Post # 1
Yesterday was my first official day of dress shopping with my mom and some of my BMs. I found two dresses that I really liked, but I’m up in the air. They are very different from each other, in my opinion, and that confuses me even more!
Things I like about this dress:
- The satin band accentuates my waist.
- The beaded lace in just the right places.
Things I’m unsure of:
- The ivory color is coming off slightly more ivory that I would want. Does it look yellow to anyone else?
Things I like about this dress:
- The price. It’s discontinued, so it’s originally $950, but I pay $399. Holy moly!
- It’s very simple and elegant. Very bridal.
- The beading on the waist is gorgeous, and it made me look tiny!
Things I’m not sure about:
- It’s satin. My wedding is in June. In Florida. I see impending bridal heat stroke.
- It has a cathedral train, and our wedding is at 2:00. That seems a bit formal for the time of day and the general feel of our day.
So, that’s what I’m thinking. Give me your opinions!! 🙂
Post # 3
They’re both very flattering on you, but I personally prefer the first one (and I don’t think it looks yellowy at all!). I am not a huge fan of satin in general, and it does sound hot for Florida in June! Plus, there’s something a little too medieval about the dress to me. If it’s just your first “official” day, though, why not keep looking?
Post # 4
I really like the second one. It makes your hips look slimmer, not that they are huge, but you know what I mean. b/c the skirt is wider on the first one.
If your wedding is outside, you will be hot either way.
i find it hot under those big dresses just in the store, so I don’t think it will make too much of a difference. I knew someone who was sweating in October in New Orleans in a tule skirt so….
Post # 5
@Frog E.: I agree if you are not in a rush…..keep looking and make sure you are 100% sure. Don’t buy a dress b/c it is cheap, you might regret it and want to get a new one and spend more on another one.
Post # 6
I prefer the 1st one, but thats just my style, i’m not crazy about the inverted pleats on the 2nd one, plus the 1st one is more modern lookin
Post # 7
i like the first one better. i am not a fan of all satin dresses, so i may be biased. i also just find the first one more flattering. i don’t think it looks yellow. but would that be the one you get or could you order it in white if you wanted?
Post # 8
That first one is DREAMY. You look amazing in it.
Post # 9
I like the 1st one better
Post # 10
The first one, for sure – it’s more modern, and much better for a Florida wedding. And I agree with @Frog E. that the second one has a slight medieval look to it.
Post # 11
You look lovely in both. But I’d suggest you keep looking – I bet there’s one out there that you’ll LOVE.
Post # 12
I like the 2nd one better on you. The 2nd one makes your torso longer while the 1st one makes you look shorter.
Post # 13
the first one is sooo falttering on you (plus…i can’t resist lace!)
Post # 14
I didn’t realize that the 2nd one could be medieval, but I totally see it now! Renaissance fairs are NOT my thing, so thanks for pointing that out.
I am definitely planning on going to some more stores, but this appointment was to get a more focused idea of what I like. I tried on everything from mermaid to humongous ball gowns. I agree that the 1st one is flattering, yet comfortable for the sweltering June weather.
@purpleunicorn, I have another picture of it, and it looks less yellow, but I didn’t post it because I’m making a really weird face. I think the flash was doing something weird.
Thanks for the input! 🙂
Post # 15
I like everything about the first one! Pick that one! Pick that one! You look beautiful.
Post # 16
Yesterday was my first day shopping too! 🙂
I like the first one. I would look some more if you are not absolutley one of them is the one. I went shopping yesterday and found some I liked, but I went today and found some ones I liked even better than yesterday.