Dress I tried on, not sure if too puffy. Feedback please

posted 1 year ago in Dress
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Helper bee

I think your right about the top of the dress the boning seems to give you lots of support and a great shape.  

I’m less sure about the area where the skirt connects to the top, have you tried a belt or sash it might tie the two bits together and make the skirt look less puffy

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Bee Keeper

What else have you tried on? Any other silhouetted? I will be honest…I do not care for the dress. My eyes went straight to your chest and then to those pickups at the bottom. However, it isnt what we like. It’s your wedding so it has be what YOU like.

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Blushing bee

Okay, first, that veil is STUNNING.
Second, your tatas look great too…I’m a big girl up top too so high-five for corsets holding us in! (nice for a change, hey?)
Last…the dress itself.  Now, this is just my opinion, I am all about every bride getting to wear what SHE likes, but here is what I think.  I hate pick-ups, I really do, and this dress has some pretty bad ones.  The back looks big enough to fit a couch cushion in there, and the front ones are so random and odd they look like the dress got caught in the sewing machine.  It weighs you down and with the long -gorgeous- veil and the intricate beading it looks like it doesn’t even belong (top half yay bottom half blah).  I can see you have a knock-out figure and I am so in love with ballgowns (I went with a very full a-line with a dropped waist, it’s close to a ball gown in my budget) so if that’s what you want, go for it.  Maybe try one with a lighter material or a different detail as opposed to the pick-ups.  If it has to have pick-ups look for more even ones, in stead of those weird random crumpled ones?  Comfort is key, you want to be able to dance the night away, so ask about bustling for the long train during your reception.  I hope this helps, like I say, I am biased against pick-ups but that’s my input for ya ;)
Most importantly, though, I can see even past the blurred face you are wearing a big, beautiful smile.  If you find a dress you love, and are wearing that smile, who cares what anyone says, right?  Wear what YOU love.
Good luck I hope you find the dress of your dreams!!!

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Helper bee

heres some i saw in magazines etc during my dress search - 

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Blushing bee

@Bella5:  You’re welcome!  Getting advice, especially from strangers (although we’re all going through the same thing) can be great because no one is emotionally invested in you getting a dress that they love for THEM.
This is not a dropped waist, at least I don’t think…maybe slightly but it looks more classically cut.  My dropped waist is right wear low rise jeans sit, right where I can feel my hip bones.  From what I understand they come in varying lengths so ask your attendant :)
My advice would be try stuff you maybe aren’t so sure of.  I tried my full a-line thinking it was a ballgown it was so floofy, I didn’t know until they told me it was a-line.  So they can come bigger it seems. 
Keep trying and you’ll find the right one soon!!!  

 

 

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Blushing bee

@Bella5:  Lovely!!!  See how in comparison to the one you tried, all the elements are working with each other instead of competing against each other?  The dress has a clear focus, the belt detail.  The one you tried had the gorgeous corset, but then all the beading with it AND the pick-ups AND the crazy big train was all distracting.  You can ask the people at the bridal store for their fullest alines and dropped waist ballgown styles and they’ll find them for you.  If you wanted a full ball gown this type of skirt is still glam and full but not dumpy or heavy, and I bet there is a decent train back there that would bustle beautifully!

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