Post # 1
Ok so I have been on here before talking about how I’m uncertain of my dress. I bought this gown from David’s Bridal. It’s Oleg Casini. My mom loves it but it jsut never really felt like “me”:
I was at David’s Bridal the other day with my Maid/Matron of Honor and I told her about my worries and said there was another dress that I really liked. She suggested I try it on. I did and felt wonderful. It’s Galina Signiture:
But my mom from seeing the picture thinks it makes me look too short and fat. I haven’t exchanged my dresses yet but I wanted to know what the hive thought?
Let me know!
Post # 3
Honestly I love the second dress much better on you. It makes your figure look great! You have a perfect hourglass shape! That dress is gorgeous.
The first dress also looks nice and I’m a huge fam of ball gowns, but I like the second one better.
Post # 4
I think your waist is more defined in the first dress. I like the first one better.
Post # 5
I don’t think either is right…you could do better!
Post # 6
I love the first dress on you. Keep your first one, and stop trying on dresses 🙂
Post # 7
I, personally, prefer the first one, but get the one you feel best in. As long as they’ll let you exchange without a penalty, get what you want. Just be sure that’s what you want.
Post # 8
I think that I like the first better on you – it does flatter your figure more in that picture. In the second dress, it’s not fitting as well around your tummy – and maybe that can be fixed with alterations and different foundation garments. It’s so hard to guess what they can really fix! I had DB alterations staff (not just the consultant) come pin and clip me in the sample before I bought it, just to get a better understanding of how they could make it fit me properly.
Style-wise, I’m not nuts about the chiffon thing at the bottom of the lace dress.
Those dresses seem made for different style weddings. Does one fit your venue or theme better than the other?
What about the first dress doesnt feel right to you?
DB was great to me about an exchange on my dress just this past week. If you love it, you love it!
Post # 9
I love the first one!! You look gorgeous and elegant but it’s your dress. Choose what you love!
Post # 10
I think the second one is a much more flattering style on your hourglass figure but the first is just so pretty and feminine! Tough call! Try to remember though its your wedding day and you need to feel comfortable and at your most beautiful,. You dont want to look back at your wedding snaps in 10 years and wish you’d chosen the dress you loved at the time.
Post # 11
I really like the first one on you, but if your not happy I would say keep looking at davids where you can exchange it.
Post # 12
@Miss Sardine: Agreed.The first is more flattering, but I can see it not being everyone’s taste. Keep looking at David’s, they have a lot of options that could meet you in the middle.
Post # 13
I think the second is more flattering for you!
Post # 14
I vote Oleg. That neckline is really elegant on you! And the waist tucks in nicely. I think once it’s hemmed, you won’t feel squat in it. And you could always have a less poofy slip underneath it, if you don’t want it to fan out as much. Regardless, it looks very pretty on you! And I’m more of a fit and flare style, but I think you rock that dress.
The camera angles also make a huge difference. I don’t think the second dress was taken at the right angle.
Post # 15
Honestly, I feel like the first one makes you look like a little girl and the second one makes you look like a woman! I love the second one on you!
Post # 16
Thanks everyone for your input! I’m going there tonight with my dress and going to try them on side by side with my grandma and mom.
@MrsElopement: I agree, but time is running out haha!
@canadianplum: Hehe that’s exactly what my mom said.
@sweetcrackers: The second one is two sizes to small so it’s somewhat pinned and will hopefully look better around my belly. The chiffon at the bottom of the second is exactly why I wouldn’t even try it on but now that I did I actually like it. The first one to me feels like I’m trying to be a bride and have a wedding that’s not me which is why I’m in this perdicament
@emilikins: They were both taken with cell phones and the second one my Maid/Matron of Honor was sitting down and I was not on one of those pedistols.
@HeMadeMeWantTo: That’s pretty much exactly how I’m feeling….but we’ll see!