Post # 1
I suffer front what I like to call dress bipolar disorder. On the one hand I really like a simple empire waist with a poofed a-line skirt, on the other I like form fitted trumpet dresses.
I actually think I prefer the trumpet dresses, but I cant get over how much more comfortable the a-lines are.
Here are my top 2 right now…one is an a-line from Alfred Angelo that has pockets (squeal of excitement)!
The next is a *designer unknown* (they wouldn’t tell me) trumpet dress:
I really like both. The pockets/comfort of the first one I love but the skirt is just kinda blah for me. I’ve actually looked into potentially altering it to have a bubble hemline to make it more interesting. The second one has serious *wow* factor and shows off my body but I can’t get over how uncomfortable it is. It actually hurts my knees from them being smushed and if it were bigger I dont think it would look as good on my body.
Any advice/comments/words of wisdom would be helpful! Picking out a wedding dress is hard enough without dress bipolar!
Post # 3
The first one is a little more classic/classy, whereas the second is more trendy/hip/sexy — which do you want to have memories and pictures of forever? 🙂
Post # 4
I love the bow on the first but love the second overall!
Post # 5
@MandaMack: How about an a-line with wow? I have a big issue with the more plain dresses. Yeah I know, you are supposed to wear the dress, not be “worn” by it and all that.. but darnit, I figure this is my one day to let my true “over the top” personality shine. And I do have an inner diva. She’s just buried in laziness and lack of funds.
So, I understand the classic simplicity but also the desire for WOW. I would try and find WOW with comfort. 🙂
Post # 6
@ddw: and thus the dress bipolar! haha. I really am both person (if you can imagine that). I’d love to say I’ll just get 2 dress, but that horrible thing they call a budget gets in the way!
Post # 7
I think they both look great on you, but I do think comfort is important. There’s no point in spending all this money on a dress then being in pain the day of your wedding! I do think you could probably get the second one let out just slightly where feathery skirt part starts so that your knees don’t hurt. Or, with the first one, have you tried it on with a long veil that might help add more detail/interest?
Post # 8
@MsInterpret: I try to find that but when most people hear “a-line with wow” they think heavy beading, and for me/my taste, I’m not a fan of heavy beading.
Post # 9
@PinkBubbleGum: I’m actually not wearing a veil, just not a veil person…
Post # 10
haha i feel the same way sometimes… both dresses look fab on you. the alfred angelo gown is actually advertised as a ball gown rather than a-line.. i guess the model looks different in it cos she probably has crinoline under it.
Post # 11
@bells: I want a substantial crinny if I go that route (and it will be dyed purple, lol)
Post # 12
That second dress is wow! It looks like an expensive, high-end designer dress. I get the comfort thing but the first dress doesn’t compare IMO…I would get the second dress in a bigger size and have the waist/hips altered to fit you. It doesn’t have to be that tight above the knees, it’s the curves above that that give the nice silhouette. I wore a trumpet and my legs weren’t smushed at all, that sounds like the dress doesn’t fit you right.
Post # 13
@MandaMack: I like beading but not in excess. I was thinking more of a-line with texture.
Post # 14
You look great in both of them, but I actually gasped outloud when I saw you in the second one! It looks amazing on you. I second what meliss said above; the right size of the dress likely would be more comfortable, and you’d have that wow favour that you’re after!
Post # 15
Wow- #2 all the way!! who cares about comfort when you look that stunning in the dress!
Post # 16
@catalyst: I agree! I love dress number two!