are any indication!
Post # 14
I love the 2nd one! It’s actually at the top of my list when we go try on dresses next month! I hope I like it in person as much as I love the picture.
Post # 15
I love the second and third ones!! Though I would vote #2 if given the option 🙂