Post # 1
Hello Bees. I have an issue. When I got engaged I knew what kind of dress that I wanted to buy. I wanted something that was fit & flare. I am 5’1″ and 120lbs. I wanted to look sexy, but bridal for my wedding day. I tried to shop with friends and family but there were to many opinions for me. So I went on my own. The salesman in the bridal store told me that I need to avoid something that was mermaid or trumpet.(it would shorten me even more) So she put me a drop waist gown. The top was covered in crystals and the bottom was poofy. Very unique. (which is what I wanted). I did not want to look like every other bride.
I did like the way that I looked in the mirror. So I had the salesman take some photos of me in the dress and I ordered it.
Well then I developed the pictures, I did not like the way that I photographed in the dress. I felt that I looked stocky. And your wedding day is all about the pictures. So I am now stressing out, wondering if I should have gone with my origanal idea, or if I am stressing over nothing.
This is the dress that I bought. Allure C170. I am having a January wedding
Post # 3
You look beautiful! I’ve always been told that don’t stress over pictures in the bridal shop because they arent taken in the right light and not by a professional.
Post # 4
i think you look gorgeous in this dress!!!! not stocky at alll!!!! i love you in the drop waist actually! and im normally not the poofy frilly type, but i seriously think this dress is amazing on you!!
Post # 5
Wow, you definitely do not look stocky, you look so tiny in these pictures and I love this dress on you!
Post # 6
wow – i thought the first pic was the model ad, i think you look beautiful and i love what its done to your figure (which is gorgeous to begin with)
Post # 7
I think you are very beautiful and the dress looks great! I would never guess that you are 5’1 from those photos!
Post # 8
Fit and flare
This is Ariel from Alfred Angelo
Post # 9
@tjudd23: So here’s the deal. The salesman was totally wrong that all mermaid/fit and flares will make you look shorter. You really just have to start trying on all different shapes and sizes to know! That being said, I think both the Allure and the Ariel are BEAUTIFUL on you, but the Ariel highlights your figure so much more! I feel like you might be swallowed up by the sheer size of the skirt on the Allure…You’ve got plenty of time before your jan 2013 wedding, so I vote that you keep looking, and try on a bunch of dresses. You can always sell the Allure if you need to!
Post # 10
Almost every consultant told me that mermaids were wrong for me (5’0), but they also told me drop waist gowns were wrong as well. I ended up with a mermaid, and your drop waist gown looks so perfect on you. Not stocky at all!
@pengoala: Always relieved to see someone say that about shorties and mermaids. 🙂
Post # 11
The dropped waist is gorgeous on you! So sparkley!!
Post # 12
Wow! Both dresses are beautiful! I voted for the first one because it doesn’t make you look stocky at all and honestly (and I typically dislike princess dresses) that first dress looks SO amazing on you. You will look great in either, but since you already have one you shouldn’t worry about getting another if you love it (save the fabric, be nice to the earth! haha) good luck!
Post # 13
I needed to comment because I fell in love with the same exact two dresses!!! I loved the Ariel because it showed my figure off more, but the Allure is so majestic and princess-like. (I was so confused I even tried on the knock-off Ariel at David’s Bridal- WG 3071, and thought maybe I would buy that and the Allure and just change half way through the reception!) But to me , the grander the better for a gown. I bought the Allure C170 and I am so happy that was my choice. I think you should stick with it too – it is such a beautiful gown, you won’t regret it!!! 🙂
Post # 14
I really like it – esp if youre going for unique and very YOU.
Post # 15
You look GORGEOUS in your dress! Not stocky at all! And it’s perfect for a winter wedding!
Post # 16
The dress you bought is 10x more dramatic and awe inspiring imo. You do not look stocky. You look BEAUTIFUL!! I mean your dress is unique and you look absolutely gorgeous in it!