(Closed) Dresses! Did you go simple or all-out?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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6209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I am about the same size as you and had the same dilemma. Eventually I decided that I wanted to wear a wedding dress that was really a wedding dress, the kind of dress that even if it were a different color, I would probably never get the chance to wear again. If I looked at a dress and thought I could wear it in a different color to someone else’s wedding, it was out. That’s how I made my final decision. Here’s what I ended up with:

Post # 5
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263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@futuremrs1986:  same size as you (maybe a tad smaller). I went for drama but kept things like ruffles/beading proportionate to my size. I like the mermaid dresses because I found it the most elongating.  I’ve definitely seen some dresses on facebook where someone got married in a white dress and I couldn’t tell because it could have been any old white dress, so I am happy with my decision. and it’s the only time I can wear a white dress like that.

Post # 6
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268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@futuremrs1986:  I thought I wanted simple, yet elegant somewhat understated and I ended up going all out. Mine has lace, rhinestones, ruffles, beaded belt. It’s Madeline Gardner 38016 for ref.

i really think you can never truly 100% know what you want until you go try on.

go have fun, try on a bit of everything then you can rule out what you don’t want and decide on what you do 🙂

Post # 7
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@futuremrs1986:  I at first wanted something simple, classic and elegant however I ended up with a sexy romantic fun type of dress…it matched my personality and I felt like a bride:) hey I said might as well go all out, its your wedding….but you have to follow your heart…youll know once you start trying on dresses and get a feel for what you really want! Good luck btw I’m a petite bride too 🙂

Post # 8
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I went with a simple dress. As beautiful as the elaborate dresses can be none of them felt right on me – too heavy, too fussy. I think you should try on both and see how you feel.

 

 

Post # 9
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3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I went with simple. I didn’t want to be worn by the dress.

Post # 10
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2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I went with simple, but sexy and elegant. I didn’t want to feel overwhelmed by the dress, and I also wanted something that hugged my curves (my FI loves my curves).

Post # 11
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1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

At first I thought I wanted to go all out. Then I wanted to something simple and under stated- with some accents. I kept going back and forth. I didn’t know until I started trying on dresses. 

 

I think I went in between all out and simple- my dress has delicate beading- I originally wanted a rhinestone belt, but this dress has such pretty beadwork at the waist that a belt would ruin that look. It has some poof and train but nothing over the top.

 

 

 

(The dress originally has a high neckline- it is tucked in the picture but you can still see it. I ordered my dress with just the sweet heart neckline- with out that stuff in the middle!)

 

Post # 12
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2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am your height and about your size. I thought I wanted to go with a more lavish, mermaid gown. The first dress pictured by Kitty Chen was one of the first dresses I tried on and a top contender. Next, I came across a trumpet style dress by Modern Trousseau but it was over 3k and more than I wanted to spend. I finally ended up settling with a drop waist gown by Wtoo, second photo. It had a more plain train than anything else I tried on. I think the bodice made up for it though.

Post # 13
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2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Here is the one I actually ended up wearing.

Post # 15
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4529 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@futuremrs1986:  “…but I also don’t want to look like I’m wearing a costume.” *chuckles*

This is what my dream dress was (or something equally flamboyant):

Luckily, he is sane, so this was the compromise:

For reference, I’m 5’4″ish, 110lbs. I know we’re always told not to get something that “overwelms” us, but I’ve never been one to toe the line :-p

Post # 16
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6209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@greenidlady:  aww thanks!

 

@badabing88:  omg I’ve never seen your personal pics of you in your dress before, only the model pics! It looks perfect, and the perfect compromise hahaha

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