Dress Reassurance. Needed.. Not-fitted Dresses!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
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  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @bridetobe75:  I love it. Twenty years from now, you will still love it. It’s classic and elegant and wonderful.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Mermaids and fit n flares r indeed being pushed very hard now by designers and the wedding industry. For good reason…they’re gorgeous! I love fitted gowns, I got one myself. While I think they r here to stay versus being a trend that dies out, I also don’t see full skirts going anywhere. Ball gowns, a-lines, or as u say ‘unfitted’ will always be a fashion staple bec they r flattering to too many body shapes. plus, they r too beautiful to fade away. I definitely think they’re both very bridal.

    Both silhouettes have classic, timeless lasting power, as does confidence and individuality.

    Ur dress is absolutely beautiful. l would never doubt it for one minute if I were u. 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @bridetobe75:  Ok so I went with a fit and flare style myself, but personally I think A-lines look more “bridal.”  They are classic and never go out of style!  You look beautiful.  🙂

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    I thi your dress looks sooooo elegant and timeless. Definitely made the right choice!

    Post # 7
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    3787 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @bridetobe75:  This looks beautiful on you. Honestly, I had a more or less fit and flare, but I’m a bit more curvy and anything A-line or Empire Waist just makes me look enormous and/or pregnant. I love that your dress has clean lines and really elegant and simple. 

     

    If you love your dress, do NOT let the wedding trends bother you. They will change over time. All of our dresses will date (I’m sure mine probably already has and it’s not even been three years yet), so that’s not even a thing. And they will all come back in style again too!

     

    Illustration: I have a yellow gold filigree wedding ring (it’s a solitare so think engagement ring, long story). I love yellow gold, and it looks the best on me with my skin tone. When we first started looking at rings, I had a couple sales people tell me *super rudely* “They don’t even set engagement rings in yellow gold anymore. No one wants one.” Ok, it took every ounce of me to not respond with “Bite me. Just because you don’t have one doesn’t mean they don’t make them.” It’s not even 3 years later and I’m seeing a lot of ladies with yellow gold rings again! And I’m seeing a lot of non-traditional solitaires and settings too! : )

     

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Hun, you are a bride, so it is bridal! Heck! You could wear a maxi dress and it be bridal bc you are a BRIDE!  Congrats! 

     

    Aside from that. It looks lovely on you! I’m an A-line bride myself bc it is classic. Life a pp said, 20 years from now on pics it will be a classic still. I love the mermaids style and wear it to formal events but as a bride, I wanted that dress with a cut I saw 20 years ago as a flower girl. You look great! Don’t sweat it! 

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Sorry so large! Phone wouldn’t let me resize! And plz pardon my family’s messy den/laundry room.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @bridetobe75:  Your dress is beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing! It is gorgeous 🙂 

    Doll it up with accesries and you won’t feel so “simple”. This dress is VERY bridal! I also went with a A-line dress:

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee

    The only reason why I won’t go toward A-Line or Ballgown is because it doesn’t flatter my body as much as fitted dresses. And I always envisioned myself in a dress closer to the body (much easier to move around and feels lighter). But when I look at pictures of wedding dresses, I love those shapes even though I didn’t choose them ! It’s not because it’s not *my* style that it doesn’t look bridal, elegant or spectacular to me. You can’t go wrong with simple, elegant A-Line like the one you choose, and the fun part is you can accesorize it according to your taste. You can add color, bling, or not. You can pretty much do whatever you want. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @bridetobe75:  the dress looks amazing on you. I ended up getting a line even though I was really into the fit and flare. I have to keep reminding myself when I see other bees with that style that it just didn’t work for me like MY dress did.  Also, my memory keeps dulling the dress down so I frequently have to look at pictures of me in the dress to feel good about it again.  As much as I love looking at the dress posts, I think they can hurt us or create unwarranted envy!  Just like when I was waiting and looking at proposal/ring stories! 

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    Absolutly stunning. I love it!!!

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Here´s mine!  I had some dress regret also, but in the end it was perfect!  Ididn´t have to worry about sucking it in all night and I could move on the dance floor!  I loved it!

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