Post # 1
I went to Davids Bridal to get a dreamy, whimsical A-Line dress. I originally wanted the Adorae by Maggie Soterro. When I showed the picture to my fiance, he said he doesn’t like Mermaid dresses because they make people look too “hippy” in the frame.
I went to Davids and they did not have my a-line in stock so I tried to find a mermaid that I liked. I ended up buying the third dress I tried on. She brought me an A-Line, but it was a dropped waist. Not what I wanted so I passed I’m 5’2″ so it didn’t work for me.
Well, I’ve been having second thoughts about my dress for 3 weeks now. I just picked it up on Sunday and I don’t have the same feelings. I never had a moment with it either. The girls that saw me put it on loved it, but I figured it was what I was looking for so I bought it. I can exchange it. Sorry for the terrible posture, I was laughing and my mom took the pictures.
Today I stopped in and there it was. My original dress that was out of stock.. Now I don’t know what to do!!? I want my wedding to be classic, but memorable. Fun and classy. Help!
Dress A: New one I picked out. L9479
Pros: Comfortable, Bridal feeling, Very pretty
Cons: Maybe too predictable? Beading does not show up well in pics
Dress B: Original dress bought. V3476
Pros: Unique, Form Fitting (plan on losing weight and toning)
Cons: Tafetta is loud, very figure forming (have to get a nonpush up bra, they gave me one in the picture so my boobs are like popping out sorry lol)
Post # 3
I actually think the a line is more figure flattering. Much much more so. If you really plan on toning and losing weight (I dont want to sound rude or mean I’m sorry) but be realistic about your weight loss goals, because of right now I personally dont like the mermaid on you 🙁
Post # 4
I just had a spine injury and was on my back for about 3 months and gained about 20 pounds. Normally I am about 110 pounds. I’ve lost 5 pounds since march 2nd. The bunching in the middle is also from too much fabric which said would be altered out of the dress. I ordered my dress 2 sizes too small (which the consultant said to do). So yes I am planning on losing and toning. My arms and body are gross right now.
Post # 5
The cantaloupe is a ton of extra fabric. My gut is not that big lol
Post # 6
Oh ok! Well, 1. You dont look “gross” but the dress does look small, thats where I was coming from so yay! 2. Sorry about your back 🙁 lol 3. Now you have a true dilemma,myour FI doesnt like mermaids, you dodnt have the moment but everyone else likes it on you…. Honestly with that I would go with the a line because of that. If you want to add more bling why dont you add a sash?
Post # 7
i think some of what we are seeing in your pictures is the angle it is shot at, personally.
I dont have a perfect body by any means, and I always worried about my belly pooch in the mermaids (and now in my dropped waist ball gown lol) The only way to get around that is to go with an A line, a higher waist ball gown, OR….for about 6 weeks before the wedding date make sure you eat an immaculate diet (clean eating, no junk watch your sodium, wheat etc)
If your other dress is two sizes too small thats a lot of pressure I think. 🙁
I dont think the mermaid looks bad honestly, again I think its camera angle somewhat.
Post # 8
I love the a line dress on you a lot more, not to mention I think you love it more!
Post # 9
I love love love the A-Line on you. It looks more comfortable, makes your waist look TINY, and feels classy/romantic. The mermaid is gorgeous too, more of a sexy vibe though.
I went to Davids in November hoping for an A-Line but left with a column gown. (How does this hapen?!) I just exchanged it last week for the A-Line shape my heart was set on. Good thing is that you have time to think about it and try on both in the store back to back.
Post # 10
I think both gowns look good on you, but my personal preference would be for the A line. Mermaid silhouettes are super popular right now, so I don’t think that the A line is necessarily more “predictable”.
If you wanted more decoration on the bodice of the A line, did you try this style on?
This is a style that I tried on. It reminds me a lot of your A line except with a fancier bodice.
Post # 11
I prefer the second dress. I think once that fabric around the midsection is altered, it will be much more flattering.
The beading on the bust is beautiful!
Post # 12
The second, hands down.
#1: looks like a melting cupcake (it looks like dress has tiny fat rolls). Though the bodice is doing wonderful things for your waist.
#2: BUT your boobs look amazing in that second dress (keep the bra! keep the bra!), and with some altering, that ruched bodice and windswept skirt will make you a showstopper.
Post # 13
Reallyyyy love the A-line on you! It’s flowy and beautiful and soft and sweet.
The mermaid is nice. But I don’t think it’s anything very special….
Post # 14
I love number 1 it does way better things for you then the 2nd plus its the one you orginally loved.
Post # 15
I love the fitted one. The beading on the bust has a vintage feel. It’s different, it’s a wow dress. The A-line looks nice on you but it’s very “typical”.
Post # 16
@Beeloved86: I prefer the second because it has some pretty beading and I love the shape of it. I like my dresses sparkly and girly, so if you were to get the first one I personally would add a sash. Maybe you could try on a couple more?