First dress shopping trip! Loving two very different styles…Need opinions

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress do you like better?
    Dress 1 - With Sleeves : (159 votes)
    91 %
    Dress 2 - Mermaid : (16 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
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    2762 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I really like the delicate & light lace of those sleeves on that first dress, but the dress itself doesn’t do anything for your figure.  The second dress is a great shape for you, but I really don’t like the dress. I would love to see you in a lightly beaded lace fitted dress or a plain (either satin, or chiffon, or silk) fitted dress with a bolero just like that first dress! 

    Post # 3
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    2762 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like the top part of the 2nd dress…I just don’t like how it’s straight down & then suddenly ruffles. It’s too much of a blunt change. But that looks like a great first appointment. I didn’t vote because I don’t like all of either choice.  

    Post # 4
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    2762 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Ok I know this is my 3rd comment, lol sorry,  but if the first dress was a fit n flare, mermaid,  or trumpet (they all look the same to me) I would be telling you to buy it ASAP!  I absolutely LOVE the top!

    Post # 5
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    bunniejanie:  I really like Dress 1 with sleeves. Its not that the mermaid doesn’t look good, I think its the fact when I think winter wedding, I picture dress 1. I know there are things like little jackets etc that could make dress 2 look like it could be worn to a winter wedding. Things to think about when dress shopping: Can I sit in the dress? Can I walk or dance in the dress? Do I picture myself walking down the aisle in this? Does it go with my overall vision/venue? Both Dresses are gorgeous so I can see why its a hard choice. Is this dress heavyyy or light weight to be dragging around all night? Good Luck with your decision 🙂 

    Post # 6
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee

    I prefer the first dress. For me, it has a 1950s style elegance. Also, it looks light as air. The second dress looks heavier and fussier to me.

    Post # 7
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    bunniejanie:  Both dresses are truly gorgeous and flattering, but I couldn’t get my eyes off the first one. It’s perfect for a winter wedding, it’s cute and feminine just like you describe yourself and your style. The first dress is the one I would choose.

    Post # 8
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    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    OMG I LOOOVEEEE the first one. It’s so classy and elegant. I love everything about the top! It looks amazing you. The second is cute too but I’m just drawn to the first one!!!!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    bunniejanie:  Wow! I usually really don’t  like dresses with sleeves, mostly just because they make me sweat… However the first one you posted is gorgeous!! I like everything about it- the illusion neckline & sleeves, lace applique, flowy skirt, and that perfect tiny bow on the waist… It’s very elegant and retro and even looks pretty darn comfy- the other one looks more stuffy/heavy/difficult to sit or dance in… If # 1 is more your style I would go with that one- it really flatters your figure as well… 

    Post # 10
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    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Dress 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Post # 11
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    1055 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

    bunniejanie:  First of all wow! You look amazing in both. Where is your wedding being held and what month? That will influence my decision. Neither is a bad choice though.

    Post # 12
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    2706 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted for the first dress. With the mermaid style it will be tight when it’s fitted to you and it will be difficult to walk and dance. I almost went with that style and then they actually clipped me in so I could see what a proper fit would be. Well, I tried to waltz around the store with my maid of honor and the clip went flying off my butt! In a dress that fit I would either have been trapped or ripped the gown! If you have any intention of trying to actually, legitimately dance – skip the mermaid. 

    Post # 13
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    13003 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not a fan of that mermaid at all.  If you really want a mermaid, there is probably a more flattering one out there for you.

    The first one is amazing though imo.  Classic, bridal, and perfect on you imo.

    Post # 14
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    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Love the first one! I would stick a blingy belt on where the other belt is and it’s perfect!

    Post # 15
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    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Dress one looks really good on you

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